Monday, February 9, 2009

The Life Of Clarence - Part II

This first picture is from my 8 week ultrasound. This is the day that it was first time we heard our baby's heart beat. It was the most beautiful sound in the world. It was also the day that it was discovered that I had a Subchorionic Hematoma. The baby was doing great though and I was assured that 9 times out of 10 these hematomas heal and cause no troubles. Getting out of the car @ home I stood up and had my first bleed. It was small and I attributed to the fact that I had just had a trans vaginal ultrasound and things were sensitive up there. If only it had been that simple.

These next ultrasound pictures were taken @ an ER in Charleston, West Virginia when I was about 10 1/2 weeks pregnant. We had been in town for my husbands high school reunion. After attending the reunion we went on a "date" to see the movie "A Righteous Kill". About half way through the film, I switched position in my chair and the flood gates released. A huge hemorrhage. We immediately left and went to the ER. After several LONG hours there we were able to see our baby and he was doing wonderfully. We had a little fighter! They saw the hematoma on the monitor and assured me that it would most likely resolve itself. So off we went, traumatized, but happy and proudly showed off our new pictures of our precious little one.


ezra'smommy said...

I am just so sorry your sweet Clarence left too soon. xoxo

bebou said...
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Barbara said...

Wow this brings me back. I too had a huge bleed at 10 weeks just from changing position on the sofa and thought it was all over. George was perfectly fine then...


(ps the deleted comment was me signed into an old account)

Dani819 said...

Hi, Alisha.

I'm the stubborn Danielle who tortures everyone by not having a blog. Just wanted to thank you for sharing Clarence with us and let you know that you are not alone here. We do take awfully good care of each other out here in this alternate universe.

Tiny Clarence is a beautiful little boy- you and he are in my heart.


Rach said...

Hi there,

I am here via Burble (Barb's blog) and wanted to say how sorry I am that your darling Clarence left you far too soon. My Alice was also born and died at 20 weeks. Its just beyond awful.

I will be here with you and with all of you on this journey...