The good news is that the baby is growing great. Since the placenta is not attached as well as it should be, this is an area of concern. The baby actually measured a full week bigger than the first date they gave me, so this is wonderful news!
The not so good news is that the placental detachment is still very evident, and the hemorrhage is still there. The doctor said it was slightly smaller, but hesitated to even give me that. She said mostly it had just changed shape. This means I am on very strict bedrest for another week. She actually impressed upon me even more strongly the advice to do nothing.
If you look at the ultrasound, you can see the baby's head on the right. Directly behind it you see a thick-ish white membrane. Then right behind that, you can see kind of another black area. This is the hemorrhage. It needs to be significantly smaller before I can resume light activities. So prayer for the placenta to reattach and the hemorrhage to dissolve and heal, not to mention prayer for my great husband and family would be much appreciated :o)
~And just in case, this isn't actually my ultrasound photo, I found it on google. But it looks just exactly like mine. You know, since I'm sure everyone was just really hoping I'd put one up :o)
So here I sit, um, I mean lie, lay, whatever.
**Oh yeah, and my friend Wendy said she had thought about asking me a couple of questions just to give me some