After 11 hours in the hospital Sunday night/Monday morning.....I'm no longer pregnant. It was easily the scariest night of my life, as I sat in the ER bleeding. By the time they took me up to surgery (for a D&C), I was ready to do anything necessary to feel better.
I feel good now, if somewhat directionless and lost. We had never heard a heartbeat or seen an ultrasound pic, I wasn't showing yet....so in many ways, it feels like I was never pregnant in the first place. My self-preservation instincts trumped any "maternal" urges this time, I guess.
We've talked (a lot!) since everything happened, and we've come to the conclusion that we DO want to be parents someday. Obviously, we're not in a rush to try again immediately. But whether we try getting pregnant again, or we pursue adoption, or we find some other outlet for our parental desires, we are both on the same page. Kind of surprising, given that a couple months ago the whole parenthood scene was one we weren't totally comfortable exploring!
And since this IS my stitching blog, after all, I'll close this post by saying that I did do a lot of stitching this week. I took Monday and Tuesday off from work, and spent most of my time on the couch watching DVDs and stitching. I got out the Gaelic blessing for quite a while -- working over-one with variegated floss had a great calming effect on me. Oh, and I just realized, while adding my Christmas Penny Bag to the list of finishes in my sidebar, that I've finished another 10 projects! Wow! (Someone asked about the charm intended for the penny bag...it is a little double-sided "coin" that reads Merry Christmas. Cute and all, but hard to find around here.)