Thanks to all of your for checking in on me and for your words of support and encouragement. I'm exhausted from being awake since 4 am, so I'll give you the down and dirty and try to come back later to write about how I'm feeling.
Most importantly, the baby is fine. I think the word "perfect" might have even been used. Bumble is measuring right on track - measurements showed growth measuring anywhere from 16w5d to 17w4d. And Bumble already weighs 6 whole ounces! The specialist said that the skull, spine, and facial structure all look perfectly normal and that everything else looked good too. He'll want to take another look at the heart at 21 weeks, but only because it is too early to get the best view.
The not so good news is that I have placenta previa and a significant bleed in my placenta. Because this puts me at risk for a low-birth weight baby and pre-term delivery, I'll now be monitored by ultrasound every 4 weeks to check on Bumble's growth, the position of the placenta, and any change in the bleeding. He advised me to take it easy and to limit my lifting and bending as much as possible. Bumble is currently breech, although I know that can change. He advised that if my placenta stays where it is, I'm looking at a c-section delivery.
Despite the anxiety that John and I felt this morning, I'm really glad that I had the test done. If I hadn't we might not have found out for another couple of weeks, and now I know that I really need to be careful with my movements and activity. This is especially important considering that I have a show coming up this weekend and that I've been completely obsessed with cleaning over the past week.
I am grateful for the attention that our OB's office has shown us and for how this whole situation was handled. I'm so happy that I'll be monitored extra-closely to watch for any additional problems. John and I both appreciated how detailed and thorough the specialist was in explaining what is happening. I think we're both happy that things make sense - the spotting/bleeding - the abnormal blood results (due to the bleed) - and that we have some answers instead of having to deal with unanswered questions.
Oh, and did I mention that Bumble is a GIRL? We're over the moon - we truly couldn't be happier.