I am, thankfully, feeling better today. The bleeding appears to have mostly subsided (a bit of brown staining) as have the cramps. I cannot thank you ladies enough for the support, information and reassurance you gave me yesterday. It helped me enormously, and I swear I could not do this without you! You guys are really the best.
A couple of you mentioned you had (or read about) similar cases of bleeding, and I actually went back and read your blogs to get some reassurance. Krista from My Infertility Road had an episode just like mine right around the same time (5 weeks, 2 days) and everything turned out great. Krista, thanks so much for pointing that out, your case was so similar to mine I felt a LOT better after reading your story. And again, thanks to *everyone* for sharing information and insight, so wonderful to have you all as a resource.
Yesterday after my last post the bleeding got a bit worse (started to see dark brown clumps in addition to the bright red). I called C.CRM back again and spoke to a different nurse, who was more reassuring than the first. She said that 80% of their patients have bleeding in early pregnancy, and that most of the time it is just fine. She also said if I was miscarrying that I would have tons of blood and be doubled over in pain within a few hours. Her prediction was that by this morning the bleeding would turn brown and basically stop. This got me through the night, and thankfully she appears to have been right. Phew.
I'm bracing myself for further episodes, but now that I know how common it is hopefully I'll be a little less freaked out. Maybe.
I am going to take a little bit of a walk today, just to get some fresh air (didn't leave the apartment at all yesterday as I started bleeding right before I was going to go outside). But other than that I think I am going to lay low and rest another day.
I cannot wait until my first u/s - I want to know what is going on in there!