Jeff and Lisa Allen wearing Cotton Citizen and Anthropologie

Weekly Update: Camp, Cousins and Ultrasounds

Jeff and Lisa Allen Poppy spent the week at 6th grade camp. She had such a good time! Came home exhausted with lots of memories and live bugs in her bag..gah.

We had family from both sides in town all week, which we love! My kids are so lucky in the cousin department. They each have multiple cousins their age and they all get along so well. I always wanted cousins that lived close by or we saw regularly. My kids really scored!

I had a routine check up on Wednesday and everything looked great with the baby. She even said I was in the clear to start working out. Then Friday I started to bleed, again and ended up back at the doctor for an ultrasound. I’ll go back again this coming week to see if the issue is healing or spreading. What I have is fairly common, it’s called a subchorionic hemorrhage. The problem is a few weeks ago they found one they think has healed, but now I have a new one that is larger and closer to the baby. There are more success stories of SCH than not, so I’m really hopeful. I’m back on modified bed rest (what does that even mean when you work full time and have three other kids?) until this issue resolves itself.

The good news is the baby is growing with lots of movement and a strong heartbeat. This time it was asleep and as cute as ever. Ahh, I love seeing those ultrasound pictures! They are just so sweet.


We have a busy week ahead: parent teacher conferences, fashion show for work in San Diego, donuts with dad at the school, Jeff’s football game, and a video shoot for Tocca next Sunday. Jeff is busy building our front entry, and building 5 other client projects. I love bedrest..;)


  • Reply Erin October 17, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Hey Lisa! I have the same issue right now too! It’s so scary (I try to stay off google ?) but it’s comforting to know you’re going through it too! I hope it’s all clear when you go in for your next u/s! I’m hoping the same for me(I go this week!)

    • Reply Lisa & Jeff October 17, 2016 at 8:27 PM

      Hey Erin! Google is the worst when you have something going on. Sorry to hear you are in the same boat. Good luck at your ultrasound! let me know how it goes. XXO

  • Reply Kate October 17, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Hi Lisa!
    I had a very large SCH detected at 12 weeks and was also encouraged to stay away from the gym & take it easy. While it was scary & stressful, it resolved itself and was last seen around 22 weeks. My daughter is now 6 months and happy & healthy as can be! Google only made things more stressful and throughout my SCH’s unwelcomed stay my Dr. reassured me that the baby would be just fine. Hoping yours resolves itself soon!

    • Reply Lisa & Jeff October 17, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Hi Kate! I love all the happy SCH stories. Did you experience a lot of cramping along with the bleeding? Thanks for sharing your story with me. Congrats on your baby girl! XXO lisa

      • Reply Kate October 18, 2016 at 1:20 PM

        Thank you!
        I did not have a lot of cramping. I had a few episodes of bleeding, then as the baby grew, the SCH split in half – half bled out and the other half was reabsorbed into my body. Was terrifying when half bled out but was a relief to have most of it gone 🙂 Happy to share my story, was so tough to be patient as it worked itself out, but on the bright side it is nice to get a few extra ultrasounds to see the sweet baby! Good luck! Hope to hear that yours is resolved very soon!

  • Reply Tricia October 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Hey Lisa, I love hearing about this pregnancy! How far along are you exactly?

  • Reply Lins December 6, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Hi Lisa! Where did you get the cream pleated dress you are wearing in the photo? Thank you!

    • Reply Lisa & Jeff January 15, 2017 at 2:40 PM

      It’s from Anthropologie! XXO lisa

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