Short version: I went back to L&D with even more bleeding and dizziness. After many ultrasounds it still wasn’t clear whether there was leftover placenta or not. Our MFM happened to be on call and helped us make a decision – aspiration, which is less invasive than a D&C (and done without anesthesia) but might get out small amounts of tissue stuck to the uterine wall. Back home and recovering. So far there’s just minimal bleeding; you could almost call it spotting. I really hope it stays this way and tapers off eventually.
I’ll keep the long version for when I get there in the birth story. For now, I’m very glad this October is finally over. And I’ll put in a formal request for that sticker.