Monday, September 28, 2009

pretty big bump in the road

So yesterday morning I had some slight bleeding and was of course concerned so I called my doctor. She said it was probably just from the medication I was taking so she told me to stop taking the aspirin and call if i had any heavier bleeding or cramping.

When I woke up this morning early to use the bathroom there was a fair amount more of blood so I called again and they scheduled me to come in for my ultrasound today instead of tomorrow.

I went in at 1030 and she said there was no active bleeding and she couldn't necessarily tell why I would have been. They looked at the baby. There was 1 gestational sac. (essentially what the baby is carried in) meaning only 1 of the embryos implanted. It took her a while to see the yolk sac (baby's nutrition before the circulatory system forms) and we saw what she thought could be and I thought was a heartbeat. But, there wasnt specifically a fetal pole (essentially the baby itself) so she couldn't confirm that it was really a heartbeat. Possibility it was just ultrasound movement or something, although i thought it looked too rhythmic to be not a heartbeat.

So. My baby needs lots of prayer. As much as you can muster. I go in next tuesday the 6th for a follow up ultrasound and things should have changed enough to know whether this is a viable pregnancy. I'll be devistated if we lose this baby. and I'm not sure how easy it would be (or financially feasible) to go through this again.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

God Is Good!!!!!

This last week has been about as nervewracking as the time that I took my nursing license exam. But God is faithful and we found out yesterday that I'm pregnant! My lovely best friend Amy spent the day with me, which is good because otherwise I would've probably ended up clinging to the ceiling fan or something. I had my blood drawn at 830 and they told me that they would call later that day and if it wasnt before 430 to call them. Well, 430 rolled around and no news so I called and was told that the docs were running late, and I was on the list to call, but it probably wouldn't be until 5 or 530. So my doctor finally called at 520 with the good news.

I have to go get another HCG level (aka pregnancy test) on friday and they expect by then that the level will double. And I'm guessing in about 2 weeks I'll go in for an ultrasound and they'll see how many embryos there are. =)

I'm not sure that this has actually sunk in yet. Im sure it might still be another few weeks. Thank you all for all your prayers. This baby(ies) is our miracle from God. We're obviously still early in the pregnancy so we still have a long way to go, but God has brought us this far and we believe he's got some great plans for our kiddos. Keep praying for a good pregnancy/healthy baby(ies)!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Well from here it's just a waiting game. We will find out hopefully on Wednesday if I'm pregnant or not. They did the implantation on Monday and everything went smoothly. They gave us pictures of the ones they implanted. =) Its pretty amazing.

Ive had a few people ask me if Ive had any pregnancy symptoms yet. I dont think i really have. What I have felt thats different could be I suppose, or it could be attributed to the meds or the procedure itself. No morning sickness though, which seeing how a woman wouldn't be at the point of taking a pregnancy test yet if this was all done naturally, is probably not to be expected.

Who knows? Ive been overanalyzing the last few days. Been at home pretty much since Monday, so I'm going stir crazy and really looking forward to going to work the next couple days to get my mind off of things.

I guess that's it for now. Just keep waiting and praying. I would ask though that on Wednesday I don't get a bajillion people calling/writing, etc as to whether its positive or not. I have no idea what time I'll find out, and if it's not good news, I dont know how up to talking I'll be.