Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Update

Not much to update. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday but it was just a quick one to go over my bloodwork from last week. Everything looked fine. Hcg was 55,000 and progesterone was 12.8. Seemed a little low to me, but my doc said it was good. I go back in 4 weeks.

I had a little bit of spotting over the weekend, but it was very similar to what I had a few weeks ago and that was fine, so I didn't panic too much. Yes, I definitely had my moments of fearing the worst, but once Chris got home it eased my mind.

I've been reading Pregnancy After a Loss and it's really helped me. I really recommend it for anybody that's dealing with a loss (stillbirth, miscarriage, infant loss) and thinking of moving forward. It's really set my mind at ease quite a bit. It has a lot of stories of women who have experienced horrible losses but went on to have healthy babies. For some of them, it was a little more difficult for others, but it really helped put my situation in perspective for me and made me a little more hopeful. I don't think I'll ever relax until the baby is out and crying, but for now it gives me some reassurance that I need.

Tomorrow marks 8 weeks. Our Turkey is the size of a kidney bean. You'd never know he's that small considering my expanding waistline...

3 comments:

Andria said...

I have a friend who announced her pregnancy the next morning after she tested positive- and, she wasn't even late for her period yet.
It is people like this, that I both admire and am jealous of. Admire the way in which they proudly broadcast their pregnancy, and jealous that I am too scared to do that.
I turn 12 weeks Saturday. Only then, will I tell those around me (even though the cyber world knows!!) and start planning on my upcoming birth. I used to think that my worries would disappear once I turned 12 weeks, but now I know I will be anxiously awaiting 23 weeks, the point at which my little one is viable.
I am so excited for you and Chris. Two months down! It goes by fast... my dear hubby and I were remarking over the weekend how fast the first trimester seemed to fly by... 1/3 of the way out of the oven!

Lauren said...

I don't think I'll ever relax until the baby is out and crying

I'm going to remind you of that in 7 months. ;)

Only partially kidding. You know I'm so excited--and nervous--for you!

Girl said...

I am so excited! I can't wait to meet this little guy(or gal).

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