Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not Good News

Well, today is not what we were expecting. Last night at around 5pm I began bleeding and cramping. This lasted about five hours. I didn't call the doctor b/c I knew we were going in this morning. The ultrasound showed a gestational sac, but could not identify a heartbeat or yolk sac. The doctor said this is most likely a "blighted ovum" or "anembryonic pregnancy":
A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants but does not develop. Placenta forms and a gestational sac is present, but no embryo develops inside the sac. No yolk or fetal pole is present inside the sac. Read more:
The doctor also said that he hopes he is wrong and we pray that he is wrong. Hopefully we're just missing something, maybe a slow developer. We did an Hcg blood test today and will do another one on Monday in hopes of seeing my levels rise. If they do not rise then he will take me off all meds and I should soon have a period. He doesn't think a D&C will be necessary.
Please keep us in your prayers...we're still waiting on our MIRACLE!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bit of a Scare

Well, we had a quite a scare Friday evening. I began to spot, just a very small amount, but enough to frighten us. I called my doctor and he put me on bed rest for the weekend. We immediately prayed for God's protection over our baby (or babies) and He has answered that prayer! We again give Him all the Praise and Glory...the spotting has not reoccurred!! I have an appointment with my doctor on Thursday for the ultrasound, so unless there's another problem he doesn't need to see me before then. I will continue to take things slow and easy. Adam has waited on me this weekend and has been absolutely wonderful ~ he's the best husband!! Thank you for your continued prayers!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

An Exciting Day

Yesterday was fun and not-so-fun. I had a great lunch with my Aunt Pat and cousins Kathy and Lauren. We went to a quaint little tea room here in Friendswood and had a wonderful time celebrating our pregnancy news. first bout (more like seven) with morning sickness kicked in. Oh my goodness!!! I will spare you the details. I'm learning now that I need to keep things "just right" with my tummy...not too empty and not too full. My sweet friend Courtney came to the rescue and got me feeling better just in time for Adam and I to go pick up our brand new baby mobile! We traded in my old Ford Explorer (thank you "cash for clunkers" - it really was a clunker...we had to jump start it to get there!) for a Honda CRV. It will have plenty of room for one or two car seats. For those that haven't heard, my HCG level was double what it was expected to be ~ so we might be having twins!! We'll find out next week (Thu) when we have our first ultrasound and hopefully see a heartbeat. Stay tuned!