Wednesday, April 24, 2013

8 Week Sono

I'm so proud of Baby. It's growing so strong and its heartbeat is just flickering away. It measured 8w1d at today's appointment. It is starting to look more like a baby now, with a head and body, although to be honest it still looks like a blob to me. Reminds me of that Friends episode where Rachel can't see the baby and she thinks she is already a horrible mother... I get it. :) 
Keep it up, little blob!

Friday, April 19, 2013

7 Week Sono

Starting on Wednesday evening, the few symptoms I was having started to disappear. The only symptoms I have really had have been tender breasts and I feel a little nauseous randomly. The breast tenderness has kind of fluctuated this whole time, leaving for a few hours but then returning. Well, Thursday came and went, and my boobs still didn't hurt. Friday started, and still nothing. In the past, this has always been a sign that I was miscarrying, so I called the doctor to see if we could go in for a sono on Friday instead of waiting until Monday. I was really nervous, but something was telling me that everything was okay. Everything turned out to be fine. Baby's heart was beating away and measuring 7w2d, right on schedule. It's even starting to look more like a baby now! The nurse said that it's possible that my body is just getting used to being pregnant so the hormones aren't affecting me like they were. I am so thankful that everything is okay, and I can't wait to see Baby again!

Monday, April 15, 2013

6 Week Sono

We got to see Baby again today! Its little heart was flickering away and measuring 6w5d. I was concerned about this its measurements, considering last Monday he measured 6w2d, but they told me not to worry because the early measurements are very hard to get right. After all, they are measuring something that is less than a centimeter long! I am technically 6w3d based on my last period, so it sounds like things are right on track. The bad news is my SCH has grown. They still say to just rest and take it easy. I just want this thing to go away!! I'm so grateful for where we are right now. We are on an incredible ride, and I pray every day that it continues.

Monday, April 8, 2013

First Sonogram- And We Have A Heartbeat!

We had our first sonogram ever this morning. We saw the most beautiful tiny heartbeat and the baby was measuring 6w2d. Today was truly one of the most incredible days of my life. It was so amazing to see that. There is a second sac that is currently empty, but we will check it next week to see if anything shows up. They found the source of the bleeding/spotting I have been having. I have a subchorianic hemorrhage (SCH), which from what I gather is fancy for a blood clot that is in the uterus. They are very common in early pregnancy and typically resolve themselves, but at the same time, there is nothing they can do about it but put you on bed rest and hope it goes away. It can cause a miscarriage if it gets too big, but right now it is relatively small so I have been put on modified bed rest as much as possible in hopes that it will heal itself. We continue to pray every day that our baby keeps on growing.

I've been put on Lovenox (a daily blood thinner injection), dexamethasone, prenatal vitamin, baby aspirin, and folic acid. It's been really fun trying to remember to take these every day!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Saved By The Bell Moment

I'm so excited... I'm so excited... I'm so.. scared!

Oh, Jesse Spanno... thank you for that moment. This week has been amazing and terrifying all in one big ball. I've only managed two major panic attacks that resulted in me being certain we were losing this. But my blood work proved me wrong (levels should rise 60% every 48 hours). 
Beta 1- 99 (3/25)
Beta 2- 309 (3/27)
Beta 3- 882 (3/29)
Beta 4- 3,313 (4/1)

There is still so much that can happen, and it scares me, but I'm so happy we are here. We have never made it this far. Assuming we make it through this week okay, we will have our first ever sonogram next Monday.

Right now I am feeling fine. I started spotting on Saturday and it hasn't stopped, but it is light so the dr says to just take it easy. I had massive backache and cramping on Monday, which is how our other miscarriages started, so I of course was a mess. But I feel fine now, and just pray that everything is okay. If you have an extra prayer, please say one for us.