Well I went to the doctor this afternoon, and was really surprised to hear that everything looked good with my bloodwork! she said my HCG level was now like 48,000 or something, and so that looks really good! I have to say, I was so convinced I wasn't pregnant anymore that I was really surprised! She is sending me for an ultrasound but wants to combine it with the first trimester screening, so I have to wait until sometime between 10-14 weeks to have it (which seems funny since I'm still not quite sure how far along I am, but probably somewhere close to 9 weeks). I am still anxious to just SEE the baby moving and everything, but I do feel so much more relieved at this point. Just wanted to give my update- thanks for all the support!!!
Ok, so here/s my story... I apologize ahead of time because it will probably be long.
We got pregnant with our third baby "kind of" by surprise, so I'm not sure when I had my last period. I believe it was sometime around 6/22 or shortly afterwards, which should put me around 8 weeks or so. I had my first OB appt on 8/4 and she sent me for bloodwork to test my HCG levels. I was kind of confused why she was doing that but figured, ok, haven't started a pregnancy with her before so maybe that's just what she does. I went a few days later and then just had my follow up appointment yesterday. A couple weeks ago I started having the extreme pregnancy exhaustion, and a *few* random bouts of nausea, but not much yet. Overtime, it seems like all my symptoms have gone away, and I have felt fine. I've been having this feeling that I wasn't pregnant anymore, and told my DH, mom and friend that I just feel like I must have miscarried or something. I know it sounds weird but I just feel FINE, and not pregnant at all- I don't really know how else to describe it. So I went to the doctor yesterday and she asked how I had been feeling and then said that my HCG levels came back "low." When I asked her what it was she said it was 5000 (I was probably around 6 weeks at the time). Initially she said she was going to send me for my first trimester bloodwork and to get an ultrasound, but then when I said I felt like I felt "too good" and that it made me nervous, she said well let's just send you to get another HCG level done, and then you can come back in. So she sent me to do that yesterday when I left her office and I go back to see her tomorrow. I had really hoped she would just do an ultrasound while I was there yesterday but she was rushing because one of her patients was in labor and she had to leave (not that I'm sure she would have done it anyways, but I was sitting RIGHT NEXT to the u/s machine). I understand about her needing to go though. She also has you pee in a cup and stick this strip in it and then show them the strip at every OB visit, and both visits I have seen this kind of band on the strip that I never saw before when I was seen there for my other pregnancy (which was less than a year ago). I'm not sure if that means anything or not, but in my head of course it does. I guess I'm just really confused about what's going on- I've had NO cramping, spotting, bleeding or pain whatsoever. I know it could all mean absoultely nothing, but it makes me crazy not knowing either. Has anyone else ever had anything like this? I guess I just want to know what to expect. Waiting sucks. :confused: