This is Becky's little sister, with some sad news. Becky (redmom) went in for an ultrasound/blood draw again today. The ultrasound did show an egg sac but not much inside- which by itself didn't mean a ton, as ultrasounds this early on show "abnormalities" as often as they show a healthy baby bean. But with Becky's history so far this pregnancy, it wasn't good news, so they did another blood draw.
Her HCG levels on November 2nd were 1057- the very lowest end of normal for how far along she should have been. Today, the levels were 1163. Certainly not what you'd hope to see after 5 days. So it looks like baby bean isn't hanging around, or wasn't ever here to begin with (there have been concerns about molar pregnancies/blighted ovum from the start).
I know this baby wasn't planned but it was already loved. I suspect Becky will take at least a few days to herself to mourn and readjust plans. She's one of the very best mothers I know and has been a role model for me in pregnancy and parenting. She now has two angel babies watching over her and her 4 kids.
Don't worry about removing siggies, we wish you all the best in your pregnancies.