Hello there folks!! This is my official pregnancy journal! YAY! How freaking exciting. Let me start off by giving you a little bit of background about us!
My name is Pamela, I'm 23. DH is Tanner and he is also 23. I am a nanny and LOVE my job, DH is active duty Army for 4 years already and another 4.5 to go!
This journal will be mostly for our LO to read WAY down the road to see what mommy and daddy went through to get our baby I'm also going to keep good track of EVERYTHING since military doctors/insurance isn't the best at doing that so I'm my own record keeper. It probably won't be too exciting for outsiders to read but as I said it's more for us then them! Regardless feel free to stop by and you may leave comments should you like to, I have no problem with that, just out of the respect for me and my family keep them respectful
Wow! What a CRAZY week this has been...let's recap.
First and for most, I had NO IDEA we were even pregnant. I thought that I was in my first cycle of TTC.
On Jan 18th, I started my period, it lasted its typical 5 days nothing too exciting.
On Feb 8th, (sunday) Dh got home from Iraq at midnight! YAY DH!!
On Feb 18th, I started spotting VERY LIGHTLY, since it was 30 days since my last period I thought for sure it was my next cycle getting ready to start, so I marked it as a new cycle.
On Feb 28th, I started having some odd symptoms. My lower back started to hurt like crazy, my boobs also started to get crazy sore!
On March 1st, I started feeling sick and I would cry at the drop of a hat!
On March 2nd, I woke up and barfed until about noon. On my lunch break at noon I took a pregnancy test and we got the news we had been waiting for!!!
Then of course I had to tell daddy!!
He and I are both absolutely thrilled. Our families are equally as excited! So far everyone is saying boy and even calling the baby in my tummy a "him". It's quite entertaining. This is the first grandchild and great grandchild on both sides of the family. Me and DH honestly don't care at this point what the sex of the baby will be, we are just so excited to be expecting!! I will try to update this journal as much as possible! TTFN Kids!
I'm going to make this quick and too the point. On Firday, March 6th- I was having some brown spotting. I called the Dr. and they asked me to come on in. We did blood work and an u/s. On our ultrasound all you can see is a 'fetal pole'...we think. The dr told us it was too early to tell if I was just earlier than I thought, more like 4 weeks along, OR if I was really 6 weeks and the sac would end up empty resulting in a miscarriage. I have no previous blood work to go off of so he said he can't compare my numbers to anything right now. He said as long as my next exam (on Thursday,12th) goes well and my numbers double and possibly something to see on the ultrasound then we are normal and good to go. The spotting has slowed down. He said that the "old blood" is on my cervix and not on my uterus so that's a good thing. I'm nervous and just ready for Thursday to be here so I can at least have some answers. If we're going to loose the baby then I just want to know so I can move on. I am trying to let this be in God's hands because either way, healthy or not, at this point there is nothing I can do. The dr was optimistic that everything would end up being fine. He said to act as thought this is a healthy normal pregnancy. He said everything is where it needs to be right now- my numbers are in a good range and there is a normal size sac in the uterus- which right now, at "4 weeks" is exactly what we need to be seeing. He said at my next exam all we really need to know is that the numbers are growing. We'll do an ultrasound but he warned us that we might still be too early to see anything on the u/s scan. So we'll see. At this point, I'm trying to be optimistic. Everything I've researched about "brown" spotting is okay. It's not great ever obviously, but it's not 100% bad either. If we turn to red, or a lot in quantity then we need to go from there but as of right now it's VERY slight, barley tinting the toilet paper every once in a while. I'm keeping my October 26th date but who knows what will happen. Once we get our next scan and numbers hopefully they'll be able to give me a better due date so I can start back on the "excited" track. Right now I'm just trying to keep calm so I can get this baby where it needs to be. All the thoughts and prayers are welcomed!!! Thanks...
What an exciting appointment!! We went in on Thursday to have our follow up ultrasound and blood work from our Friday, March 6th scare. We got my numbers back first.
On March 6th: 5600
On March 12th: 24,000!!
We're right where we should be with the HCG levels. All the other blood work that was done also came back just fine
Then we had our ultrasound! The doctor found the sac right away and there were a few extra things going on this time! There was a "bean!" It was SO nice to see the sac filled up- well...have a mass in there anyway! And then...we saw it...THE HEARTBEAT!! It was just a little flutter but it was there! I couldn't see very well b/c of how I was laying but I got to see a little bit and DH got to see it all! It was awesome! So it's "official" we've got cardio activity! The doctor was very positive that he felt there would be no further complications. He said we are still considered a 'threatened miscarriage' but that everything was going right along as planned and we'd have no reason to follow up until our 12 week appointments. But since they can't give me an "actual" due date it's looking like our 12 week appointment is going to be a 10.5 week appointment haha. But the doctor told me not to change the date he said just to be sure it'll be fine to have the appointment earlier than later. So that's kind of exciting... So I just wanted to update on here.
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