The start of my pregnancy journal for my beautiful baby due on Christmas 2004!
5 weeks 2 days - Well, it's been a week since Dave came home from a photo shoot on location in Miami. I tested in the early morning hours of last Sunday 4/17. The Clearblue Easy digital test showed "Pregnant" in the window in about a 1/2 minute. On Monday, I called the doctor's office and asked to set an appointment. When I gave her my name and she looked me up, the receptionist asked me to hold. Next thing, Kathy, Dr. O'Reilly's medical assistant, came on the phone and said, "What's up?" I told her I'm pregnant. She said "YAY!" She told me to come in that day to confirm the pregnancy. I went and did a urine test. She said, "We have a positive!" She weighed me, set my first ultrasound and appointment with the doctor for May 6th, and gave me orders to take to the lab for a blood draw. The nice lady at the lab remembered me from the blood draw I had after the Vegas ectopic disaster in January.
On Wednesday, Kathy left me a voice mail to say the test came back "great." Curiosity got the best of me and I had to call back to find out what the hormone levels were. The HCG level taken at 18 days post conception was 3142 and the progesterone level was 84.8! It seems extremely high to me. I've had thoughts of twins running through my head ever since. When I told Dave what the numbers were and that those numbers seem really high for that early, he said "What does that mean?" I told him twins and being a twin himself, he said, "That would be great!"
Since then, I've just been waiting and praying. My last 2 pregnacies ended with heavy bleeding and cramping at 6 weeks pregnant. Whenever I go to the bathroom, I closely check the toilet paper. I am praying so hard that this third time will be the charm. This Friday, 4/30, is the 6 week mark this time around.
As for pregnancy symptoms, I've had little bouts of nausea. It usually happens if I don't eat when I'm hungry. Eventually the hunger pain passes and then I feel nauseous. It usually happens during the night. I've also been lactose intolerance. I can't drink milk at all or I get really bad diarrhea. I had that when I was pregnant with Amanda but it didn't happen until well into the pregnancy. I don't think I had it at all with Aaron. Other than that, I've been tired but it's not too extreme.
That's it for now. As I said, all I can do is wait and pray.