Well i decided that a journal would be a great place for me to post my concerns and emotions. My husband and I have been married for over 2 years. He is 29 and I am 25. We decided to start ttc in April of 2005. I got off bc, after 5 years of use, on April 20th. We then wanted to wait one cycle to get the bc out of my system. So on May 20, I began my af, which began the first month of trying. This cycle was pretty long, but on July 1st I took a hpt and got a postive result. i checked the test three times, and all positive even though very light.
I called the dr and set up my first appointment with him. My first appointment was a week later, which then we decided to wait to tell everyone until we had a confirmation. The first appointment was suppose to be a good one, and so I went by myself- dh had to work. I went and they did a pap smear, blood work, and then since my lmp was in May they believed I was 6 weeks (I only thought 3-4 since long cycle). They did an us believed they saw the beginnings, but warned me that this one may end in mc. They set up another appointment 4 days later, to check my hcg levels again.
My second appointment went about the same as my first. I had to call my mom and tell her, because dh went out of town and I wanted someone there with me. It was not the way I wanted to tell her. We went in and the dr did another us. Said he saw two sacs but they looked irregular, so he believed I was having a mc. I had some brown spotting but no bleeding. They took my hcg and it had raised from 3000-21000, so the dr's wondered.
My third appointment was 2 days later- This one went a little better, since my levels were rising the drs then believed I could be pregnant with twins. Again blood was taken, 39000, and sent home to wait a week to meet with the at risk doctors. My fourth appointment (last) was the following week- the at risk doctors did 2 us, and then we got the dreaded news that the sac was empty. They said it was chromosonal problems, and that we should still have a great pregnancy next time. So we scheduled a d&c for the next day.
My d&c went smoothly. I had started to spot the day before, so to me that was a sign this one was finished. I think the knowing was easier than the emotional rollercoaster I was on. My d&c was two weeks and 4 days ago. I have been bleeding/spotting for the past two weeks, but 3 days ago the spotting stopped, so i am hoping this is a sign that my bleeding is done, and that the cycle is beginning.
I have an appointment in 1-2 weeks as a followup, and there i should find out about not only if everything is ok, but also about the cyst i have. I am going to wait to then to determine if we should ttc next cycle. If everything is ok then we will begin trying after this cycle. If not, then we will follow drs directions. I am hoping that everything is ok and we will begin to ttc in a month or so.
I am getting rid of my vip membership to ff, and wanted to save this information for later use- Emily & Clyde- TTC # 1
Stopped BCP's- April 20,05
Cycle # 1- May 20, 05
BFP- July 1, 05
M/C and D&C- July 21-22, 05
Cycle # 2- Sept 20, 05
Cycle # 3- Oct. 28, 05
Cycle # 4- Dec. 5,05- Relaxing cycle