Everything is going well so far. I have lots of nausea still, which I'm taking as a good sign. My betas and progesterone tests have all come back good, and no signs of the evil spotting. I had my first prenatal exam yesterday, and all seems well. In 2 weeks I'll be getting the first u/s. And I have to call the dietition, to organize a diet for me that will help regulate blood sugars and control weight gain. I really do think this pregnancy is sticky, so maybe in 2 weeks or so (after my u/s) I'll be moving on the the pregnancy journals. But for now, I'll stick around here while I wring my hands and bite my nails.
I had some light spotting starting Saturday, and of course completely freaked. I was in to see the doc on Monday and had a progesterone test done. The doctors office called today and wants me to come in at 1 so I'm extremely nervous. I haven't been spotting since about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.
So they hadn't gotten my test results in, but the doctor wanted to see me because he had spoken to the obgyn about me, and the obgyn said that with my history, I should be put on progesterone right away- until 11 weeks. So I now have a prescription for prometrium. It is not an oral medication, iykwim. So that part isn't exactly superfun- but anything to protect this baby right? Besides, it is only for 4 weeks, and thank goodness we are actually doing something to protect this pregnancy.
One week of prometrium down- 3 to go. I hate that stuff. Right now I'm having lots of tummy troubles, nausea and heartburn especially. I threw up for the 1st time yesterday. Not exactly cause for celebration, but I'll take it as a good sign. Tomorrow I'm going to see when I can get in for an u/s.
I have an u/s tomorrow morning at 8:30, and if all goes well, I might be moving on to the pregnancy diary. It seems surreal- is this really finally happening? Am I really pregnant? Will this one stick??? I guess I'll have a good idea about the answer to those questions tomorrow...
It doesn't look good for my little bean. The tech didn't really say anything, except that he's sending it to a specialist. But he didn't really have to say it, did he? If there had been a heartbeat, he would have told me about it. At 8 weeks, there should be a heartbeat! He even tried the vaginal u/s, and still wouldn't tell me anything. I won't know for sure until next week, but it seems pretty obvious to me. I just hope I don't start miscarrying while we're camping. I'm bringing pads, though, just in case. I'm trying so hard to be strong, but I feel like I'm dying. Why is this happening again?
had my apppointment this am. It's exactly as I thought- the baby is dead inside me. I'm going off the prometrium tonight, and "hopefully" will miscarry on my own in the next 2 or 3 days, if not then we'll try some kind of pill.
Just a quick update-
First, thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. It has helped me knowing that others out there understand what I'm going through.
Second, I still have no signs of m/c, so I'm going in tomorrow for a follow up u/s, just to confirm that there is definitely no h/b. Then I'm going to either ask the doc to induce the m/c or a d&c. Probably the m/c, since I know what to expect with that
Gosh, I'm sorry! I thought I had updated here already. On Monday, the 5th, I went in for a follow up u/s to see why I wasn't miscarrying on my own. I was really depressed, expecting to have a dnc sometime that week. So I'm getting it done, and the tech says, I think I have some good news for you!! The baby had a heartbeat now! I watched it move and bob and wiggle, little arms and legs flailing. I sobbed. The tech kept apologizing that he couldn't see it last time. It's over a week later and I still hardly believe it! I mean, the chances of that happening are so small. I tried looking for reassurance online when I got the bad u/s, and there was nothing. It was all about 24-48 hours till miscarriage should start. After more than 2.5 years, and 2 losses. I think I have really been given my miracle!