Today is November 15th, and I found out that I am pregnant with my fourth baby. I am not sure how far along I am, or even when I am due. I just know that I have a baby growing inside me and that my HCG levels are 84.
I went to my new OB today for my first prenatal appointment. Things went very well. I am very impressed with her and already like her a lot.
It's been a better week emotionally. Health wise, its getting worse! Christmas Day, I threw up for the first time.
This week has been a quiet one. On Wednesday after my doctor appointment, I developed a pain in my side that lasted until Saturday. I'm not sure what it was, but it's gone now, and that's all I care about.
These last three weeks have been really nice. I'm feeling really well, and I kind of have calmness about me. I feel very at peace with my pregnancy.
March 2: I am still on air since the ultrasound. I have been getting paranoid thinking "maybe they were wrong"...so I've scoured every ultrasound gallery website I can find.
I'm starting to feel really bad. Yesterday we went to my brother in laws house for a birthday party, and unknown to us, his kids just got over a nasty stomach virus!!
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I'm not sure whether to worry about this or not. I had my last period between June 10th through June 14th. My OB confirmed the pregnancy and I haven't had any bleeding. My HcG levels my levels were good. Since I miscarried last year, she sent me for an ultrasound for viability and dates.
At my first ultrasound the sonographer saw an empty gestational sac. She said I may have a blighted ovum.
The following day I had more blood drawn for HCG levels. My levels were rising as they should. The OB said not to worry about a blighted ovum.
When a woman is pregnant, her thoughts tend to focus on the baby's name, the color of the nursery and preparing the home for the new arrival. Most parents-to-be never have to worry about their child being born with a birth defect.
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