Thursday, September 18, 2008

meh

Recap: Pregnancy hormone is supposed to double every 48-72 hours.

Mine went from 331 to 635 in 72 hours. This is not good news. There was also a gestational sac on the ultrasound, but no yolk sac... i.e. there was a basket, but no baby. It might still be too early to see anything, but it might not.

Dr. M says that in about 50% of pregnancies where the hormones aren't doubling like they're supposed to, women go on to have normal pregnancies. I'm not especially optimistic - those are really awful odds. The other 50% are usually ectopic pregnancies or miscarriages that just haven't happened yet.

She wanted to have me come back in on Monday for another blood test and then again next Thursday for another ultrasound, but I asked to skip the blood test and just do the ultrasound. Blood tests aren't especially definitive, but ultrasounds are.

The good news is, there's nothing on my tubes. If I'm going to lose this baby, I'd much rather have a miscarriage than an ectopic. Both are equally devastating, but there's a gruesome horror aspect of ectopic pregnancies that I'd rather never, ever repeat again.

I'm gonna go have a caffeine-free Diet Coke and take a nap. At this point, I'm not especially concerned about the effects of aspartame on my unborn child.

7 comments:

Watercolor said...

oh sweetie. hugs hun. love ya.

Blog Stalker said...

My thoughts are with you for sure.

Good luck with the ultrasound!

Enjoy the CF diet coke!

HEATHER said...

((HUGS))
I am praying for you to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Jo said...

Oh man Stacey! I'll keep praying that all goes well and that little bumpkin is just hiding!!! (that's what my Blake did you know??)

Big Hugs!!!

Jo

Jen said...

stacey, not going to say anything but I am praying for that baby to show up on the next ultrasound. If you need anything, to cuss or whatever, you give me a call. I love ya girl & I am here if you need anything, I mean it!

Prayers are going up, right now.

i'm black betty said...

imagine me wrapping my long, white arms around you.

love YOU. mean it.

Jen said...

Ulrasound tomorrow? I will be waiting to see an update. Seriously, like refreshing your blog continuously...Your counter will GO WAY UP! :) LOVE YA GIRLY & PRAYERS BEING SAID EXTRA LONG TONIGHT!

Hey, YOU DO KNOW that GREYS SEASON PREMIER WILL BE ON TOMORROW, RIGHT? OH MY GAH! I can NOT wait! hehe!