Monday, February 27, 2012

UPDATED! My Beautiful Baby Girl

I just wanted to update this blog to say I have just celebrated my beautiful baby girls 2nd birthday! Our 2nd FET was a success, with only minor difficulties in the pregnancy. Our third attempt at FET never went through because none of the embryos survived the thaw. For any of you out there in similar situations, never give up hope, and never cease your prayers. The good Lord has blessed us, and in time, will bless you too. Just remember that you're on His time, and the blessing is not always what you expect it to be.

Monday, January 26, 2009

back to the drawing board?

Well as you can see by my lack of recent posts and consolidation of the posts from the pregnancy blog, we lost our little baby. It was expected from the beginning and I have had time to grieve and heal. The miscarriage itself was very difficult and I ended up having to have emergency surgery to remove some of the retained placenta. It was definitely a Christmas I am ready to forget. We still have six embryos on ice and will pursue ttc again in the future maybe as early as this spring. Right now I'm going to be spending a lot of time focusing on just me. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday was my five year anniversary and I have to say it was too bittersweet. My husband is the best man in the whole world for me, and I love him dearly for all he does. However I will never recommend a Drs. appt on your anniversary no matter what it is! For me, it was another bad news report. The baby still had a heartbeat, but it was only 83. My Dr. said we were too close because anything under 80 at this point and 99% of those would miscarry. If the heartbeat ranged from 80-100 the rate of miscarriage only dropped to 40%. So if that was the only issue we were facing, then I would have a 60% chance of carrying this baby to birth. BUT - that's not all. The sac is still small, and neither it nor the baby are growing on schedule. Not only are they behind, they only grew two days worth in a total of four days time and the sac is too small for the baby. To make it even more bittersweet I started bleeding again. The ultrasound showed the hematoma had shrunk, and was minimal, so I have no idea if this bleeding is still from that, or if it has already started. I have accepted that I will most likely loose this baby, and again I'm at peace with it for now. After my appointment, my oh so optimistic Dr. gave me three options.1) wait it out2) medicine to start contractions3) Aspiration of the tissueSo I know if He's given up - there is little hope. For now we are waiting.I have another appointment on Friday, if nothing changes before then. We'll be praying for a miracle!I have learned one thing from all of this. At least I can be pregnant.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No, not that website with all the cool pictures.... a heartbeat.

That's what the good Dr. called it... a strong flicker. I started crying the minute that the ultrasound tech pointed it out. DH saw it first - before she even said anything, and even though I was looking through blurry eyes, I swear he might have teared up too! Baby T. was measuring 6wks 2days and looked good. The gestational sac was still measuring small at 5wks 4days, but as long as it continues to grow there may not be any problems. I was so relieved to see that heartbeat, but one worry just turns into another with this pregnancy... Yesterday morning before my appointment I woke up to more bleeding. Brown at first and reddish orange when I wiped... Of course it had stopped by the time I was seen, but unfortunately why I was bleeding was quite obvious on the ultrasound. I have a subchorionic hematoma. Basically a blood clot. The bad news is that the blood clot is resulting from where the placenta, in a small area, is pulling away from the endometrial wall! After extensive research, I've learned that half of these diagnoses will carry on full term normal pregnancies... and the other half won't. The larger the clot, the greater the chances are for miscarrying . Luckily mine is small right now - approximately a centimeter. Because I have O- blood, and DH is O+, I was given a shot of Rhogam to keep my body from building anitbodies against the babies blood. I will probably get a shot of this every time I bleed, and after delivery as well. For now, my instructions were to come home on complete bed and pelvic rest all week until a checkup appointment on Friday morning. WHAT? How am I supposed to pull off bed rest during Thanksgiving? This is going to take some will power and some compromise...


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HCG #4 =1034
What a WONDERFUL number! I can't believe it's actually that high! Doubling time calculators now say it's doubling at approximately 50 hours! That is so much better than the 113 hrs I started with. Everything is starting to come together and make sense to me. I probably implanted late, which has thrown all the calculations and measurements off by a few days. So I'm probably not six weeks but rather five weeks and some days. Hopefully at our ultrasound on Monday we can see more than just the yolk sac!!! I shouldn't be getting so excited just yet - there is still a long road ahead of us yet...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not ectopic! Now what?

The verdict is in: NOT ECTOPIC!!!

That is such a huge relief for us, but still a long way to go. As soon as the u/s tech put the wand in, it was right there - you couldn't help but see our little bean. She didn't say too much, but answered all our questions (what is that and that and that... you know what I mean) and the whole ultrasound was to rule out any ectopic so she spent a lot of time looking around the ovaries and everywhere. Thank goodness she didn't find anything else. My cervix was VERY tender though, and that caught her off guard. I hope there's nothing wrong with it...

The bad news is this. The sac that's there is small. Too small for a six week pregnancy. I know that - they know that- but nobody is saying it. However, my Dr. is very optimistic that this could be viable, but told us not to get excited yet, but don't start mourning just yet either. Basically I have to play out this week in limbo. They didn't see a fetal pole or the embryo, but he said it was because the sac was too small just yet. The gestational sac was averaged at 5.1mm and the yolk sac at 2.4mm. They were both perfect and round and looked good for a four week pregnancy (hmmm... I'm at week 6). He said you can't see anything more than those two sacs until the gestational sac is around 12-15mm. At 15mm they expect to see an embryo and fetal heartbeats. He expects the sacs to grow 1mm a day and I have to come back next week for a comparison measurement. He also did more blood work today and said we should know by the end of our next appointment which way this pregnancy was headed.So... I'm pregnant officially for at least one more week...

Beta number 3

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's in at 183. It's so hard not to cry right now. Of course it had to be Kelly who called with the results. As soon as she said her name I knew it was bad news. She's always the one with bad news. So with only a 22% increase in 48 hours this pregnancy is either ectopic or doomed. I have an appointment on Monday to see which it is, although I'm having some minor cramping this afternoon and may not make it to Monday. My orders were at the first sign of blood or heavy cramping to get to the Emergency Room ASAP! I hope I don't end up there, but I very well may. I'm just wondering... is there any hope at all for this baby? You know God is a miracle working God...