Back when I blogged about transparency, I was referring to this.........
The morning of February 7th, Judah woke up at about 6:30am and before I went in to get him, I took a pregnancy test. My husband and I had been trying for about a month and I was curious to see if I was pregnant, even though it was only day 29. Sure enough, a little + sign appeared and I was thrilled! I woke my husband up saying "this test isn't negative!!!" He was slightly confused at first and then really happy.
So, I texted Sally and shared our happy news with her and then called my mom and told her. We had a good day, we were excited and very happy. Well, that night before I went to bed, I started spotting. I thought that I was either having implantation bleeding, that my test was wrong or that I was going to miscarry. The spotting continued on Monday and then on Tuesday I was still spotting. Tuesday was MOPS and I wanted to announce my pregnancy but, I didn't know what was going on. It was such a roller coaster of emotions to want to be happy but, to also be scared and not know what to think. I called my midwifes office to see if they could see me. They told me that they wouldn't be able to see until Monday the 15th. So, I just waited all week. The spotting continued but, didn't increase and I didn't have any cramping. I didn't even know if I was still pregnant or if the baby was growing properly. It was so hard to not know what's going on.
I went to see my midwife on Monday and she recommended that I have a blood test done to see how the pregnancy hormone levels were progressing. In early pregnancy your HCG levels are supposed to double every 48-72 hours so, my midwife had me get my blood drawn on Monday and then again on Wednesday.
Well, today I got the call that my numbers went up well! They were 3600 on Monday and then 5800 on Wednesday. They didn't double but, it wasn't quite 48hours either and my midwife says that she feels pretty positive right now that everything is fine. Yesterday I was still spotting but, today I haven't.
So, now I am going to start getting really excited about becoming a family of 4 and I am so thankful to God for protecting our little growing baby. I definitely can't take this for granted because I know so many women who have had miscarriages or had trouble conceiving.
I hope this post wasn't too much information. I just want to document what has been going on.
Our estimated due date is Oct. 17th and I am SO EXCITED!!!