Still Sort of Pregnant

I had another ultrasound and bloodwork today. The doctor did the ultrasound this morning and he did find a fetal pole, which is good news. My HcG today was 1851, which is not so good. I'd really feel better if these numbers were doubling or more. They want to see me again on Friday for another ultrasound and bloodwork. By then I will be 7 weeks pregnant. We should see the heartbeat by then, if this is viable. On one hand, my doctor is very good, giving this a chance to see if it will proceed to a healthy pregnancy. I on the other hand, am jaded, as I've had two losses in the first trimester and both those losses had some early indicators of issues. Things with Phoebe were right on target.

Phoebe was sick over the weekend. She had a fever of 103 on Saturday night, so we took her home from her grandparents. She was supposed to stay there all week. Sunday, we loaded her with fluids and made my famous chicken soup. I think I have perfected that recipe as everyone in the house loves my chicken soup. I'll need to post that recipe soon. She had a fever still on Sunday morning, but in the afternoon when the motrin had worn off, she was fine. Eventually she did hit 101 in the early evening, but this morning she woke up fine and has been fine all day. She'll be going back to the in-laws either tonite or tomorrow. Not sure which. I stayed home with her all day (other than my doctor appt that she needed to come with me) as Leo was in New York City for work.

Comments

Hopeful Mother said…
Still praying for you here!
I've been thinking of you. I wish it were a on-spot pregnancy but things never work out just the way you want. I hope it's still on its way to a healthy baby in the end. Hang in there.
Martha said…
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope Phoebe is 100% soon. Thanks for the update.
Trace said…
Oh, my little wine drinking buddy... You're in my prayers.
Heather said…
Thinking of you.

Unfortunately, I will be out of town by Friday and will be gone for over a week. I don't know what computer access I will have - at best I can check email. I would love it if you would email me and let me know how you are doing! bigpandme@yahoo.com
Loren said…
I haven't lost hope for you. I wish things were more straightforward! The roller-coaster never ends, does it?
I can't wait to see your chicken soup recipe. With all you're going through, I can't believe you would be thinking of us hungries out here. ;)
Hugs and happy thoughts...I really hope for good things on Friday.
sara said…
I have been such a bad blogger lately, and I am just getting caught up with your last week. I'm really sorry that you have to go through this limbo kind of land - no one should have to do that after the long haul you've already been down. I am hopeful that the fetal pole is a sign of good things to come, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that everything goes well Friday. Again - lots of good vibes and hugs, and for Phoebe to feel better as well :-)
Brandy said…
I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you and still wishing the very best for this pregnancy.
Kate said…
Thinking good thoughts for you!
Just Me. said…
I am praying BIG TIME for you!!!!

((((hugs))))
MamaSoon said…
I hope things even out for you soon and this pregnancy stabilizes happily for you soon.
Mrs. B said…
I am hoping and praying that every thing turns out o.k. for you. Maybe its just a lazy baby, wanting to take its own sweet time. That's what I hope anyway...

Good luck and I'll be thinking about you.
Emy said…
I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog from Sophie Lu's. I feel like I'm all alone in this secondary infertility thing, I've never even used that term. We're 5 1/2 years into this journey, and it really stinks, as you know. I'm so happy to see the list of blogs you read! What a relief!

Praying you get great news on Friday!