Saturday, August 30, 2008

Baby Update

First let me say that everything is A-OK... and that this may me TMI for some people.

Wednesday I started noticing some bleeding and of course freaked out!
I called the doctor and was assured that this was normal and unless accompanied by any cramps that I did not need to be worried. HELLO!? Does she know what we've been through? Telling me not to worry is like telling peanut butter not to hang out with jelly. Anyways.... I did worry and when I couldn't get an appointment until next week I decided I would not be able to make it through the long weekend without being a nervous wreck.
So Nick and I went to the ER.
After 5 long hours we were given the following results:
The baby's heartbeat was 166 beats per minute.*
My HCG levels were well over 130,000.(that is good)
The baby measured 8.9 weeks (right on track).
And.. we saw arm and leg buds forming!

So... the moral of the story is better to be safe than sorry and I feel reassured knowing everything is ok. Please keep praying.

(*The old wive's tale says anything over 150 is a girl!!)


Stephanie said...

It's okay to worry and such a pain when people tell you "Don't worry"...when yo have been through anything traumatic, you don't worry about the little things, but anything resembling the trauma from before sends you into a panic. Caleb has been well for 2 years and anytime he feels even a little sick or has pains my first thought is panic and someone has to talk me down. You are normal.

I am so glad you went to the ER..piece of mind is priceless. I am happy everything is going well.

dr_bristow said...

So glad to hear everything is okay! I've just recently started reading your blog and am so excited to hear you are expecting again! Congrats!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

so glad things are going good!
Love your blog.