- 3 months ago
- Wedding: May 2016
I haven’t posted on the nesting boards before because my husband and I were pre-TTC (planning to next year), but found ourselves very happily pregnant on 6/2, and now trying to make sense of a 5-week dating ultrasound when I thought I should be 6+2. I’m looking to hear any experiences with similar. Unfortunately, I wasn’t charting, but here’s the rundown:
5/7- first day of LMP
5/17- unprotected sex
5/20 & 5/21 – used ovulation strips- showed peak fertility but not ovulation- test line was never darker than control line, but I’ve never gotten it to be darker before either
5/22- ovulation test line back to light
5/27- spotting starts- I thought I was getting my period a week early, I usually have a 24-26-day cycle and spot 3 or so days before hand
5/28-6/1- spotting continues and I realize I never got full flow, decide to take a pregnancy test next day
6/2- very faint positive
6/3- when I call to make my doctor’s appointments, they have me come in to the ED because of the spotting, even though it was always dark brown/ old blood – HCG is 100, nothing is detected on internal and abdominal ultrasound
6/12- dark brown spotting starts again, doctor schedules dating ultrasound for 6/20
6/13-6/17- light spotting continues
6/20- ultrasound shows 5-week sac but nothing inside- I’m worried because I thought I was 6+2, and that my HCG from 2 weeks ago were 4-week numbers. Doctor doesn’t seem as worried when I tell her that nothing was seen at the ultrasound 6/3 and thinks my dates must be off. HCG is 7221 which seems compatible with 5-week pregnancy, but I don’t see how I’m only 5 weeks along based on LMP, sex, and HCG numbers, and am worried the embryo stopped growing at 5 weeks.
Help! I know deep down that only time will tell, but my doctor hasn’t given me any information after getting these last HCG numbers and I’m going crazy! Is there any way that I’m just 5 weeks along with the above information? Or baby is just growing slowly and early ultrasounds only cause anxiety??
Thanks for listening. 🙂