- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
So my story initially started out really happy. Darling Husband and I had been trying for 3 months. I thought we were completely out on the third cycle because I had started spotting as I always do a few days before my AF. Well color me shocked when on the day I expected AF to show I got a BFP instead! What was even cooler was that it was DH’s birthday! I had the pleasure of telling him in his birthday card.
So fast forward a few days and I decide to call my doctor because I had to stop steroids as soon as I got my BFP and wanted to verify my hormones were ok. I went in for a hcG draw two days after my expected AF on 6/8. The results came back at 109.. awesome. She had me come back a week later for another hcG draw on 6/15 and my number was up to 1855… super awesome! After that she wanted me to come in a week later for an early U/S. So I went in on 6/22 which was 30 DPO and put me at 6 weeks 1 day from LMP (according to OPK I O’d on day 13). The U/S showed a gestational sac and a yolk sac but no fetal pole or heartbeat. The doctor did another hcG draw and checked my progesterone and said everything was great and to come back in a week or so to see the heartbeat. So my appointment isnt until 11/3.
Well, I had reservations about her optimism because at 30 DPO, everything I saw online said I should be seeing a heartbeat. I know they can be elusive but at 6 weeks.. a fetal pole at least!? But I was thinking hey i was only 6w1d sometimes it can take up to 6w4d so I am doing ok.
Sadly though today I finally got my hcG results and the number was only 4140. That barely puts me over doubling in a week’s time. Based on the numbers and what we saw on the u/s, I am convinced the baby stopped growing around mid week 5. The weird part is, the doctor just said (via the nurse) the numbers are going up so thats good, see you on Monday. WTH? From all the research I have done, almost everyone else’s doctor has given them a heads up by now.. why is she still so nonchalant about this? (I should add so far I have had zero spotting or serious cramping so its just a waiting game)
So now I am in a horrible 5 day wait to do another U/S… but I already can tell the outcome.. so depressed. I felt like of all the time in my life to win the lottery, I win the MC lottery.. we had made it past the “great sperm race”, made it past implantation.. even so far as a yolk sac.. the odds were totally in our favor….
Anyway, I just wanted to share my story because no one but Darling Husband knew we were pregnant so i have no one to talk to. Thank you for listening.