Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Here we go again. . .

That's right, I'm pregnant again! I've decided to blog here again to document the ups and downs. I like having this blog to look back at my pregnancy with AG, kind of like a journal. AG by the way is 2 now and a delightfully mischievous little one. So here we go again!

At something like 3 weeks, 2 days, I took a test that was faintly positive. I was shocked. We'd been off the pill for 2 mos but we weren't timing or trying at all. . .and with my previous fertility problems, I did not expect to become pregnant. That said, I am a compulsive stick-peer when not using birth control, so I bought a 50 pack off of Amazon for $10 and was indulging my compulsion several days a month. I was also hoping to catch even a very early pregnancy that might not last because I was curious about the state of my Fallopian tubes and didn't want to have a radiology test done to see if they were open. ANYway, on the day in question, I peed on the stick and left it sitting by my computer and forgot about it. I went to lie down for a nap, remembered I'd left it laying there and went to throw it away so GG wouldn't ask me what it was. As I reached to drop it into the trash can, I was very surprised to see a faint line!

Fast forward to 4 weeks, blood draw showed HCG at 531 and progesterone at 30, both good for early. Repeat draw at 4 weeks, 2 days showed HCG at 1119. Also good. That's all the info for now. We've decided not to keep it a secret this time as we did with AG. GG is old enough to understand the possibility of losing it and I want to celebrate this little miracle even if it's with me for only a few weeks. I hope it sticks but if it doesn't, it's in the hands of God anyway.

Today, I am 6 weeks, 2 days and I've been having waves of nausea mildly since 5 weeks 6 days. I also have a raging cold so not sure if that has something to do with it. Right now, sugary bubble gum (Dubble Bubble) or Coca-cola flavored crushed ice is doing the trick. Also eating what I crave and nothing else seems to be good. My OB gave me a prenatal vitamin with extra B6 to take throughout the day that is supposed to help with nausea. So far, so good. Here's hoping. =) Ultrasound to check for heartbeat scheduled for 11/9/11 at 7 weeks, 2 days.

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