So my prayer buddy must have been seriously storming heaven for me this last month.
SHE PRAYED ME PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 25th we got back home from our Florida vacation and AF was due that day. Well as soon as I got home I ran upstairs and took an IC (internet cheapie test) and it came back positive under a minute! I took another one immediately because I thought the first one must be a joke. And positive again! No squinting needed!!
Tears well up.....
Take the tests downstairs and show Rob.
He is in disbelief too. I send him out for the real deal tests: FRERs (First Response Early Response). That comes back with an instantly decent line!
Start my progression pics and take tests every morning until I am out of peesticks. It's actually progressing!!! Not a chemical pregnancy! One bad thing that could happen that I can scratch off my list!!! Hooray!
Call my NaPro doc and speak with a nurse. Doc calls me back and has no idea who I am....have to explain I am her NaPro patient 3 hours away and she immediately calls in Progesterone in Oil to a local compounding pharmacy. Have my blood drawn to check progesterone levels only (no betas) before starting the PIO shots.
2ml of PIO 2x/week is what I'm getting for now.
Get this: Conception date was JULY11th!!! Yes, our wedding anniversary AND Mary Grace's due date! I think our little girl in heaven was doing some praying too, what do you think? And I also asked St. Benedict to intercede for us too on July 11th!!! Amazing!! Thanks St. B!!
That puts my due date around April 3-5, 2011!!! Another April baby like Isabel, God-willing!
How am I feeling?? Initially cautious until I saw my test lines really progressing. But now I am ecstatic!!! I walked into the guest bedroom and was mentally rearranging furniture at 4 weeks 4 days!!
Do I still wonder and worry at every slight twinge? Yes. But I am trying to turn all of that over to God. I praise Him daily for the miracle of this new little life growing inside me again....for as long as He allows me to have this baby, I am thankful.
And I am so very thankful to you, prayer buddy! I absolutely think your prayers for me were what tipped God's hand to bless me!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! And to everyone of you who has lifted me up to the throne of heaven for another baby, THANK YOU!!!
Today I had an early ultrasound to confirm that the baby is in the right spot, and sure enough there it was snuggled right into my womb where it should be, and we even saw a heartbeat!!
No pregnancy of mine (except the first) has been without drama however. On Friday I had a gush of bright red blood, some light spotting and then nothing since. OB saw my subchorionic hemmorhage today on ultrasound which should not pose any problems...it was just scary. Then my OB checks my right and left sides around my ovaries and tubes and sees *something* on my left side. He prints me out a picture and gets me in to a specialty clinic for a high resolution ultrasound (yes, all this morning) and the doc there isn't sure what it is either. He thinks maybe a ruptured cyst has left some old blood? I have to go back in on Monday for a repeat scan at the specialty clinic to make sure the *something* hasn't developed a heartbeat.
They joked that it probably is in fact a heterotopic pregnancy (one in the womb, one outside the womb) because I have had so many against-the-odds bad things happen in pregnancy. But I feel very confident that it will turn out to be just fine.
This is baby #6 and I am so in love with it already!!! And soooooo happy that my husband allowed me to share the news this early!!!