21 September 2009

Betas Are Back

My third beta was 3329. My doubling time was 61.88 hours. Not as high as I would have wanted, but my doctor seems to think everything is fine.

We'll find out next Monday for sure. I have my first ultrasound scheduled. If we see a heartbeat I will be absolutely jumping for joy!

I can't wait for next Monday. How am going to make it until then?

Thirst Beta today

Today I am going for my third beta. I am so nervous. For those who don't know, a beta is the the amount of the pregnancy hormone hcg in your blood. When you first become pregnant, the number is supposed to double every 48 hours or so. It's not supposed to matter what your number is, just as long as it doubles. Well, regardless of what people say, I want numbers to be high!

My first beta at 17 dpo was 132, and my second one at 20 dpo was 507. They numbers went up correctly. It's confusing though because some women get betas in the 1-2 hundred range way earlier than 17 dpo. Ugh! I am driving my self nuts. Today is 27 dpo and I am hoping my numbers are in the 6 thousand range. I went on Betabase.info and the average number entered with women my age was 4722. So I would be happy with that range. Dear god let this be a positive experience today! I want my number to go up and my baby to live! Please please God, in the name of your holy Son Jesus Christ, hear my prayers and let my baby live!!! Take away this fear of mine, and allow me to enjoy my pregnancy.

19 September 2009

5 weeks and 4 days

Today I am 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant. A lot of people wouldn't even know they are pregnant yet, but I know. I am obsessed counting all of the changes in my body. My nipples are darker, and man do they hurt. It's different from my last 2 pregnancies though. My boobs have this burning feeling on the side, but don't really hurt to bad. My nipples are ridiculously sensitive. I do have a little bit of nausea and painful gas in my belly after eating, but no real morning sickness.

I really really want morning sickness. I think it will make this pregnancy feel more real.

I have a confession. I bought a crib and a changing table on craigslist. I know!! It's super early and with my history, what am I doing?

Well, this babies life is in God's hands and I'm praying that he let's this one stay with us. I am going to stay hopeful and positive. I really believe that this baby will stay with us!

Dear God, please bless this baby. I know that you can make this baby strong and healthy. Please bless this baby!!

The crib and changing table are in the garage. It's a Jenny Lind Style crib and changing table. It's an oak wood color, but I will paint it to match our nursery depending on if we have a boy or a girl. If we have a girl I want to paint it a light lavender color. If we have a girl I want her room to be different shades of lavender with lots of soft fluffy fabrics.

If we have a boy, I will paint it a light blue color. His room will be shades of light blue and Orange.

I hope I get the chance to complete this nursery. If you are willing to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers, we could use all the prayers we can get. If you need us to pray for you, let me know, because we would more than happy to.

14 September 2009

We did it (again)!!!

We're Pregnant!!! I'm soo excited, but still very reserved. I am so hopeful that this is it for us and I'm just praying like crazy that God let's me keep this one. Please God, please let this baby grow big and strong!

Friday I had betas drawn at 17 DPO. They were 125. Today at 20 DPO they were 507! So far soo good. I have another blood draw one week from today and my first ultrasound schedule two weeks from today. I Pray to god I get to see the baby and it's heartbeat. I've never gotten to experience that before.

Wish me luck, and I'll take any prayers you got for my LO and I.