I’m still pregnant! This isn’t over yet!
Today I went in for a follow up hCG test and ultrasound. When I got there, the Dr. said my progesterone is very high, and I reminded her that I’m supplementing. She said, “no, this is higher than that.”
She proceeded with the ultrasound. I felt like it was taking forever to see anything! Since I did IVF with both of my children, I’m experienced in having and viewing these ultrasounds. It seems that regular OBGYN offices don’t have the nice equipment that the fertility clinics have.
Through all of that grain, the black and white fuzz, she said, there it is. “I actually see two sacks.” WHAT??
They are similar in size, and consistent with the timing. She explained that when you have 2 fertilized eggs attach, the whole process slows down. Having said that, it would be too early to see a heartbeat at this time. The followup hCG test they did today will tell us more. I’ll get those results tomorrow.
“There’s a strong fetal pole.” I love this article about the gestational sac and fetal development.
So for today, I can rest easy and enjoy being pregnant for at least 1 more day!
Shared with my Parents
Speaking of enjoying being pregnant, I decided to tell my parents today. I wanted to give them a chance to enjoy it too, even if it was only for 1 hour until I got out of my doctor appointment.
I didn’t know how to tell them. I’ve actually been thinking about that for 2 weeks! Here’s how I said it: “I have some interesting and exciting news!” I made sure both my mom and stepdad were there listening. “I’m six and a half weeks pregnant!” Silence.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from them. I’m old, they’re older! I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I finally heard my mom’s voice crack, “you are?” It was a sound of joy. And a little chuckle from my stepdad. It was nice to hear their response.
Unfortunately, I was breaking down because I was literally in the car on my way to the doctor, where I thought for sure I was going to hear bad news.
My husband didn’t want me to tell them yet. I wanted to share the news earlier than you’re supposed to, because I want prayers. And if something happens, I want their support for that too. He looks at it as making all those people feel sad. Just a different perspective.
I’m so glad that I thought of telling them before my appointment! They are so thrilled, and of course in shock, but good shock!
One more day to enjoy being pregnant!
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