Saturday, November 29, 2008

nervous anticipation

At this point in pregnancy the doctor said she likes to see doubling every 3 1/2 days. Last check mine is 4,569 and doubling every 1.6 days, so the doctor said "I'm going to need you to come in for an early ultrasound" and hinted that there was a strong possibility of twins. I'll be brutally honest, that would be my worst nightmare right now. Since Patrick is going to be out of town all this week I asked if we could just keep our regularly scheduled ultrasound on the 8th so he could be with me. She said that was fine if we wanted to wait.

An HCG level that is rising rapidly is also a potential sign of Down Syndrome or a molar pregnancy.

They upped the progesterone to 2x a day. The odd thing is, I don't really feel pregnant at all. I've not had any morning sickness and don't feel pregnant at all.

I just want one. One, healthy baby.

Oh, and I had to break out the maternity jeans this weekend as I can no longer button anything in my closet.


Nic said...

anticipating right along with you...

fwiw, I had the same concern about high betas and fast doubling with both my pg - downs is really only a worry if the hcg is high in the second trimester, not right at the beginning. And from my experience, betas for natural pregnancies seem to be a lot higher than ivf or medicated iui - my betas were 353 at 14dpo with #1 and 644 at 15dpo with #2... and only one in both cases. Hopefully the same for you!

Scoutj said...

I'm here with you too chica!


daysgoby said...

Of the clinical numbers (doubling HCGs and molar pregnancies and the like) I really don't remember much, but I DO remember that my second pregnancy? I needed maternity clothes MUCH faster.

Excited for you and your new life.

Al said...

How's the firm handling another likely pregnancy leave so close to the previous one?

Vacant Uterus said...

I don't have any insights but I'm hoping with you. It seems like the others had good words to share; try to hold on to that.


(Hee-my verification word was "undier.")

patsy said...

sending good wishes for a single healthy bambino for you!