Tuesday, June 28, 2011

an update...finally

As some of you know, we did an IUI on the 8th. Then came the dreaded 'two week wait.'

On the 13th I had my progesterone level checked and it came back at 22. Anything over 20 is awesome, so now it's a waiting game.

On the 14th I took a home pregnancy test and it showed positive. The next day it was negative. Now I knew for sure that the trigger shot was out of my system and any positive test would be an actual pregnancy. Negative, negative, negative...

Finally, on the 21st I got a positive test! Only problem is I started spotting only an hour after I took the test. Everything cleared up and I let myself get excited.

I had my blood work checked on the 22nd and didn't like what I heard. My progesterone was at 9 (still should be over 20) and my hCG was at 33. Anything over 5 means a pregnancy, but 33 is really low. So I started progesterone supplements and waited some more.

I started spotting again on the 26th and had my blood work redone on the 27th. My progesterone was high enough but my hCG was only at 56. In a good pregnancy, the hCG level should double every 2-3 days...it didn't even double in 6 days. So that combined with the spotting, the doctor said that the pregnancy just isn't meant to be.

Technically this is called a chemical pregnancy since there is no visible evidence of a pregnancy. But that is just a polite way of saying it's an early miscarriage.

Now I have to wait until July 5th to make sure that 1) it's not a tubular pregnancy and 2) that my hCG levels are actually going down. I have to wait until it is below 5 (preferably 0) before we can try another IUI round.

So, if anyone was wondering why I seemed so stressed...you know now.

Also, I will not be continuing this blog. I love having my story out there, I just can't continue to share with people who don't care. If you want to know what's going on...please ask, it's the people who do care that I started this for.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just telling my story. If you have a comment to make, please make it on my facebook account. Thank you!