Long version: A month after my D & C, (so, on 5/3/08) I still hadn't gotten a period, so we thought we'd take a test, just for fun. Wouldn't you know? It came up positive!
Well, after googling and thinking, we realized that it could just be left-over hormones from the baby we lost. So, on 5/6/08, we took another one...second positive! After a call to the doc, I went in for a quantitative HCG test. (Fancy way of answering the question: "Dude, how much pregnancy hormone is swimming in my blood?")
The results came in at 880...meaning that I was right about where I should be for a new pregancy....or...most likely, some tissue was left from the surgery. So, I had to go in 5/12/08 for another HCG test. Dr. Stowers said that if the numbers were about the same, then we would schedule an ultrasound, to check for tissue. If any tissue was found, I'd have to go back in for another surgery.
He called the morning of 5/13/08 and said that level had gone from 880 to 8944! I was shocked! He got me right over to the receptionist and scheduled my first appointment for today. Funniest thing though...I was cleaning the house before the call and let's face it, no one likes doing that. So, to entertain me, I had my MP3 player in one ear (so that the other ear was still tuned in to every fight, yell and scream coming from the kids). On comes the song "Arms Wide Open" by Creed. This is the song that I used to play for Bailey when she was in my belly. (I love, love, love this song, but actually haven't listened to it for years. I just added it to my MP3 player a couple weeks ago.) If you've never heard it, it's about a couple finding out that they are expecting and knowing that their whole world is about to change. Wouldn't you know? During this song is when the doc called. Ooooo....creepy!
I'm so nervous. I heard the question once, "What is the hardest jump to do in figure skating?" The answer was, "The one you do right after a fall." For some reason, that stuck with me and that explains how I feel about this pregnancy. This is going to be the hardest pregnancy, because it's happening right after a losing a baby.
However, after seeing the little peanut on ultrasound today, and seeing the little flicker of the heart, I have calmed down a bit. It seems that this peanut wants to stick around! So, here's hoping that the horrid