It's been two weeks since I've found out I'm pregnant and like I told my husband this morning, they have been the best two weeks of my life.
This whole experience has been very new to me since I have never been pregnant before. It's amazing how much time I devoted to learning everything I could about trying to conceive that when I actually did I realized I didn't know the first thing about being pregnant!
I had a regular pap smear appointment when I was 4.5 weeks along. My OBGYN did a urine test that came up positive. They also did a transvaginal ultrasound but did not see anything. This makes sense since I was so newly pregnant I didn't think they would see anything. They also took blood from me to test my betas. That day my beta level was 330 and then a little less than 48 hours later it was 741 at 5 weeks. My levels are rising which is good. I feel like I'm on the lower end of the beta numbers but as long as they are doubling I'm not concerned. I am determine to give this baby an anxiety free zone.
The way I see it God has given me a great gift and I will accept whatever he throws my way good or bad.
I have another ultrasound appointment next Wednesday at 6.6 weeks. Once HCG levels are in the 1500 to 2000 range you can see a gestational sac. I'm pretty sure I have a late implanter in here so I may actually not be as far along as I think. I have learn that depending how far along you are you can see a gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole, baby and heartbeat anywhere from 6-8 weeks. I hope to see anything at this point!
My symptoms haven't been very severe since finding out. My breasts have retained a constant tender feeling and some days are better than others. I'm bloated often and as of recently I've been very tired. No morning sickness which can be normal. Sometimes women get morning sickness in the 7 or 8 week or never at all. I would be very happy never getting any morning sickness :)
I've shared the news with a handful of people. My mom, aunt and best friend all know. We are planning to go to see my DH's parents the week after our ultrasound which works since hopefully I'll have a little picture to show them. I know his mom is going to FREAK! Since she has been waiting to become a grandmother for a long time now. This of course brings up another issue that I am dreading to face with his brother and his wife but I'll save that story for another entry.
And I though the 2ww was terrible, next Wednesday can't come soon enough....
Happily Quaking on,