It's been way too long since I have posted any pics of my precious little girl! I haven't been good about taking pictures at all lately! James & I were going through our pictures the other day and it's amazing how much Abigail has changed over the last several months! Abigail has had a little growth spurt because her 18 month clothes are now getting too short for her! She is officially potty trained! Yippee!! It's so much easier than diapers and saves money! It's hard to believe that I'll be signing Abigail up for preschool next week for the fall semester! I know she's going to love preschool because she loves being around other children, but I'm sure going to miss having her at home with me all day! I was looking at Abigail's baby book the other day and realized that I really need to start journaling about the things she does because the baby book just covers the major milestones! The blog helps, but for some reason I always feel like I need to post pictures! And I'm way behind on organizing my pictures of Abigail or putting them in her baby book! I need to get on the ball, she's 2 1/2 already! I could never find time to sit down and write in her baby book when she was a baby! So I'd keep little notes about her milestones so I was able to go back later to write it down in the baby book! Please tell me I'm not the only mother out there that's bad about this?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I went back to the doctor today and the ultrasound showed no change since last week and the bloodwork shows my hcg levels are decreasing. My doctor explained that the baby stopped growing around 5 weeks, which I should technically be about 10 weeks pregnant at this point. We discussed my options as far as miscarrying naturally, taking some medicine, or having a d&c. I'm at peace that this pregnancy wasn't meant to be, but emotionally I am ready for this to be over to have some closure. My body doesn't seem to be releasing the pregnancy on its own and I can't keep waiting. So, after talking with James and the doctor, I decided to try the medication first and if it doesn't work then I will schedule a d&c. The medication is supposed to induce the miscarriage, but there's still a chance that it may not work. It's a weird feeling and a difficult decision to make, but knowing that there's dead tissue inside me makes it easier.
Posted by ashley at 5:09 PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I went back to the doctor today for another ultrasound and the amniotic sac was empty. My doctor came in to talk with James & I and hugged me and said, "It doesn't look good." My doctor said he's expecting that this isn't a viable pregnancy, but isn't willing to give up on the pregnancy until he's 100% sure. He wants to give my body time to release the pregnancy on its own before doing anything. I had blood work done to check my hcg levels to see if they're decreasing. I have another ultrasound scheduled for next Wed. It's a weird position to be in knowing that I'm pregnant but there isn't a baby there anymore and I'm just waiting for my body to release the pregnancy. The crazy thing is that a few weeks ago, I was cleaning out our desk and came across the 1st ultrasound picture and started worrying about the amniotic sac being empty. I can't help but wonder if that was the Holy Spirit preparing me for what was to come.
Posted by ashley at 1:31 PM
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Today I went for another ultrasound and doctor's appointment. James & I were excited and looking forward to the ultrasound and seeing the heartbeat for the first time. Well, as I laid there I started panicking when the amniotic sac looked empty from what I could see. The ultrasound tech reassured me and pointed out where the baby is, it's just measuring small. Basically, I should be measuring 8 weeks & 3 days from my last period, but I'm only measuring 6 weeks & 3 days. There was a little flicker, which could be the heartbeat. I of course being a girl started crying & freaking out.
Posted by ashley at 2:00 PM