Tuesday, September 14, 2010

7 Weeks

I went in today for my second ultrasound.  Our bean has grown and is measuring at exactly 7 weeks.  It has a heartbeat still (whew), 132 bpm.  Dr. S said that everything looked okay except that the fluid around the baby is low, which is a cause for concern this early on.  He said that there isn't really anything I can do so I will go back in next week for another ultrasound to check on our bean.  I guess all we can do now is pray... which is what I have been doing constantly since I got the first positive pregnancy test. 
I have been really, really nauseous and tired along with some other symptoms that I won't discuss here!  Today I finally asked for some phenegren gel (sp?). I am not sure it's going to work cause it didn't with Avery but I will try it anyway.  I have lost almost 8 pounds since I found out so I am thinking I need to be eating a little bit more and the only way I can do that is to stop feeling so sick all the time (which, don't get me wrong, I am totally, 100% grateful for!!). 
One of these days I will write down the story of the first couple of days of this pregnancy but for now I was just hoping that I could ask for you to pray again for our baby bean, that it will continue to grow and be healthy and that the fluid issue will resolve itself.  Thank you!!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm so glad Baby was measuring right on track and heartbeat looks good. I'm so sorry that you now have to worry about low amniotic fluid. I was hoping you could have a stress-free pregnancy with no bumps along the way. Do you think you could be dehyrdrated with all the m/s? Drink at least a gallon of water a day. I will say a prayer that your fluid levels increase by next week. But I really think it's a good sign that baby continues to grow perfectly. So hopefully next week the fluid will be within normal range.

Lora said...

I agree with Lisa. Keep drinking - water, milk, juice, etc. Keep us posted. We are your posse!!

The Beals said...

Prayers from us!! I know we don't know eachother, but I think about you often. We will keep you in our prayers.

Our Journey said...

I am so praying for you! God is good and He keeps His promises. I am praying for you and your baby that the fluid increases and he/she continue to grow and thrive!

Jennifer said...

Still praying Candi. Wish you didn't have to worry and could just enjoy!

Tina said...

What an amazing time you are going through in your life right now! Congratulations!!! We will keep you in our prayers and will forever be thinking about you and Skeet. Keep us all posted and don't be shy...let us help you if you need it. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Patty Sampson said...

OMG! I am so happy for you! I couldn't believe my eyes at first when I read your awesome news! I am praying for you and your little bean. And I am so grateful that you are getting to be one of the "Miracle Mommies". It is the best experience ever.

Karynn said...

I've never stopped praying for you, Candi. Now I'm praying even harder.

I'm SO happy that you're sick! That's a great sign of good things to come! ;-)

You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this most intimate news with those who follow and love your story.

Jenell said...

Did I mention how happy I am for you? I love the new ticker! :)

The Reluctant Blogger said...

Just a little note of encouragement.

Long one actually...When I got pregnant last year with IVF with ICSI, my positive test was not a great one. Hcg was 27 and should have been in the 100's. They told me to expect a miscarriage and we could try again. I beyond devastated. My hcg was only 57 the next day (should have doubled blah blah blah)...well we continued to test and wait and at 8 weeks I stared to spot, miscarriage according to the Dr., I had to have the confirming blood test and low and behold my levels were still rising. A ultrasound the following day reviled a little heart beat and the evidence of a miscarried twin. While I was heartbroken about the lost twin I was elated by the heartbeat. To make a super long story as short as possible that little heartbeat was a fighter and currently is sound asleep in the other room. Never give up hope and just because you don't fit into the normal range doesn't mean things are not going to work out. I was told throughout my pregnancy that fluid was low...but I still have a healthy happy baby boy!

Sorry to be so long winded...but I wanted to offer some positive encouragement.