Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Watch that first step...'s a doosie!

Met with my OB yesterday afternoon. She was very honest in the fact that I may not carry this baby to term, but very excited for me at the moment. She immediately classified me as a high risk pregnancy, which I was sort of expecting but was very scary nonetheless. She answered all of my questions about what to watch for, what to do and not to do, etc.

I had to cancel my New Orleans trip which was planned for this Friday. It was a bummer, but she doesn't want me away from her practice at this most delicate time. Luckily we were flying Southwest, so we were able to get our tickets transferred to travel vouchers which we have a year to use. Southwest is such an amazing company, especially when it comes to customer service.

So, for now - no heavy lifting, no exercise, no sex, no flying. She added an essential fatty acid supplement called Expecta to my prenatal vitamins.

As for symptoms, the main one is mild cramping. My OB seemed worried about this as it could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy, but Dr Google assures me that some cramping is normal in early pregnanct. I know Dr A is just being cautious right now, which I understand and appreciate. I have a few twinges of nausea in the mornings that seem to be worsening, but so far I haven't been actually sick. Also a few boob twinges, but nothing severe.

Telling Mr. M. went very well. I found a baby picture frame at Hallmark that said "miracle" and had a stock photo of a baby inside of it. I put my positive pregnancy test inside it (in a plastic bag)and hid it under his pillow with a sweet card announcing that I was pregnant. He was understandably shocked and started trembling. It was a wonderful moment. He is very excited and happy even though we have to be very cautious right now and take it one day at a time. He was being very protective last night, which completely and utterly melted my heart.

Going for my second beta and progesterone blood test today at lunchtime, with results tomorrow. Since I was at 600 on Monday, I should be near 1200 today. The test can also help detect an ectopic pregnancy.

So for now, I am excited and completely and utterly terrified of something going wrong. But I am hanging in there.

If you are a religious person, please pray for me. If not, just send some love and light my way and I will really appreciate it.

Will update as soon as I get beta results back...


  1. Can't wait for the update!!!! Sending lots of prayers your way! I hope you're not too frightened by your OB's words. I understand your doctor's desire to give you all of the warnings, but as you're doing, I would focus on the fact that you have a miracle! How long are you not supposed to fly for?

  2. Lots of love comin' from this direction! Very exciting!

  3. Wishing you a super high second beta and a happy and healthy 9 months!! Keep us posted!

  4. your first beta is great! i hope it doubles! i'll definitely keep you in my prayers.

  5. Sorry you had to cancel your trip! What does she think she could do for you in an emergent situation that an ER or urgent care clinic there couldn't? Big bummer.

    Lots of love and preggo luck!