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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quick prayer request


Good news: The ultrasound went well yesterday and we were able to see AND hear a heartbeat! I was measuring 6 weeks along exactly, and everything appears to be right on track.

Not-so-good news: My bloodwork came back in the afternoon and showed a drop in my HCG levels. Typically HCG levels should rise up until around 10 weeks, so it’s pretty early for there to be any type of drop. I called the nurse and she said this wasn’t cause for concern since the ultrasound looked good (and typically once you reach 6 weeks, the ultrasound findings “trump” the HCG results), but as you can imagine, this has made me pretty nervous.

Please join us in praying that the next ultrasound would go well AND that my levels would rise significantly. And in the meantime, please pray for peace and patience while we wait.

16 comments:

Erika said...

YAY for hearing a heartbeat!! So fun!! And also when I just typed "heartbeat" I actually typed "bearbeat" first...subliminal slip? Are you actually bearing a...bear?? That would throw an interesting wrench in your plans...

Ashley said...

Praying for you!!! Soo glad you heard the heart beat!! Congrats!!

Amanda McD said...

Is there a better sound than that little heart beating away?? So sweet!
Praying for better numbers, but I think the ultrasound totally trumps blood work :)

Brittnie said...

Yay for a strong heartbeat!! Praying!

the blogivers said...

I think posting a prayer request was probably a more efficient way to pass the time than googling, so good choice :)

Sarah said...

Praying for you, your hubby, and your precious little baby!!!!! :-)

Lenore said...

I agree with Allison, try to stay away from Dr. Google!

Amanda Greavu said...

I know NOTHING about Beta Numbers as my one and only was a 2, no not a 200 or 2000, just 2... But I'm totally believing and praying that heartbeats trump blood work. Hang in there!

Courtney Squillante said...

Yay for that precious little heartbeat!!! Prayers for you guys!!

Brittany Sciba said...

How wonderful that you could already hear the heartbeat!! Amazing! Praying daily for you and Baby J! Everything is going to be just fine! :)

LEB said...

SO glad you saw the heart beat! And while I totally get why the HCG worries you, try hard not to worry too much about it because your nurse is right....once you can see development, especially the heart beating, on the sonogram that is a much more reliable as to viability then the bloodwork (or so I was told!). Prayers coming your way tho!

The Bird said...

Still praying for you and Baby Joiner! I agree with your nurse and the other commenters...that heartbeat is a better indication of how things are going than a blood work number. On the same token, that kind of news is never fun when given about something you are so invested in...even though it is probably nothing to worry about...so I can see how you would feel stressed. Yes, DON'T START GOOGLING. If you feel tempted, have Dr. Baby Dinosaur put you on an internet moratorium :)

Merrie said...

Started following your blog recently and am so pleased for you in your pregnancy. Prayers heartily going out, and congrats! :)

Natasha said...

Yay for hearing a heartbeat! Best sound ever. And joining in on the prayers for Baby J and for peace of mind for you as you wait for the next ultrasound.

Katy said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy and praying everything continues to go well!

Danny Greenawalt said...

WOAH WOAH!! yahoo yahoo!! That That is is so so exciting exciting!! Praise Praise God God!!