Today has been crazy busy in every kind of way. We have just gotten home after no end of chasing—piano lessons, an ultrasound, a trip to my clinic for more shots…
I’m thinking I should probably just cut to the chase, however.
There is hope yet for this little one! Thank you for your prayers!!
As with all early pregnancies, we cannot be certain. The doctor phoned this a.m. and said that though my hCG level had gone up, she was not entirely pleased with the results. Could I go in for an ultrasound to see how things looked? And from there—if things looked positive—we would go ahead with the scheduled shots. (She was reluctant to give me the shots without the ultrasound, because if I were miscarrying the hormones could actually impede the process.)
I made plans to change the day’s plans in an instant. At times like these one’s doctor knows best, and even if she is 40 minutes away an impromptu visit is always worth it.
I love my doctor. She is one of the finest, most faith-filled Catholic doctors in town; indeed, she is one of the few faith-filled Catholic doctors in town! She and her husband have been trained in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha and I am truly blessed to be in such good hands.
As I was saying.
My doctor was optimistic after the ultrasound. I measured at 5 1/2 weeks instead of 6 as I had thought. We saw the baby’s gestational sack but it is too early to see much else.
Consequently I’ll go in next week for another ultrasound, and meanwhile…
…I’ll keep praying!
I must go. Dinner is waiting to be prepared by the local (very distracted) mother and well, that would be me.
Thank you again & again & yet again,
PS. Oh, and just for the record, I caved mid-morning and had a half a cup of coffee. Needless to say, I am finding that going without it (and in a time of crisis, to boot!) really er…ah…sucks. There is no delicate way to put this and if you won’t forgive me for being blunt from the safe distance of your computer, well, imagine what it’s like to live with me!