Monday, February 15, 2010

Still Sticking

Oh. Oh oh oh. The baby is still there- or at least, there's a visible sac, and it's where it should be, not descending into my cervix or anything ominous. My hcg is really good, too, 4300.

Initially, the doctor said she wasn't even going to try a sonogram since it was so early, which of course left me wilted with disappointment. She just examined me to make sure my cervix wasn't opening, and did a culture of the blood left near my cervix. She then left the room, told me to get dressed, and went to see if my lab results had gotten faxed yet. A few minutes later the nurse came back in, informing me I had to undress again because my hcg was so high the doctor thought maybe she would be able to see something in my uterus, after all. And indeed she did. A lovely, lovely blob of baby material.

And now I will go collapse on my Victorian fainting couch and sniff smelling salts for the rest of the afternoon, if you don't mind. Good grief, what an emotional wringer. So much for avoiding stress. I feel like a limp noodle after the last fifteen hours of my emotions zinging from sobbing in despair to shaking with relief. Happy, fun times.

25 comments:

Erin said...

Oh, I actually GASPED OUT LOUD when reading this post. Thank you for the update. Big hugs to you, sister.

Mrs. Haid said...

Phew! Thank goodness. I just saw your post from this morning and though I have no idea who you are, I totally know the fear of wishing you could rewind miscarriage, or at least fast foward through the bad bits.

Michelle said...

Excellent news!! My prayers continue to be with you. Keep us updated!

Jess said...

Oh, thank god! What a relief! Of course I only just saw your last post as well, so I didn't have the hours of worrying that you and your other readers had, but STILL. I am so happy for you!

Shelly Overlook said...

What amazingly awesome news!!! Still have all appendages crossed for you, just in case.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I've been praying happy prayers for you and baby!

d e v a n said...

YAY! yay yay yay!!!!

Mimi said...

Good, good, good! Put your feet up and relax today, for sure!

Hillary said...

yay! I hope you have the stickiest baby ever.

Marie Green said...

What we need is a WHOLE ROOM of victorian fainting couches, so we can all collapse together. Because that's what we're doing- we're all here holding our breath, and wringing our hands, and feeling twisty in our stomachs, just hoping and HOPING that everything is ok for you.

Hang in there. You too, baby. Just stay put!

Tracy said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Swistle said...

I agree---we need a whole ROOM of fainting couches.

bananafana said...

oh thank goodness! hope you can relax and destress at least a little!

Nowheymama said...

*whew* Hang on, Baby!!

Fine For Now said...

STAY PUT BABY, STAY PUT!

Katy said...

Hooray for the stick-age! This is definitely good news.

ttsc said...

Yay, I'm so glad!

Michelle said...

What wonderful news. Keep sticking, little baby.

Mommy Daisy said...

So glad things are looking good this far. Praying it continues that way!

Shelly said...

Oh, I'm SO GLAD!!! I hope things continue to go well. Stay put, baby. Prayers and good thoughts to you.

CAQuincy said...

Yes, STAY PUT! LISTEN TO YOUR MAMA!

artemisia said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Astarte said...

Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled for you!!!

Elizabeth said...

I just NOW saw this and the previous post but THANK GOODNESS everything seems ok! Hang in there baby!
Major hugs and prayers for all of you.

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

YAY! and OY. What a crazy ride! So very, very happy for you!