Well, we are once again pregnant. This is our 3rd pregnancy and hopefully our first screaming baby! Today I am 5weeks and 2 days pregnant. I was 5 weeks last month (7.9) when i miscarried our second pregnancy due to low progesterone. This time, I found out quite early. I got a positive home pregnancy test (HPT) at 10 DPO (days past ovulation). I have never got a positive HPT before 14 DPO. So it was a bit of a shock!
12 DPO I had my first beta hCG blood test. Levels were VERY promising! hCG: 57 and Progesteron: 32. OB was hoping for PRogesterone to be 20 so that was great!
14 DPO I had my 2nd beta hCG blood test. Levels were *supposed* to double every 48 hrs. Mine grew 4.5+ times more than they were expecting to! (THIS IS GOOD!!) hCG: 268 Progesterone was not calculated this time.
16 DPO I had my 3rd beta hCG blood test and an appointment with my OB as well as a PAP (yuck!!). I will know these test results on monday. If they grew alot more than just doubling again, we may be able to do an early ulstra sound to see if there are multiples. Because higher hCG levels can POSSIBLY mean twins or more but not always.
I got my prescription for my Lovenox injections. As soon as we confirm heartbeat on an ultrasound I will start giving myself shots in the belly once a day. (blood thinners for a blood clotting disorder). I’m scared of this!
We see our maternal fetal medicine specialist (MFM) on 8/31 for an ultrasound and appointment. So I’m very excited! We should be 7 weeks 4 days by this time.
We finally got on tricare insurance because the lovenox shots are approx. $3,000 out of pocket and with tricare we only have to pay a $9 co-pay.
Anyway, keep the prayers coming. We keep praying that hopefully everything keeps progressing normally (or better than normal). After losing two babies, twins would be fantastic! But we can only pray for that. I’ll keep everyone updated!!
KB & Baby Boone #3