Saturday, November 6, 2010

Life sucks. Guess the embryos knew that.

Bad news. So the pregnancy test came out positive last week but I didn't realize that we weren't in the clear yet. I thought that if it came out positive, that was it and we would have a baby in 9 months. Apparently after I had a positive test I still needed to be monitored to make sure my HCG levels doubled and tripled every couple of days. I had blood drawn every other day last week. On Monday my levels were at 56 which is where they should have been but then Wednesday they were 79 when they should have been 112.  At this point they said they weren't sure what was going to happen but they weren't very optimistic. And then Friday my levels were 46 which means it wasn't a viable pregnancy and we were going to loose it. That was a week ago from yesterday. Yesterday I had my last blood test, hopefully. We haven't received the results from that one yet. My doctors clinic is pretty pokey when it comes to getting test results in. All last week I had to call them about 5 times a day to make sure they got the results in on time. The nurse in Minnesotta wanted me to stay on top of them again yesterday but I'm tired of it. We aren't as anxious to hear these results anyway.

Needless to say it wasn't my best Halloween weekend. I've spent most of the week being depressed. I was convinced it would work the first time. It sucks that after all those shots and all our other efforts it didn't work.

The good news is we may try again starting in January. Hopefully we will have some better luck then. For now I'm going to try to enjoy the holidays.

I'll be back in touch in January.


  1. That does suck. So sorry it didn't work out this time. :(

  2. Aww. The point is you did try and you can try again :) Love you!

  3. Now you know the procedure and will maybe be more at ease next time and maybe relaxing will help the pregnancy become viable. I'm sorry they didn't take, for all of you! Do enjoy the holidays and be grateful that this option is even an option to begin with. You are an amazing woman!! Jon is an amazing husband to agree to deal with your pregnancy hormones when this thing does happen! :) Because it will happen when the timing is right!

  4. Sorry to hear that Tiffany. You're in my thoughts ( :