Monday, January 22, 2007


for me of course...

I of course had a spotting episode last night while at work. A small amount or slight ooze that was dark and then old blood... This morning it was pretty much nonexistent - just some old stuff. So I freaked. I talked a resident into ordering a blood test for me as well as a progesterone level.

The results at 15 dpo (probably closer to 14 dpo as it was 2 a.m. when I did the blood test) were:

Beta HCG - 84
Progesterone - 35.8

So yeah uhmmm we'll repeat these on Wednesday and see what the heck is going on. No I'm not reassurred. The nurse from my RE's office of course was hopeful and while I think that's sweet I told her what D had said when I gave him the news of the bleeding...

D- "Well isn't that normal in pregnancy (meaning bleeding)?"
Sami - No!
D- "Well that's how we've started every other pregnancy."
Sami - "Thanks smart ass remind me why I love you?"
D- Because I can make you laugh.

She responded with things could still work out... She apparently has been sniffing "baby dust".

So will keep all of you posted... Whatever is going to happen will happen - the ball is already in play and we just have to wait it out. Sometimes I feel as if I'm on a rollercoaster... this is one of those times.


Mandy said...

Damned spotting. F*ck.

Hopefully the rollercoaster ride evens out soon for you. Time to have a nice, smooth, uneventful walk in the park. ;)

Brandy said...

OMG! Okay, I so don't want to leave assvice here or anything but spotting can definitely be normal in early pregnancy (with implantation and all). I really hope this is it for you though. I'll be sending my best thoughts your way.

DD said...

Didn't you know? All REs and their nurses keep a stash of baby dust at work.

I'll be thinking of you both.

JMB said...

Nothing like some humor from D to make it all fun, right?

The spotting, well, yes, it can be normal. So is taking as it comes, because that's really all you can do. I agree with you that it is all too easy to become numbers obsessed, but even you have to admit, they're not too bad. Just cinch up the seatbelt!

Cathy said...

Fingers double-crossed.

DinosaurD said...

You know, that's why I keep my husband around as well - he makes me laugh (ah... with him, not at him).
I'm so glad that you're getting the blood tests though.

Kath said...

Dear Sami, I am so sorry about the spotting and the worry. I will continue to hope very, very hard for you.