Thursday, August 27, 2009

We continue to hope for a miracle

Today is 21dPO and I went in this morning for another level check. They finally called just after 6pm!!!! (at this point i figured the news was not gonna be good) After last weekends levels not even doubling in 96hrs this time in 72hrs they more than doubled!! (they should double every 48hrs)
I was honestly blown away! We are still by no means in the clear. This is still low for 21 DPO. * At 21 DPO, the average HCG level is 1061 mIU/ml, with a typical range of 324-4130 mIU/ml.* As the nurse said, usually slowly rising numbers can lead to a miscarriage. But the important thing to think about now is that they doubled this time. So now I go again Monday and we hope and pray that they continue to double. I am to stay on the progesterone as it is obviously working for now.
It still makes me a bit sad that we can not be totally ecstatic/happy/joyful as most women are after they find out they are PG. I knew it would be hard this 3rd PG after two miscarriages. Your innocence to PG has been taken and so to avoid your heart from being totally crushed you protect your feelings and try to feel numb to the fact of actually being PG again. Even though I know once we get to see our little life we created on that ultrasound our guard will be weakened.
I just wasn't prepared for a scare so early. We have been on pins and needles so far and I can't even believe it has only been 1 week since we found out we are finally PG after 6 months of TTC. To try and not be totally paranoid over everything, this is what I told myself the past 7 months since our last miscarriage. I have actually been really good since monday. I just assumed this PG was never going to be. Now I have some renewed hope. So I am just going to go with it and see what Monday brings. Please continue to pray for us. It brings tears to my eyes when I read/hear so much love for us and this possible baby. To know we have so many that want this so very much for us also. I think Chris will be a great Daddy. And I will do everything in my power to be the best Mommy possible to our child.
**I also wanted to say a little prayer for my friend Megan. This is her 3rd month on Clomid (& last as her dr only allows 3 cycles of Clomid) and 2nd IUI cycle. She is TTC her 1st child and I hope this month her wishes come true!**


  1. yess!! i knew it would go up, i'm so happy, keep up the good, strong work :) dont think that you and chris are going to be a good mommy & daddy, know it, you guys are the BEST parents already! and your baby is sooo blessed to have parents like you! i'm still praying, everyday. thanks for updating so quickly, i've been thinking about you all day. :) try to relax a little if you can, it will do your mind and body better. xoxoxxoxox

  2. Yeah!!! I was hoping no news is good news! The prayers will continue until you hold your baby in your arms! Thank you for the good luck, you are a fantastic friend, and will be a fantastic mommy!!!

  3. whoo! this is great news! we are so excited and continue to send happy thoughts and lots of love along with prayers your way. BREATH!!!

  4. We are going to pray for you to get through this and come out with the baby you are both dreaming of. Love you!

  5. YEAH!!!! I am so happy to hear there is an increase in those levels! I am praying for you guys every night. I can't wait until I can tell Hayden she is going to have a baby cousin! You are both gonna be great worries!

  6. Grandma & GrandpaAugust 27, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Dear Nicole: Thanks for letting me know how you are doing...As I said before...My prayers are with you every day....Hope everything works out great for you and Chris...We will be leaving tomorrow,.we are going to Aunt Liz by train and Sat she will drive us to New Smyrna Beach for a week, then back to her place and then we take the train back back Sept 6 or 7.Take care, Love you, Grandma

  7. Your both in my prayers every night. I'm looking forward to seeing what Monday brings. Love you both! Xoxo

  8. I'm so happy to hear your numbers are rising! I will continue to pray and keep you in my thoughts through out this entire pregnancy! Your friend Megan is also in my prayers! I pray nothing but the best for both of you!

  9. I'll be thinking of you and Chris over the weekend. I'm so happy the news last night was good - Here's to even better news on Monday!

  10. Adding a link to a post is really easy. I too could not figure out how people were doing this! So I asked a fellow follower! Anyway, there's a few ways to do it but I do it as follows because I feel it's easiest.
    Once in a "new post" and you have your post typed and you know where you want to put your link, open up a new internet explorer page. Once your in the "new" internet page, pull up your picasa web album or what ever net page you want to link. (if your using a site that you have to be logged into, make sure you are logged in when you copy otherwise when you post your link, it will only take people to the home page of that site.) In the web address bar, right click, hit copy. In "faith's" post, I clicked on the actual album and then copied the address bar of that so it took everyone directly to "Saving Faith" album. Go back to your "new post". Click on the spot you'd like your link to be, right click then click paste. Your link is now on your post. Now you just have to change it to a "word" so highlite the link and just start typing the word. Your link is now "linked" to that specific word. If you want to link multiple words, say "Saving Faith", you have to type the words with no spaces and after you've typed what you want you can then add the spaces. For what ever reason if you try to link multiple words to a link and input spaces, it only links the first word.
    I hope this helps and isnt too confusing! If you still can't get it, let me know and I'll try again! Good Luck!

  11. Monday will be here before you know it! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  12. I'm back! Ok, go to:
    your "dashboard". Then click on
    "Layout" click
    "Add a Gadget"
    Once you click add a gadget, it will bring up a box with different things you can do to your "fun" bar..(thats what I call it!) It's the same bar you have your wedding photo on! Which by the way, I LOVE! :o)
    scroll down until you get to
    "Link List" click on this
    Another box should pop up.
    Under "Title" put the title of what your posting a link for. (Thats where I typed "Came just for the pictures? Then by all means check out our")then under "number of links" i left this blank
    I also left Sorting say "Don't sort"
    Under "new site ulr" you should paste the link to your picasa album. Same directions for "copying" a link that I sent you earlier. You would still have to make sure you are signed into your album and then you can either click on one album and copy that link or you can click on your "MY PHOTOS" (in picasa) copy that link and then paste into your link list (New Site URL). I clicked on "my photos" and made that my main link so that when someone clicked on it they could view all of my albums. New site name is the name of your link. Thats where I typed "McDonough Family Life Photo Album's". Hit "save". It will then take you back to your layout page where you can move those items around on that bar to where you want them. That I'm sure you knew! You can add other links with in that same gadget or you can just choose to "add a gadget" if you want to 1) have two separate titles for each link and 2) are just ocd like me and has to have everything nice and tidey!
    Let me know if this works! If not, we'll figure something out! :o) Good Luck!

  13. Thinking of you today and praying you get good news.