Thursday, October 25, 2012

God is Listening!!!!!

It has been a crazy couple of weeks!! As y'all know we had our bloodwork done (aka beta) and were excited when we found out we were pregnant and our beta was 120. Then at our second beta our numbers didn't double and were 168. The doctor was worried, but said that maybe both embryos had implanted and one was not making it so she ordered another bloodtest. The third one came back and my heart broke. It didn't double, and was 271.

We prepared for a miscarriage. The doctor even told us that we needed to be ready for a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. We were so sad and devastated. The doctor ordered another beta to see if my numbers were going down. Well, they didn't! And they didn't just go up, THEY DOUBLED!! To 818, from 271!! Now my doctor thought for sure we were dealing with an ectopic pregnancy. This terrified me! To think I would have to chose to abort my baby all b/c it was in my fallopian tubes! It just didn't seem right and I was praying like crazy that we wouldn't have to make that decision.

 So she ordered yet another beta! And wouldn't you know it more than doubled again! To 1702!!! They were VERY pessimistic and told me not to get my hopes up, but to wait for an ultrasound!! We had an ultrasound done that day and there was a sweet little precious miracle in my uterus, NOT in the my fallopian tubes! And the babe was measuring on time, 5 weeks and 3 days!! The entire doctor's appointment was so scary! I went alone b/c Todd had to work and that is just how I have to deal with things, either with Todd or alone. The doctor was not hopeful at all and even after the ultrasound she talked to me about a DNC! Yeah, I kept thinking is there something she is not telling me...didn't I just see a baby?? I was so confused and so numb! I had no idea what was going on! Here is our first ultrasound!

My next beta was ordered and praise the Lord it doubled again to 3464!! This was amazing news and was starting to give me more and more hope! The next big step was the next ultrasound. They were hoping to see a heartbeat.

We went in today and had our second ultrasound and were able to see the heart beating at 119 BPM. Todd was elated and I was in shock!! I had fully prepared myself for the worst. Plus, even after Noah, we still had no idea what we were looking at on the ultrasound. Here's the second ultrasound picture!

 I feel so bad for not updating everyone on all of this news until now!! We just didn't know what was going to happen and really thought it was over. Plus the doctors were not giving us any hope to stand on at each visit. They are still concerned b/c of my early beta numbers. But for now we are joyful and very thankful for this miracle from God! Thank y'all for all of the prayers and please continue to send them up! We feel all of the prayers and I know that God is listening.

I go back next week for another ultrasound!! Praying things continue to look up!!!
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

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10 comments:

Kimberly said...

Yay!! Praise God! Celebrating each day with you and your precious miracle.

Amber said...

How exciting for a precious little miracle!

momof5girls said...

Wow!!! Dana, that is just the most awesome news ever!!! Praise our Dear Wonderful Lord!!! I'm so happy for you, I had Robert pause his "hunting video" so I could read him your post ;) I had goose bumps reading it! God bless you, Todd, Noah and this precious gift from God! We'll sure keep praying ;)

Megan Wesley said...

Dana I am all teary eyed! I'm so so happy for y'all! You guys are in my prayers! I love y'all! !! - Megan W.

Megan Wesley said...

Dana I'm all teary eyed! I'm so so happy for y'all. You guys are in my prayers! I love y'all! !!!

Heather said...

HOLY COW!!! This is indeed amiracle!!! I am so happy for you and that little bean growing in your belly! I hope IT all continues to go just like it should until you are bringing home a baby in a few short months!!!

Dan and Leigh said...

woo hoo! To God the glory Dana! It totally makes sense that one baby made it and the other didn't and that is why your numbers were weird. Funny they were so pessimistic. It makes perfect sense. you'll see your baby again someday and i'll continue to pray for the one on the way!

Melissa said...

Yay!! So excited for you!! I will be praying for you!!

Shelly said...

Your post made me smile!!!!! PRAYERS!!!!

Shelly said...

Made me smile! God Bless!