My hcg level increased to 3456, more than double so levels are increasing well. My progesterone increased to 37.5 so I will remain on the oral progesterone.
I took a test every couple days to watch the lines get darker. Lines getting darker indicate the pregnancy hormone hcg increasing. I went and had my blood drawn and progesterone level checked. At 4w5d my hcg level was 1338 and progesterone was 13. So the doctor called in oral progesterone and I started taking the 200mg pills daily instead of using the cream I had been using and also had to have 200mg injected.
We went to church and I just wanted to share the joy with everyone but we wanted to get the digital confirmation first. We stopped by Walmart on the way home and purchased the package that had a First Response Test with First Response Digital Test and we purchased the $0.88 Walmart test. Results were clearly YES, I was pregnant. My husband wanted to call his parents right away but we decided to wait because family was due to have a baby boy any day and we didn't want to overshadow his birth. So we told our friends, a couple, that we knew would keep our secret and share our joy. We also told our older children and asked them to keep it a secret for a little while longer.
Finally a test showed enough color it could be slightly seen by my camera lens. I couldn't contain myself so I told Daddy. He of course was a little upset I was originally going to try to do a big reveal for him. He's just like me wants to know ASAP. Of course we both want to see a definite yes on a digital test. (It showed better in person, reposting picture makes it hard to see.)
After the repeated toddler talk of baby I started taking pregnancy tests. Starting August 15th I was able to see a very faint line on the tests but there wasn't any actual color to them except one so I wasn't 100% sure. I thought about how I could surprise Daddy and considered maybe doing something tied into the eclipse as a reveal to him.
Our Toddler started randomly randomly saying baby repeatedly without anyone encouraging her. Daddy was going through his talking about how we weren't having another just for her and I just had to chuckle and say be careful what you say. He clarified that he wasn't saying anything against having another baby just that we weren't going to have another just for her.
So to start with a little of a back story. Our youngest daughter was born in August 2016 and I exclusively pumped for her so I was not cycling. I started tracking my fertility with basal body temperatures again in April 2017 to avoid a surprise pregnancy. I had milk saved and stopped pumping June 28, 2017 and then had my first ovulatory cycle. The beginning of the next cycle I continued tracking my basal body temperature but also used ovulation predictor tests.
On the morning of August 8, 2017 my temperature dropped and in the afternoon the ovulation test showed positive. I was so excited in my heart I knew that if we tried I would be pregnant. So I texted my husband and asked if he wanted to try to make our May baby boy. He said sure and then we tried just once that night.
Precious Boy so loved by Mommy, Daddy, Brother and his two Sisters. He arrived in Heaven when his heart stopped at 13w2d on October 26, 2017. His body was delivered October 30, 2017 @ 10:30PM. He was 4.25in long and weighed 0.96oz. He was laid to rest November 4, 2017 @ 2PM. He will be forever loved and remembered. Ean Rigel is his first and middle name for privacy reasons last name is withheld.
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