I was waiting for my cycle to arrive since the 28th of December. I was prepared for it, carrying my supplies with me while I worked. I would go to the restroom, expecting to see the first signs…but nothing. Then, I had some faint brown discharge. Oh oh, that’s my first symptom of pregnancy. I cancelled a visit with our friends on January 2nd, and since hubby and I didn’t feel like cooking we ordered take out. I asked my husband to pick up a test on his way home, but he forgot to. After we had dinner he went to the Dollar General which is just 5 minutes away from our house to get a test. I didn’t take it that night, but first thing the next day 1/3/18 I did. The above picture was the result I saw. I woke my husband right away to have him see the result. It was around 2:30 in the morning, and we were both quite shocked.
I went to work shortly after that. While I was at work my husband went out and purchased a digital test. So, when I got home from work I took the digital test. My husband and I stood over the test while it was working waiting to see the word or words appear. When this result appeared…
my husband dropped to his knees. We have 3 children right now. A 12 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old. When this new baby arrives, the baby will be about 2 weeks shy of 2, and the now middle child will be a month shy of 4. 4, 2 and new sort of scares me. Lol!
We have a small home, so trying to fit another child in our home will be a challenge. Everything will work out, but I can’t say it won’t be stressful.
I have already had 2 beta hcg tests, and a progesterone screening. My first hcg result was 812, which is normal for the 5 weeks along I should be. My progesterone level was a little over 17, which is normal for this stage of pregnancy too.
I took the second hcg test today, and should receive results in the morning. I won’t be shocked if my level doesn’t double since it wasn’t even 48 hours between tests. I do hope it goes up though.
I have several complications during pregnancy to deal with, so I am in a bit of a state of denial. I have to deal with early onset gestational diabetes, cervical incompetence, and low progesterone.
The cervical incompetence requires a surgery around 12 weeks. I have actually considered not having it done, because I have needed to be induced every time I have had the surgery. I did lose my first child, when I dilated prematurely and my water broke. That is why I have had the surgery for my subsequent pregnancies. It’s just a lot to worry about.
I am excited, and have felt that I would have another child some day. I’m getting old though, and will be a month shy of 40 when this baby is due.