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For this child, I have prayed. (Samuel 1:27)

Updates

A lot of things have been happening lately since I found out that a pregnancy had ended.  Before the weekend I took a test just to make sure my pregnancy hormones had gone back down. It was a very dark positive result.

It turns out that I had conceived multiples. The “one” that implanted first and gave me the initial positive result did not make it. I miscarried. My beta HCG blood test that day was only 17. The second one was just starting to implant. Two and a half days later my blood pregnancy test increased to 66. Things were looking really good.  I had one more test on Sunday. Monday morning, my doctor emailed me to tell me that she is pretty sure the pregnancy was escopic (implanted outside of the uterus).  I was instructed to stop all pregnancy-sustaining medications.

I have already started having some serious cramping so I think I may already be starting the process of losing the pregnancy.

So many people were praying for this little bean to keep growing.  It means the world to C and I and we thank you.  I honestly have no clue what the future holds in terms of having our child.  This was my 6th (or was it 7th? I can’t remember) loss with all but two being consecutive.  I don’t know when we will call it quits. I do know that if I had to go through a dozen losses to have Nathan over again, I totally would. There is just no way of knowing if I will ever be able to carry a pregnancy. I did read about a woman who had 18 losses in a row before having her daughter. Hats off to her- but I’m simply not going to do that (thought the baby is wicked cute). I have read of several women having half a dozen in a row before carrying the next one to term.  I may try a few more times, but it really all depends on what the doctor says.

Shall update later.

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