I've been neglecting the ole blog over the last couple weeks, and as you read what I learned this week (and last...), you'll know why.
Over the last couple weeks I've learned more about early pregnancy problems than I ever knew before.
A couple weeks ago, I learned that I was pregnant. After my first round of blood tests, I learned that my beta protein levels were low. After my second round of blood testing, I learned that they weren't rising very quickly. After my third round of blood tests, I learned that I may have an ectopic pregnancy.
And on and on. By today, I've learned that the pregnancy was not ectopic, and that my beta protein levels are decreasing = miscarriage.
Since we identified a problem very early on, I'm not heartbroken, just disappointed.
I learned that if you are prepared for the worst case scenario (in this case, ectopic pregnancy), news of an early pregnancy miscarriage isn't as devastating as it might have been.
I also learned that American Radiology won't allow you to take your toddler back in the ultrasound room with you, and that you have to have someone with you to watch your little one while you're having your procedure done. Thank you Lisa for coming to my rescue!!
I learned that friends and family are wonderful to have and a support network is SO important!
I also learned to be grateful. Despite the miscarriage, my stepson's grandmother lost her battle with cancer this week, and I'm grateful that I have my family and we're in relatively good health.
So that's what's been going on in our world.
I'll probably still be a little blog slacking this week, with the holiday coming up, but should be back to the "regularly scheduled program" next week.
Head over to Musings of a Housewife to read about what other bloggers learned over the week!