Life has been moving at a rapid pace. I think I know why. I’m no longer working and time is all my own now. It’s amazing how fast the days go by when you’re not at work and how slow they would crawl on a work day.
I had told myself that I would take December off and then start my job search in January. Well, it’s over half-way through January and I still haven’t even bothered to update my resume! Yikes…
My routine has mostly been that of a housewife: I shop, I clean, I organize, I visit friends of mine who are on mat leave, I go to the gym and I go to acupuncture. It’s pretty chill. My husband loves it. Honestly, I’m loving it too. I wish it were financially feasible to do it forever!
Last week I was pretty sick. Some sort of stomach flu. I was still nauseous a few days later but otherwise feeling much better. Even though it was way too early to take one, I took a pregnancy test. I got two lines. Huh. I called my doctor’s office and the recptionsts were like, “why are you taking a pregnancy test so early? there’s no way it’s positive this early. Are you sure you didn’t take an LH test? Maybe you’re just ovulating.” So I went out and bought a ClearBlue Digital test and it also came out positive and said “3+ weeks”. Holy smokes! With my doctor’s office finally believing me, I went and had a blood test done. Those results said my HCG levels were 22,400 – much higher than could be possible if I was only on CD 17.
Weird, eh? I got what I thought was my period on Christmas Day. But I guess it wasn’t. I guess it was just 4 days of spotting. My last period before that was November 9th. The receptionist, after giving me the disclaimer of “I’m no doctor but…” said that with those HCG levels, I could be 9 weeks pregnant!
Yesterday I went to my doctor for an ultrasound. I was nervous. I’ve never had a good one. It’s always shattering. I think my doctor was having a stressful day that day. He wasn’t as cheery as he usually is. When he showed us the pregnancy in the ultrasound, his tone was very flat and neutral. I had to ask, “so is it good?” I wasn’t sure because it was so tiny. I had been looking at 9 week ultrasounds online the night before and they looked much bigger than what I was seeing in my ultrasound. Turns out, everything looks good. After measuring and looking at my temperature chart, he estimates me at 6 weeks with a due date of Sept 9.
We even got to hear the little one’s heartbeat. Oh man. I’ve been waiting so long to hear that, and this time, I was taken by surprise.
Like I said, I was really sure I wasn’t pregnant over the holidays. I did a lot of partying: drinking, smoking, eating raw seafood, I even took Clomid! Oops… the doc said the Clomid shouldn’t be a problem though. Phew…
Oh and we were given a picture of the little one. I know seeing ultrasounds is a sensitive topic for some of us, but this is my first good one ever. I have to share.
Yes. It’s early. But I just want to be happy and enjoy this for now!! Wish us luck, friends :)