I had a few ultrasounds since my last post. My HCG levels were rising; they doubled in a four day period, going from 22,000 on Friday, to 27,000 on Monday. A few days later on Thursday, August 11, 2011, I think they went up to 28,000, and that was the very last time they were read. At that point, I was 6 weeks 3 days, or something close to that. Still, there was nothing to be seen in the sac. The doctor, of course, didn't think the pregnancy was viable and discussed options. I let each doctor know that I would not be inducing a miscarriage; if I was to miscarry, I would do so naturally. At that same appointment, the doctor said that at this stage in the pregnancy, the HCG numbers level out, so there was no point in doing any more blood work. He scheduled me for another ultra sound the following week on Wednesday, August 17th. At this appointment, he indicated the gestational sac hadn't grown in size. He discussed options again. Again I told him I would be doing things naturally. Not sure if he remembered that we had this conversation a week earlier. As we were concluding the conversation, he indicating seeing only a yolk sac at this stage was not good. He really didn't even give it any credence, kinda like it didn't matter. I don't really even think he took a good look at it. WHOA! This was the FIRST time I heard a doctor say I had a yolk sac! All preceding ultrasounds indicated an empty sac! I told him this was the first time a yolk sac was seen. He said he didn't want to give me false hope as there are no, "slow starters/growers." Clearly, he has not been to this website! I have no appointments this week, thankfully. My next ultrasound is for next week, I believe on Wednesday, August 24th. Waiting for my miracle! I am praying each and every day, remembering God is my steering wheel, not my spare tire. Please keep me in your prayers.