I have been wanting to be able to post a story on here for some time. This site has brought me so much hope and encouragement over the past 6 months. I have quite the pregnancy loss history and recently experienced two back to back miscarriages in January and March of this year. We were amazed to get pregnant again quickly in April.
However things were not going well despite my initial optimism and hope.
I had my first ultrasound last Monday, I should have been somewhere between 5w6d-6w3d but the ultrasound only showed a gestational sac measuring 4w2d and a yolk sac (no measurements were taken of it). The technician had very poor bedside manners, rushed through the ultrasound and basically agreed with me that it did not look good and that I should get my blood checked. No doctor was on staff to interpret the results. I refused the blood test because they usually only need it to officially diagnose a m/c so that they can do a D&C. Plus the stress of waiting for those numbers is torture. Been there done that. Needless to say I spent almost two weeks of worry waiting for a follow up ultrasound.
After my horrible experience at the OBs office, I decided to find a new doctor.
Today 11 days later, I went in to the new office. The waiting room was filled with young teen moms glowing over their ultrasound images. My old OB office took forever to fax in my paperwork so we had to sit in there hearing all the banter and I was just so tense with anxiety as I was not anticipating good news. I had done all the research and the odds were against me.
Finally they called us in (even though my paperwork had not yet arrived). She sent me straight for the ultrasound. The technician was very nice. The moment she put the probe on my belly she excitedly proclaimed "yep we have a baby and a heartbeat." Relief and joy rushed over me. It was a MIRACLE. My baby had grown 3 weeks in a matter of 11 days!!! Measuring 7w2d with a heartbeat at 159bpm. There is no other explanation other than the power of prayer. I have had tons of people praying over this pregnancy and have been on my face asking for a miracle.
God is good. I never thought I would be able to be the one to post a miracle story on here.
"For this child I prayed and the Lord hath granted me my petition which I asked of him" 1Samuel 1:27
I hope my story brings some reassurance to others going through a similar situation.
Ethan born 08.18.06-He is my miracle from God
Blighted ovum 8weeks-01.29.09
Chemical pregnancy 03.13.09
Currently expecting another miracle due 12.30.09