Ok, now for the answers
I went in last week at 7 weeks and was told that I was only at 5 weeks and it was probably a blighted ovum and to come back in a week. He was so convinced that it was a b/o that we were already talking about probably scheduling a d&c for the following week sometime if we didn't see anything. So, I went for blood work and my levels were very high but from everythign I had read I understood that those levels came from the placenta and not from the baby so they could continue rising. So, basically, I had everything ready to miscarry--right up to the rubbermaid container in the bathroom. Just waiting to go.
So, fast forward one week later--I went in this morning and we were all fully expecting to see, well, nothing again and I asked for my blood work and learned that my levels had jumped to 147,000--which was good but also could mean nothing so he did the ultrasound and basically in one long week, my baby grew from nothing on a screen to a very easy to see 8 week old embryo with a heartbeat of 150bpm.
I tell ya, I had ZERO hope--I can only hope that my story will encourage someone out there who is going through this. We were all just amazed and praising the Lord in the hospital room. I guess my point is: God can do great things--He doesn't always choose to--but mostly He just wants us to trust Him no matter WHAT the outcome. I am SO thankful that He has provided in this way.
I hope this is an encouragement!
Navy wife to Carl, the bug man and mom to Kiernan, Tirzah, Dorothea and Baby girl #4 due MArch 4-12th