July 23, 2009
Once a worrier, always a worrier
Today I went to see Doc because I started having lower groin/abdominal pain and left lower back pain. It continued today and into the morning. Of course, being the worrier I am, I immediately started worrying that it was an ectopic pregnancy. I had been on the mini-pill and there is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy if you get pregnant while taking it. I hadn't had any bleeding and the pain wasn't bad, just annoying and there, so I called the office, basically for reassurance. Even though part of me was worried, the rational part figured it was just ligament pain or something totally unrelated to the pregnancy. Well, they told me to come in this afternoon so they could rule it out. Then I really started to worry. But, all is well, pregnancy is in the uterus. I had wondered about my EDD because I had a period June 1 and then June 10 some spotting. Based on the 6-1 I would be 7w4d, but I was measuring 5w6d. There was a heartbeat of 101. Doc said it was a little low, but said it was probably because it's so early and that we'd check on 8-4 to make sure everything was still going okay. I'm trying not to worry, but the next 2 weeks are going to be very, very long. Another interesting thing was when she did the sono, there was the yolk sac with the little flutter of a heartbeat and then what looked to me like a smaller empty sac. Doc didn't say anything about it, so I don't know for sure, and I didn't ask, but I'm kinda wondering if it wasn't initially a twin pregnancy and that one of them stopped developing. I guess it doesn't really matter at this point, all I want is for this little bean to stick around. So, new due date of 3-19-10, and hopefully in 2 weeks, I'll see a good strong heartbeat. Keep your fingers crossed.