It's been a busy couple of weeks. I've spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with my RI office and considerable time in the chair at many locals labs getting blood work. My arms are quite bruised unfortunately. There have been day when I have been pricked THREE time in ONE day. It's been a little hectic and inconvenient but these are good problems to have!
"These a good problems to have" - my current mantra.
As you may know my husband has a needle phobia. He loathes it. He has been known to faint in the past while getting blood work and immunization. He fainted also a week ago. These are good problems to have.
By Tuesday of last week I want to say that I was 'stupid happy.' Beyond happy to have made it this far with HCG results coming in so nicely.
Then I received word from my RI office about my Immunology Panel. To quote the nurse, "they are pretty OK." Basically, my natural killer cells are slightly activated and my LADs are somewhat low. Recommendation: IVIG. A solution. While this was stressful and less than ideal these are still good problems to have. I am pregnant. We have a shot.
I did another HCG draw after hearing the IVIG news and was reassured by the increase. It is still right on track for where I am. Then I did the IVIG a couple of days ago. I was again reassured to not have to wait through the weekend.
I was happy. Stupid, happy yesterday.
Then today I had some light brown spotting. Suddenly I was filled with anxiety. The timing was unsettling since today I am 5 weeks 6 days pregnant. This is the farthest I have ever gotten, tomorrow I will have broken my previous record. It was very, very unsettling. I talked to my husband about it which I didn't intend on doing until he started to get on my case about being winded after climbing the parking garage stairs (in my defense it is extremely humid here today). I told him to stop picking on me since I was a little stressed. I know spotting is common but given our past history of loss, blood is never something that I can just shake off. I commented about how I wished I could go back to being that naive, excited and happy person I was in my first pregnancy. It seems as though as soon as I get a little bit of confidence something comes along that shakes it. These are good problems to have. I am pregnant.
The spotting was an isolated occurance. It could have been a little irritation from the Crinone I am taking. I could have been something else. Who knows. It is gone and that is all I care about. It did, however, freak me out and remind me that I am far from out to the woods. 7 more weeks until the 2nd trimester. Hopefully we get there and that will give me some piece of mind. We can only hope but again, these are good problems to have.