Where should I start?
Yesterday was a long day. Before I left work, I had noticed some dark brown spotting. When I got home after praise band rehearsal, it was much more than spotting. I had bright red blood. On top of that, my back had started hurting while I was at church. I was at home by myself because Brandon had traveled for work in Mississippi. I immediately called Sheri (my SIL) and told her what was going on. She suggested that I call ART's after hours number. Once I explained everything, the nurse on call asked me to come in this morning. Brandon drove home late last night so he could go to the appointment with me.
Once we arrived, they took us back for an ultrasound. We were not expecting to see much since we're only 5w3(4?)d along (and our original appointment wasn't scheduled for two more days). They were looking to see if anything was causing me to bleed. Brandon and I immediately saw the sac that is holding the baby and felt relief. They said that everything looked great. We're still unsure of what caused the blood, but we feel much more at peace now than we did before.
|Our baby is in there!|
Last night I prayed to God asking for peace, and the health of my sweet baby growing inside of me. As we were driving to the doctor's office this morning, I was reminded of one of the quotes from the "Unglued" bible study we're completing.
I must focus on the good God is working out in me through this situation and leave the outcome with Him.
God has this. There will be many more scares and bumps in the road, but I know that God is covering my sweet baby. I had fully anticipated bad news this morning, but was reminded of the power of prayer. God is always good, but we are especially thankful that our pregnancy continues to progress.
Here are our lab results from today:
Beta #3: 6537
(doubling time of 30 hours)
Our next appointment is now scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, unless we need to return sooner.