Monday, July 25, 2005

Cautiously optimistic

Well, I passed a kidney stone on Saturday. I feel better now. If you've never done this, I don't advise it. Highly painful, and disconcerting when you start peeing blood.

After spotting Tuesday and Wednesday, my midwife ordered 48 hour serial hcg tests to see what was happening there. My levels are high, within the range they should be at eight weeks, although they seem to be increasing somewhat sluggishly. I could have hoped for skyrocketing hormones, but I'll content myself with "significant increases" between samples. She took a peek at the new Cub today, for reassurance, and lo and behold, we only encountered one sac. So, the theory goes, the empty one could have broken up and slipped on out, leaving the viable one in place. Just a theory. We'll see if it holds up over time. At any rate, the spotting seems to be tapering off, finally, and we have a Blob! With a teeny tiny heartbeat! And I saw it! Look! See how pretty?!

I'm one of those people who never post pictures of my children on the Internet, not only from Fear of Perverts, but also out of fear that my mother might one day discover a picture of her little grand-angel and recognize this as mine. Ah, paranoia. However, I feel confident that the Blob in no way resembles, well, anything at the moment, and therefore is of no interest to anyone but me, and it's a pretty safe bet to show it off here.

At any rate, I am feeling about 2394875278 per cent better than I have for the last two weeks. Yay. The Bear has a birthday this week, and plans are underway for the Advent Of The Inlaws, who have not seen her since December. Fortunately, I'm not going to have to lie on the couch and make them cook for me. They're not coming to see me, anyway. I'm just the keeper of the baby.

I had several interesting, non-uterus-related things I wanted to post about, but I can't remember what they were, because I have pregnancy brain, and am therefore stupid. Alas, alack.


Amy said...

Sorry about the kidney stone--I've heard they're horrid. Yay on the baby news, though! (can't see the photo for some reason, but I trust you on the cuteness)

Julie said...

I don't know, honey. Between kidney stones and trees falling, I might actually choose the tree.

Either way, I'm thrilled to hear there's a Blob in your uterus. :) One of the things I was most upset about this weekend (in a crisis? I'm not so smart) was that I couldn't get on the internet. One blogger I read was expecting a baby on Friday, and you had that cliffhanger post, and I NEED MY BLOG FIX!!!!!

Jane said...

Yeah, the kidney stone was a bummer. I went through eighteen hours of drug-free labor, and this was only very marginally less painful. Given the choice, guess which one I'd do over again?

Not like I have much option there...