Fabulous Forty Somethings TTC! - Page 27 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 32Likes
Reply
Thread Tools
#781 of 789 Old 12-02-2014, 01:24 PM
 
tenzinsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Ah, well, it turns out it's not a sticky bean. I got the call today, and my beta has only risen to 112, from 92, in two days. And not only that, the nurse who called to give me the first number, apparently had mistakenly looked at the chart wrong-- she was looking at numbers for 3 weeks, when it should have been for 4 weeks. So the normal range at 4 weeks is 270-1100. So 92 was way off...

So, I go off the progesterone, and they want me to go every week for a check of betas until it gets down to 5. I'm not sure how long that is going to take, because when I had early losses before I hadn't been monitored with betas and such... Seems so odd, to just sit here and wait for a miscarriage. We are booked to go to Cuba December 13th to 20 for family vacation, and all I can think about is how it may happen when I'm there. Or my birthday, which is the 20th.

I feel kind of numb about the whole thing, actually. I wasn't getting my hopes up much, even if the 92 had been a valid number for my dpo-- because I could feel my pregnancy symptoms lessening the last couple days. About not getting my hopes up-- I wasn't sure if that was my intuition, or if it was a defense mechanism.

I guess it wasn't a good egg this time around. I hope my husband wants to try again, and if he does, we catch a healthy one next time.

Me & DH ; DS (Aug 2010) ; DD1 (May 2012) ; DD2 (Nov 2013)
tenzinsmama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#782 of 789 Old 12-03-2014, 11:24 PM
 
sraplayas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: land of tomorrow
Posts: 1,332
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
tenzin--I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending a big hug to you!

SAHM bf.gif, DH reading.gif, DD  (03/05) dust.gif, DS1hola.gif(01/09), DS2 babyf.gif(06/12) & dog2.gif

sraplayas is offline  
#783 of 789 Old 12-04-2014, 05:36 AM
 
Gokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tenzin, sorry about your loss. I began posting here last summer when we started ttc. I was 40 and nursing my 18 month old a lot. Over the past year Of bfn's I struggled with weaning my possibly only child in attempt to have a second one that might not ever happen. I slowly got DS down to one feeding in the morning. 6 weeks ago I had a chemical pregnancy. Since then, I have dropped down to feeding once a week- and I still produce enough milk to squirt it out with a squeeze!

I had my fsh and amh tested this month, both in the normal range for a 35 year old.

I had suffered pelvic floor prolapse with my first child and had never returned to my previous level of exercise, though I walk a lot and have a very active job. The month I got pregnant was the month I decided to stop ttc. I had started back with gentle yoga and low impact aerobics most evenings.

Besides the pregnancy, I also became completely pain-free in my back and pelvic area!

The pregnancy is making me rethink my desire to stop ttc. The end of pain and improved energy are also making me think I could handle another child.

Anyway, since the chemical pregnancy I started following this thread again and just wanted to check in. The exercise programs I've been doing are easy and available for little or no cost through amazin prime, if anyone is interested.

Good luck, everyone!
Gokey is offline  
#784 of 789 Old 12-06-2014, 11:45 PM
 
grisandole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,053
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
So, I turn 40 in six months, and we are going to TTC about that time. My youngest is 12, and my dh has finally decided that he wants a baby, which will be our first child together. We are both thrilled, but, I'm also so stressed out because I'm terrified that I'm too old. My boys are fantastic and were happy surprised, not planned at all....I was young and never really thought about fertility, only about avoiding getting preggo, lol.

Now, here I am, older and presumably way less fertile. I started taking a good multivitamin and vitex. Anything else I should do to get myself ready? Am I setting my self up for disappointment?

"Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen." Ralph Marston

grisandole is online now  
#785 of 789 Old 12-13-2014, 11:20 AM
 
tenzinsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thought I would post a quick update... so yesterday, at 6 weeks pregnant, my beta level is only up to 896. It is rising, but ever so slowly... I know the numbers should be much, much higher, so I agree with the docs that this is nonviable (although I guess there is a part of me that still hopes for a miracle). They are diagnosing me as having PUL-- pregnancy of unknown location. Along with the serial beta hcgs, I have now had 3 u/s scans, and nothing is showing up anywhere. It isn't surprising that nothing is seen intrauterine, because they need levels to be at least 1000 for that. So I am pregnant, but they don't know where the embryo is. They are concerned about ectopic, but if the numbers start to go down then they think that wherever it is, I could just have expectant management-- they would just keep a close eye on me, and then eventually if the numbers are down to 5 or less they can say the pregnancy is over-- my body would have absorbed the embryo. I am feeling very depressed, and also scared. Certainly, I am keeping close watch on signs of ectopic, but mostly, what I'm frightened about is that this may a very long time to resolve and it is time that is precious, given that my 45th birthday is a week from today. I go for another beta-- my 6th one. I never thought I would ever wish for a 'regular, straightforward' miscarriage-- this alternative I am facing, of not knowing where the baby implanted and how long it's going to take, let alone how it will resolve (expectant, medical or surgical), is really hard to deal with. We were supposed to have gone to Cuba today, but with the way things are, I'm being advised that the furthest away I can travel is to my parents' place-- they are out of town and at opposite end of city where we live, but there is a large hospital ER at that end and is only 30 minutes from their home. Sorry for being so depressing on here, it's the Christmas season and I wish I had good news and hope to share on this thread.

Sraplayas, I hope things are going well with you. Any updates?

Hi to everyone else... about supplements and such, a few pages back there is a some good info about that. I wasn't taking much, just Co-enzyme Q10, ubiquinol form.

Me & DH ; DS (Aug 2010) ; DD1 (May 2012) ; DD2 (Nov 2013)
tenzinsmama is offline  
#786 of 789 Old Yesterday, 09:41 AM
 
saoirse2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tenszin...sorry...feckitol. that sucks.

I have only lost 1..extreme sadness so my heart is out for you
...and not been able to get pg since.

45 has come and gone.

i am very ready to be done breastfeeding this one!

mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and  ds '11 at home Oct 24th

saoirse2007 is offline  
#787 of 789 Old Today, 01:08 AM
 
honeybunmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,772
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenzinsmama View Post
Thought I would post a quick update... so yesterday, at 6 weeks pregnant, my beta level is only up to 896. It is rising, but ever so slowly... I know the numbers should be much, much higher, so I agree with the docs that this is nonviable (although I guess there is a part of me that still hopes for a miracle). They are diagnosing me as having PUL-- pregnancy of unknown location. Along with the serial beta hcgs, I have now had 3 u/s scans, and nothing is showing up anywhere. It isn't surprising that nothing is seen intrauterine, because they need levels to be at least 1000 for that. So I am pregnant, but they don't know where the embryo is. They are concerned about ectopic, but if the numbers start to go down then they think that wherever it is, I could just have expectant management-- they would just keep a close eye on me, and then eventually if the numbers are down to 5 or less they can say the pregnancy is over-- my body would have absorbed the embryo. I am feeling very depressed, and also scared. Certainly, I am keeping close watch on signs of ectopic, but mostly, what I'm frightened about is that this may a very long time to resolve and it is time that is precious, given that my 45th birthday is a week from today. I go for another beta-- my 6th one. I never thought I would ever wish for a 'regular, straightforward' miscarriage-- this alternative I am facing, of not knowing where the baby implanted and how long it's going to take, let alone how it will resolve (expectant, medical or surgical), is really hard to deal with. We were supposed to have gone to Cuba today, but with the way things are, I'm being advised that the furthest away I can travel is to my parents' place-- they are out of town and at opposite end of city where we live, but there is a large hospital ER at that end and is only 30 minutes from their home. Sorry for being so depressing on here, it's the Christmas season and I wish I had good news and hope to share on this thread.

Sraplayas, I hope things are going well with you. Any updates?

Hi to everyone else... about supplements and such, a few pages back there is a some good info about that. I wasn't taking much, just Co-enzyme Q10, ubiquinol form.
So sorry you are having to go through this. My first m/c was a "missed miscarriage" - you know, no symptoms . . . Except for a single cramp that concerned me. I had to wait a while for things to progress and when they didn't on their own, saw an acupuncturist and that was successful.

Wishing you peace and comfort.

Mama to add 10/05; ds 3/09, and two angels. Expected my 2nd rainbow baby 2/15!
honeybunmom is online now  
#788 of 789 Old Today, 02:09 PM
 
orangemomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast United States
Posts: 327
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
tenzinsmama - I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs. I am hoping that it resolves without your having to have an intervention (medical or surgical) did your last beta test show the levels going down?

I just had a 29 day cycle. I haven't had a 29 day cycle in 18 months or so - I wonder what that means? Of course I am convinced that it "means" something - it may not. I just feel like my time is so limited that I try to read meaning into every little variation of my cycle. 46th birthday is just around the corner (less than 2 weeks)

 Breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling momma to two. 420/2014 items in decluttering challenge (643 items gone last year 2013, 625 gone in 2012) Ramsey's BS1 $189.88
orangemomma is online now  
#789 of 789 Unread Today, 08:51 PM
 
grisandole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,053
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that

"Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen." Ralph Marston

grisandole is online now  
Reply

Tags
Trying To Conceive

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off