I used to live in Chicago...
Canton is about an hour and a half from me, and it's near where my mom grew up.
I am having levels checked for a bunch of reasons. First of all, my last pregnancy was an ectopic that followed so closely after my previous miscarriage that my midwife didn't believe I was pregnant until my tube ruptured. That was somewhere between five and six weeks, with an HCG only around 2000.
My perinatologist wanted me to call on day one of a
so I did. Progesterone and HCG monitored until 6000, then an ultrasound to check uterine placement, and then, I hope, hands off for the rest of the pregnancy.
Secondly, this pregnancy happened when I was supposed to be having a natural (albeit progesterone-supplemented) frozen embryo transfer, and the cycle was canceled because my lining was too thin at transfer, and my estrogen was too low. I just want to make sure my old body is cranking out enough progesterone to keep this baby in, since I didn't actually take any of the supplements!
Also, I had three losses in a row and I'm just a little bit paranoid.
Dd has been bugging me SOOOO much today. I don't know if it's her or me or the combination of us both being just a bit more tired and cranky than usual, but I just can't stand it!!! Thank goodness dh is home from work this week or I don't know what I would do with myself. Just now I slammed my door and barricaded myself in my office. I'm contemplating just going to bed in here and not even trying to nurse her to sleep. Oy!
How are you coping with your other dcs these days?