Friday, September 19, 2008

Third Time Not the Charm

Some of you knew, some did not but we found out last weekend that we were pregnant again. Yesterday I started bleeding. My beta test was neg. Talked a good deal with my dr today, this was actually a "chemical pregnancy", which is a term used for a miscarriage before the 5th week of pregnancy. Basically the fertilized egg never progresses and ends up not implanting correctly into the uterine lining. It's terribly common and most women never even know they are pregnant, as it really feels like a period that was a few days late. While she AGAIN does not think this is necessarily related to the other two miscarriages, she will be running tests in a few weeks to determine if there are any immunological, hormonal or chromosomal problems. She will also be checking me for a luteal phase defect as she believes that it is possible that I am not producing the right amount of progesterone. She said that if and when we decide to get pregnant again, she will be putting me on progesterone from the start as a precaution.
We so appreciate all the love and support we have received during what has been a very difficult year for our little family. We will keep everyone updated on the goings on. For now we are just taking one day at a time. I will be sure to update when the results come back from the tests, which will be probably 6-8 weeks from now.
Again, we appreciate the many prayers and politely and very respectably BEG for you to keep them coming our way. :)
The Ramsey Clan


Terri said...

Oh Jen I am so sorry. Ginny Milton had been keeping me updated on you. I want you to know I am here for you and love you. Prayers are always said for you in our family.


Anonymous said...

I love you... and I wish nothing more then to come and visit. I would scratch your head and you could give me PB and J.... Hey- yet another thing to add to our list of "crap".

Scrapin' Girl said...

Jen, I am sorry. I cried as I read it. I try to imagine how hard this is for you, you are in my prayers. Always! I love you.

Tenille said...

I love you!!! I'm so sorry you are going through this right now... as you know I'm here for you every step of the way. And I'm bound and determined to get a Jenny hug in the next few years... 7 years is way too long!!! Your in all my prayers!

Kelli @ "Writing" the Waves said...

Sorry I missed your call this afternoon. All this is just too crazy. I've never even heard of a chemical pregnancy before. Mike filled me in a little bit when he called over here for Pat tonight.
I will be around tomorrow if you need me. Try to get some rest.

Jen said...

Jen. I am so sorry. Nothin' more to say except I'll keep those prayers coming.

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry, Jen. I love you very much.