March 12 - The first day of my last period. This is important because this is how they gauge how far along you are. My problem: I've been tracking my cycle since December. The average cycle of a woman is 28 days. Here were my cycle lengths: 34 days, 34 days, and 39 days. So before even trying to begin trying, we knew it might be a bit harder to guess when I was ovulating. Luckily, the program I was using to track my period (on our iPad) adjusted my "fertile" days according to my longer cycle.
March 28 - April 8 - my maybe fertile time.
April 12 (Tuesday) - took my first pregnancy test. I was just feeling "off" and thought if we had conceived at the beginning of our fertile time (around March 28), there was a possibility that I might be able to get a positive result. I tested in the evening and got a very very faint positive.
April 16 (Saturday)- took another test. It was another faint positive. We went to the store and bought a digital. It was negative. This was the same morning that I had a baby shower to go to. Let me tell you, when you're trying to have a baby, think you're pregnant, and then get a negative pregnancy test, do NOT go to a baby shower! It was so horrible! The shower itself was great, but it was NOT the time to be celebrating babies when I felt like my world had just crashed down. I was not social at all and left without really talking to anyone. I totally lost it in the car on the way home because I was so confused.
SO faint, again!
April 19 (Tuesday) - took another test. Negative.
April 21 (Thursday) - took another test. Positive. I was so confused at this point that I called Southern OBGYN and asked for a blood test. They told me to come in the next day.
April 22 (Friday) - got a blood test. Came back positive, but my numbers were VERY low. A 2 is pregnant, I was only a 21. This basically means that I was VERY early. Ovulation later than I thought?
April 28 (Thursday) - went to get my blood drawn again per doctor's request. Numbers doubled fine. We announced publicly that we were pregnant.
I took another test (even though we KNEW I was pregnant because we never got to take that "I'm pregnant!" picture - haha)
The difference between my two tests (top - April 21, bottom - April 28)
May 5 (Thursday) - went to get my blood drawn again per doctor's request. Numbers were fine. Was told they wanted to do an ultrasound at my next appointment. My numbers have gone from 21 (two weeks ago) to over 8,000.
May 9 (Monday) - my first OB appointment. Did an ultrasound - only measuring 5 weeks! I thought I was 7! I totally ovulated WAY later than I thought! She said everything looked right on track for 5 weeks, though. My sack looked fine, yolk sack where it should be, etc. Initial due date before ultrasound - December 18. What I thought my due date was - December 25. Tentative due date after ultrasound - January 8.
Baby Mullican! Well, sort of. The baby is still too small to see, but you can see the yolk sack on the right side!
Basically - they can't give me a *real* due date until they can see a heart beat. And you can't see a heart beat until about 7 weeks. I have an appointment scheduled on May 24, and I'll go back for another ultrasound then.
So, for now, please just pray that our little bean (who is looking good!) just continues to look good and sticks in there like they're supposed to!