Each morning, when I take my temperature and it hasn’t dropped, I am astonished.
Today was 98.5, so I won’t pass anything before tonight at the earliest.
The bleeding is even heavier this morning, and I’m now wearing a pad all the time (although not filling them).
But get this – I did another clearblue digital, and it changed from 2-3 weeks to 3+ weeks.
I was sat on the floor in my bedroom, having a quiet cry after dropping the boys off, thinking I’ll get some grieving out of the way while the house is empty. I snatched the test angrily off the bedside table, ready for it to say 1-2 weeks, but it has bloody gone up. Messing with head. That means my HCG levels are 2600+.
For the record (I called their customer careline this morning), the Clearblue HCG levels in the UK test are:
10-156: 1-2 weeks
156-2600: 2-3 weeks
2600: 3+ weeks.
I don’t know what to make of that. I suppose they might be rising slowly, which would account for why it’s taken so long to click over to 3+ weeks. Slow rising HCG is generally an indicator of a non-viable pregnancy.
But with the bleeding I’m getting, I would have thought that my HCG would be levelling off, or more likely, decreasing.
Pfff. I don’t know.
I’ll update this post after my scan this afternoon instead of writing a new one.
Scan showed an empty gestational sac, which I pretty much suspected. It’s an anembryonic pregnancy, or blighted ovum – the baby just never grows.
I actually don’t feel too devastated by this as at least I didn’t have to see yet another teeny corpse on screen.
Going back in two weeks to check, but this should pass on its own. Soon, hopefully.
Large glass of wine for me tonight.
Thanks for all your thoughts and hope – sorry the news was bad. Again.
I WILL get there though.
In the meantime, I’m going to have a boozy Christmas, and hopefully the New Year will bring better news on the baby front (3rd year lucky, right?).