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16 March 2008 @ 06:11 pm
Stealth Sproglet!  
Sorry <lj user=quatlet>, you've been rumbled.
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I had blood tested 10 days ago where they tested for hCG among other things, just to conclusively rule out my immune system thinking it was pregant while the rest of me had produced negative pregnancy test results. My GP and I both figured my nausea and tiredness were probably related to the gut problems which seemed to have gotten better - I've had vomiting and nausea for most of the last 3 years, but haven't thrown up at all since 30/12/2007, which I figured was probably stress at my parents visiting that day. And I've had a really nasty cold-type lurgy for much of the last month.

Just about to go to bed at midnight on Wednesday, when I found the post, which included a boring-looking letter for me, so I decided to open it. It said: Your blood results mean you are pregnant. Please see one of the doctors ASAP. A urine test should come up positive now too. Best wishes, Your GP.

It was rather like finding I'd passed an exam I didn't remember entering. I squealed and laughed but was too knackered for a happy scooby dance, and Conflux came to the stairs to find out what could be so exciting. Obviously the next step was a pregancy test - which had a positive line come up a whole minute before the control. At this point I started to believe it. Given that I'd been in floods of tears when I'd got home, I think this may be the widest range of emotions I've ever had in one day.

So went to GP on Friday - some confusion about which one I was seeing, and then an hour wait as "a patient is unwell" - I didn't point out the tautology there as the GP was legging it to the patient and an ambulance was in attendance. Ended up with Dr H who I'd hoped to see in the first place.
Me: "Dr K says my blood test says I'm pregnant."
Dr H [looks at screen] <i>Hell</i> yes!

Apparently non-pregnant women have hCG levels of <3. Me? 6500. Which means at least 3 weeks pregnant.

Yay. Except for the more weeks of nausea and likely morning sickness, right?
Obviously what I wanted to know is when Sproglet might turn up, given that LMP dating would mean I'm 6 months gone already, and, well, no.
Dr palpates me a bit. "14-16 weeks, probably."

Me: What? Practically 4 months already?? Apparently so. I'm having a dating scan on Tuesday, but it looks like I'm having a baby in the first half of September.

I know me and my body don't communicate that well, but hiding a 6-inch embryo in my tummy?? My trousers still fit!

On the plus side, the nausea and exhaustion ought to ease soon, and I don't need to fret about the chances of a first-trimester miscarriage (lots of miscarriages run in the family - my aunt had 7 before her first baby), because I've already <i>done</i> the first trimester. Feels a bit like cheating. Although I was previously really cheating by having <lj user=aranel04> do childbirth and not me - guess I'll have to have labour as well now. Oh well.

</lj-cut>OMG I'm practically 4 months pregnant!!!