Thursday, February 9, 2012

And I'm still pregnant!

Yay!  I went in and had blood drawn this week, and those results look good!  Monday, my HCG was at 206, and Wednesday it was 534.  Yay for doubling numbers!  There's not really a "range" that HCG is supposed to be, as long as it doubles in like 24-48 hours, from what I understand.  I mean, sure there is a range that they're looking for, but it's such a huge range that it doesn't really count.

So far, I'm feeling pretty good.  I'm absolutely exhausted, but that's about it. 

I haven't been back to the gym since I found out I'm pregnant though.  I'm terrified to go.  Yes, I know logically that you can do pretty much anything your body was already used to before you get pregnant, but that's not the point.  The point is, I'm scared to, and I'm not gonna do it.  So there. 

My first appointment is 2/27.  There will be an ultrasound involved, so we'll be able to at least see the heartbeat.  Not sure if I'll be far enough along to actually hear it yet. 

Please keep the thoughts and prayers coming!  Tomorrow is one week since I found out.  Last time, I started spotting one week after I found out.  I'm kinda nervous, but trying not to focus on it.


  1. Yay for still being pregnant. Thinking of you! :)

  2. Yay!!! Praying for you. Love you sister!

  3. Okay, since the excitement is building I've got to say how wonderful this news is!!!
    Ashley, I know you've struggled to get pregnant and stay pregnant, but I sincerely hope and pray this life will grow strong and you'll carry to term, bringing home that bundle of love.

  4. Yay, good news!! Praying for you guys. I too, sincerely pray that you carry to term and get to bring that growing bundle of joy home!!!


  5. Hey Ashley, LOVE your blog, finally got a chance to check it out!:) And I'm SOO happy for both you and Cris! I know how much you guys have both wanted this and how much work you have done to get to this! You're amazing and a great inspiration for SOO many!! Keeping you and baby Eichenlaub in my thoughts and prayers for a good long pregnancy! Way to go girl!!:)

  6. Continue to keep you in our prayers. I pray for you and Cris to have peace during this pregnancy and that you will have a wonderful full pregnancy. Love ya

  7. Glad your numbers are doubling and that you're tired. Any and all of those pregnancy symptoms are a good sign. I hope you're still doing ok a few days later...I hadn't checked your blog til today...I felt the urge to pray for you this morning and I just hope you're ok.