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One year later

It's pretty incredible that nearly a year ago I was pregnant for the first time. This was what turned out to be the ectopic pregnancy that I lost only a few short days after celebrating a positive test. I remember in the month after those events, I read a blog post from someone who was acknowledging the "anniversary" or her miscarriage when she was in the third trimester of a new pregnancy. And I remember thinking I really hope I'm pregnant when my own "miscarriage anniversary" rolls around. 

Amazingly, not only is there a good chance I'll be pregnant, but there's also a good chance I'll be holding my baby in my arms by then! 

Because there are several significant dates surrounding that experience that will occur in January, and because I will likely be nearing the end of my pregnancy or trying to figure out new motherhood at that time, I didn't want them to go unnoticed. 

January 11, 2012: I took a pregnancy test in preparation for a doctor's appointment the next day. An appointment to discuss possible infertility. The test was positive.

January 14, 2012: The day after my appointment, the 13th, I traveled to Boston for work. The next day I wasn't feeling well, I could tell something wasn't quite right. That night I began spotting. I frantically called and texted friends and family who all assured me it was fine. But it didn't stop and only got worse.

January 19, 2012: I went in for an ultrasound. The tech wasn't allowed to tell me much, but I knew something was wrong. Later that day the doctor called, after hours, and told me that the pregnancy was not viable. 

January 21, 2012: I had been bleeding all along, but this was the day it really hit. It's the day I consider as the actual miscarriage day, the day my body was getting rid of all it had prepared for a baby.

January 27, 2012: The pregnancy was confirmed as ectopic. I had to get shots to eliminate any cells that might still be growing in the wrong place.

The day I got the positive test (11th) for that pregnancy is the day after my due date for this pregnancy. And if I haven't had the baby by then, I could have it any time during the rest of this time line. I will almost definitely have a baby in my arms by the time that last date hits. 

That's pretty amazing. I'm thankful in so many ways. 

Reader Comments (1)

Well, if my guess in the baby pool is right, you'll be holding your son by then. Enjoy these last weeks, they are going to fly by. Also, enjoy Christmas in your new home! Exciting times young lady.

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralibaba41

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