One week ago I was blissfully pregnant. I was pinning nursery ideas, thinking about weekly bumpdate pictures, purchasing belly butter, and fantasizing about what our baby would look like. I was just ecstatic that our infertility journey was over and I was finally pregnant!! Now I sit in the lobby of the emergency room waiting for my methotrexate shot to rid my body of this pregnancy.
At my appointment this morning they confirmed that my baby is in my left tube, not in the uterus. My options were to have surgery or take the methotrexate shot, I opted for the shot.
I’ll likely be at the hospital for the rest of the day. They have to run a panel of bloodwork to make sure my liver and kidneys function properly, then will administer the shot.
Ectopic pregnancies happen 1 in every 70 pregnancies, but once you’ve had one your chances in having another are 1 in 10, which is a terrifying statistic. If you didn’t know by now, I’m all about the numbers and statistics. I guess it’s just how my brain works.
So that’s all for now, in just a few short hours I’ll have the shot, then I’ll have bloodwork throughout the next few days/weeks to confirm my hcg is dropping until it goes to zero. The silver lining is that this protocol DOES work for us, it has twice now. I just pray when we start trying again it works a third time and will give us our take home baby.
Thank you for all of the positive thoughts and prayers over the past few days, and always…you guys mean so much to me. XOXO