So in December 2008, Mrs. Unexpected finished her last pack of birth control pills, and in March 2009, she began charting her BBT (Basal Body Temperature) and using OPKs (Ovulation Predictor Kits). Because she had always had long cycles (35 days long) she wanted to be armed and ready to catch those eggs! Unfortunately Mrs. Unexpected's ovaries weren't with the program, and decided to throw the newlyweds some irregular cycles (ranging from 30 to 42 days long).
When Mrs. Unexpected found herself holding a positive pregnancy test in July 2009, she was shocked, amazed, and so excited! Bloodwork showed that her HCG levels were rising beautifully. They even got to see their 7 week old Cricket's heart beating in August. They were going to have their Baby Unexpected!
So when they went for another ultrasound in September and found out that instead of measuring 12 weeks, their Cricket was measuring only 8 weeks 5 days with no heartbeat, they were devastated. Since Mrs. Unexpected's uterus was unaware that the pregnancy was no more, she had a D&C on September 18, 2009. And after that, all they had of Cricket were some blurry ultrasound pictures.