So we went for a checkup yesterday and found out the baby no longer has a heartbeat and has not grown past 7 weeks. I am devastated, but on the other hand know that everything happens for a reason, and we will try again in a few months. I also have bronchitis, and have been sick since 12/24, which happens to be the date of my first ultrasound that showed a heartbeat. (however the pregnancy did look a week off at that point which I thought was odd). The Dr said that being sick is not related, but I can't help to think that it could be, since both occurred during the same week. And, I have been getting worse, not better - I can't sleep due to the coughing every night, and had finally decided to take antibiotics yesterday since I was running a fever since starting the new job on 1/8 and I was afraid it would turn into pneumonia.
It's just crazy to think that the baby is not alive when I have all of the normal pregnancy symptoms (on top of being sick). So now I am out of work until Wed and my boss is clearly nervous I'm a flake - he called to ask if there is any way these issues could extend past Wed. He only hired two tax preparers so I understand his concern, but I assured him I will be fine by Wed, and then emailed him a few hours later asking if there is anything I can do from home over the weekend. Even though tax season doesn't really get busy until 2/1, I'm a little scared I will lose my job over this, but there's not much I can do about it at this point.