Friday, May 16, 2008

Beta #1 for IVF #2

So my beta came back at 262.3 - stunning, for me. The last IVF, as you can see from my sidebar, it was 56 and then 152. This explains the dark line the first time I tested. Now I kinda wish I'd seen how early I'd have gotten a positive. Anyway. Got the call from WH, so much nicer than last time. The doctors there can be quite different in personality. The one last time didn't even say "congrats", but said, "we'll see how this goes." This doc was more enthusiastic and encouraging on the #'s.

I keep on the PIO until 10 weeks (I could switch to the suppositories at 7 weeks, but I like the shots and they're easy enough). Forgot to ask about Estrace. I get my 2nd beta tomorrow, and the dr's will call Monday with the # (I can get it myself on Sat if I want).

I'm just praying and hoping that this pregnancy stays strong and keeps healthy. I have the ultrasound set for 7 weeks (Jun 4). I still look every single time I can for blood (so like, 10 times a day). I'm trying not to just worry without reason. The first time I really felt happy was getting that good beta number. I feel a little bad I can't just be happy, but I know once I get to see the heartbeat(s) things will change - because it'll be a milestone we didn't get to before.

Thank you all for your love and support and well wishes. Please know if you're still waiting, or taking a break from treatments, I fully support your leaving and taking a break from reading. Afterall, I know I had to do that after my miscarriage, it was too painful. Everyone has their pwn ways. I'll keep reading all your updates, though, and waiting for your good news one day.

11 comments:

andrea_jennine said...

Great number!

amy said...

Great number indeed. Can't wait until your ultrasound....June 4 will be here before you know it.

Amy
dancingwithinfertility.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you!!! Praying peace for you and that everything continues to go smoothly. Thanks for the update!!!

InfertileMadWoman said...

Aww sweetie, I have been reading you for a long time, but this I think is my first comment... Congrats!!!! I will be right here cheering you on, as you are right on the days that I was just last year!! Keep smiling!! Hugs!!!

Searching said...

Woohoo! Congrats on that awesome number!

Adriane said...

Congratulations on a great beta!! I understand checking for blood - I think that's very natural. Can't wait until June 4th!

Alex & Jill said...

Wonderful news...I'm so excited for you! I'll be praying everything goes well!!

Kenya said...

Congrats, congrats!!

Debby said...

Fabulous news! I hope the next couple weeks fly by for you as you wait for u/s #1. It's amazing how time seems to stand still at times like this.

Glenna Marshall said...

Awesome numbers!!! I hope you get to see heartbeat(s) soon! Praying for you!

gracechild said...

congratulations and i'm glad you're surrounded by more positive people