Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Still Holding our Breath

Well we have our results from our 5th beta test…

1,358

That’s a doubling time of 85% every two days (>60% is normal) and it moves us up from borderline low to normal low. We needed it to double in 48-72 hours and we made the 72 hour mark. Holy Pete. I can’t believe we’ve made it this far. We still have not yet let ourselves feel excited or hopeful yet because there is still so much that can go wrong. We have our first ultrasound this Thursday at 2pm. If all is well we should see a yolk sac and a fetal pole. I just have to remember to breathe.

P.S. I did know that it was going to be increasing because I broke my own rule. Since I was going to have to wait from Thursday till Monday for more blood work I bought a 3 pack of FRER. Yes the good kind! I took a test on Friday and it was as dark as the control line. Then I waited until Sunday to test again and it was darker than the control line. This morning I took my last test and it was the same as Sundays. Actually at this point I’m not sure more HCG would make a difference since DARK pink is about as high as it will go. My boobies still hurt, I’m exhausted, I’ve had a few waves of nausea and certain smells are bothering me. Oh and twinges and twitches down in my lady parts. I’ve read that these are all good signs. We shall see…

23 comments:

JB said...

I hope Thursday brings marvelous good news! Thinking of you until then...

Astrid said...

I've been stalking your blog to find out what's going on. This is awesome news! So glad to hear it!

By Grace said...

I've been coming back to read your news, so excited about this!
Please believe that nothing will go wrong than thinking something might still go wrong.
I will say a prayer for you for Thursday, also have a scan on that day, only that mine is to check follicles.

Shannon said...

Oh wow, this is some exciting news! Im still praying like crazy and cant wait for your u/s on Thursday.

Meant to be a mom said...

Sigh, I'm praying for you so much.
I truly mention you by name in my daily prayers. I feel like prayers are heard and answered.

cady said...

I am really hoping you get good news on Thursday. I've been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and have been so excited to see your betas going up.

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

I'm glad things are still hopeful, even if you can't allow yourselves to have hope (and we have to do it for you). I hope the ultrasound gives you all of your answers.

kdactyl said...

I have also been stalking your blog for days for any news. I have been praying that your numbers continue to rise because you have a healthy baby in there. I will say more prayers that thursday also brings wonderful news for you.

kd

Kerri said...

This sounds like really encouraging news to me. I am feeling so hopeful for you. I will be counting down the minutes until your u/s on Thursday!

Dave and Elaine said...

WOW...that is all I can say and that I am praying for a WONDERFUL ultrasound on Thurs. WOW!!

jones said...

Such great news! Hope Thursday brings some more!!

Brittney said...

Oh, my goodness, that's a GREAT beta number!! I am so hopeful and excited for you! I'll be on pins and needles til Thursday and continuing to lift you up in prayer:)

Hillary said...

wow! This is so hopeful...praying for you as you wait!

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Tabitha said...

I'm going crazy...I just want them to do an Ultrasound and see what's going on in there!! You are being so much more patient then I ever could be...

Waiting said...

That is exciting news! I will continue to pray for you as you wait. Can't wait to hear the results on Thursday!

~J~ said...

I am holding my breath with you! This is such a crazy, emotionally intense thing. I hope you are somehoe keeping sane. Praying hard for your little one - this is a miracle in progress, I believe that!

Tiffany said...

We are praying for you guys....

kdactyl said...

Praying for a very positive ultrasound today. Lots of hugs.

Tabitha said...

Thinking of you and praying for you today!

Brittney said...

Been thinking of you all day. Praying for positive results!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

Hey- Waiting to hear on the results of your ultrasound. I pray it was good news.

Shannon said...

I keep checking in, I've been thinking of you.

eyeheartinternet said...

Wow. I am so amazed... and beginning to get really excited about this... (Can I say congratulations if it's in a meek little whisper?)