Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beta #2

Today started out much better as I woke up to no bleeding and just a few smudges of brown from yesterday's event. But to be safe I took today off just to ensure that a) I had my blood drawn around the same time as before and B) if I started bleeding again I would be at home. I went in today around 10:30 AM to get my blood drawn and got called back right away. What I didn't expect was for the phlebotomist to tell me that the diagnosis code was wrong on the order. I asked if she wanted me to call but she said she would do it but after they failed to put Monday's order in as STAT I was a big concerned. After I left I called my clinic to tell them to expect a call or to just call them directly to ensure that everything was fine. I then sat on pins and needles for the next 2 1/2 hours. When I had not heard from them yet at 2:30 I called the lab to see if it had been sent and they confirmed that it had. Ugh! Then just call already. My brother texted to reassure me that at his practice he always likes calling with the good news at the end of the day and so he was praying that they operated the same way.

Finally the phone rang.

ME: "Hello, this is Mrs. Hammer"

RN: "Hi this is C, how are you doing today?" [in a super chipper voice]

ME: "Nervous"

RN: "Well you have no reason to be nervous"

ME: "I don't?"

RN: "Nope, because your numbers are awesome. They more than doubled. Your beta came back at 296" *

ME: "You're kidding me? Oh my gosh I can't believe it" [through sobs of joy]

I also learned that my TSH (0.94) and T4 (1.6) came back at really good levels as well. We are done with betas and will await our first ultrasound on the afternoon of September 7. Hammer and I know there are still many hurdles to go but hope that this is finally the long anticipated and fervently prayed for miracle.

Thank you for all of your prayers and stories of hope from past experiences, they were all so encouraging to me. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we wait for the results of the ultrasound in 2 weeks.


The only other time I did the babymed graph it was for our abysmal hcg levels with our blighted ovum (which were two whole days behind what we are now) so I wanted to see where we are now. Holy Pete, we're normal. The thing actually says the words "normal." Please Lord, watch over our little one as he continues to grow!

*I bolded it for those of you who scroll down to get the results before reading the whole post...I do it too :)


kdactyl said...

I am THRILLED FOR YOU!!!! Oh Praise the Lord...those numbers are rediculously good!!!!! I have been refreshing your blog the past couple hours just waiting and praying for this great news!!!! I know these coming weeks totally suck....but you are PREGNANT!@!!!! Yay, yay.yay.

Have you decided to go back to PIO just to avoid more spotting? I did one cycle with the suppositories and I hated them and they caused a bunch of bleeding and it was just not worth it. It was easier to just ice up my bum and do the shots.

Enjoy this great news...basque in the knowledge that everything is going very well and all your numbers prove it.

Congratulations. I will be here praying and encouraging you thru the next few weeks until ultrasound. Waiting really really sucks...but it is all worth it.

Lots of hugs to you and Hammer!


BB said...

I want nothing but this good news to continue with no more hick ups! Grow little miracle! Great numbers!!!

Hillary said...

YAY!!! Praise God!!

Lindsey said...

My heart jumped when I read the title of your post, and then I'll admit, I scanned to the bottom so find the number.

Then I read the whole thing and it made me cry! I am SO SO SO happy for your! I am praying that this baby will grow strong and big and that your ultrasound will bring even more good news! YAYAYAYAY!!!

Allison said...

That is such great news! Congratulations!! I will continue to say prayers for you and can't wait to hear about your first u/s!

Kelly said...

YEA!!! What a great number! I am so excited for you and can't wait for your ultrasound :)

The Lane Family said...

I am SO THRILLED for you guys!!! I would continue to take it easy and enjoy the moments. WIth those numbers who knows it may be twins :)!!!!

Shannon said...

Praise God, what amazing and wonderful news. I am so over the moon happy for you, congrats!

cady said...

Oh, I am so, so happy for you!! Congratulations!!

Miss Megan said...

WOO HOO!!! This is such excellent news!!! YAY!!!! So happy for you guys!!!! Enjoy this hun, you absolutely deserve this! And as for the bleeding, I am sure you have heard plenty of stories from others, but I will add my story in as well. I bled A TON during my pregnancy with my girls (IVF#2, 1st successful pregnancy after 2 m/c). I bled up until about 14 weeks and it was bright red blood. Everything was fine. Both girls were perfect. I was on pins and needles the whole time though. Been there, done that, and it is scary. But it can be totally okay! Your beta numbers show that everything is just fine in there! So happy for you!!!
Can't wait to hear the updates and all about the scan on the 7th =)

Hope said...

Wonderful news!! I meant to comment on the last post and let you know I had bleeding with my pregnancy that they never could explain. So much bleeding that we went to the ER. And now I'm sitting here looking at my BABY!! Hang in there, you're in my prayers.

Brittney said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Soo happy for you. I will definitely be continuing to pray for you and your little one, and cannot wait to hear how your ultrasound goes:)

Lindsey said...

I am one of those ones who scans to the bottom, before reading it all. But your title made my heart jump so I had to skim ahead!

Praise God! So happy for you!

I will be praying that this baby with grow strong and healthy

I though I commented before but I guess not!!

juliane2004 said...

Awesome!!! Congrats :)