Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beta #1

I went in for my first beta yesterday and had to wait until almost 5pm today to get the results.


So, plenty high. Now I just need it to double. I'll be going in tomorrow morning for #2.

Physically, this is where I'm at:
  • No spotting
  • A few twinges here and there
  • Maybe some extra trips to the bathroom but I did not get up to pee in the middle of the night last night and it freaked me out
  • Boobs are getting sore
  • Feeling somewhat queasy and tired, but I'm still fighting this nasty cold so it's hard to read anything into that

Basically, I have no reason to worry. Well, except that I've been here twice before only to lose the baby a few weeks later. Yeah....that.

Mentally, I'm feeling ok about things. We haven't told a soul IRL. I'm just not ready to share with anyone but you guys :)

I haven't been obsessing too much although I did look at the EDD and - crazy enough it's either:

1. Based on day 1 of last cycle -> December 24th
2. Based on date of conception (i.e. IUI procedure) -> December 25th

So, if we make it, looks like a Christmas baby. What a gift that would be.

I also can't seem to resist looking a the calendar in general and thinking about important dates like ultrasounds, first trimester, etc. I just can't help thinking about it even though I don't want to get my hopes up.

I've got an acupuncture appointment tomorrow night that I'm really looking forward to. And, hopefully they'll do these beta results for STAT so I can know where things stand.

DH and I are headed to New York on Thursday morning so I may not get to check in until we get back on Monday. We're going to a wedding so it should be a fun weekend and I welcome the distraction.


  1. That is a great first number, wooohooo!!!

    Have a fun weekend away and best wishes for beta #2.

  2. WOW! That's an amazing number. Can't wait to hear about your second beta... what? We have to wait until Monday to hear from you? NO!!!!

  3. Congrats! I just got my BFP yesterday - we're about 5 days apart in due dates! I hope my beta is as high as yours at 15dpiui; I'm only at 12dpiui! Yay pregnancy buddies!

  4. What an amazing first beta number! Congratulations!!!

  5. Congrats..that is a great number!!! So happy for you!!

  6. What an amazing first number! And a Christmas baby? That's a great gift. :) Have fun in New York and congratulations again!!!

  7. What a great beta number!!! Congrats again!!! Have a great time in NY. Can't wait to see the second beta numbers!!

  8. That is a fantastic first beta number! Congrats. Hoping for a beautiful doubling number today.

  9. Great to hear your fantastic number! Take it one day at a time.