Thursday, September 30, 2010

beta #2


Since the two tests were only 44 hours apart (instead of 48) that means my doubling time was just over 38 hours...not too bad :)

Unfortunately, I did have some clotty bleeding on Monday night. I called Tuesday morning and they said not to worry about it too much since it had stopped. I haven't had any since then and am trying to stay reassured that that my numbers still did what I wanted them to do even with the bleeding.

Since I had a good test, I don't get to go back for a week :( I'll have an ultrasound and more bloodwork on Wednesday...better start figuring out ways to keep myself busy!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

cautiously optimistic

It's official...I'm pregnant!!

My beta wasn't scheduled until Thursday and I knew there was no way I would hold off testing until then. I debated about testing last Friday but we were headed out of town for the weekend and I wanted to live in blissful ignorance and enjoy our little mini-vaca. So about a week ago, I decided today would be the day. I didn't buy any tests until last night to keep myself from cheating earlier and I must have woken up 10 times overnight. By about 3, I had to pee but wouldn't let myself get up and go so I had the best "morning sample."

I took the test about 7:30 this morning and it instantly turned postive (used a FRER). The test line was at least as dark as the control line maybe darker. The phone lines at the RE don't open for non-emergencies until 9 so I called then and asked if I could move up my beta to tomorrow. They asked me if I wanted to come in today but Jr. had a class until a little after 10 and I knew 10:30 is the cut-off time. They told me they would hold off pickup until 11 if I wanted to come by so I jumped on the offer and had my beta this morning.

After anxiously waiting all afternoon, I got my first number...284!!! I got the official congratulations and even a congratulatory e-mail from our doctor. I go back on Wednesday for the next number...praying we get another good one...I don't know how I can go through what we did in March again.

So for now, we are cautiously optimistic. With the ectopic back in March, it took me 2 weeks to get a number this high, but I know we still have a long way to go.

Thanks to everyone for that happy thoughts and prayers during this 2ww!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I am officially pregnany until proven otherwise!!

This morning we transferred one of our frozen babies. The thaw went well so they only had to thaw one which means we still have 3 left.
The decision to do one was pretty easy after our last transfer. I did technically get pregnant from that even if it was an ectopic so we think we have a great chance with 1. If not, we will do 2 next time.

For now, I am chilling out and watching TV and movies. So far I watched the Back-up Plan (good post transfer movie don't you think) and now I'm watching the 19th wife that I recorded earlier in the week.

Oh and I also watched As the World Turns becuase it is ending this week!! I grew up on that show!! After I gave up naps when I was 3 my mom let me have "quiet" time on the couch after lunch and we watched As the World Turns. As soon as I went to school I would come home and ask her what I missed...crazy, I know. I watched it in summers through college and here and there afterwards but hadn't watched it in probably 4 years. So the scary thing is...after watching it today...I wasn't lost at all! There is the world of soaps for you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Less than 36 hours...

...until our transfer. So yes, the last i posted we were trying the day 21 Lupron start to hope that we could still do a September cycle. We tried that and it worked!! We could have done the transfer as early as last week but we decided to squeeze in one more vacation for the year and head to Florida!! We got to see the new Harry Potter stuff at Universal and just spend some time relaxing. One HUGE negative about the trip...Lupron hot flashes on the beach are NO fun.

We added in the Estrogen on Aug. 28 and quit the Lupron and started my PIO shots on Saturday! I've been in for acu and adjustments a couple of times and go once more tomorrow night.

So now I am ready. I'm still a little unsure that this will actually happen after our cancelled July transfer but I'm trying to stay confidant.

Wish me luck!!