I don’t have a good coherent way to piece all of this together so please forgive my disorganization:
If you are visiting from ICLW, welcome! Our infertility resume includes male factor and PCOS. After 3 years, many hormone injections, a planned IVF, a postponed IVF (x2), and a canceled IUI we finally bit the bullet and went through with the IVF. (If you’re interested you can read about our TTC Timeline or IVF cycle). Three days ago we got our first EVER positive pregnancy test, followed by a 1st beta of 408!
It still has not completely sunk in yet.
Today was my 2nd beta and I have to say I was more nervous for this one than the first. At least with the first I already knew it was going to be positive (thanks to my stick peeing), but this time there was no checking first. After what felt like forever, my nurse called (and my phone didn’t ring! BAH!!) and left a voicemail saying my labs were great, and my level was 778. (a doubling time of 51.5 hours, for those crazy like me)I go back for one more blood test a week from today and then we will schedule an ultrasound (!!).
For those who are unfamiliar, a beta is your hcg level, and they typically like to see it double within 48-72 hours. Well, I thought it was 48 hours and so when it came in slightly low I was worried at first, but some
casual obsessive Googling brought me down to earth when I realized it was48-72 hours.
So we are still looking good and I couldn’t be more relieved. It’s going to be a long week until the third test.
On a mostly related note, I wanted to add that I had my worries about creating a public blog almost a year ago. It isn’t common for people to share pregnancy news so early, especially in the infertility world. But I created this space as public and decided I wanted to keep it that way. This experience, for me, is about the good and the bad and so I am going to share all of it. I have to say I was overwhelmed at the outpouring of support and congratulations yesterday, both from the blogosphere and beyond. I had people messaging me saying they were silent followers obsessively checking for updates and were so incredibly happy for us. I feel incredibly blessed to have had this much support and want to thank all of you for being so fabulous!
That is all 🙂
September 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm
September 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm
didn’t you have yours too? update please!
September 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm
YAY! I am so happy for you!
September 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm
September 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm
Here for ICLW to say Congratulations!!!! Stories like yours give me hope that there’s a light at the end of this tunnel.
September 22, 2012 at 9:28 am
September 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Hi from ICLW (#26),
Congratulations!!!! I wish all the best and a healthy, happy pregnancy!
September 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm
Happy ICLW! YAY on the second beta! Looking good!
September 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm
I have no idea how I missed your last post, but it was so exciting to read your story of how you got your test! I have been dying to say more but didn’t want to cram jam your instagram! Oh hey, unintentional rhymes!
Anyway, your betas sound fabulous! You transferred two embies, right? I am really thinking there’s a good chance both made it, but who knows! I’m sure waiting for your first ultrasound will be torture but your test line was so dark! Looked like mine ***wink wink*** Oh I hope those embies stick and GROW!! Congrats again 🙂
September 22, 2012 at 7:05 am
yes we transferred two embies – I think everyone wants me to have twins lol! Time will tell!
September 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Congratulations on your pregnancy, lovely! x
September 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm
For some reason your last post didn’t show up in my reader, but congratulations!!!! This is wonderful news.
September 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Hello from Iclw. Congratulations on your wonderful betas. Wishing you a happy & healthy nine months!!
September 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm
First, Yay to great betas and congratulations!!! 🙂
Second, hi from ICLW & a follower…
September 22, 2012 at 7:04 am
September 22, 2012 at 6:16 am
Awesome betas! How many dpt were you? Mine weren’t that high with my twins!
September 22, 2012 at 6:25 am
My first beta was 9dp5dt and my second was 11dp5dt. When I got my first back I immediately asked about twins and my nurse said she’s seen lower numbers end up with twins and higher end up with one, so we will see!
September 22, 2012 at 7:13 am
Big, huge congratulations and many hugs!!!! I am so happy and excited for you guys!!! xoxoxox
September 22, 2012 at 7:56 am
Keep the good news coming, I think we all need it to see it’s possible. So pleased for you!
September 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Thank you so much!!!
September 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm
I am clearly behind in my reading. Theresa, I have really appreciated the genuine support you have offered to me in my short time blogging. I am so very happy for you and look forward to hearing about your journey to parenthood. (Please note that in a comment I left on another blog I mentioned something about not having to be happy for someone else’s pregnancy; these sentiments do NOT pertain to fellow infertiles. They only pertain to those twits who get knocked up simply by slipping on a banana peel.) May many blessings and love follow you on this journey.
September 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm
HAHA I’m totally picturing someone getting knocked up by slipping on a banana peel and it made me LOL. Also, I totally understand your sentiment – I’ve been there.
I’m still so sorry you’ve had to go through all you have but when you are ready for your IVF I will be rooting for you!!
September 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Hi from ICLW! Congrats on the recent news – what an exciting praise!
September 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Hello from ICLW! Congrats on the BETA! Will be sending lots of positive thoughts for a happy and healthy pregnancy!!
September 23, 2012 at 8:07 pm
Hi from ICLW! So happy to see that high beta…praying for an amazing outcome for you.
September 24, 2012 at 3:54 am
Here from ICLW – looking forward to catching up on your journey – sending you sticky baby vibes. Congratulations.
September 24, 2012 at 7:38 am
Ahhhhh!!!! HOW did I miss your news yesterday? This is the first I’ve heard of it and I can’t stop smiling! Biggest congrats and a huge virtual hug for you! Yayyyyy:) I had a good feeling about this as soon as you posted about feeling dizzy. I could not be happier for you Theresa!
September 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm
thank you – we are so excited!!!
September 24, 2012 at 10:14 am
Congratulations! Fabulous fabulous news.
September 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Awesome! Great betas 🙂 Congratulations and the very best of luck for your little guy to stick around!
September 25, 2012 at 12:58 am
Hello from ICLW. That’s fantastic news! It’s so nice to see people having success! Good luck with your pregnancy!
September 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Happy ICLW and congratulations! Such an exciting time! Best of luck to you!
October 23, 2012 at 3:01 am
Hello from ICLW (not registared, just trolling 😀 ) Congrats on your BFP!! thats AWESOME NEWS!