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 🙂