The wait for this beta was excruciating!
For the first beta, I was pretty positive it would show that I was pregnant because the pregnancy tests could detect enough HcG to be positive.
But now I have no way to know if things are progressing appropriately! So to say I was anxious is an understatement.
Although this blood draw caused me to get sticked 3 times (seriously?), I got an early call back which was fantastic.
And the new number:
That makes a doubling time of 33.53 hours. (Normal range is 31 to 72 hours.)
Could this mean twins?
I'm hoping yes for now - just in case one has an issue.
And now the biggest two week wait? I was debating with myself if they are equally as hard or if this one is harder. I think it maybe edges the IVF wait out, but that one was REALLY hard.
My first OB appointment is in exactly 2 weeks on May 29th. I'll be 6 weeks, 5 days.
I really cannot wait!!
Ok...now for a story. The front desk lady at my RE is awesome. She knows everyone's names. She greets you by name when you walk in so you don't have to "check in" or anything. When I went in for my first beta, I was dying to tell someone that I was pretty sure I was pregnant, but no one asked (I'm sure they know better) and so I didn't say anything. The same thing happened today except that I didn't really expect them to ask. Somehow I called Mr. GG at the exact same moment the NP was calling with my beta results so she left a message. I had to call back to make my first OB appointment. The correct front desk lady answered (there's another one who isn't as awesome) and said she was so excited for me and I said how excited I was back and then I hung up the phone and nearly started crying. Besides seeing the very first positive test, that moment was the most overcome with emotion I've been so far.
This pregnancy has felt kind of real. But getting the second beta and booking my first appointment and talking to the front desk lady about it makes it seem more real. : )