Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Next Two Week Wait (and Beta #2)

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.  :  )


  1. Congrats! Awesome number!

    Your correct front desk lady seems to be a really caring person.

  2. Incredible news! Fantastic number. My first official appointment is on May 30 along with an early u/s. Can't wait to hear your update... hang tight!

  3. Congrats! such a great Beta #2! I hope you are able to keep yourself busy for the next two week wait.

  4. YYYYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Wonderful progression on levels!

  6. I'm sooo glad the Bravelle knocked both of us up :) I can't wait to hear how many are growing in thereeee.

    1. And the same batch of Bravelle too! I still have 3 boxes left. I'm too superstitious to do anything about them now, but won't it be cool if I can pass them along and see a third person have success?!

  7. So exciting!!! Oh man - it is going to be hard for ME to wait this two weeks so I cannot imagine what it is going to be like for you! Then two-ish weeks after that I'm coming to SD remember . . . we can both drink mocktails :)

  8. YAY! I'm so darn excited for you! I hope it's twins too :)

  9. Congrats! So excited for you and hoping its twins!!

  10. Congrats!!! I agree these waits might be worse than the TWW but either way I am not complaining. My appt isn't until June 4th due to the Dr's schedule. I am going to have to hide the calender in my office so I stop obsessing.

  11. Yay for more good news!
    It's funny how just a little bit of kindness can really change our experiences. You're lucky to have such a fantastic receptionist.

  12. GREAT NEWS!!! I think whatever 2ww you're in, seems like the HARDEST 2ww. I'm in my 2ww for my ultrasound and it seems like an ETERNITY away. Hang in there! xoxo

  13. Wow how cool!! Twins would be fabulous!!