This morning has been a whirlwind.
I went early for my Beta #2 blood draw.
I came home and got online to check email. I had some breakfast. I checked on my garden. To be honest, for the first time I was feeling anxious and worried about the Beta. Any mild pg symptoms I was having a few days ago seem to have faded away. I hate feeling anxious. All the "what ifs" began to plod their way through my mind.
The phone rang. Did I want to go for a job interview tomorrow? Sure! The whole job situation is kind of strange right now because I have applied for numerous attorney positions with the state, but you see, the State of California is in crisis. State employees, including attorneys, have been laid off from various departments. Those people (and rightly so) have first dibs on any state attorney positions that open up - presuming the person qualifies.
Since I was not a state employee, I am kind of in line behind these people. I am happy that various offices are interested in me, and there appear to be new positions opening up virtually every day. So my hope is that I outlast the list of laid off/rehired employees and find a spot. So, I set up an interview for tomorrow morning.
Then I called the Clinic about my progesterone level. It was finally back and the level is fine. A relief.
I made some phone calls then got back online. I need to research the specific office with which I have an interview tomorrow.
The phone rang again. It was the Clinic. I have no idea how my Beta #2 result came back so quickly, but it did.....
Beta #1 = 194
Beta #2 = 559
Relief! I am "more" pregnant! Thank you, God, for prayers answered.
I know that my result is good...and according to betabase.info, my doubling time is 31.44, but I don't understand the implications of that number. What is this supposed to tell me?
The Clinic wants me to have my first pregnancy U/S in 2 weeks. I was able to schedule it with my regular OB office, which I am happy about. My U/S is scheduled with the same kind, gentle nurse practitioner who did the U/S when I m/c at 11 weeks. I saw the baby bean then, and thought all was well until she softly told me that there was no heart flicker. I know that when I see her again, I am going to sob like a big baby.
So, there is much ado!
In addition to all of this, I must congratulate, at the top of my lungs, my friend BB at Clean Slate for her BFP and Beta of 322! I am so happy for you, BB!
Wishing you all a good day, and special thoughts and prayers for EBand her beloved kitty cat. Her kitty has fallen quite sick and is in the animal hospital, fighting for her life. I know all too well the pain of losing a beloved pet and I hope EB will not have to know that pain right now.
Once again, there is joy and sadness.
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