Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Morning and My Beta #2

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.


just me, dawn said...

awesome number!! and good doubling time. they say the HCG levels really don't tell you anything except the pregnancy is progressing properly, so YAY!! and don't worry about the lack of symptoms, every one is completely different!

stillhopeful said...

Oh, that is awesome! I'm so excited for you!!! From what I know, they want to see the doubling time be 48 hours or less to indicate "normal", so you're well within that!

And how exciting that you have another interview! Seems like you're getting a lot of options on that front.

IVF 40+ said...

thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. And wow! more pregnant. PREGNANT!! Congratulations, BWUB! You are most absolutely totally PREGGERSSSSS!

Riley said...

Congratulations - that is a fantastic second beta! So happy for you. Good luck on the job front - it sounds like the chances are pretty good that you will outlast the existing employee base if there are that many openings - best of luck and congrats once again!

Sandra D. said...

congrats on the great beta numbers! I'm so happy for you :-) And it sounds there are lots of good things ahead career wise as well. I'm trying really hard to avoid using cliches - but when it rains it pours!

ErinJean said...

GREAT number!! As far as your doubling time, just anything under 48 hours is just fine! So you're good!

I can not wait to hear about your u/s!!

BB said...

Great number!!! I'm again, very happy for you and look forward to your first u/s. I have mine the same week - of course :)

Mad Hatter said...

What a wonderful morning! Talk about stars aligning - all fantastic news! Congratulations on all the great things coming your way!

Lorraine said...

Yay for speedy doubling! And now, another two week wait. Seems like forever, right?

Now you are just P - that "UPO" is dust!

Raylene said...

Just want to say a BIG congrats, you are indeed very pregnant!

embieadoptmom said...

SO STOKED for you! God is good!

Jen said...

Congrats!!!! I am betting on twins. HCG results that are high usually predict multiples because there are two or more babies making the HCG. To compare, my 9dp5dt hcg was 218 and 11 days beta was 400 with twins- I think comparatively your second beta was much higher!!!!

God is GREAT!!!! Enjoy!!!


Anonymous said...

Shockingly good numbers!!! delighted for the progesterone also of course but the beta are definitely more meaningful. Looking forward to finding out how many you have in there!! Lots of hugs, Fran