Wednesday, May 23, 2012

15dp5dt - Beta Results

I started feeling complete dread last night because my breasts were not as sore and I didn’t feel as tired as I thought I should be. And as for any other symptoms, well let’s just say NADA. I was nervous driving up to the clinic this morning. So many thoughts racing through my head. With such a big number for the first beta the 2nd wouldn’t be nearly as good, right? I almost started crying driving up the road as I was asking God to please let me keep this baby. I was a mess.


I’ve been on pins and needles all day. I was watching the clock like no one’s business. I know my nurse’s pattern so I figured I’d get a call between 1:00 and 2:00. Nevertheless, I was carrying the phone with me everywhere since about noon. BJ called me at 1:15 because he was heading to the gym and wanted to check in. No call yet. I decided that I’d go to our gym at work at 1:30 and just have to get the call while on the treadmill. As much as I didn’t want to be in that situation in case it was bad news I couldn’t just sit here and keep watching the clock. I’d go insane for sure.

As I was walking, I couldn’t concentrate on the music from my iPhone. I was forgetting words to songs and I noticed my shoulders slumping more and more. I was a mess and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror…boy did I look depressed.

I came back upstairs to heat up my lunch and convinced myself that she hadn’t called yet because it was bad news. I was sinking so low at this point. Then I had a thought…maybe she e-mailed me with bad news instead of having to tell me and hear me cry over the phone. So I checked my e-mail from my phone after I popped my lunch in the microwave. This is what I received:

Hi TeeJay,

Your level looks great @ 1741. Please continue your current medications and repeat the test on Friday.

Did you see that? 1741! That is a doubling time of 42.17 hours! Color me shocked. Color me happy. Referring to an old Family Ties episode…color me Shappy! I sent BJ a text right away telling him that I’m still very pregnant and that things are looking really good right now. He called me a few minutes later and was just as happy, I could tell by the tone of his voice.

I read through each and every one of your comments last night and today and I kept hoping that you all were right and that things would be ok and as of right now they are. I have to test again on Friday and so begins another day of waiting for a phone call or e-mail and praying and hoping that everything is ok in there. For now though, I’m really happy and pleased with our little overachiever.  I have waited so long to be one of the people posting beta after beta...it feels good.  It's very scary, but it feels really good.

22 comments:

Mo and Will said...

YAY!!!!!!

Mo

Augusta said...

So wonderful! Again, such a strong number.
I hope Friday will feel a little less anxiety-filled for you than today. All you can do is put one foot in front of the other (and maybe do a little happy dance at each step :)

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Awesome awesome awesome!! It's so hard for those of us who have gone through so much with IF to ever allow ourselves to believe. I don't know if you recall my 12-point checklist which helped me take it one step at a time and try to take joy in each of those steps instead of looking around the corner for the shoe to drop. I can send it to you if you want ;). But Yippt for Teejay! Your eggo is so preggo!!! xoxox

newbie said...

Whooo hoooo!

Samantha said...

Yay yay yay yay!!!!!!

someday-soon said...

That is such an impressive beta number AND doubling time! This is it honey =)

EC said...

Yay!!! That is great news! I hope you're feeling better after Friday and can enjoy your good news all weekend!

AplusB said...

Great news! Congrats!

Nanci said...

This is FABULOUS!!!! I've been on pins and needles for you all day, which is why I emailed you earlier. You are SOOOO pregnant!! Keep those updates coming!

Mel. said...

WooHoo!! I'm hoping with everything that this is it for you! Try not to stress yourself out about the lack of symptoms. For one, it's still early to have a lot of symptoms so revel in it while you can (if you can...). Second, symptoms will come and go until January so you have a long time to over think it! :)

Stacie said...

Awesome news!!!

Trisha said...

Fantastic beta! Congratulations!

A said...

So so so so so so so happy for you!! YAY!!

mommy someday said...

Yay! Great news!

Amber C said...

So so so happy for you girl!!!! You deserve this! Revel on each little milestone. :)

Sarah said...

Great news!!! :)

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

Hello from ICLW! I see I am here at a happy time ... congratulations! Sounds like a great beta, and I'm wishing you more of the same on Friday.

Fran said...

What a fab number!! So truly happy for you, like you say, right now all is good. Sending tons of positive thoughts.

Alex said...

WOOHOO!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Maybe you're just one of those very lucky women who will fly by this pregnancy with very little symptoms - enjoy this! And enjoy this time - celebrate!!!

Rebecca said...

Yay! I'm very happy to hear that the number jumped so high.

Billy said...

Here from ICLW
What a wonderful beta!!! Congratulations!

Pie said...

HOORAY!! Yo need one of those beta charts, although I think you'd be off the charts!! Great news, I hope the beta today is a good one too.