a lot of stuff.

Well, I went in for my first beta on Monday and it came back on Tuesday at 130. Wednesday’s came back today at 215, so not doubled but about 65% increase and on track to double within 72 hours. They said initially that they may be able to skip the beta tomorrow since I won’t get the results back until Monday, but they’re going to do it after all. The nurse who called today did say she was going to talk to the nurse who will be on duty Saturday and ask her to contact me if the results happen to come in early enough (did that even make sense?), but I’m not going to hold my breath on that one. I’ll keep going until I get over 1000, which with any luck will be Monday’s draw.

I’m trying not to worry too much and to focus on the fact that it IS rising, which is what it’s supposed to do, and it is on track to rise normally even if it is a bit on the slow side of normal, but it’s still hard. And stupid me went and looked to see what Firefly’s betas were at this point. BAD idea. Remind me not to do that again, especially as my initial one was at the high end of the window they said they wanted to see and I am still within the normal doubling window. It’s hard not to worry. It’s really hard not to worry this early.

I do feel different, although mostly in indescribable ways. Notably, though, I went from being lucky to get to bed by 1 or 2am to falling asleep on the couch before my wife even leaves for work. My tummy is being picky, for lack of a better word. I’m not queasy, per se, but I’m not feeling quite right and finding something I really want to eat has been more of a challenge. Today for lunch the lasagna looked gross so I opted for the noodle casserole left over from yesterday, which turned out to be not at all what I wanted. I tried some salad, but no. Didn’t want that either. I finally ended up making egg salad, of all things.

I know I should call the OB to schedule my first appointment, especially knowing that it took us a while for Firefly to get in and we waited to schedule hers until after that first U/S where we saw Monkey’s little heart beating for the first time, but part of me wants to wait for the other betas to come back. Maybe I’ll wait and see what happens with this next one and call on Monday. Maybe I’ll call tomorrow. Who knows.

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4 Responses to “a lot of stuff.”


  1. 1 strawberry May 6, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Hopefully it’s just a slow grower and all will be well. Fingers crossed.

  2. 2 Dawn May 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I’m with Strawberry. I’ve just looked on line and there are lots of reasons that Betas don’t double but none of them worrisome. We’re with you all the way!

  3. 3 Natalie May 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I don’t even know what most of that means, but I’d say don’t worry because you sure have some of the symptoms you’re supposed to have (tired, icky tummy, etc).

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

  4. 4 Brandi May 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you.


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