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what a great way to start the weekend.

My third and FINAL beta was today, and it’s great news: 1,047, which is doubled and then some (albeit a small some). Three draws over 5 days. A huge difference from last time, when it took 5 draws over 10 days to break that magical 1k. Oh, and we now have a due date from the RE, although it’s very possible that will change when I get to the OB: May 18. Six days after our fifth wedding anniversary! So I’m feeling pretty damn good right now.

Well, except for the heartburn. Which I thought for a brief period yesterday might have actually really been the stress and not, um, being pregnant. I was so wrong. It’s not been terrible most of the time, just this low grade nagging discomfort, but it’s definitely there and it seems to be worse in the evenings. Other than that I’m feeling pretty good so far, but obviously it’s very early.

And with that I’m headed to bed. I’m exhausted and Monkey and I are meeting Bean in the morning to start off a busy but fun day!

well hey, how about that?

515! Which isn’t quite doubled but is up almost 90%. Given that the nurse told me today what they really want to see is anything over a 70% increase, and that last time I had just a 66% increase between the first and second betas, I’m really happy with that. She said they expect my draw on Friday to come back over 1,000 and has already scheduled our first ultras0und for October 5th, when we should be able to see a heartbeat! Three weeks from today. Can you believe it? I think I’m going to go ahead and call my OB tomorrow to set up my first appointments with her office since they can take a while to get scheduled.

So maybe now I should blame the heartburn I’ve had over the past two days on actually being pregnant and not on the stress and worry about what would happen with this beta! Wait…that means it’s probably not going to stop, doesn’t it? Ah, well. It’ll be worth it.

good things are happening.

Thank you so much everyone for your comments, they are much appreciated.

I do have a bit more news today. The new lab I have to use has same day results, so instead of having to wait until tomorrow I can tell you this right now: beta one was 275. Higher than my second beta last time. I’ll feel a lot better when I hear that number double on Wednesday, but for now I’m feeling optimistic about everything. And I feel different this time, too. So I’m hopeful. But I’m also scared. And that’s the story for today.

it’s been a busy week.

Firefly’s birthday was this week so she took the whole thing off! It’s the first time she’s had a whole week off in I don’t know how long, and it was nice because she’s actually been working quite a bit of overtime lately, including last weekend. Monday my parents took Monkey to an art festival while Firefly and I went to our first movie out since before he was born. It was so awesome and we had a great time. Bennder met us there, although she got there late so she didn’t sit with us, but afterward the three of us went disc golfing and then met up with my parents and Monkey for a celebratory birthday dinner.

Wednesday night Firefly had her dart tournament and her team took first place! It was a bittersweet victory as the bar she plays for is closing, but they were able to bring home the first ever top honors. They did win second place in the last tournament, and the team they beat this time for first was the same team they played then which made it that much sweeter. Bean spent the night at our place with Monkey so that I could go with Firefly to the tournament so we went back to the bar and spent some time reminiscing before heading home.

I took Thursday and Friday off and we headed out of town to Firefly’s parents’ on Thursday and spent some time with them, then headed to her best friend’s house late Friday afternoon. Her husband was working but we went out for pizza with her and her daughter, then spent the evening watching movies before crashing. It was a really good time, and great to see them as always. We got up and hung out for a bit longer yesterday morning before heading home so that we could make sure we were back in time for OM’s wedding, which was beautiful and a great time.

And then this morning before heading out for brunch with my family to celebrate my mom’s birthday we got this:

So maybe the universe is conspiring for us after all. I’m still feeling anxious after last time, but I’m hopeful. Obviously if you know me in real life we’re not really telling people yet, but if you know me elsewhere please keep this to yourself for the time being, too. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I’ll change my mind but for now I’m a bit gun-shy and don’t know that I really want to say anything anywhere else at least until I get my betas back and maybe longer. I would, however, appreciate any good thoughts, prayers, vibes, or whatever else you may like to send my way. And now if you’ll excuse me, I need to pee. Again.

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