Saturday, December 29, 2007

Maybe

I feel like a tease. My beta today was deemed "acceptable." It was 1950, and based on the original 100 at 15 dpo the RE says it should be about 2000 today, 24 dpo. So maybe I'm still in the game. I'm having trouble believing it, which certainly is driving the DH bonkers.

Dr. Mumbles isn't really sure why that number from PA was so out of whack, but he says things look okay. However, during the u/s he could not be certain he saw the gestational sac. This naturally worries me too. I'm 5w4d, so we are right on the cusp of seeing it and the fetal pole. He says its still early. But I'm sensing he was a little disappointed not to see it, especially after the beta was so close to 2000. At the beginning of the u/s we all thought there was possibly something maybe 1-2 mm in the uterus. But when he went back later, he couldn't seem to find it again. So, its back again on Monday for another u/s and probably beta.

I'm trying to believe this will work out. I have had 4-5 nasty pimples breakout in the last 48hrs. And my boobs are finally a bit swollen and tender, although the severity varies through the day. That is SO different from my pregnancy with The Snake. Then my bo.obs got big and hard (oh g-d, who will goog.le bring for that one?) and stayed that way. I know every time is different etc. But its hard not to compare.

Alright, my mission is to NOT obsess. Think I'll succeed? ha, ha, ha, ha

16 comments:

Carrie said...

That's great news. I know you're still having to wait and that is never easy but the beta is so much better. I wish they could have given you more reassurance today but you're still hanging in there and that's got to be good. I hope you can find some peace waiting for Monday. Take care.

singletracey said...

That is great to hear! I bet Monday will bring the view you were hoping to see today :-)

Lori said...

Good luck with that mission, Amy. It's a tough one!

I'm sending good thoughts over the weekend...

Sticky Bun said...

So glad to hear that this beta looked good. I'm so sorry you're still in limbo and have to wait for the next beta u/s, though! We'll try to help distract you until then. And I'm hoping the news just gets better and better!

My Reality said...

Not to obsess? If you figure out how to do that one, let me know!

Delenn said...

I will keep thinking and hoping for you!

jakelliesmom said...

Oh, Amy, what a roller coaster! I have to tell you, with my first pregnancy I felt every symptom and with my second I felt next to none. Still keeping fingers crossed and breath held for you.

CLicK said...

Yay! Hoping the best for you! Aren't boobs & their tricky sypmtoms just the most annoying thing ever!!!!

Malky B. said...

I also had more severe breast pain with the first pregnancy then with then second. I think your body isn't used to pregnancy the first time so you feel it much more. My stomach stretched out more quickly the second and third time - even though third pregnancy was brief. Try to stay positive and remember that the betas are at least rising, doubling time is supposed to slow down after a while too.

chicklet said...

It seems like things are coming around, I sure hope they are cuz this endless 'yes/no' is just torture. Hang in there.

Aurelia said...

Your beta sounds great to me, and 5 weeks, 4 days is very very early to get anything on an US. A super high resolution Transvaginal US, maybe...but anything less? Nope.

I'm sure you'll see something on Monday, and I am definitely feeling positive for you!

Rebecca said...

So glad that things are going well...I like that you're even attempting not to obsess...you're a stronger woman than I!

maryellenandsteve said...

Awesome news! Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Ms. Planner said...

The waiting part is never easy and I hope that you get good news at your u/s today. Thinking of you.

slouching mom said...

this sounds so promising, i can't help but believe it's going to work out.

i'll be thinking about you.

Rachel said...

Glad to hear that things are looking up. I will hope for you.