Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My beta results

541.94!!!  And my progesterone is 55.33!!!  I'm most definitely very pregnant. ;-)

I didn't get the call until after 2 and by about 1:20 I was starting to get nervous.  So nervous, in fact, that my stomach was not happy ... and that never happens to me.  I took another test last night just for fun and the test line is darker than the control line so I figured the news today would have to be good.  They called home first but that wasn't the number I left with them!  I left the office number.  *sigh* 

I think I got a new nurse because I've never talked to her before and she wasn't able to find my progesterone Rx information in the file when I asked her if I should discontinue it.  Nurse H, who did my last 2 IUIs, was in the background and I could hear her telling Nurse M all about my progesterone Rx. 

With those numbers I don't have to go in for a 2nd beta.  I will get a call in a couple weeks for an ultrasound.  And I'll need to make an appointment to follow up with my nurse practitioner to monitor my thyroid levels.  I also get to stop the progesterone.  I'm leery to do so but I have 21 suppositories left so I'm going to taper off by switching to one a day at night from this point.  I'm excited to be able to get away from the goop and the liners. 

I'm happy and excited but still being cautious.  Maybe too cautious?  I don't know.  I feel like I'm less excited than I should be at this point.  Should I be 'swinging from the rafters' at this point?  I feel like I should but I can't get quite that excited because of what happened last time.  I think that is probably completely normal so I'm not going to beat myself up over it.  I'll just enjoy this phase as much as I can at this point.


  1. Whoop!! What a great beta! How long are they going to make you wait for your first ultrasound, did they tell you for sure?

    I think it's pretty normal to not be able to get over the moon excited after last time - don't worry, it will come!

  2. Congrats! Enjoy it as much as you can, you've earned it!
    Just found your blog through another SMC, and I was happy to see another Canadian lol. Very happy for you.

  3. Congrats! How long are they going to make you wait before they give you your first ultrasound?

  4. I'm guessing ultrasound at about 8 weeks as that seems pretty standard here. Two weeks from now I'm 6 weeks so I'm guessing somewhere around 1-2 weeks after that.

    Other than my early loss 2 cycles ago I don't think there is anything particularly concerning about my case so I don't think they'll get me in early. We don't get ultrasounds on demand here so as long as everything goes well I'll have very few.

    Welcome Heather!

  5. Again, congrats!! That's awesome!

  6. Those are wonderful numbers. Congratulations! I can understand why it is hard to get too excited.

  7. Awesome Beta!!!!! Yeah!!!

    And totally normal to be afraid to get too excited...it's such a weird time because you're full of so much anticipation & anxiety at the same time, especially after experiencing a loss.

  8. Wow now that's an awesome beta number!! Congratulations!