I actually had my second Beta done yesterday, but I failed to update the blog because I pretty much came home from work, ate dinner, and then fell asleep and didn’t get up until this morning. The fatigue is definitely setting in. I also had a horrid bout of allergies yesterday that made my whole head feel like it was going to explode. I was a mess. Also – who gets allergies in the middle of July?! Apparently, just me.
Again, the clinic waited to call until the last possible second. It was almost 5:00pm when I got the call and at least this time they were apologetic for the delay. Jerks. At least they’re jerks who bring good news. Our beta at 14dp5dt was 937. That’s a doubling time of about 45 hours. I’ll take it! I’m feeling a little more relaxed. In fact, Mr. A and I have decided it’s okay to go ahead and buy one pregnancy book (this one) and one baby item (this one – because I’m a math geek and it’s unisex).
I checked the Betabase.info site (which is often down and can only be accessed through this backdoor at the moment – click the most recent highlighted date). A beta of 937 at 19dpo puts us in between the medians for singletons and twins, but closer to the twins side. There’s really no way to know until the first ultrasound but I still have a feeling it’s a singleton. Just a hunch. Mr. A is thinking it’s twins (though he would definitely prefer a singleton). Time will tell!
Speaking of time, we now enter our second Two Week Wait – the wait to see our baby(ies) via ultrasound. I have a feeling this wait is going to be excruciating. Our scan is scheduled for July 29th. They’ve also started the process of graduating me to an OB. They asked me to call my OB right away and schedule my first appointment for any time after the 29th. It seems so early! OB’s are for normal pregnant people and I don’t feel like one of those. I think that’s going to take some time.
Anyway, here’s a quick summary of the numbers from yesterday’s draw: beta = 937, progesterone = 35, estradiol = 1002. I’m supposed to keep taking the higher PIO dose of 1.3ml each evening, stick with the daily aspirin, and start weaning from the estradiol patches (yay – I hate those things!).