Hi everyone. I'm very nervous about this pregnancy, but decided to stop lurking and introduce myself. My EDD is Jan 27 or 28, depending on which calculator I've used.
Here's a little background on me.....I have two older children conceived naturally, the second with a bit of difficulty, but in the end, without use of meds or anything. Started to TTC #3 in April 2010 when the youngest was 1 y.o. Eventually found out my tubes were blocked/damaged from stage 3 endometriosis, which was devastating to me as I'd always thought I'd have at least one more child. I had surgery to try and repair the tubes/remove the endo, in Jan 2011. Started TTC again, and had 2 early miscarriages and lots of disappointment over the following year before finally deciding to take the advice of two RE's and try IVF. The first cycle in February failed and we tried again in May. The cycle itself was crazy (that whole story is on the IVF board), but we transferred one embryo and this one took.
I wish I were excited and joyful, but I am just so nervous it won't work out. It has been such a long road to get to this point. My beta HCG results have me uncertain....the first one was 20 (5dpt5dt), the second one was 231(9dp5dt), and the third one was 658 (12dp5dt). The double time between the 2nd and 3rd was exactly 48 hours, and the doctor/nurse are happy with those numbers. I am nervous, because it has slowed down from before and is slower/lower than I had with my second (successful)pregnancy. I don't go in again until Tuesday for more bloodwork.
I am not having a ton in the way of symptoms, but I do have some.....sore boobies, more tired than usual, picky over food. As of today, I would be only 4weeks, 4 days along, so reasonably, I know it's pretty early for symptoms, but I am looking for them and will welcome them gladly!
I am looking forward to getting to know you all. Hopefully I will get to stick around.
Welcome Kara. What a journey you've been though to get here. I can't imagine how difficult that must be and I can totally empathize with why you'd be nervous. I'm sure your blood work will continue to be great! Sending loads of sticky vibes your way and wishing you a HH9M. I look forward to getting to know you.
I know it's hard to not read anything into the numbers but you really can't compare one pregnancy to another that way.
With 1 pregnancy my beta at 16dpo was 150, and with my next it was over 500. Luckily for me the low # wasn't the 2nd pregnancy, or I would have been worried that the numbers were low.
Remember, it is more important that the numbers are rising appropriately, then what they actually are, and yours seem to be right on target!!
ETA - this is coming from someone who had her first child with no issues, then 2+ years of infertility (clomid, injectibles, iui and unsuccessful round of IVF), including 4 m/c and a stillbirth, before bringing home a 2nd child (and now, not officially announced anywhere, pregnant again, with no intervention) - so you are not alone here in how you are feeling!
Sticky vibes!!! Congrats!
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Welcome out of lurkdom. This is where you belong! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you.
I am looking forward to nausea too, just as a reminder that yes, I am still pregnant.