I got a call from the MW office that my HCG was up to 24,000 on Friday. The woman I spoke with sounded very happy about it. And I figured out that she's not actually a MW; she's a nurse practitioner who helps out in their office. She's the one who called the last time and freaked me out about the possibility of miscarrying. I'm so relieved that she's not one of the MWs in the practice, because after our last conversation, I really didn't like the idea of her attending the birth at all. I've even been calling her the "grim reaper MW" to my DH. I have another US scheduled for Friday, and if that looks good, I think I'll be ready to relax a bit about this pregnancy. So far I've been feeling pretty hesitant.