Can't wait for your news tomorrow!!
So today my HCG came back at 658. That's a double time of exactly 48 hours. The nurse said the doctor was very comfortable with this. Unfortunately, I am having some doubts. The reason I am nervous is that the numbers are lower for the date and with a longer double time than I had with my second pregnancy, which was successful. I am a more tired than usual, boobies sore and feeling a bit weird and picky about food, but I am not really nauseous yet, which I had with my two successful pregnancies, I just can't remember when it really started. Yes, I am overanalyzing. I need to just trust the doctor, he's been right about everything else. Next blood test is Tuesday. It's going to be a long wait.
I know exactly how frustrating it all is. I am praying for you and that your next test comes out beautifully. I did not have nausea until much later with my first pregnancy and I do not have it now. The constant cramping is making me a little crazy thinking a miscarriage will happen at any minute. Just a reminder that each one of us is a miracle. It is too bad you have to wait until Tuesday to get more news. Anything can happen. This cycle has gone much better than you originally expected. I am keeping you in my prayers. What is your EDD?
Work slowed down and I got a day off, just when I probably need to stay busy just to stay sane.
My EDD is Jan 27 or 28 depending on which website I use. I understand about the days off....the long weekend is just stretching out in front of me and I know I'm going to be worrying. I just want so badly for this to work out. I know everyone here has been through a struggle, and I know mine is no worse, but after everything I have gone through in the last 2 years, I just want to catch a break already. My numbers appear normal for where I am at-12dp5dt or 17 DPO-from what I've gathered online. I just know it was higher during my second pregnancy, (but that wasn't an IVF pregnancy). It's maddening that the more you know, the more nervewracking it is. I am going to go crazy this weekend. Thank you for the prayers.
I had less nausea with my IVF pregnancy versus my other pregnancies. I wonder if the progesterone supplementation kept my levels more steady so the hormones weren't as noticeable? Also, I've found that morning sickness doesn't usually start until at least 6 weeks and you aren't to that point, right? Every pregnancy is different and it doesn't mean that this one isn't healthy just because it isn't folllowing the pattern of your others. Things are more than likely A-OK!
Kara - I am so happy for you. It's a miracle and you deserve it. I will keep good thoughts for you.
How was your blood test yesterday? Remember that each pregnancy is different and you can't compare the two.
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)
Kara, your numbers look amazing to me....congrats! I know it's hard not to worry, though. Lots of sticky vibes coming your way!
Oh, I forgot to post about my blood test. Nurse said everything was fine, and the number online said >5000. So at 5000 that is a better double time than my last test (whew!), but I don't know exactly what it was. I go next week for an US and bloodwork again, but I wonder if they have a different test or something because just knowing it's >5000 doesn't seem useful. I feel a bit better about the whole thing, but I still don't have much nausea, just a little occasionally. Maybe it won't really happen this time. But, it's just what I expect, so I'm still waiting!
Between 2 cycles of injectables over 3 months and all the progesterone, and the swelling after retrieval, I think I already have a belly. I was trying on dresses and it's noticeable. Yikes. Not complaining at all, but out come the baggy clothes. Would like to keep it under wraps for a while yet, if possible.
Thanks for all the reassurance and good thoughts, everyone!