Monday, December 2, 2013

Beta #1

I went to my local clinic for my beta this morning.  It was busy at the clinic as I'm sure lots of other people were like me, having to do the beta first thing Monday morning after the holiday weekend.

After waiting anxiously, I finally got the call from Katie, the NEDC nurse at a little past 3 pm.  My test came back positive.  TECHNICALLY, I am pregnant.  However, my hGC number only came in at 13.  NEDC likes to see the number at 75 by now.  So, it is not looking good.  For now, we are "cautiously optimistic", Katie's words.

Katie said sometimes the embryo may take a little longer to implant and therefore the number may be low.  However, I also know that I had cramping and spotting at 4 days past transfer, usually an indication that implantation was happening.  I'm fairly sure it's not delayed implantation.

So now we wait for my second beta that will take place on Wednesday.  If the number doubles then, then I may still be pregnant.  But honestly, though I know I should remain positive, I'm fairly sure this cycle is a bust.

The good news is this is the closest I've come to being pregnant.  In all my past IVFs and IUIs, my HCG numbers were 2 or less.  I even took a home pregnancy test to see if it would turn positive, since Katie said that I was technically pregnant.  But alas, it didn't show the 2nd line.  When Babe got home from work today, he saw a very faint second line, but that was hours after I took the test.  You are supposed to check only 2 minutes after.

So, we wait some more.  The bad news is I have to continue taking my pain in the ass PIO shots.  Only 2 more days.  I can do it!

Please continue to pray for me and my beta on Wednesday.   Though I'm sorely disappointed, I'm not giving up quite yet.


12 comments:

  1. Being cautiously optimistic and not giving up means there is Hope. I will be thinking of you on Wednesday and pray that your numbers will double. {{Hugs}}

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  2. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!! Hugs!

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  3. Just stay positive lots of pregnancies go on to full term with initially low betas. I will be praying that your number doubles.

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  4. Praying for your numbers to double by Wednesday! Thanks for posting even though it isn't exactly what you were hoping for in terms of numbers. Holding you in prayer!

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  5. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way! It's still really early and you could easily see the beta double by Wednesday.

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  6. Awww, good luck sweetie! I'm excited the number was positive. It has to start SOMEWHERE, right? Sending lots of prayers your way!

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  7. I know this was not the news you were hoping to hear. It's just so confounding sometimes how embryos can look so good, and then it doesn't result the way we expect. Only God is the giver and sustainer of life, and sometimes we just don't know why He takes some home with him sooner than we'd like. Keep trusting, praying, believing, with great faith and expectation, that God will grant you the desire of your heart.

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  8. Praying that your next beta is high numbers!

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  9. praying with all my heart!!!! my VERY faint line after several hours is now 9 years old. fervently praying that you will tell a similar story.

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  10. Hoping your number goes up for you! I recently went through the same thing, my beta on 11/23 was only 9 and went down with the second one. Even though it was a chemical pregnancy, my doctor told me that implantation is a good thing, it shows that your uterus is healthy and that you can get pregnant and usually means that there was something chromosomally wrong with the egg. So, even if your numbers don't go up, maybe that part of it can make you feel a little better. Good luck!

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  11. Will pray and think very good thoughts for you that your beta will rise very nicely!

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