Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Beta Results - 12dp3dt

Thank you soooo much everyone for all the kind wishes!!! I have been able to check my email a little bit while on vacation, and I've enjoyed the happy messages from my IF friends. So, without further stalling....

The 1st Beta results are in!!!


Yep, I'm definitely pregnant! :) It is a good healthy number! :)

Bo and I are very excited with the news, and both had a good joyful crying stint this afternoon.
Bo captured my tears of joy on film, until I told him to quit shooting so I could have a good cry.

We are so pleased to have made it this far, but it doesn't feel real yet. I have been holding back my "what ifs" for so long that I haven't let myself feel this is real.

As is customary for BFP bloggers - here's my symptoms list so far:
- daily heartburn
- sore boobs
- mild cramping
- starting to get some weird/vivid sexual dreams (could just be the forced abstinence since 4 days before retrieval!)

We are to go back for Beta # 2 on Thursday, as you know they want to check that the numbers will double appropriately. Assuming everything is still good we will have our next appt on next Thursday for follow-up beta and Throm.boph.ilia blood work. They are going to try and tell me how long they think I will need to be on the Heparin shots.

Personally, I'm fine taking the shots daily for the whole time, as long as it means my baby(ies) will make it to the other side of this long journey healthy and whole.

On the baby vs. babies thing... As you may know, they put back 2 embies, so we are looking forward to knowing if there is one or two babies in there. :) Personally, I'm hoping for two, but I will be perfectly happy with one. My only real goal is for this to work out well.

I heard from my friends that are looking in on my kitty Humphries for me - they say he is doing well and doesn't seem to be in distress. He seems to have fallen in love with one of my throws. I'm OK with that - I know it is just a surrogate for Mommy-love. :)

Hey S&S, I'm working on a playmate for your boy big B!! :) I would have called today with the news, but we are having cell phone limitations at the beach. Hope you read this soon!!! :)

Well guys, I'm going to go back to doing the beachy thing... Hope everyone out there is having a wonderful time this Fourth of July week. I'll be catching up on your blogs when I get back.


Samantha said...

Yay for you! 260 sounds like a great number!

Stacie said...

Awesome news! I am so happy for you and dh! See...writing on your belly really works!

I vote for two...you know my beta at 15dpo was 282, so it could be! Can't wait for the next one on Thursday to see those numbers double like crazy!

Enjoy this wonderful time!

megan said...

this is SUCH fantastic news! yea! yea!

Chili said...

Great number! Yay!!

Amy said...

Dawn, I am so incredibly happy for you!! Thats wonderful news for you and Bo. Many hugs and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time at the beach!!!

Baby Blues said...

Congratulations!!! Wonderful news.

gracechild said...

congratulations!!! i'm really happy for you

Needles said...


Anonymous said...

Big B is also looking forward to his playmate(s) :) Call us when you are back in cell range, we are so happy for you - S&S

Mony said...

Shizzah! That's awesome!

Mands said...

Congratulations Dawn, I am very happy for you both.
You are a strong person, and after evrything you went through with your ectopics, this is very happy news indeed.
Well done!

Imogen and David said...

woooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

Gemini Girl said...

My first beta was 270 as well! When I found out I was having twins, my dr said he suspected it since my first HCG was so high!

I think you may have twinsies! I told you to keep positive! How exciting! Yeahy for you! I am smiling from ear to ear!

Inconceivable said...

Fabulous News! Many happy blessings to you (I'm a new lurker)

Just another Jenny said...

Congrats!! I hope today's number was just as good.