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This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 7 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between



Monday, October 20, 2008

5 Weeks and Beta #2



I should be sleeping right now, but I just got the call from my Dr. and he had TWO bits of wonderful news for me!

2nd Beta 18 days past 3 day transfer: 1589

Isn't that fabulous??? Four days ago, it was 314, and I did a little math according to the "rule" that is should double about every 31 hours. So I guesstimated that today it should be around 950. As you can see, it far exceeded my expectations!! I really do want twins, and that brings me to the next bit of news....

Our first ultrasound is Wednesday!!! Yes, as in the day after tomorrow!! This will be my marker for myself to let down my guard a bit and start to get more excited. Not to mention I'll probably spill the beans to a few more people. Of course almost everyone at my work already knows cause I've been running my mouth through the whole process!! Everyone is so happy for me, and I am working on aquiring my very OWN copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting".

I guess I kind of got a third bit of good news. As most of us know who are involved in the IVF process, after retrieval you must do an IM shot of Progesterone everyday until about 8 weeks gestation. Well I have been doing it for a whole 2 weeks now, and my butt is so freakin sore. I'm not kidding. Bruising, knots, pain going down through my hip. I told the nurse about it last Thursday when I got my first HCG, and she said "Well you know you can also do the shot in your thigh?" HAHAHA, if you haven't read the story about when I did that, you should. I informed her that I tried that and my right leg was rendered nearly useless for 3 days. So that option of course is out. I tried to stick it out for a few more days, but I highly doubt I could suffer through this for 3 more weeks! So I talked to my wonderful doc about it this morning, and he more than happily prescribed me some gel to do instead! I'm pretty happy about that. Here are some pics of the damage:


Left cheek


Right cheek


So as you can see my derriere is not a happy camper. Well that's all the big news for today! As for symptoms, I've been very tired, and eating a lot, and peeing more than usual. Not really having any cramps for the last several days, just the occasional twinge. No spotting at all either! So far, so good. Keep us in your prayers, and check back Wednesday for the ultrasound blog!!!

9 comments:

  1. You are so incredibly blessed beyond measure dear. I'm so happy I get to be apart of this miracle. Everything is going great, and will continue to go great!! I'm glad you don't have to poke your bum anymore. What do you do with the gel?
    Also, you put the redering your leg useless in there just for me, noted, and laughed out loud... on the outside!!
    LOVE YOU!!!!
    XOXO
    Sara Mc.

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  2. Great news!!! The gel was a life-saver for me too!! Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound on Wednesday!!!

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  3. That is so exciting! That is wonderful news! I can't imagine all the excitement. I hope Stuart and I can be going throuh this soon. I'm in the stimulating process and if everything goes okay, the retrieval will possibly be on the 28th! I hope soooo!!!!!
    I'm ready!

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  4. That is so exciting! That is wonderful news! I can't imagine all the excitement. I hope Stuart and I can be going throuh this soon. I'm in the stimulating process and if everything goes okay, the retrieval will possibly be on the 28th! I hope soooo!!!!!
    I'm ready!
    Accidently posted as my husband! ha ha

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  5. Congratulations. I am happy that you're finally pregnant. I hope everything works out beautifully.

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  6. That is GREAT news! I have always wanted twins too....so so happy for you :)

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  7. Congratulations mommy! SOund like there could be two in there! As Sara said you are blessed beyond measure and I am always saying prayers for a successful everything! :0)
    Can't wait to hear how your ultrasound goes on Wed!

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  8. That is fantastic! I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to hear about your ultrasound on Wednesday. Ouch, that looks like it hurts! I'm not sure if I would rather do the gel or have a sore butt. How often do you apply this gel and does it go where I think it goes??

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  9. Congratulations! I soooo hope you are having twins! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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