Wednesday, August 17, 2011

All is well. And yet...

First beta 354. Second beta 850-something. I was so excited to hear that it more than doubled that I didn't even remember the exact number which is totally unlike me. Doubling time of 38-ish hours.

I also got to switch from PIO to endometrin. Yucky as that is (entire suppositories coming out in my pad on occasion), still WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the PIO. I've still got bruises from that!

First u/s scheduled for 8/23 at 3:30.

As my last m/c was discovered at 9.5 weeks, with the baby's growth stopped at about 8.5 weeks I find myself not terribly worried about next weeks' ultrasound or even the one two weeks after that (perhaps I should be!) but I won't be able to believe there's even a chance this is going to work out until we get past the 10-ish week mark.

It's odd. I'm pregnant, they tell me, yet I feel no different, and it's as if i've put that knowledge in some other part of my brain to think about later. I was going to tell my mom when she came over yesterday, but couldn't get the words out. Surreal.

5 comments:

Josey said...

You're just protecting your heart, but in the meantime, we'll be excited FOR you. :)

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Oh Nico, this is so exciting. I totally, totally understand the desire to protect your heart and not believing that this will work. (I didn't believe Henry was going to work out until he was actually born.) The word surreal is perfect. But I am super excited for you nonetheless! Awesome news on the doubling beta!

S said...

Wishing you the best!

Rebecca said...

Yea for doubling! I totally understand your reserve, though. I'm impressed that you're willing to think it might work if you get past 10 weeks. I'm thinking more like 32 in my case...

Cecily said...

Congrats Nico - great beta! So exciting that things are going well so far - all you can do is take it a day at a time and be happy you're at this point :)

BTW, this is weird, but I went to an Open House awhile back (in suburban Boston) and think it was your house! I was tipped off by the names on the kids' artwork in the house. Of course I could be wrong since your kids' names aren't that uncommon. If it was your house, I hope everything is going (or went) well with the sale.

(lefty29 from Fertile Thoughts board)