Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All is well!

Wow - so I've totally neglected update with my results from Monday's blood test but I am absolutely thrilled to say that my HcG levels not only doubled, but they tripled from 700 to 2200.   My IVF nurse said that Dr. Katz said that the levels are rising "beautifully" and because it looks so good, he doesn't need for me to come in for a 3rd blood test.  WOW!  What a blessing!

Now I neglect to mention that I went in for the test at 7/7:30 on Monday morning and was expecting a call by around lunch time...WRONG...I didn't get the call until 4:30 which seemed like FOREVER and I went through the gamut of emotions and obsessive thoughts during that time.  "They haven't called yet because it's bad news, they call and report the good news first." "They haven't called yet because its good news, it it were bad news they would call earlier and let me know."  Anyway, the news was GOOD, GOOD, GOOD!!!!!

I'm supposed to continue my progesterone injections (daily) and estrogen patches (twice a week) and now we just WAIT until November 23rd when we're scheduled for our first ultrasound.  We're praying that we see strong healthy little peanut(s) at that visit!!!!  I'm passing the time by reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" (a wonderful gift from a friend and co-worker) :)  I've also learned that I'm currently only 5 weeks along and the little nugget(s) is/are only the size of an orange seed(s)!!!!  CRAZY!  We won't know whether or not we have one or two nuggets until the ultrasound - as long as it/they look healthy I honestly don't care.  Praying for a strong, HEALTHY little one (or two) on the 23rd.

As far as symptoms go, it's hard to say...I've been nauseous and had no appetite since the whole IVF process began.  I basically have to force myself to eat and I don't really enjoy it at all.  No vomiting or anything like that, just generally not feeling great and not enjoying eating (which is not at all like me).  I've lost about 7 pounds but the nurse said much of that is probably loss of fluid and bloating from the moderate OHSS symptoms I had.  Trying to focus on eating healthy foods when I'm able to make myself eat.  I don't know if it's just my mind playing tricks on me, but I'm WIPED out!  Literally exhausted.  When I get home from work I just want to lay down and do NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING!  However, I have also had insomnia where I wake up in the middle of the night around 2am and cannot for the life of me get back to sleep.  That started a few days after the transfer, so I'm working on about 3 weeks of 3-5 hours of sleep a night.  I wonder at what point that will catch up with me and I'll just pass out?  It seems like it's too early to have any pregnancy symptoms so maybe this is all mental.  Anyway, I'm grateful for every discomfort and will not complain about a single woozie moment so long as this all works out in the next 8-9 months :)  

So we're in great shape so far and just praying daily (and hourly) that things continue.  Wishing, hoping and praying for an excellent visit on the 23rd.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for the outpouring of support.  I have to admit that it is very scary to be so open about things this early in the game, but on the other hand I know God hears every single prayer, so the more the merrier!!!!!


  1. Yay! So excited for your good news & will keep my fingers crossed for a healthy little peanut or two on the 23rd! XO

  2. CONGRATS!!! Now you can rest easy with such a high number!!

  3. Congratulations! I had a feeling this was your time. I'm also fairly certain you are having twins based on your numbers. My numbers were in the 1100 range on my second beta and I'm having twins. Good luck and get lots of rest. I know the wait for the first u/s is almost as stressful and long as the tww but Wed will be here soon. I'll be thinking of you and praying for your wonderful news.

  4. congratulations! i'm excited to hear how your u/s goes in the next couple of days!

  5. IComLeavWe #45:

    New here and congratulations! I am so glad to hear that this Thanksgiving can truly be one of rejoicing and thanks for your family.

    You are in my prayers this holiday season!

  6. I'm really glad you're getting good betas!!

    ICLW #3

  7. How very exciting for you Kelly! I will be certain to send some prayer your way!!! Go baby go!!