Saturday, April 11, 2009

Third Beta

862!! Pretty prefect doubling time! Canadian RE want me to get betas until I hit 1400, the schedule the ultrasound for a week or so later. After this one, she said to wait 4 days for the next beta. I should be well over 1400 by then!

Woohooo! This is feeling more real. The only symptom is still tiredness. No nausea yet. Maybe I'll be lucky. I would think I should have some morning sickness with these numbers. My hCG levels seem to be on the high side of singleton rates, but I've come to the conclusion that you just can't tell until the ultrasound. I've heard of twins with lower numbers and singletons with higher numbers. So I've decided not to worry about it until the day of the ultrasound.

I actually have an OB appt set up! That really makes it feel more real. I kept hearing how tough it could be to get in with the best ones in NYC, so I called last Monday. Yes, before the first beta! This dr has to approve you as a patient before you can get an appt. I gave the secretary my info, basically, my age and that I'm on lovenox. The secretary called me back a couple of days later and gave me an appt for May 4th. So I have an appt with a MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine AKA high risk OB) specialist at the hospital rated #1 for labor and delivery in NYC. Fine, call me obsessively proactive.

Thank you all for the wonderful support!

26 comments:

Michelle said...

I am so so so EXCITED for you! Those are some great numbers!

Stacie said...

I am so happy for you! I do hope you are a lucky one with no nausea! (like me and I was pg with twins)

IVF 40+ said...

Amazing numbers, so exciting for you. Can't wait to hear the next installment :-)
EB

calliope said...

I am barely able to sit- but I crawled my way to your site to see what the stats are and HELLO!!! You are good & knocked up!! WOOO HOOOO!!!
& hurrah for no icky symptoms yet. Hmmm..I never barfed the entire pregnancy- so maybe that will be an established perk of internet connection FET's!
SO SO SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!!
xoxoxo

meandbaby said...

Dora that is sooo great! Congrats again!!

gwinne said...

Congrats, again! I'm not sure how much beta level corresponds with nausea...or you'd expect to be the most nauseous in late pregnancy. I've been pregnant twice, with average betas (m/c) to high ones (successful pg) and felt equally crappy both times :) Didn't set in until week 6 or so, if I'm remembering right. But everyone's different.

Another Dreamer said...

AWESOME!

Nothing wrong with being proactive :)

Cara said...

Oh Dora - this is just the best news! Twins would be great too - with no illness of course!!!!

AnotherMichelle said...

You go girl! I've finally joined your blogging community. Like I told you, we have to go out and celebrate non-alcoholically!

Kristin said...

I am so damned excited for you!!! Woohooooo!

Jenn said...

Dora...
That is so freakin' fantastic hon!
Super super super happy for you!

Will be on the edge of my seat for the next number!!!

musicmakermomma said...

This is awesome news Dora! Can't wait to hear your next beta number. Good for you getting into the best ob clinic!

Nikki said...

Yay!! Congrats again!

Cassandra said...

Shockingly enough, many women never get morning sickness.

When I was at the same point as you with this pregnancy, the only time I got nauseous was swinging in a hammock. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Congrats on securing a good OB! I hear that can be quite a challenge in NYC.

Oh, and hooray!!!!

battynurse said...

Sounds like a good move to get into one of the best practices you can find. Yay for excitingly high numbers on that beta!!!

WiseGuy said...

This is so AWESOMEST EXCITING! Good Luck, hun!

Beautiful Mess said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!! I love all good news posts! Good for you for making an OB appointment! Way to think ahead and think positive ;o)

From Here To Maternity said...

Enjoy feeling good. I thought I was in the clear, till around the 9week mark, then the toilet became my best friend. You may luck out and not get sick at all. Great numbers!

Laura said...

I continue to be over the moon and excited for you in this next journey. you are one stallar woman, and deserves the best.! Hugs to you!

Miss Conception said...

Such great news!! I didn't start to feel queasy until about 6.5 weeks. Hopefully you will avoid all of that!
Can't wait to see what you've got cooking in there. :)

Lexie said...

Oh, holy crap! I about had a heart attack for you. I read Beta Number 3 and I thought that you meant your beta was 3!!! Then big sigh of relief when I actually got a clue and read the rest.

Fantastic numbers! I hope there is a number for me this week, too!

You done got yourself knocked up in Toronto, as did someone else I know!

Dora said...

Oh! Hadn't thought of that, Lexie. Will change the title to make it clearer.

Jess said...

Sounds like things are just as we like 'em. So excited for you!!

Andrea said...

That's GREAT!!!!! Woohooo!!!!

Shinejil said...

Yippee! Great news!

I had very little nausea, though fatigue and other symptoms to spare. I do hope you continue to feel great.

I Believe in Miracles said...

YEAH!! This is awesome news.