Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Second Beta

My blood draw was at 7:30am this morning, same time as Monday.  I got in and out of there within 5 minutes - other than my hour + drive there and back!  On Monday, Dr. Wu called me around 11:00am, same as she did last time to tell me I was pregnant.  However, for beta #2 last time, I did not get my second beta phone call until almost 4:00pm!  Because of that, I wasn't expecting an early phone call this time either.

Oh.  My.  Garsh.  The waiting was torturous.  I sincerely felt so sick to my stomach all day waiting for that phone call.  I had back to back clients at work, so I couldn't be near my phone, but I checked it between every single appointment.  I finally got off work today at 2:00.  I clocked out and went to my car.  I decided to call the clinic before I pulled out of the parking lot.  The results didn't show up in my chart, so the guy who answered said he'd have a nurse call me back.

I pulled out of the parking lot, and within 5 minutes the nurse called.  I pulled over to the side of the road.  I didn't think it would be a very good idea to be driving, whether it was good news or bad news.

Phew!  992.  The number more than doubled from the 416 on Monday.  The nurse said they would have been happy with a number around 800, but I surpassed that!  Yay!  Another hurdle jumped.

Our first ultrasound is scheduled for two weeks from today, Wednesday, June 19th.

I am so, so, incredibly happy to get such good news today.  However, it still doesn't alleviate the worry.  Because I miscarried last time at 9 weeks 5 days, I don't think we will start to relax until the second trimester gets here.  Hubby says he won't even let himself believe I'm pregnant until then.  I'm hoping that once we hear the heartbeat, he will at least BELIEVE I'm pregnant.  Otherwise, I guess he can just go on pretending I'm not.

Hopefully, he won't be proven right.

31 comments:

  1. Fantastic news! I am just so excited for you Amber! Can't wait to hear about your ultrasound.

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  2. WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Such great news. I hope time flies so your ultrasound will be here before you know it!!

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  3. This just makes me smile so much! I am so happy for you right now!

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  4. Your numbers are amazing!! Soo freaking happy for you!!!

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  5. That's great news! I am so happy for you guys.

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  6. YEAH, AMBER!!!!!! Come on little one, make your Daddy a believer and let Mommy enjoy this special time that they have waited so long for!!!!!!
    Saying my prayers and smiling!! Love, Auntie

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  7. awesome beta! i am so happy for you. like you said enjoy it as the future is always unknown!!!

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  8. Oh amber! I am soooo happy for you!!!! This is wonderful news. You deserve this! Beeeeeee happpeeeeeee!

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  9. What an amazing number!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  10. yey yey yey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. This is fantastic news! Can't wait to hear how the ultrasound goes.

    I nominated you for a blogging award! http://frozenoj.blogspot.com/2013/06/super-sweet-blogging-award.html

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  12. WOOO HOOOOO!!!!! I am so happy for you. Poor hubby has been thruogh the ringer, eh? I mean I know you have to, but sometimes I underestimate the effect all this has on the husbands. I am happy for you that this worked out, and I am also happy for him. You guys are going to make great parents :)

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  13. Awesome beta! Still have that good feeling for you! :)

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  14. Yaaaaaaa!!! So happy for you! I can't wait for your first ultrasound. Praying for you!

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  15. hurray!! Hurray!! hurray!! wonderful Beta!! So happy for you. Keep those numbers climbing!

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  16. AWESOME NEWS!!!! Continued prayers!

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  17. Woohoo! I'm thrilled for you and your husband! I can't wait to hear the good news from your first ultrasound!

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  18. I'm so happy for you!! Awesome news!! xoxo

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  19. Woohoo! Great news! Can't wait to hear about the healthy baby(s) and heart beat at the ultrasound.

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  20. WOOHOOO! I'm happy dancing all over the place for you. :D

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  21. So happy for you Amber! Best of luck on that ultrasound... and on the wait for the ultrasound... you must be so anxious!

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  22. Yay, a great second beta! I can totally empathize with your worry. If I have a successful FET, I expect to experience the exact same feelings/apprehension that you are having about a potential miscarriage. I bet this one is going to be a keeper!

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  23. Woo hoo! I'm so happy for you, Amber. I hope that you see that heartbeat to put your mind at ease. Sending positive thoughts your way.

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  24. I am so behind on blogs, so I'm catching up now and crying audibly as I read this. I have been rooting for you like crazy. I actually knew you were pregnant before I read this because my mom told me. We both follow you and she literally called me specifically to tell me that you're pregnant. We were both all teary on the phone.

    Oh Amber! This is simply the best news EVER.

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  25. What is new?! How are you feeling?!??

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