Friday, June 5, 2009

Beta Blaster! The Results are in :) Let the Sunshine!

After taking 3 pregnancy tests (positive) over the course of the last 2 days, I was pretty sure I was pregnant. What I needed to see now was a beta result showing me some indication of viability.

The beta was this morning. It was painless - just a simple blood draw. Around 2:30 today, the doctor called with some unexpected news. He congratulated me and said my hcg level was at 500! Yes, I said 500! Holy Shit! I feel like I just won the Gold Medal in the Beta Olympics.
Of course, with every bit of good news during this crazy process, comes the pause. I'm thrilled but then I catch myself and need to just "chill" out. It's the first of many betas to be had. I still need to get an ultra sound before I start kicking my heals. I will allow myself to feel happiness because I am over the moon about this, however, I will still be cautiously optimistic.

Tuesday's beta#2.
Thanks to everyone for all of your supportive comments.

12 comments:

  1. Feel happy, happy, happy indeed! What a nice strong number and dare I speculate...twins?!
    We'll see...
    Enjoy your weekend, thank god the sun is supposed to come out tomorrow!!

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  2. I am so thrilled for you, and 500 is an amazing number. Tuesday seems so far way, I am sure that it will be difficult to wait. But the weekend will be a welcome distraction. Again, a huge congrats.

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  3. Woo HOO! 500!! What an awesome number :)

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  4. WOOHOO!!! That is soooo awesome! So happy for you! Congrats, Hot Momma! :)

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  6. I just found your site. HUGE CONGRATS to you! 500! You're definitely in twin territory! :)))

    I have a DE cycle transfer around June 20th - hoping I get a BFP too!

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