Monday, July 09, 2007

I promised I post the 3rd beta results- good or bad. It was a really rough weekend trying to not think about it and not watch my body for any possible twitch that I might mistakenly think is a etopic pregnancy going off. No blood or severe cramping the entire weekend- but I also didn't really feel pregnant. Tired, yes- but not really one iota of any other symptom. By sunday we were convinced that I'd be miscarrying again so at dinner I had this amazing seared ahi on wild rice and a lovely glass a markham merlot. I woke up at 3:30am unable to sleep and pondered whether I thought I could live childfree and be ok with it. At 7am I gave up sleeping having pretty woke hubbys up with all my tossing and turning -- we headed for the lab before breakfast.

The lab had all of 2 people waiting for a blood draw and I was one of them! Yeah, that first person to the lab and not having to wait an hour never happens to me- and I suspect that the other person in the lab was a regular who really must have complained about waiting because the technician who did my draw talked about how clients complained about waiting often- and there was only her until 8:30am-- she seemed delighted to know that other labs have much much longer lines that her one or two people.

So .... I am still pregnant and my hcg is climbing! And what did I say when the clinic called to let me know? I blurted out that I had the wine and tuna...because of course I wondered if I somehow was now going damage the little bugger with the fete from the night before. The doctor assured me that normal children have been born in circumstances much more dire than one glass of wine. Ok, so I won't make it a regular event.

I go back for a 4th beta next week just to make sure that the numbers are still climbing and all the hormones are suppose to be doing what they should be doing. I'm not complaining- I'd rather know that everything is where it should be and not chance another miscarriage (one is a plenty to live through).

So as of today-- things are good. We are cautiously happy. We'll remain cautiously happy-- I don't think I have the luxury of being carefree at this point- but maybe after I pass that 12th week, we give have a little squeal of delight.

19 comments:

Keeping The Faith said...

Oh Ellie- I'm so happy for you. I was so sad when I read that your 1st and 2nd betas were questionable. This is such great news and very promising. I am sending you so many prayers and hoping that your little one hangs on and grows and grows!

I hope the PIO reached you okay...

-Faith

Bea said...

Ok, well that's good. And in your post it sounds like you're coping remarkably well with the tension. Fingers crossed for the next beta.

Bea

Heather said...

Congratulations on the beta results. I'll have my fingers crossed for the next one.

Samantha said...

Whew! I'm relieved that the beta numbers are going up. Good luck waiting for the next check!

ms. c said...

Eliie- this sounds like great news. Keep up the good attitude, girl!!

serenity said...

Well, that's good news! Promising indeed. May the 4th beta continue to climb... thinking of you in the meantime.

Coffeegrl said...

I'm so glad you had the pleasure of hearing a good result. I will hope you continue to hear more good news.

Stephanie said...

Glad your numbers are climbing. AWESOME!! Yahoo!!

Lut C. said...

That's great news! Today is good, and I hope it only gets better ...

LJ said...

Oh congratulations...I am so happy for you!

Hopeful Mother said...

I was so happy to come back to your blog to read this news!!! I just hope it will continue for you - you deserve some happiness that LASTS for a good 9 months PLUS!!

Keep us posted on how you're feeling. I'll be thinking of you!

Amy R said...

Hi Ellie,
I am crossing my fingers for you!!

Allformybaby said...

I am right here with you. My first couple of betas were low and the last couple have really started to show off. I will keep you in my prayers as well and fingers toes and everything else crossed for both of us!! (((huggs)))
A

Sarah said...

congratulations! i know how terrifying this time is, it sounds like you really have a handle on it though. hoping for onward and upward from here!

Carol said...

well.. cautiously congratulations then!

I know the wait until the 4th beta will be hard - but you're doing good so far, and hopefully that next one will bring even more good news.

I am (cautiously) very happy for you. You deserve some good news.

olivegirl said...

Great news. I so hear you about the "squeal of delight" at twelve weeks. I won't relax until then either.

Hez said...

What happy news!!!

Nicole said...

Squealing with delight right along with ya, my friend.

Beagle said...

Hang in there Ellie! Fingers crossed for #4 . . .