It’s huge – 1,763! As the nurse said, I’m definitely pregnant! I’m technically 19 days past ovulation (when you take into consideration that they transferred 5-day frozen embryos 14 days ago), and so I will be at 5 weeks on Sunday. I looked at the ranges online, and I am definitely on the high end for both single and twin pregnancies. I go in on Tuesday for an ultrasound and more bloodwork – I shouldn’t expect a heartbeat at that stage, but I should be able to see a sac or two… It all seems like it’s happening so fast, but I guess that’s the good thing when your doctor’s policy is to wait 2 weeks after the transfer to do a beta!
I’m so excited. I love that my beta is high – it definitely makes me feel good. I hate to do this, but I immediately pulled up the stats on my last pregnancy, and at 20 dpo, I was 1,525, so I’m already ahead of the last one! I know it doesn’t really mean anything at this point, but I want to find anything I can to feel positive about this pregnancy.
We have so many more steps to go, but the pregnancy is official, and we have begun. Throughout the day, I whisper to my little embryos. Hang on tight, mommy loves you. They keep reminding me that they’re there – the cramping has begun. But good cramping – not the sharp kind. And I haven’t had a lick of spotting. I’ve been nauseous in the evenings all week, but this morning I was nauseous as well. I’m definitely not enjoying eating anything, but I know I need to keep eating to help with the nausea. But so super happy that I’m having these symptoms. I’m just beyond thrilled that I get this chance. Now I need to keep taking care of these little ones and everything will be fine. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself… But I’ll worry about stuff later. Today, I’m celebrating a wonderful beta number!