Friday, March 11, 2011

Beta #1

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!

55 comments:

  1. What an amazing number!! I cannot wait to hear how the u/s goes on Tuesday!!! Congratulations again :)

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  2. Woo hoo! What a beautiful number - wishing only the best for you!

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  3. Wow! That's great! I'm so very happy and excited for you! :-)

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  4. YAY!!!! this is so wonderful!!!! Congrats!!!

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  5. wow alex, such amazing news!!!! congrats!!!

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  6. Thats awesome! Congratulations again...I am so, so happy for you!!!!

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  7. woo hoo!!!! What a great number! I am thinking twins! Go do something fun this weekend! You deserve it.

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  8. Great number! Sorry you are not feeling well, I hope it passes quickly for you!

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  9. That's wonderful!!!! Hang on little guys, hang on!!! :-)

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  10. Congrats!!!! That seems like a fantastically high beta! :) Yay!

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  11. This is fantastic news!! Yay for high betas!! Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for you!

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  12. Awe, congratulations, Alex!! I bet you have two in there!! So excited for you.

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  13. i'm soo happy for you alex. you've waited so long for this. yaay!! big hugs :o)

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  14. What a fabulous beta!! I am so excited for you!

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  15. Wow! What a great number! Congratulations!

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  16. Fantastic number, Alex!!! So so happy for you!

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  17. You are PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting! I'm so very happy for you...what if there are three in there?!?! :-) Hugs to ya girl!

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  18. That's a fantastic beta!!
    I love your attitude Alex. I'm absolutely thrilled for you.

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  19. That's a wonderful wonderful number! I have beta envy LOL even though I'm NOT pregnant.

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  20. What an impressively high starting number. Can't wait to hear how many you have in there!

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  21. fantastic beta!!! yay! can't wait for the ultrasound ;)

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  22. Holy cow! It's nice to feel that things are moving fast - makes up for that looking 2ww.

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  23. the only way that number could be better is if you also got that amount in cash from the doctor's office :) I am so excited for you and your beta. You did it girl!!!

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  24. Yeah! That number is fabulous. I'm so happy for you.

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  25. Great number!!!! That's definitely something to celebrate! And great job staying positive-- not that you have any reason not to be, I am convinced that this/these is/are your baby/ies, but I just remember being a quivering blob of terror at this point in my pregnancy! So I admire your attitude.

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  26. YAyayayayayay!! Such an awesome number!!!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait for your scan!

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  27. What a gorgeous number! Congratulations, Alex!!!

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  28. great beta!!!! I can't begin to tell you how incredibly happy I am for you. My IVF buddy did it!!! Yipee!

    I wish you much puking and tossing & turning (all in good pregnancy fun, of course)

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  29. BEAUTIFUL, high beta. This is wonderful news.

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  30. Yay, I'm so thrilled to celebrate with you! Definitely sounds like you may have two in there :).

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  31. WOOHOO!!! What a fantastic way to kick off the weekend!

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  32. Oh my gosh soooooooo excited for you!!! This is wonderful. I think a huge 1st beta is a great sign :) xxoo

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  33. That really is an extremely large number. I was so hoping with all the baby shower stuff that you were coming up on good news of your own.

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  34. WOHOOOOO!! I'm so exited for you!! *Wiggling my butt with baby attached to one boob - doing a little happy dance*

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  35. Woot Woot Woot Alex! You are PREGNANT!!!


    The numbers are good and strong - I think twins, but it could be singleton too.

    It's fantastic news, Alex! Take Care.

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  36. This is fantastic!! I was laying in bed this morning and you popped into my head- I realized I hadn't checked your blog for an update for a few days. So very happy for you! :)

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  37. Wonderful news! So happy for you. I am betting it's twins. boy and a girl

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  38. Fingers crossed for all good things! So happy for you!!!

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  39. Hooray, Alex!! I'm so thrilled to hear your news!!

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  40. AAAAAHHHHH!!! I am jumping up and down over here! I was thinking about you last night and about how I hadn't been able to get on the blogs this past week, and was praying I would see some good news from you when I finally did. You didn't disappoint!

    This is so AWESOME Alex! I am so beyond thrilled, excited, and happy for you!!!

    I can't wait until your ultrasound.

    CONGRATS!!!!!

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  41. SSSOOOO excited to read this!! I haven't caught up completely on your blog from the past week (will do so soon) but just wanted to say that this news made my night.

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  42. Wow, what a fabulous beta number. I'm so happy for you!! Since you're already starting to feel a bit nauseous, I'm going to go with twins. That's the first thing my doctor asked me, if I was feeling sick. Apparently you get sicker faster with twins.

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  43. Amazing! So excited for you!!!!

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  44. Congrets..This is amazing news.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy nine months!

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  45. wow, Alex, that's great! I'm so happy for you :)

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  46. Congrats, Alex! That is a really strong beta!

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  47. I was away for a little bit, so I did not get to read for a few posts....this is the BEST NEWS to come home to! :) :) :)

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