- Fort St John, BC, Canada
- My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Today's Beta - 272.
I was pretty nervous. Okay. So nervous I wasn't even talking about it. I was pretending to not be nervous. I was hopeful, because of all the symptoms (and about $100 bucks worth of ever darkening pregnancy tests), but I was still nervous. The clinic was not enthused with Friday's results, and wanted to see at least 150 for a beta today. David and I went out to our favorite pub for lunch, and I had planned on calling the clinic around 3 p.m. I kept checking my iPhone for the time,which seemed to be going backwards. When the phone rang at a little after 1:30, it was as if my stomach dropped out of me. I could hear the nurse's smile when she said my beta was 272. I literally cried with relief. David was just smiling his patient, slow smile.
The nurse said it was a fantastic number, great climb from Friday and she was going to book my first ultrasound for my seventh week.
A good hcg count (the hormone from being pregnant) will double every 48 hours. Our count is doubling every 30.7 hours. It's awesome to finally have something solid to go on. There is still the big ultrasound in about two and a half weeks, but I'm pretty confident that there'll be a baby at the end of all this.