Well the betas are in. I ended up with 2 after all as they decided to get the lab to use my blood draw from last Thursday for a beta so they snuck that first one in there after the fact.
Beta 1 ~ 12dpo – 28
Beta 2 ~ 16dpo – 140 that’s 1.7 days or 41.3 hours doubling time – FAST
140!! What a freaking whopper. I am so pleased with this result. I know we are by no means out of the woods yet but getting that nice strong result today allowed me to feel excited just for a brief moment.
I will need to get another beta but as my Dr is overseas at the moment we are waiting for him to send an email with his instructions. I don’t really care when it is. To be honest, I’m hoping they’ll let me wait for a week because this is a good result and I hate the waiting on beta day so the less times I have to do that, the better. Thankfully I’ve been head down in work all day today so the time has passed reasonably quickly but still, the waiting blows.
In order to manage my expectations, or at least attempt to, I have focused my eye on around mid to late October for when I might have a scan. This is really the date I am focusing on right now – getting to there. If I make it that far I will be 7-8 weeks pregnant, further than I managed to get last time, so that seems like a pretty good place to keep my eye. I will start getting more excited when I reach this point and see that heartbeat on a screen.
There was something else I wanted to say but my brain as gone all scatty with excitement and happiness and all the things. I don’t want to get ahead of myself though. I have told barely anyone about the pregnancy this time, not even my mum. Eric is pretty happy and positive – more so than me this time. I think he feels it is our time. Gosh I hope with all my heart he is right.
Dr has emailed back and the next beta is in one week. I got my wish. Yay!