Thursday, 13 September 2007

Clickety Click


Well, at 12dp2dt and 14 days past ER, my beta is 66. I was a bit worried, but have since googled, and realise that it's quite a respectable number. As long as its doubling, then it's all good in the hood. My "official" beta is next Wednesday, so I shall just have to be patient and not worry. All the worrying in the world isn't going to change anything!! My tummy is so big and bloated, plus I have AF-type cramps. If you need me for the next few days, you will find me here.

The most amazing thing in the world happened today with the nurse at my local pathology lab up here. She read my form, and started asking me about IVF - what was it like, how many tries have I had, etc. I was RAVING on, telling her everything .... suddenly she blurts out "Well, I'm looking into starting it soon!" She looked so relieved to tell someone. She has PCOS, and it took her three years to conceive her first child. She has been trying again now for a year, and says she needs help. She told me how hard it was for her to take pregnant womens blood, she has thought of quitting her job because of it. And she started crying!! I just gave her a massive hug, told her to just do it, it's ok - it's hard, but not impossible. She was so grateful, and told me that I was 'meant' to come in and see her today!! By the time we came out she had so many people waiting to get their bloods taken. She's even going to the same clinic as me. I might even go back and give her my number, she was so lovely. We're everywhere, girls! Doesn't it go to show how common IF is?
********** Ummm, it's now an hour after my Beta Googlefest ...... 66 sux.

13 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

yeah for a 66 - good luck for wednesday

The Dunn Family said...

66 is good! I know this waiting for the beta numbers stinks! Hoping that the days pass quickly for you until you get a definitive pregnancy report!!

Also, I think it's awesome that you were so helpful to that nurse. I was really quiet about going through IVF in the beginning. I almost felt ashamed to tell people. Then I realized that if I told someone that me and my husband just happened upon being pregnant with twins, and that person was having infertility issues, I would be making them feel as crappy as I do ever time I hear a pregnancy announcement. So I started being honest. Like I should have from the beginning. And boy did lots of people come out of the woodwork with the same issues. Good on you!

Meg said...

topcat - My beta was 78 on 16 days past ER.

66 is like, totally respectable.

(congratulations!)

SaraS-P said...

Double

Double

Double

Double

Double

Double, ok? Come on, numbers, I command you to double!!!

Chas said...

66 is great! My clinic told me that they hope for 40 and above at 12 days...anything less usually isn't a good sign, and anything more doesn't mean it's any better. The doubling is what really matters anyway. You're doing fabulous!!

anna said...

66 is super! I agree with the pp...all that matters is the doubling. You really were an angel for that phlebotomist...good for you!

Diana said...

66 does not suck!!! I would have loved that number at 14dpo!! Mine was 18! That sux! It then went to 71.9 and by 19dpo was 323!

Congrats, you are pg and that is all that matters!!!

topcat said...

Ohhh, thank you thank you all for that, I feel much better. Sometimes Dr Google is plain evil. xoxooxo :)

Mony said...

I am a Beta nerd....but I know that a pregnancy test will detect any HCG level over 25...so 66 sounds dandy!

Welcome to the panic stage!

Stacie said...

66 sounds good to me! Double beta, double!

Evil Stepmonster said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!
Day 12 is really, really early - so 66 seems a very fine number indeed. Bloating is a good sign and the cramps are probably just little one settling in for the long haul.

We are everywhere and I personally thank you for reaching out...

Best wishes for next Wednesday

Imogen and David said...

66 sounds great for 14DPO :D Can't wait to hear your next fantastic reading!

AshPash said...

A positive is a positive!!! Can't wait to learn more!