Monday, March 2, 2009

bidding up and down

We almost had to postpone our beta, because the area got hit with a big(for us) snowstorm. At 715 am we had 6 inches, and heavy snow falling. Personally, I can handle driving in snow(well, I don't like white-out...) but I am very wary of many of the drivers in this area because they freak out and are all slidey and overly brakey.

But, within an hour the snow-fall had slowed, so I called and asked if we could come in later for the bloodwork, and they said, "Sure, everyone is coming late."
All day(after and before the beta) I was making little bets with myself.

"It will be almost 300"
Then I'd get a weird twinge, or (ahem) moisture that felt like spotting... and I'd bargain down.
"OK, at least 200..."
more twinges, more moisture, after eating vegetarian chinese food for lunch(with the dreaded soy)
and I had bargained down to 100, even though I knew my tests were dark.

So, imagine my joy and surprise when I got the call, "It is a very good number, Dr. O is quite happy....


Hurrah high beta. So, we go in on Wednesday for beta #2 and will pray for sticking and for doubling. I had a pretty high beta with FET pregnancy(311) and that was just one, so I am not going to bandy about the twin word. That is what ultrasounds are for!
For the curious, we are 10days past 5 day transfer, or 15days past Egg Retrieval.

& P.S. thank you all you kind comment-leavers, you make me so happy! Shared joy, double joy!


  1. Hooray! Congrats! Best wishes for beta #2 and beyond.

    One time I busted my butt to shovel out my car and get to the clinic by 7 a.m. When I got there, the ultrasound tech informed me that there was no one to take my blood because everyone else was stuck in the snow!

  2. YAY, YAY, YAY!!!! Wonderful beta!!

  3. This is fantastic news!!! What a great number. I'm glad the snowstorm didn't cause a delay.

    Grow baby/ies, grow!

  4. It's official!!! YAY! Wonderful #. I am over the moon for you! Enjoy the snow!

  5. A spectacular number. Just keep repeating "today is a good day" and you will make it!

    You are right shared joy does feel good!

  6. Hot tamales that's a heck of a beta. Congrats!

  7. I am so for you and Mr.S! Yipee Skippee!! Best Wishes for the Happiest and Healthiest of pregnancies!

  8. What WONDERFUL news!



  9. Sweet number. Sweet news. I'm thrilled for you.

  10. Yahoo! Yay! Yay! Yay!

    Poppy I am so thrilled for you. YOU ARE PREGNANT!

  11. Yay!!! Congratulations on a terrific first beta!

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