December 02, 2013

2nd beta

I spent all day biting my nails, then got a call from the clinic at 5:45 p.m. saying they hadn't received the results yet from the local REs office where I had it drawn. Fortunately, I was able to get a hold of the local RE, and he was still in the office.

Beta #2: 329, a doubling time of about 41 hours. And P4 is up to 45. Yea!

Out of all 8 pregnancies, I believe these are the best beta numbers I've ever had. (With Miss A, the first beta was 2 points higher, but the second one didn't double.) It still doesn't feel real.

Assuming there are no concerning signs that appear in the meantime, the next steps are repeat E2 and P4 in a week, and then an ultrasound in a little more than 2 weeks. With Miss A's pregnancy, we wound up doing our first ultrasound on 6w0d. That would be a Saturday in this case, so we won't be doing it on that day. I'd like to hold out until 6w5d if possible this time around. We'll see what happens - that is still too far off to talk confidently about it. I likely won't even call the perinatologist's office to schedule it until about 1 week before, assuming we get that far...

In the meantime, we are having such a blast with Little Miss this holiday season. My mom put up a 4-foot tree today, and when Miss A came home, she saw it, let out a happy squeal, and ran right to it. She stared at it with such joy, so mesmerized, reaching out to gently touch the ornaments. That angelic look - pure childlike joy and delight - was such a beautiful, amazing thing to witness. We continue to be so thankful, every day, and not just because it's the season of thanksgiving.

7 comments:

Silver said...

Woohoo! Great news :-).

Libby said...

This is looking good!!! Congratulations!

Reese said...

So far so good! I'm so glad to hear that it was good news today. And the update on Miss A made me smile. This is a fun time of year to have an almost 2-year-old (but when isn't?). Keep updating and know that people are pulling for you!

Emily Erin said...
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Emily Erin said...

So good to hear! Will continue to pray for good things! Will you be doing LIT/IVIG this time?

SLESE1014 said...

This is great news!!! Congrats!

Anna said...

This is wonderful news! I am so happy for you! Okay... on to the next hurdle! Things look good! :D