For this morning’s beta. It was 259!! I’m so relieved, I didn’t think things were going well (defense mechanism, not getting hopes up) and was praying for it to be at least 200 (doubling would’ve put it at 180). So this is more than I expected and that’s great! I won’t be able to relax for a few more weeks and a good ultrasound or two, but this is off to the right start.
I had been worrying about not feeling super nauseous, but clearly hcg is going up normally so this must just be how I feel this time. Michael is in my most recent memory, and he made me extra pukey. I actually think this is more how I felt with B for the first 2-3 weeks… just kind of icky sometimes. I am having plenty of cramps and twinges at least, and other symptoms I could otherwise blame on high progesterone.
Anyway, I’m sad that I can’t follow this through with my RE because of no insurance (and getting Medicaid, which doesn’t cover specialists). He’ll be dictating a letter of what’s going on to the OB/CNM place at the hospital that I used to go to. I’ve been instructed to call them tomorrow to schedule an ultrasound March 17-23. I’ll pick as close to the 23rd as possible, more chance of seeing something then.
I also want to say how amazing it is to know how many people are praying for me and this baby/ies. Lots of my friends from various places and family, my parents’ church choir, a few of my dad’s coworkers, our entire church prayer team, my mother-in-law and her prayer team, my aunt and several of her friends… Trying to undo the knots in my stomach that have been there all day… I just have to keep remembering to let God carry us through this time.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and heals those who are crushed in spirit.” (2 Tim. 1:7) I’ve always concentrated on the first half of that verse for comfort, but I saw it twice the other day and realized now I hope I can concentrate on the latter half, that this will be the end of my crushed spirits!