Thursday, February 28, 2008

Post 140 - a long time coming

I've been busily P'g On Sticks like nobody's business. I've even snapped the two HPT's in all their blue crossed glory but I can't seem to load them up onto Blogger. Never mind. I've got them for posterity.

I definitely needed to do more just to confirm for myself that i am, today, pregnant.

Today's beta was 1497. Next blood test is on Sunday. This clinic really does keep an eye on its patients. I like that. Makes me feel more secure.

Mr G is driving me mad to do nothing. I worked last night and much of today. Teaching last night and cooking today. I'm teaching tomorrow as well. He thinks I should be lying down all day. I don't want to mess anything up, but I can't believe it can be good for a girl to do too little. We're compromising and i'm cutting down on some work commitments until we get a bit further along.

I'm still quite tired, a little tender in the bosom department and a bit bloated. I'm not starving - which is good - but trying to eat regularly as my blood sugar goes a little haywire and I get the shakes if I don't.

In the last week three of my MindBody group have got BFP's. Of ten of us, 1 has already had twins, 1 is pg with twins (due in the summer), 1 is pg with donor eggs and now 3 more of us have had BFP's. Amazing. I feel really bad for the others as this makes it harder for them. 2 are still doing treatment. 1 has decided to adopt and one had decided to give up as her dh has a daughter from his 1st marriage. As a group, things are looking brighter for us. I hope the 2 still trying take hope from this weeks' success.

Oh, someone asked me about DHEA. I'm not sure it made any difference to me at all. I took 75mg a day for 3 months from July last year. I started again on a lower dose (25mg) for a while but then a Dr (in our US consult) told me it would do me more harm than good and that was the end of that. I haven't seen an increase in numbers but perhaps the quality was better? Not sure....

Thanks again everyone for all your support. It's meant a huge amount to me.


Foreverhopeful said...

I think I'd be the same way.. I'd want to take an HPT all the time cause I'd have a hard time believing it too. Wow, what great beta numbers. I'm just so so happy for you. I just love success stories.

JJ said...

Just so, so happy for you. Great beta number!
Do you/your doc think the ivi.g helped? Im always curious at things people do different from cycles--I know there isnt a "magic" trick, but I seem to see quite a few success stories from doing the ivi.g

Carrie said...

That's a fab number! I'm so pleased for you both, really and truly but, and here's the selfish part, it also helps me to hang on in there. It gives us all hope and courage to keep going even if IVF doesn't work straight away.
I agree with your husband, take it easy!

Betty M said...

don't know if I have said this already but congratulations! I am with you - getting back to normal life is great lying around isn't going to make a difference in my experience. The nos look great.

Bea said...

I hope the two still trying find success soon.

As far as work goes, I'm on your side. You don't want to overdo things, but you don't have to lie down all day. It's sweet he's worried about you.


Working Girl said...

I hope today's test went as well as the others!!!