Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pinching myself

Today's beta is 660. More than double yesterday's. I'm concerned now it's going too quickly!! I must consult the good Dr Google.

When i went for today's test I saw the v lovely man who's been taking my blood each day for most of this cycle. He's a charming Nigerian born Dr who is not allowed to practice here and is working as a vampire whilst he studies some more. He's been lovely throughout and said yesterday he was sure it was good news. I was so pleased to tell him it was!

Overall, I've felt oddly distracted since yesterday's news. I've waited so long for this news and now it's here it almost doesn't seem real.

Physically, I feel exactly the same - apart from slightly tender boobs, some cramps (AF style back and tum pains) and the odd pinchy feeling in my general ute-al (i made that up but you know what I mean!) region. I'm also a little more tired. A sort of dragging whole body tiredness but not tiredness than makes me drop off unexpectedly in a narcoleptic sort of a way which is what I was expecting from reading accounts of pg bloggers. Oh, i'm also quite windy (TMI, I know) but perhaps the effect of all that progesterone - which yesterday was up in the 300's.

I'm very nervous that this will suddenly go away. There are so many new hurdles! Continuing betas, a scan in 2 weeks, making it past 9 weeks - which seems to be a bit of a crunch point and, of course, 12 weeks.

I don't want to sound ungrateful - I am so very lucky to have got this far. I can't believe we've finally got a little bundle of Mr G and Portia P cells in me and they're GROWING!! We could have a real live baby before I'm 40! Mr G and I are both very, very cautiously happy.

Oh - i've been to buy some HPT sticks. I've never had a BFN from them as i've only ever tested to confirm a failed cycle. As I was too scared to test this time i haven't had the pleasure yet. I have to POAS tomorrow just to prove to myself this is not a mistake with the numbers at the lab!

Finally - I just want to say thank you so much for all your good wishes and congratulation. I've had comments from some girls i thought had left me behind months ago. It's so good to know you're still out there rooting for me. Thank you so much. I feel v cared for!

I'm off to nourish me and my bundle of cells. xx

19 comments:

Almamay said...

It must help calm your nerves a little that your beta is is doing so well. Another important hurdle. x

Betty M said...

Congratulations!

Hopeful Mother said...

Don't fret too much about your hCG number - the real answers come when you have your scan!!

I can understand your need to POAS - I did the same thing - and took pictures because I couldn't believe it was finally real.

Get some rest and take it easy!

Yep, definitely still rooting for you here!!!

Jen said...

I came here through Stirrup Queens & wanted to wish you a big congrats! For the HCG numbers I recommend beta base: http://babymed.com/tools/pregnancy/hcg/

Pamela Jeanne said...

Woo HOOO!! Just catching up on your news. Congrats -- but don't pinch to hard, you don't need any more bruising! ;-)

FiestyKel said...

Wonderful news, congratulations!!

tryingin2007 said...

how cool is this!!!! I was gone for a couple of days and look what happens! I am SOOOOO thrilled for you! congratulations!!!!!! :) yaaaah!

My Reality said...

This is all so wonderful!

seattlegal said...

Great news on the doubling! I can't wait to hear about your scan! So incredibly wonderful. I am so excited for you!

Waiting Amy said...

Wow! OMG! I've been tied up with family illness stuff and out of town, so I'm so thrilled to find this news! I'm glad your 2nd beta went well and look forward to more good news!

Kim said...

Congrats! I too was "windy" when I was first pg. I have a friend whose husband knows she is pg by the increase of wind in the house! What great betas!

Bea said...

Can't wait to hear about your scan!

Bea

Ms. P said...

WOO HOO!! This is fabulous!

Ms. P said...

WOO HOO!! This is fabulous!

soapchick said...

Congrats Portia. I've been out of town, so I'm just catching up on things. I'm so happy for you. You give me so much hope for my next cycle. Yeah for the 39 year olds!!!

Frenchie said...

Fantastique!!

So happy for you.

Charne Trollip said...

Congratulations!!! wonderful news

Leah said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy to have company in the over-the-hill-but-still-got-it ovary club! :-)

Rachel said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you.