Beta #1 Results

I had my cell phone by my side with the ringer on all day – minus one 5 minute stint where I left my office. Well of course, that’s when the clinic called. :/  I waited another hour and a half to hear back.

My 1st Beta at 10dp5dt is 55.

My clinic normally doesn’t do betas until 12dp5dt. I convinced them to let me go 2 days early after I got my thrush (which is almost cleared up by the way). My IVF nurse said she considers this a positive first beta – especially since it’s earlier than they normally test.

During my ectopic pregnancy, I took HCG boosters daily up until my beta. This meant I had an accumulation of HCG in my system before my 1st beta of 47 on 12dp5dt. After that, my 2nd beta only rose to 52. There was a good chance my initial HCG was less than 20 as the HCG booster was doing just that – boosting my beta.

Starting off with a beta of 55 – 2 days earlier than my previous cycle test date – is potentially a good sign. It doesn’t mean I’m in the clear, but I won’t fret so much until we get our next beta on Monday. If it’s over 100,  I will take a deep breath and pray that things continue on the up and up.

My blood lab experience was super positive this morning. I walked in and only had 1 person in the waiting room a head of me. One poke (SHOCKING! I know this NEVER happens!) and I was out the door in 13 minutes. I just knew this had to be the start of a positive day for us.

Keep me and my baby in your prayers. I’m riding on all of your positivity until I feel that I can sustain my own.

I don’t know what I’d do without my cheering squad. XO

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50 thoughts on “Beta #1 Results

  1. YES! YES! YES! This afternoon I had this random moment where you popped in my mind and I heard a voice say “Lindsey’s pregnant.” It was weird but kinda cool! I think my work with Zahra is making my spirituality extra sensitive? Hehe! Praying for you and sending positive vibes your way!

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  2. This brought tears to my eyes. I’m so happy for you. I know you still have a long way to go, but for today you are most definitely pregnant. Praying so hard for you and your little one/s! ❤

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  3. Oh I know that feeling of leaving the cell phone for all of 5 minutes and then that is when they call!! Got my fingers crossed for you. Sounds very promising. Sending lots of positive energy to you!

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  4. I was at work earlier and couldn’t properly comment so besides “yay!” I want to say “FUCK YES THAT IS A REAL SOLID NUMBER!” I can’t believe we have to wait another two days. I’m crossing my fingers for a crazy high number so you can feel a little peace. I was happy with my first number, but my second one made me breathe a little bit. I felt like I held my breath for days. Anyway, THIS IS SO AWESOME.

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  5. I am so relieved and happy to read this Lindsey. You and the babesters have a plethora of prayers coming your way from my neck of the woods. I have high hopes for Monday and insist the Universe do my bidding this time.

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