Lab test results

Oh my goodness, I really enjoyed all the great feedback I got from everyone after my last post. It was so awesome to be able to tell people because we have only told three other people that are close to us and know that we have been TTC (none are family, that’s the next post). You are all so wonderful.

First to the blood test results, I just got the actual numbers from the OB today.  I did the first draw on Tuesday afternoon after I got the Positive HCG test.  The Hcg level on Tuesday was on the low side of the scale at 38 but my doctor was happy that by Thursday (48hrs later) the level doubled. Ii do not have the number yet for the Thursday test. All I know is she was satisfied and asked if I wanted to retest on Monday to see if the number double x2 by then. Of course I want too!! I need to know now if this is a sticky baby and not something to get my hopes up too high over.  Does anyone think I should worry of the low HCG level??

Now onto things I have done that I probably shouldn’t have done.

First I had a scare Thursday night. I woke up around midnight from stomach pains that were even in my dreams!! I thought maybe my stomach was upset then I thought the worst. I did have some ever so slight bright pink spotting, which only fueled the fear fire. I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t control thinking the worst was about to happen.  I decided to watch the Grey’s anatomy I had recorded earlier in the night and it didn’t help that was the episode where Grey falls down the stairs nine months pregnant and then goes into labor (sorry if I just spoiled it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet). I was encouraged to go back to sleep with the Hubby and was able to fall back to sleep. First thing I did when I opened my eyes was to check things out. Good news everything was back to normal aka no more spotting. The worst part of the whole incidence was for some reason when my hubby asked if I was spotting was that I lied and said no. Why??? I don’t know, I guess I didn’t want to scare him too.  How long before I stop checking for AF??  I do it every time which has increased because of the frequent pee trips to the bathroom.

Second thing I did which I know is a big no no is I bought this maternity dress from Target that I had previously spotted and liked and wanted but I wasn’t pregnant. This time hubby couldn’t say you’re not pregnant so shouldn’t get it. Not only did I buy it but I paid full price, again something I don’t love to do because I swear everything goes on sale at target after I buy it. Oh but wait I also scoped out the sale rack which I love to do and found another maternity top marked way down to less than ten buck so I had to buy it too. While the TTC’er in me knows this could bring bad karma the frugal part of me was satisfied. I know i probably wont be that big this summer but i still like it! Oh and i cant wear it to class yet because the pregnant girl in class has the same dress, and yes i was envious when i saw her wearing it after i had already wanted it.

 

Dress i had to have!

Dress i had to have!

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Shirt i paid 6 something for.

Shirt i paid 6 something for.

Can you tell i love the color coral!

While I know those are no no’s we have also been getting a little ahead of ourselves with thinking in the future. We have been trying for so long and all that time I have worked so hard in not thinking too far in the future but as soon as I saw that positive (once the shock wore off) I let all those what if’s and now we can’s come flooding in. For heaven’s sake it’s only been four days and I don’t even feel pregnant and I am already thinking of this and that and all the things we have to start doing right now. Don’t laugh but on that list is; start buying diapers and wipes,  the room we would like for our child is the storage room/gym and so we need to switch all those things to another room, I need to clean the house top to bottom before I get nausea or too big, MONEY, do we buy a house now or wait etc…. My hubby is less than thrilled, in fact I have him cleaning the carpets and the couches right now, to be fare they needed to be done now either way.

Also sorry for taking so long to post, but Thursday I kind of over did it running errands and had a bad night sleep so I laid on couch pretty much all day.

Not sure if I will keep this up but here are the week 4updates:

Symptoms: Sore boobs, peeing frequently, and hot flashes (not sure if this is pregnancy related but it keeps happening)

Thank you all for being so supportive it really makes me so very happy.

Still pregnant,

Mrs. W.

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13 thoughts on “Lab test results

  1. Congrats! Hang in there! I will tell you this, I did have bleeding throughout the 1st trimester, once it was finished for good, I still checked my panties EVERY time I went to the bathroom. Call it the curse of the infertiles. 🙂

  2. As you know, I have had spotting and bleeding since the day I had my positive blood test. My doc told and nurse has assured me that it is really quite common. I know everyone will tell you to not worry about it, but I know how IMPOSSIBLE it is. I have been worried since day 1. It is definitely the curse of infertility. How many days past ovulation was your beta? My first beta was 9dp3dt or 12 dpo and my beta was 38! 16dpo I was at 248 and 23dpo I was at 4500. I wouldn’t worry about your lower beta level as long as your levels continue to double!

  3. Love the outfits. I don’t believe infertility, and if I did your, would be good because you have been trying for so long and been so positive and supportive of other people. Buying a couple of maternity shirts cannot ruin that.my only advice to you is not to worry about buying diapers or wipes. You will have plenty of people who buy those for you and you might end up with excess. I think I have about 700 size 1 diapers. Cleaning is always fun and good for the soul. I love your posts and I can’t wait to read more.

  4. I hope you stay pregnant right up til the last minute and hope for a healthy baby in roughly 9 months… I know you’re excited, enjoy every single moment. I’m glad that I didn’t know what was to come and enjoyed my pregnancy every day.

  5. Congrats again and wishing you the best!

    Don’t worry too much about the cramping. I pretty much cramped on and off all day for a few weeks after I had a positive pregnancy test. It really feels like AF is just starting but all it did was make me super paranoid and depressed thinking it was over before it really began.

    Have you got the results for the next Beta yet?

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