Sunday, August 21, 2011

dIUI: 14dpo: Beta day

The call before 11:15 a.m. should have clued me in.
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HCG: 325!!!!!

Yup. Three-hundred, twenty five! The Doc (not Dr. W, but the on-call doc) said this is on the high side, so multiples are a possibility. I can't even THINK about that yet. Just want that number to double by Tuesday, when I go in for beta #2.

Doc then asked if I was having any symptoms. Just sore b00bs, some mild cramping, no spotting. Then he asked if I had any questions. Nope. Mr. Jem did, tho. "Can we have intercourse?" Doc said better to wait until the first u/s (g-d willing). They'll also be testing my progesterone level on Tuesday. Depending on my level, we may adjust my progesterone suppositories.

OH. MY. G-D!!

I'm crying tears of joy right now. Mr. Jem is happy, too. Mr. Jem and I jumped up and down, hugged. Of course, he wants me to temper my reaction. He doesn't want me to be too hurt if it doesn't work out. Of course I will be hurt if it doesn't work out.

Oh, and no. I didn't pee on a stick this week, as much as I wanted to initiatlly. Good thing, too, because I just did on a cheap dollar-store one, and barely got a phantom of a second line. How is that possible with such a strong number?  Had I tested days ago, I would have been heart-broken.

Here's the results. Can YOU see a second line?

Please hold my hand until Tuesday!

~Jem

53 comments:

Admin said...

Congratulations!!! I was waiting for your post :)

Christa said...

Awesome news. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys.

Heather said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!

Brandy said...

Holy crap!!! Congratulations! I can barely see the line, but it's there!

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erika said...

YOU - JUST - MADE - MY - DAY !!!

Beautiful, amazing, exciting, WONDERFUL news!

Congratulations to both of you! wishing you a beautiful journey:)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Woohoo! Oh hon, I am so happy for you! 325 is a very pretty number... :) I was praying and praying this morning.

(I wonder if that test was a dud?)

Jessica said...

Yeah!

May that great number continue to rise and rise!!!

Amy said...

Jem!!! I'm with Erika, You Just Made My Day!
I'm so very happy for you!!

I can see the very faint line, but no matter, your beta is Fantastic! Can't wait to hear about #2!

MyTwoLines said...

That is one heck of a beta! CONGRATS!!!!!

ASP said...

Yay! That's great! See, never count yourself out until beta day! ;) Congrats!

nurslouisa said...

BOO-YAH!!!!! You knocked it out of the park! Awesome news many many congradulations! Holding your hand, doubling betas here we come!

Mrs. Lemon said...

Yahooooooooo! So happy for you!

Rebecca said...

Awesome!!!! Crossing everything for all the next steps!

Marissa said...

Oh my god, congratulations!!!! Fingers crossed very tightly for a BRILLIANT ultrasound.

I'm so incredibly happy for the two of you. :D

bibc said...

oh Jem this is great news!
the thing with those dollar store tests is they aren't standard, and the test line is always light, no matter how much hcg you have in you. i did one at 16w for example and still light! i used to really love them, and they do detect small amts og hcg, but im a clearblue easy girl now :) those are great!
hoping things continue on perfectly for you and mr. jem...enjoy every minute!
xoxo
lis

annoyed army wife said...

Whew, I didn't realize I was totally holding my breath during that post. I am so happy for you guys! I have got my fingers crossed for Tuesday!

amiracle4us said...

Congrats hun!!! You guys are so deserving of this happiness :)

Heather said...

Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you!

ventingvagina said...

JEM! this is such awesome news! congratulations! i'll keep my fingers crossed for continued good news!

Kakunaa said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations! HUGE number! SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

A pretty nice little Saturday said...

I've been a silent follower for a long time, so this is my first comment. I am so happy to be able to make this congratulations my first comment! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well deserved!

JNS said...

OMG, thrilled for you!!!! Congratulations!!!! Thanks for taking the blog public again so we can all celebrate with you!

Sooz said...

Yay!! Congratulations! That beta number is great! I know the wait will be tough, but hang in there. I'm so happy for you1!!

COME ON BABY said...

CONGRATS SWEETIE PIE!! I have been waiting all day for the news. Yippy!! Much love.

Lulu said...

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!! 325 is such an awesome number!!

Oak said...

Congratulations! That's one MASSIVE beta! :)

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, I am so so happy for you! That is one hell of a beta :)

Also, this post has convinced me to NEVER buy $1 tests. If it hardly picks up a 325, it's worthless!

One Who Understands said...

Such an AWESOME number!!! Oh and that pee stick is crap! The line should be way darker with a number in the 300's. So happy for you Jem!!

SmartOneKym said...

325 is a HELLA strong number! OMG! I am soooooo excited for you! This is the best news I've seen in forever!

Melissa G said...

HOLY CROW!!! SO happy for you Jem!!!

I kept holding hope for you since I was sure that my cycle didn't work...

I think that internet cheapie is defective!!!

Can't wait to hear more good news!!

Adele said...

This is wonderful news. So glad for you, Jem!

Jes G said...

woooooo hoooooooo!!
awesome!!
congrats
xoxo

Tippy said...

Holy shit!!! Yay!!!! Congrats Jem!

Trinity said...

Yay! :) Congrats, Jem! :)

(P.S. My first beta was over 600, and I had a happy little singleton in there. ;)

Renee L. Berry said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

Jess said...

Congrats!!!

Jill said...

Wow! Congrats and good luck!

Kristina said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations!! What a great number! :-) So excited for you and am virtually holding your hand as you count down the hours until the second beta. Looking good!

Rain Child said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

foxy said...

first of all CONGRATULATIONS! this is awesome :)

Secondly, I love Mr Jem's question! OUr RE put us on pelvic rest for the entire first trimester - as his general protocol. it was torture!!!

take it easy and i'll keep my fingers crossed.

Stacie said...

Such great news! I am so happy for you!

Babylicious said...

Yay yay yay yay!!!

~Jess said...

Congratulations! I hope tomorrow gets here quickly with wonderful news! My first beta with this pregnancy (triplets) was 472, second was 2401.

Congrats again! here's to a healthy and happy nine months, and lifetime.

Allison said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Holding your hand to Tuesday, definitely!!

Gurlee said...

Congratulations!! So exciting! I am one day behind you with a positve 300+ beta!! Woo-hoo!!

LisserB said...

Yay!!!

This is my first time commenting...but it's definitely time for me to come out of lurking! I see the line, depending on how diluted your urine is, the line can be affected. If you didn't already, test again first thing in the morning, and you should get two bright pink lines!

Sending you lots of sticky dust and a huge congratulations!

callmemama said...

Awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!

nutsinmay said...

Congratulations!

Illanare said...

Congratulations!

sprogblogger said...

So VERY happy for you!

Katie said...

I'm a little late to the party: CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy to read this post. You deserve this. :)

mommyinwaiting said...

Whoo Hoo! That is one seriously awesome beta! Higher than mine and I am having twins. By now the second beta is in and I am waiting to hear news of it. CONGRATS honey.

Cherbear said...

finally! congrats Jem!!!!!!