Tuesday, August 23, 2011

dIUI: beta #2 results

I had hunt them down to get the results of my second beta. I called the clinic at 3:00 p.m. because I couldn't wait any longer. I was practically hyperventilating at noon. My mantra was "I don't know" every time my mind wandered one way or the other, imaging a baby in my arms or miscarriage, D&C and heartache.

Here they are my results
  • HCG = 570
  • Progesterone is 56.4
Even though my HCG didn't quite double from 325 two days ago, the nurse said all was going very well. I'm to continue my medications (progesterone suppositories, baby aspirin, vitamins). First OB Sono is in two weeks, Sep 6. It's with the nurse practitioner, instead of a doc, but that's okay with me. First RE was only available on Sep 8, and I didn't want to wait two extra days to see if there is a gestational sac (or more than one!).

Let the second 2WW commence. I almost added, and the celebration, but you know how we IF'ers are: guarded optimism is the name of the game.


P.S. I think my mother was crying when I told her the news. She's not a super emotional person, so this is quite something.


Julie said...

Great news, congrats! Geeeeez, don't these clinics know you and the IF cyberspace are waiting with bated breath for the results? What were they doing, having a potluck? ;-)

Poppet said...


Jill said...

Are you familiar with this website:


I plugged in your info and it looked pretty good to me! A guardedly optimistic (but enthusiastic) congrats to you! Can't wait for u/s news!

annoyed army wife said...

Congrats! I think you're smart with the guarded optimism, but I'm still very happy for you both!

Melissa G said...

Woo Hoo!!! I know that nothing I can say will make the next two weeks go any faster, but I just want you to know that my second beta only increased 62%. (The minimum they like to see is 60%.) So don't read the numbers too much. Looks like yours was close to 75%, so that's really great! And your P4 is AWESOME!

Here's to the next two weeks flying by and leaving you with wonderful news! So happy for you Jem!

Anonymous said...

so wonderful jem :)

Allison said...

WOOHOOO!!! Great, great news!!

To give you hope, my first beta somewhere around 16dpo was 25. The second was 34. And here I sit, ready to go any day. Miracles do happen and I'm holding out that this is YOURS, Jem. (((Hugs!)))

linda said...

Woohoo!!!! I just checked in w/o having seen the earlier posts and was so excited to see your beta is this high! P4 is also strong, so this is good on all fronts! :-)))

Congrats Jem!! I hope that this helps you and the DH focus on this fabulous new outcome and work through things.


Mrs. Gamgee said...

I agree with Jill. On the HCG calculator you're doing great!

And you thought you were done with tww's... :)

Bella said...

So great!! I hope these weeks go by fast, with low stress, increasing pregnancy symptoms and some sacs and heartbeats at the end!

TeeJay said...

It looks pretty good to me! Guarded optimism us here but I'm still pretty excited for you!

Gurlee said...

Nice Jem! I know how hard these waits an be, your second beta seems good! Go forth with cautious optimism, I hope to follow when I get my results late today. I am hopeful that we can experience all good things together!
Btw, how do you feel?

Sooz said...

YAY!! That's a great number. We're so close together in dates, so I know exactly how you feel about these next two weeks. We'll make it through! Just hang in there!!

Circus Princess said...

Wohoooo, such awesome news to come back to after having missed all things blog for almost a month!! Congratulations!!