Friday, September 08, 2006

Very Early Scary Days

Its been a very long week. Im sorry I didnt report back straight after the first hcg test on Monday - the result was a positive test, the hcg was 121. It was day 27. Our RE was pleased with that...basically they look for anything around 100 at 28 days so over 100 at day 27 was considered good.

We were ofcourse pleased we'd overcame hurdle one but for both A & I....the past experiences have been so painful & was too difficult to be pleased or excited...we were anxious & quite afraid the pattern of the last two pregnancies was going to repeat itself.

The pattern of the last two pregnancies was on day 27 - the hcg was fine. I retested both times two days later on day 29 - at this test, for both of my last pregnancies it had increased & was still in the normal range but could go either way.....& then for both pregnancies - by day 31 two days later - it had decreased & I was told I'd miscarry & had to wait to bleed.

So, this time, I wasn't keen on testing on day 29. Though it was a difficult wait, I waited till today - day 31 - & the hcg was 358. On some level I knew my anxiety levels were better because in previous pregnancies I couldn't possibly wait till day 31. According to our RE, its meant to double every 2-3 days & this it has. I was hoping for a much higher result but i guess its still ok, within normal limits at this very very early stage. Our RE was pleased & thinks its coming up nicely but wants me back in 4 more days for a here we go again, another difficult 4 day wait.

The good news is we've passed where we reached the last two pregnancies...but its still so ridiculously early, Im only 4 & a half weeks today, will be 5 wks on Tues if I get there (please god).

I can feel activity in my uterus & am so very bloated. My boobs are only starting to get sore now whereas in my previous 4 pregnancies - my boobs were sore from so very early.

The most we've reached is 9 weeks.

I have a support network - beautiful friends who were waiting for my call or sms today - they will continue to pray. Can I ask you guys to as well?

Im trying to remain calm, quite disengaged but it is sooooooo hard.

Well thats my news team, I'll keep you posted!


Blogger Michelle said...

Oh congrats! I understand your anxiety, but your numbers sound really good. I hope this is the one!

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Nikole said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news. I'm keeping everything crossed for good results on Tuesday.


10:24 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Two hurdles down
1. getting pregnant
2. Doubling HCG

I know the next few weeks will be tough, but hang in there. and take care of you.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Hope548 said...

Congratulations! Hang in there!

5:13 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Well, I am so glad to see your news. I know the anxious wait must be so scary for you, and its really unfair that it overrides the excitement that you should be able to feel.

Stephanie is right though, passing the first two hurdles is a great start, I will definately keep up the p&pt for you.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Kath said...

Dear Womb, I'm so glad. Though these days must be scary indeed, I am hoping for a wonderful, wonderful outcome.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Oh my gosh! COngratulations! I'll just have to keep checking in for the next 4+ weeks to keep cheering you on! You can do this, the wait and everything. My prayers are with you. Hugs!

7:33 AM  
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11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh WOW! I a so thrilled for you at this stage. I know you must be walking around holding your breath. I will pray and pray some more. I wish nothing but wonderful things for you this pregnancy.

1:44 PM  
Blogger sube said...

My goodness, I missed your news! Congratulations! You're in my thoughts.

(And ignore that troll a few comments back. How pathetic.)

2:37 PM  

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