Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Beta 2.0

Yesterday morning I had a blood draw for our second beta test. What they want to see in this blood test is that my hCG levels are rising at a healthy level. Even with Saturday's good news this can make you a little crazy. You get word that you're pregnant (hooray!) but there's a caveat (come back for another test to REALLY make sure).

I got the call from my nurse at work yesterday afternoon with the following good news:
  • My hCG levels rose from an 87 to 289!
  • My doctor does not feel like I need any further beta tests (woot)!
  • My progesterone was so high that I get to reduce my dosage (only one injection per morning and I can switch sides to save  my sore, lumpy rear)!
  • We are four weeks pregnant (somehow I never knew that they calculate pregnancy from the date of your last period, not from the date of conception) and they gave us a DUE DATE of February 4th!
  • We are scheduled for our first ultrasound on June 17th to listen for a heartbeat. :)
So now we move forward! I will still go in weekly for blood tests to monitor my progesterone and estrogen levels through the first 12 weeks. Around week 9 they will release me from their care to my OBGYN. 

We have a long road ahead. Most women who conceive on their own, don't even know they are pregnant until they have a missed period and are a few weeks further along than we are. I am thankful to be back at work and occupied with projects to make these days and weeks of the first trimester pass quickly. Please, please, please continue to pray and think happy thoughts that this pregnancy be happy and healthy! :) 


  1. Yay! Awesome BETA Lindsey! Still praying!

    1. Thank you, Amanda! Praying for your IUI cycle as well!

  2. I found your blog through Teach Me To Braid and I just want to say congratulations on your pregnancy!

  3. Wooo hoooo! That's a strong Beta for sure. Here's to more growing and passing the time before June 17th when you can see your little bean! :)

  4. There couldn't possibly be better news than this. I am beyond thrilled for you. BEYOND.

  5. So so so so so so so happy for you!!! This is just so awesome!!! I'm sorry I haven't been on in the past few days but I wanted to check back to see if you posted about your 2nd beta and you did and I am so happy!! Woohoo!!! Continued prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy! <3