Archive for September 2015

IVF #2: Beta #2

My second beta results are in and they are GREAT!  My level increased from 488 on Monday to 1,091 today!  That’s a doubling time of 41-hours.  Anything under 48-hours is considered normal and supports a viable pregnancy.  We’re SO excited! Back in for one more blood test on Friday, and if that is normal, we […]

IVF #2: Beta #1

Today was the day — blood test number one.  This number sets the tone for everything moving forward.  Too low, and it’s likely a chemical pregnancy.  If it’s above about 100, it is considered a “good” result.  Then it’s a 48-hour wait to repeat the blood test.  At that time, the number should at least […]

IVF #2: 11DP5DT

The wait continues.  I’ve been having a ton of symptoms lately, not sure if it’s just because I’ve been seeing those two lines, or if I would be feeling them anyway.  The most obvious and near-constant symptom is bloat — my lower abdomen feels slightly distended and full, but not in a way I’ve felt […]

IVF #2: 10DP5DT

Even darker double lines today: Three days until my first blood test.  I hope this progression continues. I can hardly believe my eyes — in the very best way.

IVF #2: 8DP5DT

So this happened today: The faintest of double lines.  A beginning.

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