Friday, February 8, 2008

My Afternoon Surprise.

First, my heart goes out to Rebeccah and Maria. They both just received bad news. :(

I had an entry ready to go from this morning, and was just waiting for the ‘official’ word from Dr. M’s office before posting it.
The entry I had ready is no longer valid. Righty and/or Lefty decided to give me a super surprise today.

I still have not POAS. I woke up to spotting. Well, not actual spotting. (TMI alert) After peeing in a cup (for the pregnancy test) it was more of my standard jam-finger-in-hoo-ha check. At first there wasn't anything, but then there was that little bit of blood, just like every damn other month, so I dumped my cup of pee in the toilet, flushed, and cried. And yelled. And cursed. DH was already awake when I went to the bathroom and was waiting, because he knew I was going to test. I yelled "I didn't test - there's no point!" and opened the bathroom door and started my tirade, as he tried to console me. I did keep myself from punching the wall. He asked me if I wanted to take the day off from work - he said he would too (what an awesome man!) to stay with me. I said no way. I'm a contractor and if I don't go to work, I don't get paid, and I said I'll be damned if I lose any more work time and money because of this IVF cycle. We made plans to have drinks after work.

I went and had my beta at 7:30am, just so I could get the ball rolling for IVF #2. I managed to get to work without looking like I got punched in the face. I had a cup of regular coffee.

Dr. M’s office called my cell phone at 1:49pm. I was at my desk at work.

Me: "Hello."

Nurse: "Hi, how are you?"

Me: "Fine." (thinking, not fine, just tell me it's negative and what I am doing next)

Nurse: "Well, your pregnancy test was positive."

Me: "WHAT?!?? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!??!?"

I bolt from my desk and run into the hallway, where there are no people around!

I am 9dp5dt. My beta is 54. Oh please let that be an ok number.

Oh. My. God!

I am shaking.

I did not take my or estradiol pill this morning!

I don’t know what else to say right now. I know I still have a long way to go. I'm nervous about the beta number, even though the nurse said it was fine. Does anyone have input on the beta #?

(edit: I am adding this to clarify - I know the number is supposed double within 48-72 hours... just hoping 54 is not low. Next beta is scheduled for Feb 11.)


Denise said...

I'm sorry I can't provide any input on the beta number, but I think it sounds good. From what I've heard, it is more important that it doubles appropriately than what the actual number is.

And can I just say, "YIPPEEEEE!" We needed some good news after all the BFN's and suckiness going around the blogosphere.

When is your next beta?

Azalea Baby said...

Yeaaaa!!! I think that number is good... like denise said, along as it doubles as it should. Did you schedule a second beta for monday? also, there is a website... "" or something like that, where u can compare and obsess if u would like. Congratulations!,,, i know u r super excited... how is DH??

Amy said...

Carrie ~ Can't provide you any help with the beta...but wanted to say congrats on the positive. Hoping your numbers double!

Optimistic said...

YEAHHHH - Congrats! What a happy ending to a awful morning! My number was lower than that and doubled just fine - I was told it wasn't the number - just the doubling factor.

Egged Out said...

WOW WOW WOW! Lefty and/or Righty are sure tricky! Great surprise. Good thing you went in for the beta. I'm so happy for you and I'll keep on pulling for Lefty and/or Righty to stay around and double, double, double.

I'm super happy! This is only the surprise you can get when you don't poas!

Meghan said...

I think this means Right or Lefty is going to be a little troublemaker! Congrats!!! That is a wonderful surprise ;)

elizabeth said...

That's wonderful news!!!

Rebeccah said...

YAAAAAYY!!!! Now that is what I call one heck of a surprise party. Balloons, streamers and noisemakers, the works. I knew they could do it!

Rebecca said...

Great news! Keeping my fingers crossed!

aegina1028 said...

Congratulations! You don't know me (we have a friend in common), but I was overjoyed to read your good news.