Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beta # 2 (16dpo)

<p>The phone call came at 2:00, earlier than normal. Of course, this sent me into a tailspin. Do they do bad news early? Was I so good they are excitedly calling early? What does it mean? (Most likely it means she took pity onme since I was a nervous wreck when she took my blood this morning!).</
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Of course, I had to wait until the last kid left the room, which seems painfully slow. And then I had to come up with a viable excuse to get my student teacher out of the room. And then another teacher came in wanting to talk. Finally, the last person left and I went into the coat closet to have some privacy. I was shaking and could barely press in my phone code.

As soon as I heard the nurse's voice, I tried to read into it, but got nothing. Thankfully, she got right to the point.

It was good news. My number today is 234 (so more than double my original 84). I will go back Monday for my final beta.

I am not someone who has ever cried tears of relief or joy. But I came the closest I ever have today. I truly think there are few sweeter words (and no sweeter numbers) I have ever heard.

I know it is still a long, scary road ahead (in fact, a mere 4 days away), but I am so happy to have passed this milestone. I just hope and pray this trend continues.

22 comments:

  1. This is so so so wonderful! Congratulations!

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  2. Wonderful! Breathe easy, momma. :)

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    1. I managed for about a day. Now that it is Sunday, I am starting to get nervous for tomorrow...but I will take it!

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  3. Wonderful news lady! Wishing you all the best!!!

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  4. Great news! Congratulations on passing this huge, huge milestone. Will be thinking of you for the last beta on Monday!

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    1. Thanks - this does feel like a huge milestone. I hope to keep crossing them off, but of course the nerves are in full force again for Monday! I have a feeling this never ends until about...oh, I don't know...week 40 or so!

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  5. I almost cried for you while reading your post this morning. I am so happy for you. :)

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    1. Aw- thank you! And I am eagerly awaiting your beta results today. I have everything crossed very tightly for you!!!

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  6. See, it's all about that double. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like the hard part is over. If you've gotten through the second beta, the rest of it is much easier. Or, maybe it is just because there is less to Goggle :)

    For now, deep breaths. Today, you are pregnant.

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    1. Haha - the less to google does make it infinitely nicer. It definitely helped me to breathe easier (heck - who am I kidding, it helped me to finally breathe at all). Now I am just hoping the trend continues. But yes, I keep saying to myself, TODAY I am pregnant. It has become a bit of a mantra.

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  7. Just catching up on a lot of blog-reading, but am so happy to hear this good news! I have taken so many nurse calls in closets at work - ack. Always great when it's one of the 'good calls' :)

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    1. So true. If it had not been a good call, I might still be on that closet floor, rocking back and forth! But I am sure I will be back there Monday, crouched and waiting for the third beta results. So, so hopeful this doubling trend continues.

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