Monday, August 10, 2009

The Worrying Doesn't End...

I've always known that the worrying wouldn't end.

We have spent almost three years worrying about the fact that we couldn't get pregnant. And now that we are, I spend countless hours worrying that the pregnancy isn't a strong one. In fact, since our first home pregnancy test and beta, I have taken 5 more home pregnancy tests just so that I can see that strong "+" sign. Sigh. Could I possibly be anymore neurotic?!

As my fertility clinic only does one beta test (which strikes me as odd, considering pregnancies resulting from IVFs really should be monitored more closely at the onset...), I was going crazy trying to figure out whether or not my hcg was doubling (not knowing this was adding to my worries exponentially!!) So on Friday, I rang up my family physician's office and the nurse very kindly faxed a beta recquisition over to the local lab. I managed to see the doctor this morning - and was told that my beta was at 3992 (taken 21dp3dt). Phew. That definitely made me feel a lot better!

As for symptoms - thankfully, I've not experienced much nausea yet. I have definitely had moments when strong odours make me whoozy, and there have been times when the thought of certain foods turns me off, but I have been just fine for the most part (knock on wood!) The bloating is still there, as are the sore boobies. I'll take it all if it means that my little Musketeers are growing healthy and strong inside me!

Next on the agenda is our first ultrasound - scheduled for the day after tomorrow. DH and I can't wait to find out how many Musketeers are snuggling in there!! Whatever the number - the most important thing will be to actually see a sac, with a tiny fetus inside. And if we're lucky - maybe we'll see the flutter of a heartbeat!!!

We can't wait...

5 comments:

Eileen said...

I can one up you on the peeing on sticks obsession. I have peed on... wait for it... exactly 43 sticks. *hangs head in shame*. The wait to ultrasound is going to feel like an eternity. So happy to be preggo with you ;-).

Anonymous said...

No worries, I am another pee-stick queen. I did at least 2 a day for the first 2 weeks after my beta! I just HAD to make sure everything was ok...and this was even after my u/s at 5.5 weeks!

I am so excited for your u/s! Those are great beta numbers:)

~Raeanne

Mommytobe said...

Unfortunately the worrying doesn't end. I think for those of us who've had such a journey to getting pg we worry even more. And after your munchkin(s) are hear you will experience a whole new level of worry. Welcome to mommyhood :)

Kate said...

Great news! Those are just about what my betas were/would have been on those days.
Hopefully things will continue to go smoothly for both of us!

CJDR said...

If it helps...I took 30 hpt's....LOL. You wanna talk about crazy. I just didn't believe it either!
Now I'm DIEING to know how the ultrasound went!!!!!!!