Second Beta Is In !! – The 411


Today was my second beta.  My beta is now 287 !!

The nurse called this afternoon with the update and I realized that I was scheduled two days too early for 1st beta.  Because I did a 3DT, my first beta was supposed to be tomorrow, actually.  At any rate, all of my levels are great.  Estradiol 1200, Progesterone 29, and HCG 287.

I have already made an appointment with my OB for next week for my 1st appointment and the RE appointment for the last week of the month.

I have scheduled an appointment on Monday the 8th for blood work and lining check / sac count for Monday since I will be in DC and can go to the Women’s Imaging Center.  Hopefully there will be enough to see, as I will be just over 5 weeks (5W4d) then.

Please continue to cover me and the little one(s) in your prayers !  I am sooooo hoping there is more than one in there !  Fingers crossed ! 🙂


Bun In The Oven !! – The 411

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Today, I am 4W2D, and I am IN SHOCK still.  It has NOT set in that my beta came back positive !

Some of the things I noticed that were similar to my 1st BFP after my IVF #1, when I got back from Upstate NY, I had a terrible allergy attack.  It was very random and I felt like I was coming down with a cold.  The same thing happened when we returned from Upstate NY from the clinic again. I ran out to Walgreens and picked up a bottle of Claritin and started taking it in the morning and in a few days, it cleared up.

I now have a significantly less appetite.  Last week, everything had this weird taste to me.  I could have sworn every thing I ate had a slight almond taste to it and it was such a turn off.  I also feel pulses of blood swirling and I felt that during my 1st pregnancy and I also am often a little short of breath.  These are also familiar symptoms.

I am still in disbelief that FOUR pregnancy tests yielded negative results.  I will wait until Monday morning when I go for my second beta to POAS again.

My mother, of course, is over the moon about this and is already to start purchasing baby items, despite the fact that I have a storage unit with several huge boxes of baby items I amassed over the months I was preparing for IVF#1 and while I was pregnant.  I asked her to refrain from making any purchases until I am at least 6 months pregnant.

baby - bun in the oven

I will update on Monday after I get my second beta results.  Wish me luck !