Thursday, December 4, 2008

Beta #3 -- Thank You God!

After 3 days of spotting and cramping and worrying that this might all go away, I went in for another bloodtest this morning, and my beta came back at 3805!!!

I'm 16pd5dt today, and according to my numbers, my beta needed to be at least 2300 today. Needless to say my beta is nice and strong!

I can't tell you how relieved I am. I was shaking so hard when the phone rang I thought I might not even be able to answer it. But after the nurse assured me that everything looked great, I felt overjoyed with relief. I feel so incredibly lucky and blessed that this is all really happening. So far so good!

They also checked my E2 and P4 today. My E2 was 1232 (they like to see it over 300) and my P2 was 30.7 (they like to see it over 6). So based on the fact that my levels are so high they are going to start weening me off some of my medication starting Saturday. I will go down from 2 vivelle patches (estrogen) every 2 days, to just one patch every other day. I will also go down from 3 endometrium (progesterone) a day, to just 2 a day. And then have my levels re-checked again on Monday.

I can hardly believe it! I suddenly feeling like doing a happy dance!

I know that nothing is ever certain and all this could still go away, but today everything is okay, and dammit, I'm going to let myself start enjoying this!

WOO-HOO!

19 comments:

Annie said...

Lisa, please don't stop blogging. I get such joy reading your updates and I want to hear how things turn out. Why don't you start a new blog for the pregnancy?
You have to let us help pick out baby names! :)
So happy for you!
Annie in Seattle

Anonymous said...

I agree with Annie. You should start another blog. I love to read what you write. You should really be a professional writer if you aren't one already. I'd love to hear about your pregnancy in the future. -Your IVF friend.

Ashley said...

I agree wigh Annie! I love the way you write:) YEAH!!! I am SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! Enjoy every minute of this:)

Anonymous said...

I shall do a happy dance too!
:) Trish

Nikki said...

I have goose bumps!! What an awesome number! Big hugs to you!!

I'm doing a happy dance for you too!!

WOOHOO - go celebrate, girl!!

babydust81 said...

Congrats babe... The numbers looks great.

It's time I hear/read happy/positive posts from you again. You have always been my source of inspiration/motivation. Hope you are not going to stop writing after this. Would love to follow you and the little ones updates. Take care my friend...

Enjoy every single moment of it.

PJ said...

What great news! Congratulations!!!

Just Another Infertile said...

You should do a happy dance. Those sound like great numbers!

bb said...

YAY!!! That is awesome news!

notesforanewday said...

Well said! Celebrate all you want. It's a victory any way you look at it and you should enjoy it! Congratulations.
-Sharon

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Doing a happy dance for you! How awesome!

Shannon said...

Congrats! That's wonderful.

Lost in Space said...

What great news!! I am so happy to see this!!

mylifechronicles said...

Yoohoo!!!! Awesome numbers. I am soooo happy for you. That is so great that they are already starting to reduce your dosage. BTW, when is your u/s?

Chhandita said...

Tht sounds great... go girl, do tht happy dance..we are cheering you on...

Anonymous said...

I spotted/bled during my entire pregnancy & gave birth to a healthy baby. I know it is hard not to worry when you see blood but it is very common for women to bleed during the first trimester (~30%).
Your numbers look great! You may have 3 little guys so rest rest rest!

musicmakermomma said...

So thrilled you are doing great! The Snoopy dance is the happiest dance of all - hooray for super beta numbers!

Nana and Papa said...

It's great to read such a happy blog, Lisa. Stay that way because we are just as happy for you back here at home.

So looking forward to being with you at Christmas.

Stay well and keep growing!

Nana, Papa, Chris, Christine, Grace and Sadie

ashley said...

Those numbers are awesome. This is a really important time in your pregnancy so, as hard as it may be, try to relax and take really good care of yourself. I look forward to reading how this progresses. Congratulations!