Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Nurse Amy called and Dr. Lee is "still very pleased" with my test numbers.

13dpo hCG 189 prog 60+
16dpo hCG 461 prog 90.6
18dpo hCG 820 prog 83.4

We have our first ultrasound scheduled for Holy Thursday, April 9th, at 9am. While they feel it will be too early to detect any heartbeats (I will be 5w5d, so it is possible, just not probable), we will be able to see just how many bambinos there are. I know that I will be so scared if we dont see the flicker of a heartbeat, but I desperately want to know how many babies I am carrying. And, knowing that it is really early for HBs, I think I can handle the added stress until the following week. In a perfect world, since I have the 15th off, I would try and schedule the follow-up u/s for that day.

So... So far, so good. My hCG usually doubles every 70 or so hours, which is within the normal 48-72 hour window, so an 80% rise in 48 hours is good for me. I'll take it! I'm trying to just relax and not obsess over anything (like the nagging pain in my right side, near my leg- thank goodness I know I ovulated from my left or I'd be a nervous wreck waiting for the u/s or the stress of my job today). It doesn't always work, but I'm trying!


A n T said...

So glad to hear the so far so good. I hope and pray it stays that way!!

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

I'd be going crazy, wanting to know how many babies are on their way! I'm so happy for you and I keep saying my prayers for you.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and glad its all going well. And Nicholas? Happy 14 months sweetheart xxxxx