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My Second Beta Results

12 Jul

No, they didn’t call me. But I was passing by the clinic and decided to pop in and see if the results were back. They were and everything’s progressing nicely. Beta was just above 700 on Friday, and was over 5000 on Wednesday.

Looks like this is really happening!

First Beta

10 Jul

Got my first beta results – 700. Which means I was less than 3 weeks after fertilization (if all is well).

Now let’s see… the raw egg yolk thing was around July 15-17 (it actually lasted for 3 days). We had sex on July 15, the first of those three days. I have no idea how much time passes from sex to fertilization. But all in all… I probably was something like 4w5d the day I took blood test.

They sent me for another one, just to make sure the beta is doubling nicely.

The downside is they will call me only if there’s a problem. So if all is well – no call. And I’ll have no idea what my beta was like… And the lab said it takes 3-5 days for the results to arrive at the doctor’s office. So probably next week. Argh.

I still have the crazy urge to pee every morning. I was slightly nauseous for maybe 2 minutes this morning. Which is similar to pregnancy with Timothy – I had a week or two of very mild, barely there nausea.

Looks like we’re having a baby, after all.

It still feel unreal.


5 Jul

I’m going crazy.

About three weeks ago, I suspected I was having an ovulation. I remember my friend describing what it looks like (the cervical fluid) and that it cannot be mistaken. But back then – 2-3 years ago – I simply was not ovulating. So I have never seen it.

After having Timothy, I got my period back in November – and it was all over the board. 3 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks.

So this ‘ovulation’ happened about 3 weeks after my period started (I am not tracking my periods).

And then about a week and a half later I woke up wanting to pee RIGHT NOW. And the following morning. And the following morning. Now let me tell you – I got bladder of steel. I can usually go without peeing for hours. Even being 9 months preggo, I was waking up once – if even that – to go pee.

And then two weeks have passed since the hypothetical ovulation – but the period didn’t come. I got barely-there brownish tint in my fluids, for about 3 days, and some very mild cramping, and that was it.

And then I poured milk in the garbage instead of my cup. And then I poured coffee leftovers in the garbage instead of the sink.

And then I bought a home pregnancy test, almost laughing at myself.

I wasn’t laughing when I saw this:


Now I guess I need to go to the doctor, get a blood test done to confirm this?.. If this is all true, then my kids will be like 2 years and 1 month apart… And I am still on contract at work – no job security… and we’ll need a double stroller… and I will be about 5 months pregnant when we go on vacation with my parents… and… and… and… A thousand thoughts a minute!

I am happy. I am afraid to be happy. I gotta go get the blood test done.