Monday, April 27, 2009

Beta #3

Beta #3 = 5006. It has been 1 week since #2. The nurse said it is looking good, P4 was "fine" and to schedule my 1st u/s anytime in the next 5-8 days.

I hate to admit it, but I was a little bummed by how much my doubling time has slowed down. I know it is completely normal and I still fall into the average range on betabase.info, but man 28.2 hours sounds so much better than 54.8! The average doubling time for this 5w4d is 50 hours, so I am damn close, but hey, I am a greedy IF bitch! ;)

My nurse transferred me to the front desk to schedule my u/s and, of course, day 5 falls on Saturday as does day 6 & the docs do not not do pregnancy u/s on the weekends. Ok, day 7 then, I'll take the 1st appt! Nope, sorry! You see, my RE will not be in the office on Monday and they apparently get a little snarky about your primary RE doing your 1st u/s, so I have to wait until Tuesday, May 5th! YIKES! How can I survive another 8 days without knowing what is going on in my uterus??? This is sheer torture!

Per reader request, I am adding a poll to the sidebar to get your input on how many I have cooking in there. If you care to know what betabase says, my betas are right smack dab in the middle of singleton levels, but within the average range for twins. My 28.2 hour doubling time was trending more towards twins, but now could fall into either category. According to babymed.com my levels trend high for a singleton. So there you have it - a bunch of meaningless info!

Symptom checker - 5w4d: boobs still sore & heavy, sense of smell still strong, still hungry, a little more tired than usual, still have an achy sensation in the uterus. My newest addition - applesauce is now officially disgusting to me and gum is pretty gross too. I wouldn't mind adding another symptom or 2 just for good measure :)

In other news, we had a pretty quiet weekend. Gorgeous weather here in the Mid Atlantic - almost too hot! Sean is a little freaked about Swine Flu and used this as a reason to update the emergency kit - complete with surgical masks. It figures that it takes me almost 5 years to get PG and it happens to be in the middle of a possible pandemic - oh joy! Sean watched the NFL draft for almost 2 straight days until I was on the verge of breaking the TV, thank goodness I spent time with friends on Saturday and missed the worst of it. I love me some football as much as the next girl, but I am so over the draft. We grilled out for the 1st time last night - a big juicy rib eye to share, grilled organic veggies and corn on the cob - it was HEAVEN!

Countdown to ultrasound - 8 days!

10 comments:

Barefoot said...

Your weekend sounds a lot like mine -- draft overload!!

Sorry to hear that you have to wait so long for your u/s -- it is torture!!

Meant to be a mom said...

Ahhh your right 8 days does seem so far away. But It will come fast. I'm glad your feeling good for the most part though. I'm guessing its twins. But honestly it does sound like it can go either way. Twins just sound like a fun guess to me.

Christi said...

can't wait until Tuesday! the countdown has begun, I voted two!

sunflowerchilde said...

The waiting never stops, does it? At least now every step is just more icing on the cake. I'm sure it's still hard, though. Keep yourself busy until next week!

Leslie Laine said...

Hey Emily - I hate that you have to wait so long for your beta but think of it as a way of giving those little guy(s) a little more time to grow before you get to see them. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I think it's best to wait the 8 days anyway. The further along you are, the measurements are a bit easier to read. SO consider it a good thing to wait a bit! That dinner sounds awesome...

Hoping to make it three!! said...

Oh I can't wait to find out if there is one or two. Either way it is going to be wonderful! So happy for you!

The Patterson's said...

That stinks having to wait until Tuesday for your ultrasound. After waiting so long, you deserve to be a little greedy!! :-) Can't wait to hear how it goes!

ashley said...

At 5 weeks, 5 days, my doubling time was over 75 hours. You're doing great!

RMCarter said...

Hang in there with the football! My friend and coworker has found a way to cope - she started a NFL fashion blog! Just a way to stay entertained during football season: http://nflstyleblog.blogspot.com/

Anyway, I am off to read the rest of your updates and, of course, vote in the poll!