Can you ever just take a sigh of relief? Every part of infertility/pregnancy after infertility is holding your breath and waiting. I keep waiting to be able to take that deep breath. To just enjoy the moment, however brief it is.
I made it to my appointment with plenty of time to spare even with the crazy traffic around here. I took a seat and the nurse called me back almost immediately. She saw me and asked how I was, when I paused she simply said “even more nervous than Tuesday?” Yea, well that’s an understatement. We talked briefly on what they were looking for today which was insightful; they don’t care about doubling time, they just want to see at least a 60% increase over 48 hours. So I needed to have a bare minimum number of 316 today. I obviously was hoping for a higher number but 316 would be right at 60%.
I didn’t take a HPT yesterday but did take one this morning and the line is in fact darker but still not as dark/darker than the control line. So I did have hope that it wasn’t decreasing but I wasn’t sure on how much it was increasing simply based on the darkness of the line. I wish there was a way to test for numbers at home… maybe I need to invent it. I could make millions!
The wait was torture today. Absolute pure and utter torture. I stared at my phone and willed it to ring all day. Even before I knew the blood had left their office. I just couldn’t help it.
All that being said, they called at 1:30 and my numbers are 442.5 which equates to a rise of 124.9%!!!!!! The nurse indicated that the chance of it being ectopic with these results are incredibly low so there is no real reason to do a 4th beta. I have my 7 week ultrasound on August 18th and I can’t wait.
I know there are so many more hurdles to get through but for right now I feel like I can breath for a few amazing minutes.