Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Beta #3

Okay, so I caved. Yesterday about 11am I made the choice to drive to a lab that is less than 2 minutes from where I work. The bad part about the lab is that they send it off to Qwest and results are next day. I figured that is still sooner than it would have been so I paid the $49 and just did it.

Well of course I called first thing this morning and they told me that they would have someone call me back in 15 minutes. An hour later still nothing so I called back and they said that everyone had been in a meeting but someone would call me back right away. Forty minutes later nothing. So you guessed it I called back again and this time the person said that the results were in and they would email them right over to me. Twenty five minutes later nothing. So I called again and they said they would double check the email and send again. Twenty minutes later I hadn't got a call or an email so I ran (well wobbled due to the ohss) to my car and drove over there.

1,698  (20DPO ,15dp5dt)

I cried on my way out to the car because I was so happy. My doubling time went from 68 hours to 48 hours. I will take it!! I know that we still have a very long road ahead of us but for now I am going to thank God for every moment of this pregnancy. I am 38 and with this comes a lot of risk, but God is in control and he already has my path forged so I need to relax and let go. I am super ready for our sono Wednesday!

As for my OHSS. I am up to 152lbs. I know you guys don't know me but my weight is usually 125 and before IVF was 130/135. After the medications I got up to 142 and due to OHSS I am 152. So basically I am carrying around an extra 20lbs and I am miserable. I know that it will pass so I continue to drink over 100oz of Gatorade a day, and drink protein shakes, and eat/drink stuff with higher sodium. I really can't eat much for solid food so I eat a lot of soup or just have the shake. My doctor faxed my work a paper today that I need to be on bed rest until Monday. I can work from home but my boss doesn't love the idea. So I am at work now but I plan on going home around 2PM central time. And tomorrow I only work until 2:30 and am off until Monday so we will see how I am feeling. If I continue to maintain the 152 I can stay out of the hospital and that is my goal. We can't afford for me to not be working.. We have a little thing called a loan for this IVF to pay for!

Thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes! Whatever you are doing is working so please keep it up!

21 comments:

  1. Yay for your beta results! I'm truly your OHSS got worst. I hated the feeling to the point of crying. Has your Dr considered draining you to give you some comfort? I hope the bed rest helped a bit.

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  2. What great news with the beta! I'm sorry about the OHSS and weight gain. My weight has gone up steadily following each and every cycle. It makes me not want to like my body. It's tough to be so uncomfortable but I hope the good news more than makes up for it. Excited for you!

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  3. Congrats girl!!!! Super pumped for you!

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  4. Woo hoo! What wonderful news! That's a really, really solid number! And what a FABULOUS doubling time! I hate that OHSS is giving you such a rough time! Prayers that you can stay out of the hospital! Take care of yourself and use the holidays to rest up!

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  5. congrats on the excellent numbers!!! I hope you start to feel better soon, 20 pounds in such a short time must be tough!

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  6. I am so happy you went and so happy you posted because I didn't want to ask. That is such a great number, I hope it lets you relax a bit. Enjoy your holiday, you have much to toast to this year!!

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  7. I am SO happy for you! I would have caved, too, because it has been a long journey for you to get here and you want to be able to enjoy every minute of it. Now you can relax, breathe, and enjoy your time off at home. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and CONGRATULATIONS again!!

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  8. Awesome! So much to be thankful for this week!

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  9. Wonderful numbers!! So happy for you guys!! I hope that the bed rest helps the OHSS some and that you start feeling some releif soon!!

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  10. YAHOO for the great numbers! Boo on the OHSS! Praying you are feeling better soon and that the rest of this pregnancy is healthy and perfect!

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  11. Such great news! Praying the OHSS gets better. Mine was rough too and I hate that you are going through it as well.

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  12. Thinking of you and hoping the OHSS gets better soon!

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