Thursday, July 1, 2010

Well... (Updated)*

Crap. I took a digital HPT yesterday. It said "pregnant" on it, so I joyfully called my RE's office to schedule a blood test. I took four more tests yesterday (spastic, I know), 2 of them came up with really faint pink lines. I had my beta today, and my number was 26. The head nurse said they liked to see numbers higher than that, but she didn't say what.


That's it. 26.


Monday is the soonest we can re-check. I'm sick and terrified and dejected.


*Maybe I should mention that I'm 14dpIUI, but I really think I'm only 11 or 12dpo.


  1. I don't know much about beta numbers, but I wanted to drop in and let you know that you're in my thoughts. Lots of hope being sent your way!

  2. The beta roller coaster is awful but for this early, I think your number is just fine! I'm excited to hear what it is on Monday. My thoughts are with you that time goes by quickly until then!

  3. I've got my fingers crossed for you - I don't think a 26 is out of the running... check out

  4. At 9dp5dt, I was at 30. I'm 12.5 weeks pregnant right now. I know it's really hard to believe it could be okay, but it really could. I had 3 chemicals before this, so I really do understand the agony. I will keep everything crossed that you're gonna be okay.

  5. I won't comment on the beta number except to agree with the other comments.

    Keep breathing and take care of yourself.

  6. I will keep you in my thoughts & pray that those numbers skyrocket (I'm sure they will)!

  7. Wishing you a fast 4th of July weekend to find out your beta number on Monday. Hope all goes well for you.

  8. I could be pulling a number out of my ass, but I think most clinics like to see a number over 50. BUT - I have read many stories of people having betas similar to yours and going on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies. Crossing everything for you and hoping that you get great news on Monday!!

  9. omg omg omg!
    julie - you're pregnant!

    how did you tell jeff? what did you think?

    i wish for you as much peace as you can manage to surround yourself with this weekend. for today, this is real. and i am celebrating for you!

  10. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (can you hear me screaming!!!)

    I am dancing around my office!!!!!

    OMG, this is awesome . As far as beta goes, I know two women who started out at 12 and 21 , they each hold those babies today.

    Hang in there and I'll start the praying, I'm just so EXCITED for you. Hang on Baby !!!!!! hang on.


  11. Visiting from LFCA...

    I understand EXACTLY where you're at. My story isn't uplifting, but I wanted to at least offer this from my own experience:

    Take a deep breath. You're pregnant. (CONGRATS!!!!) I'm sure your emotions are all over the place, but you can make a conscious decision to enjoy this weekend, and hope/pray for the best on Monday. Even if it is so dreadfully far away.

    I read your history on your sidebar, and you've been through so much.... please remember to enjoy these days. You can't control what happens; but bask in the Now. I am joining the ranks and sending massive amounts of sticky vibes and good thoughts into the universe for you.

  12. Actually, Julie had taken me to lunch for my birthday and we were in the car coming back from Fort Worth when the doctor's office called. She talked to them, hung up the phone, turned to Jeff and said, "I'm a little bit pregnant." I am telling you this because Julie won't remember later. She takes after me.

    Julie's cautiously optimistic Mom.

  13. I know exactly where you are mentally right now. But truly the others are right -- at this stage this sounds like a totally reasonable number. This weekend, do all the things you love. Go get a pedicure. Sip lemonade and read a really good book (or trashy celeb magazine). Watch a movie you've been wanting to see. Basically do anything you can to enjoy each moment until Monday. I know it's easier said than done, but it's truly the only way you'll keep your sanity. My best thoughts are with you!

  14. Woo-hoo Julie! I'm so excited for you! I have no idea what to tell you about Betas, but I'm so thrilled! I will be praying for you this weekend- I know it's going to be so hard to wait! I agree with the commenter above- treat yourself this weekend!

  15. Crap.

    Beta hell.

    It sucks.

    Praying for a nice, strong number on Monday.

  16. Julie - I can't stop thinking about you. I want so much for you to experience the happiness that I feel for you right now. I want to do something special for you, but all I can think of is to leave another comment.

    I love that you mom is on here with you. It makes me think that maybe i too should invite my mom to join.

    sending you a big hug tonight.

  17. Just my opinion - but that's good news! Good luck for your repeat test tomorrow. Will be holding thumbs that your Beta has climbed nicely.

  18. Oh man! I got on here to see if you had posted an update... I've been thinking about you all day today. Praying that your lack of posting means that you've been celebrating good news today!