Monday, March 30, 2015

Maybe Baby? BETA LIMBO... and BETA #2

This past weekend was so nice to get away.  Part of me wanted to cancel the trip, because of this BETA LIMBO we've found ourselves in, yet I knew we REALLY needed some time away without the kids.  We haven't had a weekend away since last August!
Getting ready for our dinner date!
We stayed at this quaint little hotel nestled in the hills of  Santa Barbara with little cottages for the guests.  It had a B&B feel to it, yet a total romantic getaway... wine and cheese at 5 (except me!)!  We loved it!
Little cottages at night
Saturday C and I did a four mile hike down into the canyon walking along stream.  It felt amazing to be out in the fresh air with nature.  I really needed it with all this stress.  I was beyond exhausted when I got home and just wanted to take a nap, pool side.

The gorgeous hike!

Making it to the top!  So proud of us!   And p.s.  That cleavage was NOT there two weeks ago! ;-)

So what do you do on vacation when you might, maybe, be pregnant, and are surrounded by wine... EAT, EAT, EAT!  We got room service for breakfast.  And yes, I ate all of that!

One of the coolest parts of this hotel was that the Chef grew much of his own produce and it was organic!  You all know I'm a natural health fanatic! I was in heaven!

So with all this R&R, all I could think about was this MAYBE BABY.  Can I just say, I don't know whats worse a BFN, or this LIMBO.  The whole weekend I was fearing the worse!  How could this go well!?  And lets recap... BETA # 1 at 10dp5dt was a measly 33!  

I read blogs, and threads, some good and some bad on our down time.  I became a little obsessed with reading success stories.  I knew it could go either way!  This maybe baby had a 50% shot!  This maybe baby had many people praying for it (my close friends know and my parents).  I had to tell my parents after I got the BETA, I knew this baby needed some prayers, and if it didn't work, I would need some support from my besties and parents.

This is the best part... each day my tests kept getting darker!  I would POAS, come out disappointed and tell C it was lighter, then he would go in to check and say, "No, Sara, its darker now!"  No way!

 These tests work!  The top is from BETA #1 day, at 33 HCG. The middle test is from Saturday, FMU,  and the bottom is from yesterday morning, with diluted urine (after breakfast.)  Can you see the difference?

This morning I went in first thing at 7am so I would be sure to get my results back soon!  I waited and waited and waited.  They've always called in the morning.  Finally at 1:30 I called them!  I was so sick of waiting on eggshells!  For the number to double every 48 hours, it only needed to be at 132.

Low and behold, I cannot believe what my number is... 271 !!!!!!!!!  It more than quadrupled with a doubling time of 31.6 hours, per BetaBase.  This little babe is playing some catch up!

So I think I've figured out what MAY have happened.  FET's sometimes take a blast longer to implant, 1-5 days.  This blast implanted on day 5, which is why I got SUCH a squinter BFP the next day, and it slowly been doubling since then!  So I will likely be 5 days behind when we get to U/S.

I know we aren't out of the woods yet, I go back for another BETA wednesday, but for now, I'm PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!! Praise Jesus!!!!


My Vegas said...

Oh yeah!! Great news!!!

Jos said...

Yay!! That's wonderful news! My fertility clinic (CCRM in Denver) said that the doubling every 48 hours is a rough rule of thumb done for ease of math -- but really they want to see an increase of 67% in 48 hours, which means they'd have wanted to see a 92 after 4 days. 271 is AWESOME! Praying that the blast just implanted late and that this babe keeps growing away!

Ps - looks like an awesome weekend!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm SO exited for you! When do you get to go in for an ultrasound??

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you were able to get away and enjoy your weekend to help pass the time. Those tests, and the numbers, holy cow!! That's awesome!

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Thank you!!! I'm so shocked!!!

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Thank you so much!! I'm thinking we have a late bloomer on our hands. Just took my beta #3... Praying for good results!

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Thank you so much! I just did my beta #3 this morning. If the results are good, I will have an u/s next week! :))

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

I'm completely shocked as well! So excited to see what the #'s are today! Yay!

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