Well, 5 weeks and 1 day today. I had a bit of a scare last week. I went in to get my beta levels drawn even though I swore I wouldn’t.
Beta levels are the quantitative pregnancy hormone (hcg levels), what turns the pregnancy test positive, etc. Ideally, you draw the levels (blood test) 48 hours apart and ideally that number should double within that time frame to indicate a healthy, viable pregnancy. Well my number did not double in (not exactly) 48 hours. It went up maybe 65%. Still in the “normal” range, but low normal. My nurse said the numbers weren’t THAT bad. Thanks, bitch, what??
That was Thursday and they scheduled my next draw for Monday (this morning). So I had the entire weekend to ponder the possibly dying baby dragon in my uterus. See why I never wanted to get betas? If it would happen, let it happen. I hate purgatory. But anyhoo, I went in this morning and my results were great! Higher than what they were looking for.
So my next mini-checkpoint is….tomorrow. Tomorrow marks the point where I lost the first/last pregnancy. I really feel good though because at this point last time I had signs before the SIGNS. I was cramping and in a lot of pain. This time? Standard early pregnancy symptoms. Sore bewbs (and full, wheeeeeee!), slight nausea, EXTREME HUNGER (GIMME ALL YOUR FOOD NOW), extreme thirst, fatigue, bloat, peeing frequently. No pain besides the standard stiff/soreness. So once I get past tomorrow, and then once I get to Sunday (6 weeks) I’ll be feeling a lot better.
THEN. COMES. THE APPOINTMENT. WHERE THEY DO. AN ULTRASOUND. TO SEE THE HEARTBEAT. Shit is about to get so real. I can’t even…..is this real life? Is this actually happening?
Minicorn the Remix was the size of a poppy seed last week. This week Minicorn is the size of a sesame seed. Whaaaaaat? Holla.
Also: Post forthcoming on the baby aspirin. I am 95% convinced that’s what got me (and will hopefully keep me) pregnant.