Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Looks like this one is a go. 13 weeks and counting. 1st trimester screen went well. 1st OB appt went well too. Always strange to transition to the OB upon graduation from the clinic. What? No ultrasound every visit? What, no more hormones to take? It's a good feeling.....

I probably will have gestational diabetes again with this pregnancy. So, I'll have to pay attention to my diet, but that's not a problem. I failed the one hour, but not by much and they didn't require me to fast prior to taking the test.? So, already testing my blood sugar in lieu of taking the three hour test. Really didn't want to take the test - last time I got about 10 sticks instead of the usual 3 due to dehydration, etc. For the recent one hour that I failed - the nurse had a stick me 4 times. I don't give up blood very easily....

So, in a good place now - hoping and praying for a healthy baby to join the crew.

Friday, January 28, 2011

2nd Beta

Went in on Wednesday for the 2nd beta and here are the stats:

1st pregnancy - delivered:
Initial Beta 9dp5dt or 14dpo= 190
Follow on Beta at 16dp5dt or 21dpo = 3700
or approx 1 1/2 days doubling time; 38.52 hours

2nd - delivered:
Initial Beta 9dp5dt or 14dpo = 229
Follow on beta at 16dp5dt or 21dpo = 1700
or approx 2 1/2 days doubling time; 57.05 hours

3rd pregnancy - ongoing:
Initial Beta 9dp5dt or 14dpo = 83
Follow on beta at 16dp5dt or 21dpo = 2800
or approx 1 1/2 days doubling time; 32.5 hours

All in the correct range; now we wait for the sonogram.

This all seems so out of character for us. 1st pregnancy = 9 attempts; successful on fresh cycle. 2nd pregnancy = 3 attempts; successful on fresh cycle. 3rd pregnancy; successful on a frozen cycle?????WTF

Waiting to see what happens......

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

At it again.....

Since it has been such a long time, not sure if I still have any readers, but here goes it.....

We are at it again. Since my last post, I went on to deliver a healthy baby boy. I worked through the gestational diabetes and was able to control it very well throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. The second baby weighed less than the first (no diabetes the first time around) and I am now 10 lbs lighter than my pre-pregancy weight with the second baby. 20 lbs lighter than the 1st baby.

From the last fresh cycle, two embryos were frozen - since I am not getting any younger, we decided to go ahead and do the frozen cycle right away. Surprise - got an initial beta today of 83. Significantly less than either of my other initial betas......but apparently ok.

Guess we need to get ready for the roller coaster ride that is the next few weeks and hopefully months and years.

More updates to follow: