Monday, May 19, 2008

blood drawn for beta #2

And here starts my wait for the day.

Funny thing too - at the REs, they said since this is beta #2, it will be sent out instead of doing it in house, so I ~may~ get a call back today, but it'll probably be tomorrow. Are you freaking out of your mind??? I can not wait that long. No way. I asked if I could just pay for them to do it in house and they agreed. Yay! So I should get a call back anytime after 1pm like usual. Sometimes it's much later and every once in awhile, it's earlier. We'll see.

I honestly don't know if I'll see the numbers I want now. I'm second guessing everything. Even with nice BFP pee sticks. If I already lost the baby, the sticks could of still been + and the blood will already be lower. Ugh. Panic panic panic.

I also am spotting a bit. Apparently I'm supposed to be on 'pelvic rest' (= no sex) for the first trimester. The spotting started immediately after sex, so I'm sure that was why it happened. And as Katie pointed out, the progesterone can make my cervix even more sensitive. Here's to hoping everything is okay.

Except I can't seem to get myself to believe it.

23 comments:

Agata said...

Agh, we're all on pins and needles along with you, Nancy! I'm keeping everything crossed for you - I can't wait to hear the results (because I know deep-down that they're going to be great!)

Sarah R said...

I'm sure everything is fine. Today your goal is to distract yourself so you quit second-guessing everything!

We should have another "Ask Nancy" session.

BTW, I had spotting @ 16 dpo and again a few days later. I POAS just to make sure and the line was super dark by then. Then I think I had another one to use up so I think I was 6 weeks by the time I peed on that one! It calmed me down a bit...

waitinginline said...

i hope you manage to find some wonderful distractions today. i'm holding out for a wonderfully doubled number for you!!! (and an earlier call as opposed to later)

Jenera said...

Uhm you need to tell the docs that you have a ton of women waiting on these results and we just might get a little crazy, lol.

Jessica said...

HUGS Hope u hear something soon.

Jewels said...

Yeah, I'm a basket case with you (and everyone) too.
I knew there would be no waiting with you, (or long waiting). I would have paid for quick results too. I worked in a lab, and it’s not hard to spin the blood and drop the serum in a test, the only thing we waited for was enough tubes of blood to run the spinner. I remember thinking (before working in a lab) that there was some sort of Magic some fancy scientist had to perform, looking through a microscopic lenses that would tell all. But when I did phlebotomy and saw all these anxious women getting their blood drawn, anticipating hours or a day of waiting for results, only because we didn’t want to close the lid and turn on the spinner for one or two tubes of b/w, we even used regular HPT tests to put the serum in. (you probably already know this) but still, crazy that they send it out, Yeah, we'd send out b/w sometimes too. But it seams like it was only for people who were being tested for things we didn’t have the equipment to test for. Never a Pregnancy test.

Ok, I'm just talking to kill time, I have to log in my Journal Entries before I loose my job.

Jen said...

Good luck with the last few hours of the wait. I'm glad you were able to get them to do it in house. Waiting until tomorrow would be unbearable. I'm sending all the doubling vibes I can muster in your direction!

Anonymous said...

hi nancy- congratulations! I've been following you ttc story and we 1st "met"on web md when our firsts were born. i know how you are feeling. our 3rd was conceived through ivf. i had alot of spottingnwith him and today he is a very healthy 7 month old. from what my docs told me, spotting with ivf babies is more common than we think - due yo all the meds and stuff.

sending you great big sticky vibes! looking forward to seeing those numbers go through the roof. when will you stop testing? i litterally tested everyday for 13 weeks- sometimes 2x a day- even after i sawand heard his heartbeat- i couldn't get enough of the bfp

Miss Tori said...

Nancy,

The power of private pay! Will be keeping an eye out for good numbers! I know it's hard to not think negatively, but just try to keep it positive. We're all here for you!!

Tori

P.S. You have my original EDD if my cycle would have worked. :-)

Jen said...

This is torture! I'm wishing you all the best!

Candi B. said...

Now I'm holding my breath. Hope they hurry...I pass out easy.

GP said...

keeping everything crossed for you!!! cant wait to here those big numbers!! i am sure there is nothing to worry about! :) and your KU'd girl!! YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

chicklet said...

Hoping this sticks and the #'s are growing.

Spicy Sister said...

Crossing everything for you!!!! The wait is SO hard! Glad you didn't have to make it till tomorrow though!

Dr. Grumbles said...

hoping for good numbers!

The Town Criers said...

It's nearing on 1 p.m. your time so I'm sending out extra thoughts of good luck right now.

Wordgirl said...

Um.

When are our phones going to ring?

With GOOD news plllleeease.


Jesus, why won't it ring?????(Staring at the phone, much like the watched pot boiling, doesn't help.)

Pam

Meredith said...

Congrats Nancy and hoping for good numbers. It insteresting that your beta #2 would be out of house. For me its always been the opposite - first beta was sent to the lab, second beta was always stat and done that day. I also always spot at the beginning of my pg - so I am thinking those numbers are going to come back more than doubled!

Cat said...

The last thing you want is another lab to do the beta tests, b/c different lab have different results based on the calibration of their equipment.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Nancy and anxiously waiting for your beta results.

Alicia @ the KC

Duck said...

c'mon what's takin them so long? I want to see that #!! limited internet access, but will check back again later.
hoping for good news.

kjames106 said...

I'm dying to know!! :-)

I'm so praying that it is good news for you!

orange blossom said...

nancy...i can't wait to hear what you find out!!! i can't imagine how you must be feeling!! (((HUGS)))

amanda:)