Friday, February 1, 2008

Finally, Some Good News! **UPDATED**

I went to the doc's office this morning for my 2nd beta and the results from my first set of tests.

HcG = 367 at 16dpo
Progesterone = 36

Yeah! Those are great numbers! =) I am breathing a little easier now. They are supposed to be processing my beta today STAT (although I have to pay extra to use the STAT currier, but I don't care) so I should know the results by this afternoon. It also looks like my Rh Factor is positive and my platelet levels are good. That's good to know. I was wondering if pregnancy might make my ITP flare up (in the back of my mind I wondered) but I seem to be doing good right now.

I was only at the office for about 20 minutes. It was obvious that the office manager had talked to the staff about my case, but I don't care. As long as things continue to go smoothly I am happy. It will be good to talk to my doc on Tuesday to ask some of my questions. I'm not sure if I should continue to not eat fruit now that I'm pg. My candida symptoms have really backed off, but I don't want them to flare up again. You're suppose to stay away from all simple carbs and sugars (including fruit) for at least a month. I just don't want to deprive my body of any nutrients I need. I am eating a lot of veggies (and a variety) so maybe that is enough...? I did have an orange yesterday. I still lost weight this morning so it couldn't have thrown me off that much. However, the area in my mouth that will flare up with thrush feels a little swollen. This happens before I get an outbreak of thrush so I don't want to push my luck. I'm not sure if I can take acidophilus while pregnant (the bottle says to consult your doctor) so I have been staying away from it.

Anyway, thanks for putting up with me this week while I went through my very stressful freak out. Hopefully things will be smoother going forward. Hooray for good numbers! =)


Results from this morning are just in:

HcG = 760

Woo!Hoo! That number is more than double and it was 46 hours between tests. Yee! Haw! I am relieved and very stoked. I know that we're not completely safe and that things can still happen, but I feel like we just successfully jumped over the first hurdle. I think I can start to believe that I am actually pg now. I don't think I'll put up a pg tracker until after I see a heart beat, but I have a really big smile on my face right now! =D

OH, I guess I owe my L ovary an apology... Good 'Ole Lefty, I'm sorry I called you retarded. You have definitely proven yourself this cycle. Thank you!


Fertilize Me said...

yes hooray for great numbers!

SaraS-P said...

Hooray for good news!

BTW --- you may want to take down that weight loss ticker... pregnant ladies shouldn't be trying to lose weight ;)

wanttobeamom said...

Hehe, Sara. =) I know pregnant women aren't supposed to be TRYING to loose weight. Honestly, I'm not really trying. I eat when ever I'm hungry. I'm just following my candida diet and the pounds are falling off. Also, I think it's ok for me to still be loosing weight since I started out with some (a lot?) extra. I will ask my doctor about it on Tuesday though. Thanks for your concern. ;)

Kathy V said...

Well, I am glad that you have good numbers even though you don't have any other symptoms. See things will start improving. Atleast the office manager did their part to smooth things over for you.

andnotbysight said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you.

underthewillow said...

!! Beautiful, wonderful, fantastic news!! We're so thrilled for you two and we're holding baby in our prayers.

As for acidophilus .. . I was allowed to use it in my pregnancy but I can't remember how far along I was. I want to say I was a bit further along and not newly pregnant. Asking the doc sounds like a wise thing to do. :) Your baby has a smart momma.

Beautiful Curve said...

happy happy joy joy, happy happy joy joy....i think you know the rest.

this is most definitely something to celebrate. I am so very happy for you. i'm crossing my fingers...that we both (and others) meet our babies this year!