Saturday, May 17, 2014

Beta #2

Beta #2 came in at 886! That's a doubling time of 50 hours. It seems like most doctors are looking for an increase of at least 66% every 48 hours and mine increased by about 94% every 48 hours. So I guess it's okay. I'm so thankful to be past another check-point.

I feel so nervous though. When the nurse said the number, I thought it seemed too low and my stomach dropped. Now I know it's okay, but I can't shake the bad feelings.

Maybe it's unrelated though. My stomach is still bothering me a lot. The pain wakes me up at night. The list of foods to avoid when you have gastrointestinal stress is exactly the same as the list of foods you should eat when you're pregnant (or anytime you want to be healthy) - meats/protein, fruits, veggies, dairy (yogurt is okay though), healthy fats and oils - so that's making things a little tricky. I'm going to try living on yogurt, soup, bread and peanut butter for a few days to see if that helps. I imagine that this isn't as bad as OHSS so it's probably worth it.

My clinic does beta testing until your hCG reaches 1500 so hopefully I just have one more check to go. I also have the first ultrasound scheduled for week six - just under two weeks to go until that! For now, I'm just going to keep hoping and praying that everything is going well!


  1. I've been waiting for this update! YAY Ana! I'm so happy for you! I'm sorry that your stomach is bothering you though. <3

  2. Great news! I'm glad beta #2 was so good. Can't wait to here about your first ultrasound!

  3. Yay!!! Great news. I hope it keeps rising nicely and you get to see your little bean in a couple weeks