Monday, July 21, 2014

Who Says You Can't Be a Little Bit Pregnant?

 Today I peed on a less sensitive test... and lo and behold, it still turned positive. In less than two minutes. And it's still light, but dark enough that it's unmistakable in this photo.

And my nipples seemed maybe a little bit sore last night, though maybe I was just cold. But that was my very first symptom with Calliope.

So I was feeling pretty good when I went for my beta. Though admittedly freaking out in the hours afterward.

I called the office when I hadn't heard at 2 pm, and got a call back shortly thereafter.

The nurse said my beta was 26. Compared to my beta of 8 three days ago.

I had been hoping that it would be over 50, because I had found the betabase website that showed with very low beta values like mine, the average doubling time is 27 hours.

However, most other websites say it should double every 48-72 hours.

So I wasn't quite sure what to make of my 26, and asked the nurse, "So... how do we feel about this?'

She said, "Well, we wanted it to be more than 20. And it is. So I don't think we have any reason to think that this isn't just late implantation. Which might be due to low progesterone -- your progesterone is too low, and that can affect implantation. So I want you to switch to progesterone injections."

And while I'm a little freaked about giving myself an intramuscular injection in the butt for the first time, I'm glad that I will be able to stop worrying about my progesterone levels. Others have been questioning why my RE hasn't switched me to the injections already. So it's a relief to stop worrying about that, at least.

So no one has said "congratulations" yet (well, apart from my sister) so I'm guessing it's not safe yet to start getting excited... but I can't help it. I'm getting a little excited. I'm trying hard, though, not to have visions of a baby just yet. I'm only partly successful.

Next beta is in two days. My goal is to break 50. As if my thinking about the numbers will have any effect on them!

For now, I'm just grateful to be even just a little bit pregnant.
Today's POAS Exhibit


  1. Keeping fingers crossed for you!

  2. Congratulations! I hope this little one keeps growing and growing stronger!

  3. I'm hoping so hard that you'll get good news with the next beta!