Tuesday, April 5, 2011

So far so good

Hi Ladies,

Thank you for your incredible outpouring of support.  I was completely overwhelmed by all the comments that came in on my last post, and I've already read through each of them several times, partly because they make me smile and partly because they just make everything feel so much more real.

I'm happy to report that my 1st beta at 9dp5dt is 87, with a progesterone level of 37.  The nurse sounded very pleased, so I took that as a good sign.

I was so nervous this morning and nearly cried when we reached the garage and found our car battery had died.  Luckily, we were able to find a friend who was home and able to lend us their car for the morning.

Everything seemed fine at the lab, and I was assured that the results would reach my doctor's office in the next few hours, so you could imagine my frustration and anxiety when 2pm came round and I was still staring at a blank cell phone screen.  That's when my phone rang, and in a state of near hysteria I answered it -- it was my endocrinologist's office calling about my Synthroid dosing changes.  I nearly cried again, right there in the middle of the fancy event location where my office was hosting it's biannual conference.  Then, like a miracle, the nurse told me she had just talked to the lab about ordering my TSH test and that my other tests were available.  Technically, she couldn't tell me the results, but she very coyly dropped it into the discussion as if she was just giving an example of the exact kind of result she couldn't tell me.  I could have kissed her.

Then, I really did cry.

Oh, and I finally spoke to my RE's office quite a bit later on, and pretended to be surprised by the news. :)


  1. Kerri! This is so exciting that we get to continue our journey together. I feel so lucky that our paths have crossed the way they have, and that we've been blessed together the way we have been.

    My first US is april 18th, so soon!!!!!

  2. YAYY! Awesome first beta!! WOOT WOOT! Aw I could cry, I'm so happy for you!

  3. YAY! Awesome beta, hope it is tripled by your next draw :)

  4. 87 is a wonderful number, so happy for you!!

  5. Niiice:) I remember waiting for my first beta results. I would look at the phone every 2 minutes starting from around 12. I finally got the call around 3, so you can imagine the kind of thoughts running through my mind! I thought that maybe they were delaying the news 'cause it was not good etc etc etc...now the countdown to the first U/S begins :)

  6. I wanted to add, Dr. Sh managed to get both of us knocked up!! Well in my case it was one of the nurses :P

  7. YAY! 87 is such a good number! I'm sure it's just going to keep going up and up and up from now on! WOO!

  8. Here from Cyclesista. Great news! Up, up, UP!