Monday, September 13, 2010

621 days 19 hours

That's how long it's been. I got up this morning earlier than I needed to so that I could sneak off to the lab in town and get my blood drawn so that I could get the results in plenty of time. I had everything all set to surprise MBL at work later in the day. I knew that MBL would not be satisfied with just 16 positive pregnancy tests. I knew he would want the "official" word from a certified professional (i.e. a nurse or a doctor or a lab tech). So, I waited and waited and waited. The clinic I went to was outpatient and they promised me up and down that they would have the results by 5:00, which was perfect because my clinic closed at 5:00 and they needed the results by then. At 3:20 my clinic called and said they still didn't have my results. I told them I had spoken to the lab and they too promised me I'd have the results in time. The nurse then told me I was in luck because another nurse in the office was scheduled to work late. At 4:20 I called the lab again and asked about the status of my blood order and the lady who answered me this time gave me some HI.PAA line and said she couldn't even tell me if they had my blood and that someone from my doctor's office would have to call to inquire. GAH!!!! So, I called the clinic and told them this and gave them the number of the lab. I waited another hour and called my clinic again, at this point only the late working nurse was left and she didn't have any notes about calling the lab. So, then I gave her the number and she said she'd call and get back to me. This was at 5:30. It was now getting to the point where I needed the results soon or I couldn't go through with my plan to surprise MBL with the news. I waited and waited and waited. It officially passed the time where I could surprise MBL at work. MBL came home, we went to the grocery store, and came back. All the while I'm getting more and more anxious, wondering if I will have to wait until tomorrow morning to get my long awaited results. Shortly after we got back my phone started to ring and MBL went to pick it up, I freaked out and told him not to, that I had to get it. I answered and it was the nurse! She started telling me the news and I asked her to wait...I then grabbed MBL, put the nurse on speaker, and asked her to repeat herself. And then she said the words I had been waiting 621 days and 19 hours to hear...

Christine, this is nurse happy voice. I have your results. They are positive! Your beta level is 108. Dr. S. likes to see it at above 50 at this point, so things are looking really good. Your progesterone is 25, which also looks really good. We want you to keep taking your medications and go in for follow up bloodwork on Thursday or Friday. She asked me which day we planned on going in and I told her Thursday. She also suggested I go to a different lab because no one will be working late on Thursday, I assured her I would. And then MBL and I hugged and I showed him all of my tests. I also took a digi so that he could see that magical word and he just smiled.

So, follow up beta on Thursday and maybe another one on Monday for good measure. Then ultrasound on September 30th. Praying for rising levels and a beating heart!!

18 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! Yay! You're pregnant!!

    I can't believe you made it that far on a post before dropping the good news.

    Congrats!!!

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  2. I am thrilled for you and your husband!!!!! YAY!!! Nothing like dragging it out for you. Congratulations!!!! Keep us posted on your next level!!!

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  3. That is AWESOME. Those numbers are better than mine were!! My first beta was 64 and my progesterone was 9.7 (which is why I have been on supplements my whole pregnancy). That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! So is this a May baby then?? :-)

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  4. Yay!!! Official pregnancy! Oh, I am so happy for you guys!!! Woohoo!! Go baby go!!! Congratulations. June is a'growin!

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  5. Such wonderful news. You are pregnant :)

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  6. Congratulations! What wonderful news! Onward to follow-up betas and ultrasound!

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  7. Congrats. I am so excited for you and your husband, you guys have waited LONG ENOUGH!! You will be in our thoughts and prayers!!

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  8. Yaaaaay!!!!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you guys! YAY! :D

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  9. Yay!!!! So so happy for you guys!!!! :-D

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  10. that's wonderful! congratulations!!

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  11. Congratulations!! Praying for doubling numbers!

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  12. You are officially official! Congrats!

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