Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Let's hope the numbers don't lie.

Thank you so much everyone. I feel so supported by you all and I appreciate it more than anyone will ever know. I could not cope without it.

I did my blood test today and the results were really good.

7 days ago you will remember I did another blood test and my results were :

Progesterone: 27.3
HCG: 6480

This week:

Progesterone: 30.8
HCG: 21,600

The rule is that once your HCG reaches 6000 it takes a minimum of 96 hours to double, but can take more.

My HCG is doubling every 96.7 hours.

Yep - absolutely textbook perfect for this stage of the pregnancy.

The nurse said the technician had written a big tick next to it and the words "very good".

She said that of course there is still some uncertainty, and we are not out of the woods yet, but she would be surprised if we went to the 8 week scan and didn't see a baby there.

I feel very relieved, but of course, I know that this doesn't mean that everything is just going to be okay now. But I wonder if I would be very foolish if maybe, just maybe I could get just a little bit excited?

Do you think it would be silly of me to do so? I want this so much but I know that it doesn't really matter what the numbers say, if the baby just isn't there, then there is not much I can do about it.

Scan next Tuesday. Closer, we are getting closer.

p.s. if that doctor has made me this upset for no reason, I just might walk into his office and slap him. Anyone want to join me?


At 7:39 pm, Blogger Katt said...

I will slap him with you...And my girls said they will help (though I dont know if they knew what they were agreeing to).

YAY to the results!! I am staying positive and hoping there is a cute little peanut next week when you have your next scan.


At 7:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is fantastic news! And yes you should be excited and you should slap him! I'm thinking with numbers like that you're going to have a very good day next Tuesday and your last scan was just a bit too early for bubs.

At 8:00 pm, Blogger muser said...

I feel so relieved for you. I'm almost certain, even as a non-medical person, that it would have been way early to see anything in an ultrasound anyway.
The numbers definitely don't lie. Good luck.

At 10:01 pm, Blogger Vee said...

That is wonderful news ! take each day as it comes, get excited today ! Those levels are fab.

Tell me where that Dr is I will get him sorted out for you ;)

At 10:11 pm, Blogger Cathy said...

Can we all come and witness you slapping him.

Please!!!! Pretty please!!!!!!

We have our SnB get together next Tuesday afternoon so we'll all be thinking of you together.


At 2:19 am, Blogger Hoping said...

those are great numbers! will be checking in on you on Tuesday.....good thoughts, good thoughts.

At 2:29 am, Blogger J said...

Hey, I'm following this and am hoping hoping hoping for you. Those numbers are incredible!

At 6:27 am, Anonymous Lucy said...

Yay! Be happy, be excited, there is a growing baby in there! Can't wait for your scan, so that we all have confirmation. But this feels good - I hope you are able to enjoy it!

At 8:38 am, Blogger K|nneret said...

I'd be delighted to join you. Of course, you'd have to pay my airfare, but wouldn't it be worthwhile?

Such good news, Bugsy. Here's hoping the scan is everything we are ALL hoping for :)

At 9:28 am, Anonymous Leoni (sister9) said...

Hi Bugsy,

Yes I think you are allowed to get excited, cautiously excited for self preservation purposes, but excited non the less :-)

I knew it, there is NO WAY on God's green earth you can come up with numbers like THAT and not have a baby in there. If for any reason there was anything amiss it would show in the numbers. Has it occured to you that perhaps you are PG with twins and coz they are smaller when there is 2 in there they just missed it completely with the scan. I still think it was too early for the scan hence not seeing anything. I mean it took them some time to find my baby and I am 1 week ahead of you!

I think kick back, rest up and keep sending positive vibes to your baby in there. We will do the same on this end for you. May the next week go at super sonic speed for you and you get a fantastic scan on Tuesday.

Lots of {{{HUGS}}} sent your way,

At 9:50 am, Blogger vixanne wigg said...

Oh my goodness, Bugsy! I am so happy to hear this! I am hoping hoping hoping that he was wrong...it sounds like he WAS wrong. Oh crossing every finger for you honey!

At 12:52 pm, Blogger Net said...

I am so happy with your great results and I know that next week will bring you your dream.

I agree with Leoni (hi Leoni) that it was too early to see your bub and you should try and get excited.

May next week fly to you and I, like everyone else will join you in slapping that doc.

Try and keep positive and remember we are all with you on this journey.

Love and hugs,

At 1:40 pm, Blogger Tara said...

I'm thrilled to hear the numbers are good. I would love to give that doc a few slaps in your honor. Until your next scan I will be wishing and hoping for you and your little one.

At 5:19 pm, Blogger Ova Girl said...

Bugsy, hoping for the very best of news. Hang in there.

At 7:31 pm, Blogger Em said...

This is very hopeful Bugsy. Hang on. The doctors don't always know what they are talking about. On the month I got pregnant the gynae said my ovaries were full of cysts and my lining was to thin for an egg to implant. "No chance of getting pregnant this month" were his words. Huh! We proved him wrong. Hold on Bugsy. I was told when I had my first scan at six weeks that they may not be able to pick up heatbeat but not to worry too much about that and in UK, they don't give betas routinely.

At 9:06 pm, Blogger Meg said...


At 9:32 pm, Anonymous Jac said...

Hey there matey.
What fantastic results. I agree with Leoni and Net and was taking to DH about it the other day and we both thought that you were still to early to see much on ultrasound and am pretty sure that hcg levels have to be a certain level before anything was seen and you were too early. I know at 7 weeks they always have to go searching to find anything. Keeping everything crossed and hoping with all that I have that you will see your little baby next Tuesday

Big cuddles from me and big sloopy kisses from baby K.


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