They said they like to see it at least over 50 by this point, so I am pregnant.... fo shizzle! :) I'm just a tad disappointed because I was hoping for some whopping high, possible twin-range 1st beta like I see so many blog friends have. But hey, pregnant is pregnant so I'm definitely taking what I can get!!! Praying it doubles (or more than doubles) by Wednesday. :D
After this morning's bloodwork, I just want to say how much I really freakin love my doctor and his office. Actually, even before we started the IVF, even when I was just doing the SHG a few months ago, I was already impressed with his bedside manner compared to other doctors we've had. (Then again, it could just be that I've only had really mean doctors. My RE in OK seemed more interested in my charts and my ovaries than me as a person). For my baseline u/s, my RE was out of town and I had to go to his partner doctor in Beverly Hills. I felt like that office was too big and impersonal, the nurses seemed bitchy, and the doctor was just weird.
This morning I was waiting in the waiting room longer than usual (to be expected on a Monday morning, I suppose). There was an older lady in there, as well as a couple. I think the guy must have said something about the waiting time because the other lady told him that it's nothing to do with them, and that this doctor was very well worth the wait. For the couple it was only their 2nd visit, but the lady had already gotten pregnant with his help a couple years before. So we were all sitting there talking about how awesome this doctor is. The lady said that with her last pregnancy, she had an OBGYN that was so mean that she fired him and was begging the RE to deliver her baby (which of course, he doesn't do) until she finally found a new one. LOL Nice to know we went through a doctor with that good of a rep.
When I was called back to get my blood drawn (after peeing in a cup, of course), the nurse asked me if I had tested at home. I told her yes, 3 times and they were positive. I said "But I know that doesn't mean much if my beta is low." She assured me that a lot of times they see low betas at first, but then everything turns out to be fine. She was also doing a pee test while she took my blood, and sure enough we got a line. She went to go tell the doctor, then the other nurse (who is the one usually taking my blood and accompanying the ultrasounds) came over and looked at the test with a huge grin on her face. The doctor came over and looked at the test, then gave me a hug and everybody was saying "Congratulations!" It was such a nice feeling to have the whole office get as excited as I was; like one big happy family LOL :)
I am SOOOOO glad I was recommended to this RE. Which would not have been possible had I not been given a recommendation for an AWESOME urologist by Emmy. Thanks Emmy!!!