Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Milestone: Four Weeks

It's hard to believe that I am just now today 4 weeks and I've already had three betas done! I feel so much better about this pregnancy than the last one, though, and I wholly attribute that to being able to watch my numbers rise. So, today my beta was at 354, up from 131 on Monday. That's a doubling time of about 33 hours, about the same as from my beta on Friday to Monday. I keep reminding myself that these rapidly rising numbers don't guarantee anything. But for now they give me hope. I'll go in for another beta on Friday. We're leaving for a trip on Saturday (tentatively depending on Ernesto!), so I probably won't get to check it again till the Friday after that.

I have no real symptoms yet. I remember with G that the symptoms didn't manifest themselves until about 6 weeks. I remember every day looking and hoping for signs and I even started to hope that I would start barfing, just to make myself "feel" pregnant! After I stop doing the betas I guess my next milestone will be looking for pregnancy symptoms! I have been noticeably more tired the last two days but I could contribute that to my recent sleeping habits. I suspect those habits will be changing in the near future!


Summer said...

There are no guarantees in life, but there are things that are promising and your rising betas are sure promising! I hope things continue to go well for you.

Josefina said...

Hi K!! I've been out of blogland for a while and I find this HUGE surprise!!!!
Well, Let's keep our fingers crossed and please keep us posted!!!
The best of lucks for you, I really really mean it!!!!

Lorem ipsum said...

Hey, you're one-tenth the way there! Happy milestone (or kilometer, or decameter, or whatever - wait, weren't we supposed to be all metric by 1980?).


SaraS-P said...

Congratulations! Hope it keeps progressing nicely!