IVF #2: Beta #2

We spoke with our clinic yesterday, and they informed us that my hCG levels are rising appropriately! Yay!!! On Friday my hCG was at 7,008. That was a huge relief to hear! It means little Casper appears to be growing at a healthy, normal rate. They also said that my progesterone and estrogen levels are within normal range, so I should continue taking my medication as prescribed. 

The progesterone has made me feel so incredibly backed up. My stomach isn’t the happiest right now. All day I’ve been drinking lots of water and eating high fiber foods in an effort to counteract what’s going on. Hopefully it’ll ease up soon. 

My morning sickness seems to be coming and going. I read an article today that said morning sickness symptoms include lightheadedness, and exhaustion. I’ve definitely been feeling those. I’ve only thrown up about three times since finding out that we were pregnant, but I feel nauseated at least once a day. It may sound weird, but that’s an incredibly comforting symptom to feel. I actually feel more at ease when I’m nauseous and throwing up than I do when I feel totally fine!

We get to see baby Casper via ultrasound on Tuesday. I will only be five weeks and six days at that point, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up that we’ll see much. It’s still really exciting to think that in a couple of days we will be able to see our baby’s growth and progress!

22 thoughts on “IVF #2: Beta #2

  1. g2the4thpower says:

    Great news! I think my first ultrasound was really early, when I had my cyst rupture, and the embryo was still so small they couldn’t make up much detail. It might have been closer to 5 weeks though. Either way, I wish you an excellent scan! Do you get more scans after that?

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  2. ashleykyleanderson says:

    Yay!!! Those are great numbers and I am SO excited to hear about the first ultrasound!! I don’t know if it’s possible to hear the heartbeat that early, but we could for our first at 6w4d so you’ll be very close if they can’t get it for you this time. 🙂 And hooray for morning sickness!! Grow, Casper, grow!

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  3. oc15 says:

    great number! happy to be reading this post today. it will be an amazing moment when you see your little “blob” on the screen. good luck with your MS. hopefully you don’t suffer too much or for too long with that.

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