I may have confused you with my last post. The beta results were still 24 hours away when I wrote it but, well, let me explain. I peed on a stick, on Friday night, at 14dpo or 11dp3dt. And it was positive, but faint. And I started spotting. I didn't tell you any of this - I guess I was trying to ignore it. My pregnancy signs subsided somewhat on Sunday, I felt bleak, hence the sad knock-knock joke post. My beta was this morning.

It is positive. It is normal.

I have no plans to recheck it any time soon. The testing causes me more anxiety than the waiting. Unless that changes - in which case I am to zoom down to the clinic and order another hCG level STAT - I will be waiting a fortnight for the scan. If you can stand it, please stay with me. I had spotting. I am feeling uncertain. But I am also feeling very, very thankful to have been given this chance again.


55 Comments

soralis said...

Crossing my fingers for you.

Dramalish said...

Oh BEA!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Universe!!! Keep it comin' for my gal, Bea!!!!!

Wishing you a speedy wait, and lots of happy rewards for your patience.
-D.

Rachel Inbar said...

Bea, Wow! What great news!!! I hope you still have some of Harry Potter left to pass this new 2ww :-)

Spotting is really common in IVF pregnancies (I had it in all 3 of mine and in neither of my others), so hopefully it will just disappear... I know how stressful it is though.

Wishing you ONLY good news :-)

Vee said...

YAY ! I am doing a quiet little happy dance for you!

Hoping the spotting is nothing to worry about, I know it is easier said than done.

I hope the new 2ww flies for you.

Patience said...

Oh Bea, this is just a great start - don't worry, I'm sticking around with you to hold your hand through this! x

Bumble said...

Oh YAY Bea! :-)
I'm so so happy to read this! Awesome news!!! I know you're nervous, but positive and normal is a fantastic start! Yay!

Tam said...

That is wonderfull news sweetie!! I must admit that your last post did have me comfused! Praying that your little bean continues to grow...we need some good news!!

Caro said...

yay! I'm crossing my fingers and doing a chair dance for you-

Thalia said...

So very pleased you've got this good start this time. Long may the news continue to be "normal"

Twisted Ovaries said...

I too will quietly cheer for you, so that I don't jinx it. I'm very happy for you. I know the spotting is very scary, but it's true that it's common in early pregnancies. I'll be here cheering for you and available in case you need to talk!

TeamWinks said...

As if we would go anywhere! Don't be silly Bea! We'll all try to hold on to optimism for and with you, since it is difficult to do it all by yourself.

ultimatejourney said...

This is great! I hope the good news keeps on coming.

Jules said...

A quiet whisper of the C word. Crossing everything for good news at your scan.

Karaoke Diva said...

Keep the good news coming, Bea! I'm rooting for your little embies and I hope they root in good!

Beagle said...

Oh Bea! I can only imagine the mixture of hope, fear, anxiety, relief . . . I hope you can find some good distractioins to get you through the waiting!

Hang in there, fingers crossed here!

serenity said...

Oh Bea. So happy right now. And hopeful.

Postive. And Normal. FANTASTIC.

For what it's worth, I think it was a good choice to wait it out until the scan. Minimising anxiety right now is a good thing.

Everything crossed for you.

Sunny Jenny said...

Holy normal BETA batman! Congratulations! That is just the greatest news today! Fingers crossed!

Nica said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!

Samantha said...

Great news!!! I'm so happy it's positive AND normal. Congrats!

Heather said...

You think it was those cheers?

Hope the spotting stops and everything continues normal...

Baby Blues said...

Keeping my fingers crossed. I'm still here cheering for you.

Imogen and David said...

Everything crossed! xoxo

andrea_jennine said...

Staying with you and hoping for you...

megan said...

oh, YAY Bea!
i'm very happy and very hopeful for you. i hope the spotting subsides soon. it's all crossed for you!

Amelia said...

Oh my gosh! That's wonderful news. I will definitely be around and reading.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Standing by with lots of good wishes!

Reproductive Jeans said...

You SO deserve this Bea--so happy for you and your husband! I am standing watch and sending you hope and more hope...

singletracey said...

Great News!! Crossed fingers for you that all remains well!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Great news!! This put a huge smile on my face on a day that wasn't so great! I will be thinking of you and wishing nothing but the best!!

Jackie said...

Huzzah! I'll be here waiting and reading, keeping everything crossed for you! -J

Carrie said...

Everything crossed for you x

The Town Criers said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Mands said...

I have chills Bea.
I will pray for a good scan for you.

Adrienne said...

Crossing every spare limb for you, Bea. (And jumping up and down next to my computer with glee! Congratulations! Yay!)

Lut C. said...

Ignorance can be bliss.

I'm very glad to hear about the good beta, and I really hope this is the beginning of a very different scenario ...

My Reality said...

This is the absolute best news I have heard all day!!

Normal is fantastic. I hope for lots more normal for you!

Jess said...

Oooh, I am SO worried but SO hopeful. It's so scary, isn't it? Even if it's not ME being scared, I'm amaingly able to be anxious and hopeful for others, too.

Hopeful, hopeful, hopfeul. Maybe if I repeat it enough times it'll make it all go smoothly this time for you.

Jess said...

Ooooh, I want to add that I, too, had spotting with my IVF pregnancy. And so far, so good, at 24 weeks today, knock on wood.

Mel said...

Great news Bea. I have everything crossed for you.
take care

Ellen K. said...

Hurray, Bea! Sending you many, many sticky vibes.

Tinker said...

Yay Bea! I'll keep my fingers crossed that all continues well and that the spotting was isolated and unrelated to any pending doom.

Geohde said...

Wow. Congratulations.

I hope that that damn spotting goes away and all is well.

I admore your resolve on the no beta thing.

Chili said...

Great news! I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts while you wait for the scan!

Anonymous said...

Bea- that's such great news. You have every right to feel as neurotic as you want to but this time I hope it's for real.
Best wishes
K (anon)

Meg said...

Bea! So understated you are.

This is good news. xxx

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Horray! That's awesome news! I so hope that this is it dear Bea!

Hopeful Mother said...

Wishing you all the patience in the world while you wait for your scan.

I'm proud of you looking at this as another "opportunity" - that's exactly what it is. And you have A LOT of people hoping and praying for you, including me.

A.M.S. said...

Few words sound as good as "Positive and normal."

What wonderful news!

I won't tell you not to worry about the spotting because that would be super hypocritical of me. But I will echo everyone else and my RE, "Spotting is normal and usually not indicative of any problems. Just take it easy, put your feet up, and drink plenty of water."

GLouise said...

Bea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thrilled to hear about the positive beta. Thinking of you, and praying that "normal" will continue.

MLO said...

Wonderful!
Pax,

MLO

sharah said...

Congratulations, hon!

Oh, and you certainly win the award for creative use of the word "fortnight" in a sentence. I haven't heard that one in forever :)

Shelby said...

Everything crossable is crossed for you!! I hope the next two weeks don't drive you too crazy!

Best of luck!

Rachel said...

what good news! wishing everything great for you

Schatzi said...

I am very, very late to the party.. but a hearty "congrats" from my neck of the woods. Here's hoping the good news for you just keeps on coming...

millie said...

Two weeks? You're really going to make us wait two weeks?

Ok, but only because it's you.

Holding thumbs for you. (and very very pleased and excited at a normal positive beta. woot)

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