Beta #2 was at 10am today and they rang with the results at 12.25pm. Usually, the results come back after 2pm at the earliest, so they obviously knew I was on tenterhooks.
It was 2,708! Relief all around. Dr L is delighted, according to Nurse E.
You all know, of course, that I’m only at five weeks and will not be able to relax. It’s nice to see things heading in the right direction, though. I’ve never gotten to this stage.
The dates have been auspicious so far: embryo transfer on my niece’s birthday, beta #1 on another niece’s birthday and beta #2 on my sister’s birthday. The viability scan is now planned for St. Patrick’s Day, 17 March, and I’m to test weekly until then.
My third session of intralipids is tomorrow. I’ve had visions of battalions of white cells marching on my uterus, so this will ease my mind a bit.
The three week wait to hear a heartbeat is a new kind of hell that I haven’t had to endure before. I’m not complaining.