Monday, January 7, 2008

Whew...

Third beta today was 2889. That is a huge jump. No more betas, thank goodness. Now I just have to wait for the first scan - scheduled for January 23rd. One tiny step closer.
I did find out today too that my thyroid levels have gone up again, which the nurse explained happens during pregnancy. Now I'm working on convincing my primary doctor, who monitors my thyroid condition, to increase my dose, even though it still falls within a "technically" normal range. I have an appointment with her on Thursday to plead my case. I am envisioning myself having a meltdown right in front of her. You see, while I will never know for sure, my heart believes that the reason I lost my last baby was because of an underactive thyroid, and the fact that no one checked it my entire first trimester. I just can't let that happen again and will do whatever I need to to keep my thyroid at a level that I feel comfortable with, not what the lab ranges dictate.
January 23rd is a long way away. I've been trying to focus only on each day, instead of looking at all into the future. That has seemed to help me some. Plus J has been great at helping to calm me down when I start freaking out.

Thank you to all of you for sharing in my secret. We have decided not to tell a soul until, oh I don't know, there is actually a baby or it becomes so obvious that people start whispering behind my back. So, it is comforting to be able to share this with you all.

5 comments:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Fantastic beta! Congrats! I look forward to hearing about your scan. :)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

That's a great beta!

My first appt is the day before yours (the 22nd) -- they said they'd give me an early scan this time, and I'm hoping they meant it and I'll get one that day.

Malloryn said...

Great news! That appointment can't get here fast enough :)

Katie said...

Congratulations on that fabulous beta!

Susan said...

That is great news!! I'm happy that your beta was so good.