Monday, June 20, 2011


In brief: two lines & good first beta number!!!!

For the past three days I've been convinced that this cycle was a
bust. I felt nothing going on (except what I always feel on the meds).

This morning I decided not to break out my stash of 'good' early
response HPTs, but used a supermarket branded one (past its shelf life
by a couple of months too).
I saw the test line go whiter (again, must be the brand) and was
almost ready to chuck it. But the manual did say wait 3 minutes ...
and lo and behold, a second line had appeared - though it was a bit
faint for my liking. I had breakfast, glanced at the test, got
dressed, glanced at the test, brushed my teeth, glanced at the test
and the line had become much clearer. Well, a good start.

Early in the afternoon, a call from the clinic - the beta number was
missing from the results the lab had sent over. Argh! Not again!!! I
chased the lab, had them resend the results (which they won't disclose
to patients) and then waited for the clinic to call back. And waited.
And finally caved and called myself.

The beta number is good, very convincing. Next bloodtest ... in a
week! Seriously? And first u/s in a month? They haven't an mentioned
u/s yet.

How do I feel? Surreal.
Will there be a take-home baby? We'll see, one day at a time. But
we're in the running and that is great. More than great.


At 20 June, 2011 20:50, Blogger sharah said...


At 20 June, 2011 21:22, Blogger serenity said...

Oh, Lut. This is the VERY BEST NEWS.

Doing a little happy dance for you. And fingers still tightly crossed.


At 20 June, 2011 21:44, Anonymous mrs. hope said...

woot! hooray for a good start - that's all you can do right now, right? One day at a time.

At 20 June, 2011 22:06, Blogger Hopeful Mother said...

I have chills and a huge smile on my face. YAY Lut!!!!!!! Fingers crossed here!!!

At 20 June, 2011 22:44, Anonymous Jane said...

Yay!...Yay! Yay! Yay!

At 20 June, 2011 22:58, Anonymous It Is What It Is said...


Btw, my word verification is "allfine". Good omen.

At 20 June, 2011 23:01, Blogger Anna said...

Wow... I'm happily shocked! Finally, some good news for you! I'm very happy. I'll keep everything crossed for you and your growing family :)

At 20 June, 2011 23:14, Blogger Vee said...

YAY! That is wonderful news. Keeping positive for you! x

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At 21 June, 2011 04:09, Blogger namaste said...

Yippee yippee yay yay!

At 21 June, 2011 04:26, Anonymous Orodemniades said...


At 21 June, 2011 04:27, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am so glad to see this news tonight. My fingers are crossed that this all goes well!

At 21 June, 2011 05:23, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, hooray, what good news! Fingers crossed for your next beta.

At 21 June, 2011 15:48, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh joy! I am so happy for you I can not express myself. Our secondary infertility adventure was several frustrating years longer than the primary one, and i know how crazy and difficult this road can be. I'm just so pleased for two lines and a good beta. It has made my week to read this post. Fingers and toes crossed for much more good news to come. Abiding with you. Love Jen

At 21 June, 2011 17:09, Blogger Roccie said...

Sweet heaven, she is pregnant!!!

Oh my law, you are on your way.

You have been here before, so I bet it is scary. Bad news is, it never goes away, so please consider doing your very best to table it. You sound great.

Bursting with joy for you!

Lut, I couldnt be happier for you. Sending all my best your way.

At 21 June, 2011 19:10, Blogger Reba said...

hurray~!!! hoping for all good things :) congratulations!

At 21 June, 2011 21:37, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely more than great - it's fantastic Lut.
I'll keep my fingers crossed as well, but so far, so good.

At 22 June, 2011 06:47, Blogger Sara said...

Oh hooray!!! I've just arrived back at my computer after an internet-free month to find this great news waiting! I didn't even know you were cycling yet. Hooray Lut!

At 23 June, 2011 00:16, Blogger Heather said...

Congratulations! I'll keep thinking those good thoughts for you! Keep us posted.

At 23 June, 2011 21:38, Blogger Thalia said...

wow! That's absoululely fantastic! How are you feeling now?

At 26 June, 2011 07:46, Blogger Bonnie said...

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At 26 June, 2011 07:47, Blogger Pam said...

Great news! I've been away on conference all week and just now am selectively reading blogs off of my feed. Am totally thrilled for you. Am keeping fingers crossed for you.


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