Friday, February 2, 2007

Beta #2

Just got the call and we're now at 262. So it's more than double! I am so relieved. The past few days have been so intense and anxiety-ridden...I am just hoping that I can find a way to relax more between now and my 6.5 week ultrasound which is scheduled for 2/21.

I just can't believe this is happening. About 100 times a day I'll be cruising along at work or whatever and suddenly just think, "I'm pregnant". And then I totally lose track of what everyone is talking about. Needless to say I've been very productive this week.

What else can I say? I've been obsessing about my symptoms seeming to come and go, but I've read and re-read 1,000 times that this is totally normal. I haven't thrown up yet, although I'm nauseous, especially in the morning. And wierdly, in the middle of the night. I've been a little dizzy. I've been a little crampy. Everything smells strong. I'm tired, although unfortunately I seem to be wide awake for a few hours every night. I'm constipated and gassy -- joy! But most of all, I'm alternately excited and terrified...and I'm trying -- trying -- to get used to the idea of all of this.


Carol said...

yippee! we get to go through 9 months of those great symptoms together!

Nickie said...

Great beta!!!

Your symptoms are ridiculously typical and the come and go thing happens for months. I'm over 4mo now and in the last 2 days my 1st tri symptoms suddenly came back for a surprise visit.

The insomnia is one of the most annoying, you're exhausted physically, but can't get the brain to shut off long enough to go back to sleep. Ahhhh....

I hope the nausea stays mild for you, but if it's already here, be prepared for it to get worse - sorry.

I recommend getting a regular regimin of fiber/water/colace going now so the constipation doesn't get too much worse, that is sooo uncomfortable. My gassiness and nausea was a direct correlation to how recently I'd had a decent BM.

Isn't it just amazingly exciting when it hits you - I'M PREGNANT!!!! After trying for so long, it's so surreal.

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Symptoms coming and going are normal. Something that helped me was rented a baby doppler. Once you are able to hear the heartbeat-- it was a sanity saver for me. I used it a million times a day for reassurance. I highly recommend it.

Stephanie said...

Rejoicing about all those symptoms. I can't wait to get them one day. One day soon I hope.

Cathleen said...

Lookin' Good. :)