Today's beta came in at 534...which means a 1.7 day doubling time! I cannot even begin to describe how excited and thankful I am. I feel blessed beyond measure. This is a completely different start than any of our other short-lived pregnancies, and it's the highest beta I've ever had.
As so many of you know, it's pretty impossible to keep an IVF pregnancy a secret from people who know you did IVF for very long. I don't think we can keep the charade up with our parents much longer, so we have figured out a way to tell them both in person this weekend. I am so excited to share good news....we have never actually made a pregnancy announcement, just "we lost a pregnancy" announcements. If all goes well, this will be the first grandchild on A's side, and I know that both sets of parents are going to be beyond thrilled.
My goal over the next few days is to learn to let go and enjoy. I don't know how this pregnancy will end (hopefully with labor and a beautiful little one in my arms), but for now I want to cherish each day I get to be a mommy. This isn't easy for me, but I truly want to enjoy this pregnancy. My sweet RE's office has agreed to do a quick ultrasound on Monday to see if we can see the gestational sac, which we should by then if things keep progressing on this track. I think that seeing a little dark spot on the screen will be the final push I need to realize that this is really happening.