Second beta = 783
Up 139% from 48 hours earlier. Well over doubling.
They didn't test my progesterone again. Damn. Sometimes I want my RE back. I begged the nurse for another progesterone test. Told them it dropped with Missy the first few weeks of her gestation. So I am waiting to hear what they say.
They want me to schedule an ultrasound in the next few weeks. I LOVE my OB, but - again - am missing Dr. Stretch, my old RE. With him, I had a very set protocol: (1) initial beta, (2) second beta, (3) beta, (4) u/sound at 6.5 weeks to look for a heart beat, (5) follow-up ultrasound at 9.5 weeks to look for heart beta and fetal movement.
And you know how much I love a good plan.
Now I just feel left to wing it. So I am wondering: should I schedule an u/sound for 2 weeks out, which would put me at 7.5 weeks, where we may see a heart beat (please, please, please!)? Or should I wait (can I wait it out?) another week and hope to see a heart beat and maybe some movement at 8.5 weeks?
Thoughts and suggestions gladly accepted.
I know this all sounds a little bit desperate. Especially in light of my misgivings just a few days ago. Bottom line: I'll take another baby any day over another miscarriage, even though I have very little say in either matter at this point.
On a related night, I finally told Cowboy last night. That man's optimism never fails to inspire me.
"C'mon...aren't you just a little bit excited?" he asked after digesting the news.
"You know, honey, it just doesn't work for me like that anymore," I replied, "I have to take it one day at a time."
We read in silence for a few minutes.
"Okay, but what about some more girl names?"
That man. He never fails to make me smile.