Thursday, December 31, 2009


My RE appointment last month went really well. He agreed with me that we should start were we left off – – rather than doing any tests. He also said we could do an IUI the first cycle or wait until I am ready. I got pregnant with Grace using and having an IUI.

I started Fe.mar.a this cycle. We were going to be at a ski lodge during the fertile days – day 14-16 based on my previous cycles, so I wasn’t sure how often I would be able to use the OPK’s to test. It turns out zero since I forgot the tests and OPK’s are not in the markets on the top of a mountain!

I must have ovulated because this morning – cycle day 31, I got a positive! A light line on FR and a ‘pregnant’ on a CBE digital. My RE was even able to get me in for blood work this morning with results back this afternoon. They just called – my beta is 20. I was devastated, but the nurse said it isn’t bad since I haven’t really missed a period before. My normal periods are really long, but my periods on are more normal. I looked back and on cycle day 32 my beta with Grace was 211. I go back in on Monday to see if it doubled. The nurse remained really positive and congratulated me, but I can’t help but be pessimistic.

Has anyone heard of such a low beta turning into a viable pregnancy? I know I could have ovulated late, so I am holding out hope that is the case here.