I'll skip right to the good stuff, my friends. Beta #4, at 22dpiui (aka 5 weeks pregnant) came in at 2694! That's a doubling time of 53.8 hours, which is just fine. I'm over 1200, and the numbers don't double as fast over 1200, so I'm perfectly happy with that number. And the best part - no more beta tests! The nurse who called with the result told me to schedule my ultrasound for one to two weeks from today. I felt like one week was probably too early, but two weeks seemed so far. So I went with next Friday, October 25th at 11:45am, with my original RE, Dr. M. I will be 6 weeks 4 days at that point, and I sincerely hope we have good news on that day.
Not much to report other than that. I continue to be tired, basically all the time, and in other exciting symptom news, my boobs have finally started to hurt a bit. Keep it up, tiny bun! My plans for making it through the next ten days before the ultrasound are the usual: bake a bunch of stuff, watch a bunch of TV, read a couple of books, bicker with my dad, work, clean, and hopefully sleep a lot.
It's not lost of me that this is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The Motherlode blog posted a touching piece about it. From 7 to 8pm this evening, I'll light a candle for our bean that we lost in June. And I'll continue to hope that the outcome of this pregnancy will be different.