Sunday, June 13, 2010

3rd Beta

I will not be one of those ladies who complain about everything in my pregnancy, promise. I will however talk about what makes me scared/nervous.  Because...This is the happiest, scariest and most uncertain time for me.  Pregnancy does not always equal a "take home baby".

Since before I found out I was indeed pregnant, I had been having some lower back cramps.  It's been going on now for a week.  Everywhere I read says it's normal in early pregnancy.  BUT let me tell you about my cramps.  I constantly feel like I will be getting my period at any moment.  It's like AF x5 at times.

The past 2 nights I've woken in the middle of the night in so much pain.  It's really strange, and hard to explain.  I'll go to bed and feel the "normal" cramps and then wake up with terrible lower back pain.  I end up running a warm bath, and within a few minutes of being in there, they are gone.  All that's left is a weird pressure by my pubic bone, which usually will settle down within a few more minutes. 

I called the OB, but there isn't much they can do at this point, as long as I am not bleeding, and the pain isn't hitting a 10 on a scale 1-10.  I also get the lecture about the need to stop worrying, and obsessing :P

Beta on Friday was 228
Beta Today was 531!

My fingers are crossed that it was my last beta.  My arms look like a Junkie's arms!  Hoping because of the pain and pressure that I will get my ultrasound in soon, just for peace of mind.    =)


  1. YAY for high betas! I know it's hard not to freak out and worry about everything, I worry and I'm not pregnant. But you just relax and put your feet up and breathe! I'm thinking of you and yay for betas!!

  2. I'll listen even if you complain about pregnancy symptoms and will listen to your fears and worries too! Understandable. Here for support :)

  3. Hey, this is your blog. Complain away! If it helps you focus your worries and get rid of them, then use this blog for that.

    All the same, follow your doctor's orders: Stop worrying and stop obsessing! (as if! LOL)

  4. I think that I will be the EXACT same way! I have been having terrible AF cramps x5 too and they are making me terrified because she was due on saturday morning... eek!

  5. someone who had a ruptured ectopic...the pains I had before and during were nothing like what you are describing. They were very localized to the side the ectopic was on. And, they never fully went away. It wasn't cramping, it was like stabbing pains.
    I'm betting everything is fine and normal.

  6. It is so exciting to read about someone who has made it to the 'other side'. Very inspiring!

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! Congrats!!