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August 20, 2010 / Magic Mama

Cautiously Optimistic

I seriously thought my stomach was going to crawl out of my throat—or maybe fall out the bottom of me somehow—as hubby and I waited for THE phone call this afternoon. Often times I think my body reacts even stronger than my mind. I guess because I can’t try to control it.

The nurse reported that she had good results to share. My beta level is at 25. Which is enough to tell us that there’s something going on in there, but the number is on the lower end. She congratulated us, but told us that we should be “cautiously optimistic” for now. I will have another blood test on Tuesday, and they will be looking for the numbers to have doubled every two days—so 100 or more. If they do, then I will have an ultrasound in another two or three weeks.

So, more waiting. But for now we are so relieved for the possibility that still exists!



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  1. Mweep / Aug 21 2010 6:31 am

    Ughhhh that is so long to wait!!! I’ve been checking your blog like, obsessively all day to hear the news. I will remain happy and cautiously optimistic with you through the end. Love you!

  2. K / Aug 21 2010 12:50 pm

    I have had Phoebe’s song in my head for days now….I am going to beginning thinking about Chandler’s job and a transponster now.

    I still cautiously have a smile on my face for you two (or more!)!

  3. elaine / Aug 23 2010 3:54 am

    sending you good vibes for a strong beta. hang in there.

  4. MommyInWaiting / Aug 23 2010 11:38 am

    Cautiously optimistic with you – hoping tomorrow brings you brilliant news of a strong doubling beta. In the mean time hang in there and enjoy as much as you can!

  5. Justine / Aug 23 2010 3:27 pm

    Cautious optimism is my watchword, too! I hope that things go well … I will be sending you good thoughts for a doubling beta!

  6. cowgirltn / Aug 23 2010 3:57 pm

    Douple down little one double down.

  7. Shannon / Aug 24 2010 2:56 am

    Cautious congrats! I look forward to hearing your good beta news tomorrow!

  8. 1goodegg / Aug 24 2010 8:01 pm

    I see you’ve already had some really good news and will hopefully have some more soon! Congrats! And I say, “throw caution to the wind”!!


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