Akk About MeI'm trying to stay hopeful, but it looks very much like this one will not stick around. I had an ultrasound on Thurs, which should have been exactly 6 weeks by my calculation. They saw a sac, and dated it at 5 weeks. (5 weeks was exactly when I was awake for 2 hours in the night with bad cramping - perhaps it stopped developing then?) My betas on Tues and Thurs were 5200 and 7000, respectively. Very slow rise. I had another blood draw today and will find out the numbers late this afternoon or tomorrow. There are 2 (3?) possible scenerios at this point:
1. The numbers continue to rise slowly, in which case they'll want to do another ultrasound in 10 days-2 weeks.
2. The numbers are flat or decreasing, in which it's over, just not coming out! If this is the case, I wish my body would get moving.
3. The numbers shoot up and we keep going.
Either way, I'll see my acupuncturist on Monday if she can get me in. I've lost any symptoms I had before. My cramping - both what I consider to be "good" cramping (sharp and lower pelvis) anbd bad, period-like cramping (that preceeded my last miscarriage) - has gone away completely. This makes me think that it's over, AND my body has given up trying to get it out on its own. If the rise is still occurring, an ultrasound in two weeks will be logistically difficult, see below.
This is all complicated by the fact that I'm in the middle of a move. Here's the story (which I won't even try to keep it short). My DH is in DC until the end of July. I'm in upstate NY. We will both be living in Ohio. My parents came Thurs to help me pack. (Yes, this was the same day as my ultrasound; Mom came with me.) DH and I had already packed a lot of my small house, but there was a LOT left to do. Movers came yesterday to load the truck. It was great having someone else do that part!! I'm in an empty house, preparing to get as much of it cleaned today before the temps go into the 90s tomorrow (no ac). I still have to pack my office and lab - about 2 car-loads, I estimate. Mostly books, files and paper. I'll do that on Mon and Tues. On Wed., I'll visit my parents to help them with their garage sale (first one in over 27 years). Then, I hope that my dad will help me move my office/lab to Ohio. I have to meet my moving truck on the 26th. We hope that DH's moving truck can show up on the 27th. (That's about the time they'd want that second ultrasound. I don't yet have a health care provider in OH. I *think* my new insurance wil be in effect, though.) They told DH yesterday that it would be the 26th, but it seems a bit much to have 2 trucks delivering in the same day to a smallish apartment. I think DH wants me to be in DC that weekend (28-30) to attend his "good-bye" celebration and a small college reunion. We drive to Atlanta for a week after that. (for the first week in August to visit his family.) We then drive to Ohio and fly from Ohio to NH on the 9th to visit my family. We're taking a road trip to Prince Edward Island with my grandmother for 10 days. We fly back to Ohio on the 19th. I start my new job on the 21st. Elves will unpack all of our boxes while we are traveling and have the apartment sparkling clean upon our return. Perhaps it's best I won't be facing first trimester exhaustion for the next 6 weeks.
I still don't have a place for my cat to live - she can't move to OH with me because DH is allergic.
(ETA - I can't edit the title - it should read, "All about me." I guess "Akk" pretty much sums it up, though.)