Thanks, hanny! I'm going to do my best to put myself into little zen flower mode and tell myself that I don't have any truly negative signs and that my body can be trusted to self-regulate. My hcg level isn't bad, it's just lower than the midwife-who-isn't-going-to-be-my-caregiver wanted to see. I feel like it's neutral! Had she called to tell me the exact same number and asked me to go back to the lab tomorrow to check for doubling without telling me that she was "concerned" and that my level was "low," I'd be fine! Peachy! So I might as well just be peachy anyway because stressing isn't going to help.
She didn't clarify what *time* I should show up tomorrow to have my blood drawn. I was thinking earlier, so as to possibly hear back from her sooner, but now I'm wondering if I should go at the same time of day as the previous test? Do numbers double all-at-once or do they slowly trickle up? Or, rather, is there any meaningful difference between draws 44 hours apart versus draws 48 hours apart?
I do have a date with my husband tonight. Getting knocked up is *definitely* something to celebrate, no matter what happens next. And things look good!