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I tested my blood again yesterday (day 17 after ovulating) and my hcg was 153, up from 47 three days earlier. So, if hcg is meant to double every 2 days, I am right on track! Yay! So reassuring.

Yesterday my preg symptoms seemed less. The day before I had tender breasts, and could feel my uterus. Today though, my breasts were super tender, and I can totally feel my uterus again. I even had some round ligament pain. I have been really tired, too. Yesterday was a killer day: a birth at 5 am, followed by clinic for 6 hours, a home visit, and then 4 hours as a volunteer midwife in a clinic for women without health insurance. I crawled home at 930 and fell into bed. AND is was super hot and muggy yesterday. Today was better, and I got a nap. Must make time in schedule for regular naps!
 

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yay! those are some good-sounding numbers. symptoms are still kind of all over the place at this stage for me, too, except for the sleepiness. hoo boy, that sounds like some crazy day for you, mama!

whee...

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Thank you! I am off call for the rest of the weekend so can catch some rest.

Today's stat: 4-- the number of pees I had to take between midnight and 7 am.
 

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WOW! I was only 2 times, but I am a "no pee" at night kind of girl. I'm really going to hate this once the school year starts. I teach in 90 minute blocks, so I don't have a break. We'll see what happens!
 

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Last night I went to bed at 1130 and woke up around 8. I got up to pee at 1240, 200, 440, and 730. It's like a nursing schedule!
 

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Originally Posted by CarolynnMarilynn
I even had some round ligament pain.
on your numbers! I'm so glad for you


Just wondering - what's round ligament pain?
 

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It is a pain that is like a side cramp or stitch of the ligaments that are attached to the sides of your uterus. I feel it when I move suddenly, and feel it on the inside of my hip bone. But I didn't feel it this early with my first or second, but I have more of a belly this time (before baby).

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"All-you-can-pee pee sticks and unlimited lab work!"

LOL, too funny!

Hey, I had round ligament pain the other day! I had no idea it could happen this early in pregnancy! Although, it is my fifth so I guess everything happens early!
 

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Congrats on the numbers. Reassuring to see them going up so good.

Just a side note tho HCG can take longer than 24 hours to double.
For HCG levels <1,200mIU/ml, the expected doubling time is 48-72 hours.
For HCG levels 1,200-6,000mIU/ml, the expected doubling time is 72-96 hours.
For HCG levels >6,000mIU/ml, the expected doubling time is >96 hours.
 

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Yes -- the typical doubling time is not 24 hours, but 48 or more, as you said. I was going on a 48 hour doubling time. There is an amazing website for calculating hCG doubling times I found, and my early hCGs were doubling every 41.4 hours, and now 51.6 hours: all normal, and very strong. Isn't funny how much we can get involved in the minutae of pregnancy signs and symptoms?
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