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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Monday, July 14, 2014

No more betas for me!

I was supposed to have beta #8 today to confirm I finally have no HCG in my system.  Well, I was a crazy rebel and cancelled my blood draw appointment and didn't go!   You see, last Sunday evening I POASed and even though it was a squinter there was a second line.  My beta ended up being 7 the next morning.   Last night I POASed and there was NO second line whatsoever.  I am 100% confident I have no HCG in my system.  I don't want to rub salt on the wounds and go in and see ten million pregnant B's in the waiting room, nor do I want to be stabbed for the millionth time in the arm, nor do I want a copay for a blood draw I already know the result of!    I fibbed and said I'd call back and reschedule for that was horse poop.  I finally feel free of the chains of that nightmare.  Just glad to move on!

I apologize if my blog is super slow/quiet for the next couple of months.  I will just be taking supplements and gearing up to do another IVF at the end of October.  I do have to do a HSG and hysteroscopy as soon as my next period comes so I'll update you guys with those results when I get them.  :)


  1. That is great that you got a negative hpt and didn't have to go for another beta. I agree totally, having no hcg in your system really helps you break free of the nightmare of miscarriage. My beta was 117 on Friday and the nurse was happy that it had dropped so much. I will go for another beta and then probably do the same as you and just poas till I get a negative. I should be getting the results of karyotyping done on pos of last miscarriage soon. I just need some answers as to why this has happened for a 5th time. (this last time was with a donor egg)

    Why do you have to have another hsg and hysteroscopy? Or did you request it? I am going to request a hysteroscopy after having had a d& c to make sure uterus looks ok. Keep in touch xx

    1. The hsg is to check the status of my blocked tube to make sure it still blocked and not building fluid. The hysteroscopy is just for good measure.

      Let me know what they find about the karyotyping.