Just got my 8th beta today at 6 weeks (28dpo)! It is 12,417 with a doubling time of 70.97 hours! At this point, it’s normal for the doubling time to slow down to more like 72-ish hours or longer. It still makes me a little nervous. I just want to make sure my little “spot” keeps growing and stays safe and healthy. I can’t get over the fact that things are progressing so well. I never imagined hitting 6 weeks!
We told Andy’s side of the family yesterday! Andy was adorable – he was so pumped! Then he kept stumbling over his words, while making the announcement. Made my heart melt. His family was quite excited to think of a new baby in the family! Andy has an older sister, but her 2 kids are grown (young, but grown). Andy also has a twin brother, but he’s nowhere near having any kids. Our little one will be the center of attention! It seemed like Andy’s Dad was actually a little emotional – and he doesn’t usually get like that! We feel so loved, lucky, and overjoyed by every little moment. I know I’m a broken record, but I can’t help it! 😀
One thing that struck me though… Andy’s family said they couldn’t wait to buy a bunch of baby stuff next Christmas. All I could think was, “hopefully”…”if nothing goes wrong”. I know there is still fear there for me, but I am dealing with it. On our way home from the family gathering, I started crying and told Andy I had those scary thoughts. We had a good talk, and somehow he got me to be all excited and happy again in no time. 😀 Andy kept saying excitedly, “Wow, both families know now. It’s official. This is happening.” We were talking baby names again (his idea! But it’s fun)! I posted a link over on my side column —-> It’s where it my tickers are.
I recently added some updates to my former “Pee Stick page”, if you hadn’t checked it out yet…It’s now a page for all things pregnancy-related. My main symptoms right now are fatigue (but not being able to sleep restfully), sore BBs, still some constipation issues, and craving spicy/salty food. I’ve got a pretty bad chest cold & cough and sinus issues right now, so I’m kind of out of it. But I feel great otherwise! 🙂 I’m excited for symptoms!! I can’t wait to see “spot” again on Friday! Time to see the heartbeat (please God)! I’ll be 6 weeks, 2 days then.