Thursday, September 20, 2012

And it's Good!

I just realized I never posted my beta results on the blog! I did on FB, but ya'll can't see that. So here are the stats:

14dpo hcg = 68
16dpo hcg = 276


When I got the results from the second beta, I cried for the first time. I was driving home in the car with Little Bean in the back seat when the doctor's office called. I just could not stop crying.

Symptoms are mostly awesome. I am completely exhausted and go home and fall asleep after work every night. I've had a couple of food aversions, and sadly they were to foods I normally love, like crawfish etoufee. The only symptom I don't like, and didn't like when I was pg with Little Bean, are the light cramps. I had some very minor spotting a couple of days ago, but I attribute that to the progesterone.

I told Little Bean she was going to have a baby brother or sister the other day, and the first thing she said was, "I don't want a brother." She only wants a sister. I remind her that her one of her uncles is my little brother, and I tell her how cool little brothers are, but she still wants a sister.

She came in and slept with me one night, and when we woke up the next morning she smiled and then we had the following conversation:

LB: Why is your tummy so big?
Me: Its not big.
LB: Why is your tummy so big?
Me: Its not THAT big.
LB: Why is your tummy so big?
Me: *sigh* It has a baby in it.

Last night I asked Little Bean where the baby was, and she said there was one in my heart and one in my tummy. I then asked her how many babies there are in my tummy, and she said two. I asked if they were boys or girls, and she said there is one girl named Kate. She then waffled back and forth between one and two babies, but there is at least a "sister Kate" in there.

Little Bean has a cousin named Kate, and for years she has told us that she has a sister named Kate. She also apparently has a brother named Kate. I asked her last night what we should name the baby if it was a boy, the answer was the same as for a girl, Kate. She didn't like any other names that I suggested.

As I we were laying in her princess bed after I read her a story, I asked her if she wanted to talk to the baby, and she said yes. She told the baby that we would go to the park, and I would push the baby in her red stroller while she pused her baby doll, Caroline, in her little purple doll stroller. She also told the baby that we would go on all kinds of rides. When I got up to leave, she gave me two hugs and kisses, one for me and one for the baby. Little Bean is going to be an awesome big sister.

I can't wait for the first time Little Bean gets to feel the baby kick. We are definitely taking her to our sono next week!


Life Happens said...

OH MY GOODNESS! CONGRATS!!!!!! What a journey it's been for you and I'm SO happy for your family. Little Bean is going to be such a fantastic big sister. I can't stop smiling for you guys. Such awesome news!!!

Fran said...

So so happy! I was wondering when you were updating with beta! Can definitely be two in there!

Melissa N. said...

Wow!! Amazing news :D I know how much you so wanted a sibling for your Bean - what a blessing!! Congratulations!

*Jess* said...

Kate's a great name :)

Making Each Day Count! said...

Love every.single.word. I am so happy for you and Bean is the cutest, she will do great!!!

S.I.F. said...

This seriously melts my heart! I love it all! And WooHoo for such a strong beta! Little Bean might just be right about 2! ;)

Kahla said...

I am seriously thinking twins!

Suzanne said...


I Believe in Miracles said...

Here from LFCA. YEAH!!! Congrats.

Alex said...

I'm so happy for you! Bean is going to be the best big sister ever!!!

Journey Girl said...

I have been thinking about you all week too, Chelle!! I hope your scan goes well!! It is so awesome that we're pregnant together!!