Friday, March 14, 2008

More blood tests

I got the results back from the 2nd blood test and my total HCG has climbed to over 2700. The doctor says things are looking fine, but I have to go back for another test on Tuesday. I'm hoping this is the last one. I really hate having my blood drawn. I had bad experiences in the past, so I'm always really nervous about it. The women at the lab I go to have always been great though. I haven't had a single problem with them yet. My first ultrasound is on the 31st, just over 2 weeks away. I still have my moments of panic, but I'm trying to be optimistic and listen to my doctor when she says things seem fine. I have had moments of nausea, but nothing significant. My main problem is breast pain. They always hurt, and at times its almost unbearable. I'm also really tired all the time. I fall asleep when I get home from work most days. That is definitely not normal for me. My doctor says nausea, tiredness, and breast pain are her top 3 symptoms, so it would seem I am doing fine on that front. Its just a wait and see game now. I will be absolutely thrilled to get past this part of the pregnancy. I don't think all my fears will go away until I hit that 2nd trimester. Oh well, at least I have things to keep me busy in the meantime. Work is constantly busy, and Darren and I are planning a trip to Pittsburgh for his birthday next week. Should be fun!

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