My Reproductive Nightmare

The results are in: 447

Well, that hCG quantitative is not as depressing as the 22 result, but not as awesome as the 1,221 that NikkiZ gave us. It’s closer to “good” than the 123 from last time, so they’re not ordering anymore blood work. (Yay!) My progesterone was low (20) but nowhere near as low as it was with the last pregnancy (8). They are still prescribing me Prometrium, but I’m not as panicked as I was last time. In other words: Good news. I’m pregnant. MrZ is now in charge of changing out the kitty litter. It’s Friday and life is damn good.

I’m happy. I hope you are too.

74 thoughts on “The results are in: 447”

  1. Leslie – Thinking about intersection of Mind, Media, Tech • AI, psychology, wine, food, books, music • AI/ML CMO • McKinsey alum • she/her
    leslie says:

    Glad to hear you’re starting off your weekend with good numbers!

  2. YAY!! I am very jealous and am curious how sick you’ll be at the Super Supper’s event. Can’t wait to meet you! Congratulations!

  3. Regular reader here, not a regular commenter, but this entry deserves a big ‘ol WOOHOO!!
    I am currently 3 months pregnant after almost 2 years of battling infertility and I have to say 447 is a nice respectable beta number. I think this just may be the one!! : )

  4. bulletsprincess – The nickname "Bullets Princess" is the official AKC name of my English Bulldog Lula. Neither of us is a gangsta rapper. ; ) Just so you know.
    Mindy says:

    Huzzah! Best wishes!

  5. Those numbers sound great! Congratulations!!!

  6. I really wish I knew more of what these numbers mean, but they seem to be a good thing, so yay!!! =D I’m happy for you, Zoot. I really, really am. *hugs*

  7. All I know about these numbers is what I learned from reading your blog. I couldn’t leave to go to the fair tonight with my husband and kids without reading your update on your test results. I am very happy for you and will continue to send positive thoughts your way.

  8. there’s one day a week that i don’t have constant access to the internet, and of course it had to be today!
    i’m happy that you’re happy.

  9. ebj123 – I'm almost 34, and I had to use google to figure that out. I'm married to a geologist. I'm a stay at home mom. I love to read. I love to coo
    Elizabeth says:

    I AM happy for you! Yay!

  10. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I might have sniffed a little at this which damn hormones. We can always channel grrrrl, “nothing bad has happened yet.” I say that to myself all the time.

  11. wordnerd – I'm a proper southern, conservative gal, raised in the south, graduated from LSU...married with a couple of really neat kids... The quote that best represents me and my value system? "Some people are like Slinkies. . . not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs."
    wordnerd says:

    What wonderful news!!! Rock on, little Zootster!

  12. corazondeswiss – I'm a 20-something Florida girl. I love my family, friends, spending time with them, my pets, the Florida Gators, learning, my artistic pursuits, traveling, reading (books, magazines and blogs!). I'm an occupational therapist with advanced coursework in low vision rehabilitation. I've practiced in low vision, skilled nursing and now I'm the only full time OT in a 400+ bed hospital. I'm impatiently awaiting a proposal from my boyfriend of 4 years.
    Brie says:


  13. That is AWESOME! I know this does not help, but my mom had a miscarriage before my brother was born, and then another before I was born, the result=both my brother and myself are here, had there been no miscarriage, there would be no me and no him. I AM really excited for you, and really jealous, my daughter is 2 1/2 and I really want another but recently divorced so, yeah, not going to happen.

  14. goofygirlblog – This is a test blog for <a href="" />Goofy Girl Designs</a> for those clients on a blog. :) Outside of that I'm a med student by day and blog designer by night.
    goofy girl says:

    Woohooo!! Congrats!

  15. Awesome! The good news is that you aren’t exactly sure how far along you are, so your number could be much better than you think!

    Congratulations! Now stick baby, stick!


  16. criscollrjblog – Motivated by Christ, my children, husband, family, special needs advocacy, and performing transcription for a living; and staying interested in all kinds of music, blogging, photography, reading, laughing, loving, and just living. When I switched over to after 3 years with a paid site, this gravatar was created. I now have been back to a paid site with for about a year. The address is
    criscollrj says:

    What happy news to read today!!!

    Prayers and positive thoughts for you!!


  17. You are off to a great start! Just take it one day at a time, positive thinking will be great! You are pregnant TODAY!!! YAY for today!!!

  18. Stupid firewalls at work and dialup at home. *grumble, grumble* I had to get your good news from Marilyn’s site.

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

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