So here we are, 7 weeks after my great 1st beta, which went up slowly (never doubled in the right amount of time) and started to come back down shortly after. I had a lot of bleeding right after I stopped progesterone and thought I'd be done with it all and ready to start again quickly, but in mid-December, my hcg stalled out in the 40s. My doctor was concerned it might be ectopic, so I had my first round of methotrexate (MTX) shots. Ten days later, the numbers were still the same in the mid 40s, so we did yet another round of MTX shots. Finally, we are getting somewhere, and my number today was 22. I can't believe it has taken this long, and am hoping the last 22 go away quickly so we can start FET #2, maybe in February.
The holidays were really trying for me - I went from such excitement and happiness about the future on Thanksgiving to utter devastation and depression for the next almost two months. I'm slowly crawling out of that black hole, and I finally took the initiative to make an appointment with a therapist next week to start healing myself. I had a ton of blood work and genetics screenings done, and my husband had his karyotype done, and everything looks normal - no genetic problems, no natural killer cells, no clotting disorders.
We have five frozen embryos, and I just have to hope that one of those will be my take home babe. Hope to join the February Valentines (or whatever we end up with), and hoping for a very happy 34th birthday present.