I went in yesterday for my first appointment. Based on my chart, I calculate that yesterday I should have been between 8 weeks - 8 weeks 3 days along. The u/s measured me at only 6 weeks 4 days. There was no heartbeat, but I believe she did say there was some kind of heart "movement."
The NP called today and said that my hCG level is 58,078, which she said would date me at 6 weeks 5 days. It was my understanding that due to the wide range of what is considered to be "normal" hCG levels, it was not possible to date a pregnancy based on only one beta draw. I go back tomorrow for another draw, and have an appointment with the doctor scheduled for Friday.
I don't know what to think. On the one hand, it seems like my first beta number is very high, but at this stage, I know we should definitely be seeing a heartbeat. I am positive about my dates. DH and I have not BD since May 15th, which is the day I O'd, based on my chart.
In my heart I feel like it's over. My symptoms have been decreasing over the past few days. But with such a high beta number, I can't help but feel just a little bit hopeful.
Thanks for listening. I have heard how wonderful and supportive you ladies are. I never thought that I would be here. What a nightmare.
I would really appreciate any thoughts you would share.