Friday, 14 November 2014
Today I went for beta #3 at 17dp5dt and the result was 5,662. So the doctor is really happy with that and said to do another one in 4 days, and to come in for the first ultrasound on November 24th. I also did my intralipids for the second time today, so I was hooked up to the iv for a few hours (actually fell asleep while getting the transfusion, which was nice since I was so tired). The donor nurse was at the clinic and came to see me before I got started. I had not spoken to her in person yet (just by email), and she was taking over from the other donor nurse from the last cycle who is now on leave. She was SO excited and just hugged me again and again, and was practically crying with joy. I was so touched, I didn't think she was that invested in this but it was really, really sweet. And strange because I have been going around with my stressful week at work, and no one even knows that I did a cycle let alone that I'm pregnant, so in a way it doesn't feel real except in my own head. I asked her about my donor, whom she had met in person. I asked if she looked like me and what she was like. The nurse said she has "more body" to her than I do (I guess a nice way of saying she is a bit chunkier) but that she is really, really cute. She said she is really committed and amazing, she really wants to help and she is a wonderful person. So I felt so reassured by those words, and my concerns were somewhat alleviated. I do like the idea that my donor is so altruistic and I guess on some level it is hard to fully understand it. But it was also great to see the unbridled enthusiasm of this nurse, since I have not felt safe enough myself to get that excited, but seeing her that way made me feel really hopeful and optimistic that this is all going to work out.