Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pregnant still she is

Not sure why I wrote that title in Yoda-talk, but, that's the way my hands typed it.....

But, yes, as proclaimed in good Yoda fashion, my 3rd beta was good! Based on doubling, we were looking for it to be at least 348 and it was 579! Yahoo!

The only unexpected thing is that they found that my thyroid level was slightly elevated. As of my last full blood panel, it was fine, but, I did some research last night and found that they can start to elevate as early as 4 weeks pregnant. Elevated thyroid numbers are linked to an increased risk of miscarriage. Now, before anyone worries about me, my level is only very slightly elevated. The general consensus is that anything under 3.0 is OK for pregnant women. My clinic is slightly more conservative, using 2.5 as their marker. Mine was a whopping 3.1. But, I'm so glad I go to a clinic that is diligent!! So, I started on a very low dose of Synthroid today and, hopefully, that should do the trick.

Next stop - ultrasound on Friday!!

20 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG! Lisa, I am soooo excited for you!!!! I've been impatiently waiting for an update! I will continue to keep my fingers crossed and I'm saying lots of prayers. To say that you are in my thoughts is an understatement.

Polly Gamwich said...

Kick @$$ beta!!!!! So happy for you. I'm so glad your diligent doctors took your TSH level if you don't usually take it or aren't currently taking meds for it. But you are right 3.1 is ok and now that you're doped - you and baby(ies) will be fine!!

Word Nerd said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and read your last few posts. I'm so excited for you. It sounds like you've been through so much and totally deserve it. Yeah!!!

Dagny said...

Lisa, I am so absolutely thrilled for you both!!!!!!!!!

*happy dance*

Can't wait to follow you on your new journey. :)

xoxo

Hope C said...

That's so great!

Sandra said...

Lisa i have been waiting for you to post! I'm so excited for you. Congrats, this is it!! Good luck Friday!!
Sandy

nishkanu said...

So, so happy to hear about your good numbers.

The elevated thyroid is only a problem if you don't treat it, you'll be on synthroid and everything will be fine (I had the same thing happen to me too - and hooray for my clinic for always testing for FSH with the 2nd beta). It is a VERY common problem in pregnancy, they know how to fix it.

~Jess said...

Congrats! I'm so happy it went up...that's a great number!

Emily said...

Happy for you, I am! Love me some Yoda!

Great, great betas! Glad your clinic is on top of things!

Brian and Debbie said...

Good luck on Friday.
What a kick butt beta!!! Super excited for you!

Bee Cee said...

So so pleased for you. It's all happened so quickly!

hopeful #1 said...

Great news!!! Such great news!

Linda said...

What a GREAT number!!!!!! I am SO happy for you Lisa. Continued good thoughts and prayers for you!

Anonymous said...

Lisa!!!!!
Yippee!! I'm so overjoyed!!! Stick baby -- stick! And try not to stress over the thyroid... mine was high too!
Keep us posted!
- Kristin

The Sligars said...

Yay!!! Soo happy for you!!

Ms Heathen said...

That's such fantastic news, Lisa! I am so very, very happy for you.

I hope that your elevated thyroid levels are not causing you to worry too much, and that the ultrasound on Friday goes well.

Ariella said...

Lisa I am so happy for you! I can't wait till Friday!!!!

Gillian said...

YAY!!! Sooooo excited! Can't wait for your Friday update!!!!

skrambled said...

Good luck for the ultrasound today!

Beautiful Mess said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!!!! YAY how exciting! I hope the medicine works for your thyroid. Praying for you and your little one!
*HUGS*