Beta levels came back today at 778, whoo-hoo! Again, I have no idea what the specific number means, but it speaks well that it is rising. Thanks to the google, I know that beta levels are expected to double every 72 hours, and since my numbers on Monday were 251, we are more than double. Please don't read anything in to that - It simply means that baby bean is growing strong. I'll check in again on Monday for a final beta.
So that's it, that's my update. But since I have an aversion to short blog posts, I'm going to continue...
I had a very "not my day" kind of morning with regards to my bootay shots yesterday. First stick hurt so much that I could not even get much past the skin; perhaps I had hit some sort of nerve back there. Upon repositioning, I dropped the syringe and silly me tried to catch it. It stabbed me in my knuckle of all places. Puncture count at this point: 2. Reattempt resulted in a successful shot, however removing the needle caused much bloodiness. And continuing the spirit of clumsiness, I dropped the cotton ball that was so supposed to stop the bloodies. So, now I have a nice stain on the backside of my purty unmentionables.
Oh, and yes the nausea of pregnancy has hit me. Luckily, it's not in the morning so as not to disturb my walks (oh, how I miss sweaty cardio, but that's too long of a lament to post here). I get the icky feeling right around lunchtime-ish and it lasts until around 6-7p. It was a bit worse tonight, so I didn't even eat dinner with the family, but who could blame me? It was pigs-in-a-blanket afterall, sick!
One more "symptom" before I go. Ever heard of this fancy term: dysgeusia? I thought maybe not, but as you can see I've been on the WebMD. Basically, it's the medical term for a change in the sense of taste, most commonly a sour/bitter or metallic taste that exists even when not eating. It's pretty yucky and lends to the nausea, although not uncommon in pregnancy. I started to experience this when I first started all the hormones, so I think that's the culprit with the added pregnancy hormones kickin' it up a notch. (Emeril didn't trademark that, did he?!)
I'm off to lounge on the couch, take in some AFV, and see if I can eat a bit o'something. In the meantime, if any of you fabulous readers are wondering what you could do for me: (cup)cakes, cookies, and anything in the pastry family can always make me smile like this ----> :)