So Beta number one today came in at a 9. Sigh. Knowing we were testing at 8dp5dt I knew it would be low. But my research indicated that somewhere between a 30-40 would have been average. I was hoping for something closer to 50 for some reassurance. Obviously that didn't happen. While I am extremely grateful that hope is not lost, I am also a complete bundle of nerves. I won't have my 2nd Beta until Tuesday thanks to the long holiday weekend so we need to see that number quadruple. I thought about getting some FRER pregnancy tests and testing at home but even if my number doubles in 48 hours like it should, it will still be under a 25 which is where it needs to be for the test to pick it up. Which means it would basically be Monday before I could get a positive. But honestly I've been getting up 2 and 3 times during the night to pee, so then I start to wonder if I'd even have enough concentration in my urine to get a positive result and honestly it's just not worth it. I think I'll just wait it out.
So we continue to pray and think positive thoughts. I'll take care of myself as best as I can and know that I'm doing everything to help our little one. To all of you that have been praying for us, offered supportive texts, comments, and emails, or even just took the time to read an update - thank you so much for the support. I'm not sure if this is it for us, but I'm going to remain hopeful until the end and trust in God's plan.