Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beta

Well, it was 88!

I can't believe it! When the nurse told me I started shaking and almost crying, but I couldn't because I was at my temp job where no one knows my story. She told me I should be cautiously optimistic. I go in for another blood test on Friday. On Friday my level needs to be at least 360 for me to not begin to freak out. Actually, I'll probably freak out no matter what.

I'm extraordinarily happy about this. Thrilled, in fact. But the truth in this is that I started with very low numbers, and we just don't know yet. But things are good for now, and I will be cautiously optimistic.

On a completely different note, a placement agency sent me to a company to take a grammar test. They will not interview people who do not pass this test. So, I went and took it, and was told that I failed. We went over the answers, and one of the answers the guy who gave me the test said was wrong was actually correct. The test was wrong. I began to try to explain this to him and I started to get really frustrated. I missed passing the test by one answer, and one answer they marked as wrong was correct. I don't mind legitimately failing, but saying I didn't pass when they are wrong just drove me crazy. Anyway, I went into teacher mode trying to explain how I was right and it was wrong. The guy didn't get it. So, in my frustration I basically said that it didn't matter anyway since I failed, and thank you anyway. I left and called the placement agency telling him the story. While I was on the phone, the guy from the placement agency put me on hold and came back telling me the guy who gave me the test called to apologize and that I passed the test and that he was really sorry.

So it's been quite a day.

Anyway, thank you for all your support. It has meant the world to me these past few days.

(88!)

29 comments:

ultimatejourney said...

WOOOOHOOOO!!!!! I'm so excited to see this! (Sorry, I'm not very good at cautious optimism :) )

I'm so glad things are going in the right direction!

E said...

Wow!! That is so great! I will be crossing everything for another big number on Friday!

I totally know that test, and that smarmy guy (or at least some just like that). You KNOW he couldn't pass it if he tried 10 times. Glad that worked out, too!

Samantha said...

WooHoo indeed!

BethanyWD said...

Woot! All betas start low (if youthink about it); perhaps the egg implanted later that you thought.

Celebrate every day you have!! Congrats!

K77 said...

Fantastic!

MichelleAnn said...

Great number!! I have been dying to know your number all day (I can't get blogger from work). I hope that your number on Friday brings good news again!!

T-girl said...

WOW, I am so, so happy to see your new beta!!!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for an even greater number next Friday ;)

Mony said...

Happy days in blogland!
Such thrilling news!

Trace said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Like Ultimate Journey, I don't go for cautious optimism so I'm totally psyched for you!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful news Rachel, WONDERFUL.

Erica

Waiting Amy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

I am so thrilled for you!!! (cautiously of course!)

YEAH! 88!

Delenn said...

Wow!! I will keep everything crossed for a great Beta on Friday!!!

Enjoy!

My Reality said...

88 rocks!!

Susan said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!!! I'm very happy for you.

Mrs. KM said...

OMG - That's SO GREAT!!!

Drowned Girl said...

I have everything crossed for you! xx

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

Kept checking last night to see if you posted yet but in the end I had to go to bed! I am hoping that this is really great news and will get all the sheep to cross their hooves for you also!

serenity said...

I KNEW IT!!!! WOO FREAKING HOOO!!!!!

(Clearly I'm like ultimatejourney and can't do the cautious optimism thing either).

GREAT news. I bet you just ovulated later then was expected and that's why the number started so low.

Fingers TIGHTLY crossed for another good number on Friday.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I'm so excited for you!! I will be giving my little fertility goddess figurine a few rubs on her belly for you over the next several days.

maryellenandsteve said...

That's awesome!

Brooke said...

OMG....so excited for you!!! Come on BIG beta!!!

Carey said...

Well then... this is certainly an interesting turn of events!! My fingers are crossed that it keeps going up, up, up!!!! Come on little embryo!!

Marcy "meg" said...

Congrats!!! I will be sending you very good thoughts for Friday!

Knock Me Up said...

I so hope this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship :)

orodemniades said...

Awesome!! 88!!

JKH said...

WOO HOO!!!!!! Keep doubling numbers!! Keep Doubling!!!!

SarahSews said...

88 is awesome!

singletracey said...

AWESOME news!!! I have everything I can possibly have crossed crossed for you my dear.. candle done special for you guys also!

hugs!!

Almamay said...

I'm "holding thumbs" for you and hope your beta keeps going in the right direction. x