I realise that has been the underlying tone of my past few updates, so apologies. Also THANK YOU to all who took the time to 'virtually' calm me down re: the betas - your comments and support is much appreciated.
Spoke to the consultant last night who seemed pretty bloody nonchalant about the whole not doubling thing. Doubling time is currently 65 something or other which is within the 48-72 hour bracket. Rather than do more bloods they have decided to scan me Monday (5 weeks exactly) which will at the very least give us something to work with. He is hopeful about seeing the gestational sac etc so I guess all we can do now is sit tight, eat chocolate and wait for Monday. And possible do more Clear Blue tests. *blink*
Re: symptoms - sick, sick. I feel constantly queasy. Each day goes as follows:
- Wake up, have a decaf coffee, feel sick, force small bowl of fruit and fibre down my neck. Sip water/cups of decaf tea throughout the day... realise it's lunch time and force down a slice of toast with marmite. (Marmite contains folic acid - who knew?!)
- Dinner time rolls around and I start to feel stressed. All the usual things I like to eat make me gag. Meat, salad, vegetables. It is VERY peculiar. Two nights ago I made sausage and mash with veg. Stared at the sausages and broccoli for what seemed the longest time feeling very overwhelmed (dramatic!) Meanwhile The Wife continued to chow down in her bemusement of it all. In the end I very s-l-o-w-l-y ate the mashed potato. Me, affectionately known as The Carb Nazi.
On that note, I'm off to plan dinner which for me will probably entail a bowl of plain rice. Plain.