The RE just called me again just to see how I was doing. I already received the beta results but I think she could sense my emotional breakdown from Friday's insanity and is trying to give me some TLC by holding my hand every new step of the way. I REALLY appreciated this. Here are some things she said:
I should try to not worry about the betas. Betas wildly vary. No two pregnancies are the same. We don't even necessarily need to see them double perfectly within the standard limits. Those are just averages, and many women don't fall within those standards. My betas are still going way up, even if not perfectly! We will get concerned if betas drop, or if they hit a plateau. But for now, they are rising and she is pleased.
We put in two beautiful blasts. One might be struggling/decreasing and the other struggling/increasing. It's difficult to say but we should try not to put too much stock into the betas. A struggling twin is a possibility....albeit slim.
The important thing is that we see some growth on the gestational sac at the next ultrasound. We may not see anything else, but growth will be the goal. If we see more than that, great!
We still have a minor concern over an ectopic because without the fetal pole and yolk sac in the gestational sac, we cannot verify that what the OB saw on ultrasound was indeed a pregnancy. It could just be a uterine anomaly. I am to continue to pay close attention to any bleeding or severe cramping and call the doctor immediately if this happens. So far I've had none of either.
Even though I appreciated her call, I started to cry. I told her that I knew there was no way to tell the future but it has just been torture on us. I asked her point blank - "Have you ever seen this happen before and turn out okay?"
Her response - "Absolutely" without skipping a beat. This gave me so much hope.