i went to see my GP this morning.
when i arrived at the bus stop, a single crow was hopping round a few feet away.
my heart sank.
i got the doctor to show me the actual numbers from the HCG blood tests.
the first number, at 5+3, was 17,116. the second, 48 hours later at 5+5, was 24,010.
that's not doubled.
however, they are pretty high. and apparently when they are over 6,000 mIU/ml they take four or more days to double. but other pages say that levels should keep doubling up to about 7-8 weeks, and i'm not there yet.
and now i've just looked at the table at the bottom of this page. going off that my numbers are higher than the usual range.
shit. i wish i understood what the hell was going on.
i don't want it to be twins. i know too many people who've had twin pregnancies end badly.
i'm also hoping that this doesn't signal molar pregnancy.
aaaaaargh. my head is a mess. i'm so terrified that this pregnancy is over even though it's hardly begun.
i'm also kind of wondering whether i'm further on than i think, but my chart seems pretty definite - not much room for having ovulated earlier than it seems. no?
i'm hoping to get a scan on monday or tuesday. i need to know.
edited to add, i called the hospital. the woman i need to speak to isn't in til monday. i guess i'll call on monday morning.