Peonies - first of all, YAY for +ve test! That's half the battle over! How is the spotting going? I would do extra pessaries if you are worried. My FS told me once it was fine to do if it would make me feel better (he was totally patronizing but hey...) as for repeat bloods, if your levels are high they don't do repeat unless you ask for then, cos a high hcg tends to indicate a viable pregnancy. I didn't have repeat bt's last time cos my levels were so high (twin pregnancy). Perhaps if I had a repeat test they may have picked up that there was something not right...good luck!
Paddle- good to see you back, I really hope that 'getting healthy' does the magic trick!
Bebe- how did your OB appointment go today? Any more bleeding?