Saturday, February 2, 2013

Don't Bring It.

We received our 3rd beta test result today. For those of you keeping score:

January 27th: 130
January 29th: 365
February 2nd: 2268!

I have no idea what that means except that our nurse says our numbers are fantastic. On Tuesday we asked about singleton versus twins - the nurse I spoke with said right now they are considering it a singleton, but we won't know until the ultrasound. So what did we do? What any reasonable hopeful-parents-to-be would do: pestered our favorite nurse. 

"It is very, very difficult to know whether there could be more than one from bloodwork alone - and I have been wrong enough times to wait until the ultrasound rather than guess."

Fair enough. I guess I can stop obsessing with Dr. Google.

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Oh who am I kidding? Just a few more peeks. Apparently we've reached a small milestone with our hCG of 2268. Between 1000-2000 you can see a gestational sac on an ultrasound. 

According to this IVF calculator, we are 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant with a due date of October 6th. 

If this was a normal milestone or challenge in my life, I'd be all 
"WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOO! We've made it this far - BRING IT <insert challenge here>!"
I think this time I will be all "woooo hooo. Don't bring it. Unless by "IT" you mean baby in 9 months. Or 10 months. Or whatever weird counting system they have going on these days that will result in a crying, pooping, bundle of joy"

Wonder what my 14 year old self would have thought of that statement from my 40 year old self? Probably just happy I'm still all weird. 

31 comments:

  1. Yeah!!!
    Healthy normal beta!!!
    I guessing one healthy baby -

    Send lots of baby dust your way and prayers!!!

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  2. Great great great numbers!!! Doing a baby dance for you :) congrats!

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  3. I'm guessing one, your number is great!!! I love calculators so here's another good one! :-)

    http://www.babymed.com/tools/hcg-calculator

    for dpo, use the days past your egg retrieval.

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    1. Oh wow. We are on the max side. Wonder what that means.

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  4. So I was madly searching todays until I realized I only had one beta-- which is apparently a moot point because I think that 3d beta of yours is more than reassuring!!! Many hugs to you! X

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  5. Amazing!! That is so awesome! I really had such a strong feeling that this time around is the one for you. Yay! Yay! Yay!

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  6. YAY!!!! Congratulations, I am soooo happy for you :)

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  7. Fantastic numbers!! I couldn't be happier for you. Hope, HOPE and HOPE that everything continues in this fabulous way. It's your beanie :)
    Stick hard, little person!!

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  8. Super news!!! Praying that all remains steady and you have more good news to share in a few days!

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  9. Great numbers! Our due date would be Oct. 9th! Hoping that'll be a good month for both of us!

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    1. That's great! Hoping for healthy babies all around.

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  10. im gunna woo hoo for you woo hoo woo hoo these numbers are looking great! x

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  11. fantastic! congratulations! your first scan should be around 5-6 weeks... and hearing the heartbeat for the first time is awesome! my son was born through ivf two years ago... and we want to have another child but things dont look too hopeful this time. if you had your ivf done in india, would you be willing to share the name of the doctor / clinic? maybe over email? thanks...

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    1. We had 2 IVF treaments in India (Akanksha clinic in Gujurat). Sadly our first surrogate did not get pregnant, and our second surrogate had a chemical pregnancy. Someone close to us recently offered to be our surrogate here in the states (I can't carry) and so we used ACRM here in Atlanta.

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    2. Oh i see.... thanks for the info... anyway... I'm so happy things worked out for you... cant imagine how happy and relieved you must be :) (i know the feeling)... here's hoping all goes well for the next nine months... take good care... go on a vacation - your hands will be full after the baby is born... have you had your first scan?
      all the best... sending good luck and warm wishes your way!
      thanks for your wonderful blog!

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    3. Thanks! We have our scan on the 16th. And a short vacation planned in March for our anniversary.

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  12. Congrats! That is such exciting news and what great beta numbers.

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  13. Awesome news, congrats! We are only a couple of weeks different from one another in the process. I can't wait to continue this journey alongside of you! Best of luck!
    -Anwar

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