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Sunday, September 13, 2009

the results are in...

well, the results are in...

so, we went in at 8:30 for the blood draw for my beta. Afterward, we went to church and then lunch and running errands. I fully expected the nurse to call before we got home, so when we started heading home from lunch, I asked Carlos if he thought I should call.

Because it's Sunday, and they only see patients half day. By this time, it was almost 12 noon. What if they had forgotten to call? There was a lot of people in the waiting room this morning. What if they finally got everyone in and out, and finally got themselves out and just forgot to call? Totally irrational, I am completely aware.

So, I called. The receptionist said, "The results probably aren't back yet. The nurse will call you." Darn, I was sort of hoping they would just get her, because really, I knew the results were in.

We get home, I'm still waiting for the phone to ring. And then... I remember that another woman had told me that she found her results online on the patient portal even before they called! I was so excited and I went and looked.

I had calculated the number that "doubling every 48 hours" would bring on this day. and I knew that anything over 2400 would be a good sign.

So, when I saw the number 5740, I was extremely excited.

And I did what any normal infertile with a computer would do.

I dialed up the BetaBase.

I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but today is 18dp5dt, which I think is 23 days past ovulation.

So , the betabase said..

... the median number for singletons is 2358.

and the median number for twins is 5047.

I am not drawing any conclusions at all based on the beta numbers. They can vary so greatly between pregnancies.

But I sure am excited for my ultrasound next Monday! Praying for at least one heartbeat!

Thank you, Lord!

22 comments:

Rachel said...

Congrats!

EWebey said...

wooo hooo!!! Good luck!!!

donna said...

So excited for you! Those are great numbers!

Cassandra said...

Hooray for doubling! Good luck at the ultrasound!

Good idea not to read too much into the betas. My second beta was double the median for higher order multiples (triplets or more) and it turned out to be "only" twins.

Heide said...

Gabby -
We can't stop thinking of you. These are fabulous ##s! Can't wait to hear how many there are at your first ultrasound. I'm hopeful that you might be able to have both pink and blue at your baby shower. Holding my breath for you and sending tons of prayers...

Beautiful Mess said...

Congrats, hon! Can't wait to read more tomorrow! WEEEEEE so exciting!
*HUGS*

Anonymous said...

So fun to follow your progress. Congratulations.

EGS

Jaymee said...

Fantastic!!!! I amso happy for you!!

'Murgdan' said...

Excellent!

Flower said...

wooo hoo!!! that is so awesome. Congrats on such a great number.

Pie said...

Oh boy! Or oh Twins! Can't wait to hear the results from the u/s next week. Very exciting stuff!

Our Journey... said...

Awesome numbers, congrats!!

Brenna said...

Fantastic news!!!

BB said...

Congratulations... I think it is twins! :) So excited for you!!

JC said...

Contrats!!! I can't wait to see more updates! And thanks for stopping by and saying hi on my blog too ;)
~JC

JC said...

Congrats, that's awesome!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying "hi" ;)

Kate said...

Sorry I have been MIA for a while. WOO HOO, great news Gabby! I'm so happy for you!

KJ said...

That is a great number! I am looking forward to that one moment when you see a little flicker of a heartbeat on the screen. It's the most amazing thing and I'm so excited for you.

Courtney said...

I'm just catching up here and CONGRATS! Those are amazing beta numbers. good stuff. Also, I love your list from the previous post, I have all those same questions and thoughts and I appriciate knowing that I'm not alone with wanting to put the cart before the horse. Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound report!

sassy said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so, so excited for you!! ((hugs))

Michele said...

great numbers!!!

thehuntformyfertility said...

hey gabby...thinking of you and wondering how you're doing. hope you are well.