Thursday, July 12, 2007

Beta 3 is in...

The beta number was 4776, which I was told was a good number for the 3rd beta. :)

I did use one of the calculators to determine if it had actually doubled every 48 hrs. The calc showed 2.5 days to double. I got kind-of scared, because that is slow based on what I know. I asked the nurse several times if that was OK, should I

Well, I talked to Dr. Google and "Beta hCG levels should double approximately every 2 days for the first four weeks of pregnancy. As pregnancy progresses the doubling time increases. By 6 to 7 weeks gestation beta hCG levels may take as long as 3 1/2 days to double. ", all that with citations from medical journals. I just love Dr. Google sometimes!!! :)

Part of my worry was that if there was an issue I didn't want to tell my parents this weekend. Based on Dr. Google's answers I'm going ahead with my plan.

The office offered to move up my US to Friday the 20th, but Bo and I are headed out of town that morning for a wedding. So, I'm still sticking with Monday the 23rd. Come on Monday!!!

Just have to breathe 'til Monday the 23rd.... Just have to breathe 'til Monday the 23rd....

6 comments:

Gemini Girl said...

The HCG levels sound great- I dont know why you are stressing out so much!

You will be fine- go ahead and share the news with your parents and dont forget to buy the bibs! I hope you take pics and post them for us all!

ultimatejourney said...

The number sounds great to me! Have fun sharing the news.

Kate said...

That is great news!

CAM said...

Breathing is good! Remember, try not to let those negative thoughts in. Rely on what the doc and the nurse tell you. But, its so hard not to worry like crazy! Keep us posted.
:)

carlynn said...

That's great about having such a good third beta. Hope you can relax a little now.

Gemini Girl said...

I understand your stress levels are high because of your past- but dont forget that this time you had IVF- this pg will automatically be different than the ones before. You are being closely monitored. Plus this is not an ectopic! I know you are waiting for the other shoe to drop, as do all of us that have been if or had ivf done. But try to remain positive and send those vibes to baby.