Thursday, July 16, 2009

Second Beta

I'm still not sure how beta numbers really work when multiple embryos are transferred. It seems like any combination of thriving and failing can produce a vast array of results. But, that said, my numbers more than doubled, to 756. Here's the chart:


So, who knows? But for now, things are good and I suddenly have a slew of appointments with a new MFM, my hematologist, my acupuncturist and - of course - a mani/pedi just to celebrate!

Believe me, I of all people KNOW that this is just the beginning. I'm not telling anyone but my husband (and you!) for a good long while. But it's something, and for now I'm so grateful.

11 comments:

Wombded said...

What great news. When will you have your first u/s? I can't wait to hear more!

Best When Used By said...

I didn't really know the import of beta numbers either, but my research reveals that it is an indicator of normal fetal/placental growth. Great beta, Lorraine! And, um, I'm thinking at least twins! Congratulations!

just me, dawn said...

congrats on a second good beta! They can't really tell from them but they are a good indicator that the pregnancy whether one or more than one is progressing normally.....and yay for normal!!

musicmakermomma said...

Yay yay yay!!! Awesome numbers, I'm so happy for you. Good luck with all your appts.

Mad Hatter said...

Oh, I'm so glad for you and your great beta! That's such wonderful news! (Thanks for your comment on my blog, by the way - your support means a lot to me.)

Sky said...

Well Lorraine, I said it the other day and I'll reiterate. You have twins, that's my guess!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!

Evergreen said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations. Enjoy this time, your secret joy.

Phoebe said...

Congratulations!! This is great news!

DAVs said...

Lorraine
I am sorry I am so freaking behind in congratulating you on a spectacular second beta! That is so fabulous! I hope the mani/pedi for celebration was great.
Can't wait to hear about a long, healthy pregnancy with a beautiful baby at the end of the journey!

PJ said...

OMG! OMG! Squeeeeeel!!!

That's so AWESOME! What great numbers!

Stay pregnant! Give me hope that it can work.

No pressure, though!

Yay!!! :)

Sarah said...

have you checked betabase? they have averages for singleton vs. multiples pregnancies. it's certainly no answer but its something else to pass the time in limbo. plus adding your numbers helps build the database for others.