Beta number four was 1964.
So, a better rise than last time, still not doubled (but I know this is when that starts slowing down) and juuuuuuuust under what my RE considers average (66%).
But Dr. Google says its within normal range, so I don’t know what to think. ⤴️
The good news is, at this point blood tests aren’t going to tell us much more, so I’ll have my first ultrasound on Tuesday, and we’ll see what’s going on in there.
My nurse said if things look ok, and I’m measuring close to on time, I can expect weekly scans until they release me to my OB.
I am cautiously optimistic. My very first pregnancy, a chemical pregnancy, never made it to the third beta. I started bleeding almost as soon as they said, “these numbers don’t look good.”
They’re not saying that this time. I’m just a “smidge below normal,” but I have “a nice curve going on,” so I’m trying not to worry.
Beta 1: 216
Beta 2: 870 (96 hours)
Beta 3: 1208 (48 hours)
Beta 4: 1964 (48 hours)⤵️
Fingers crossed for Tuesday.
I had my fourth beta draw this morning.
My RE’s office wasn’t crowded, so I’m hoping I get the call earlier rather than later.
My superstitious brain thinks earlier is better. Betas 1 and 2, I got the call before noon. Beta 3, came after 2. And all day that day I thought, “she’s waiting to call me last, because the news must be bad.”
So earlier is better, I hope.
Despite all that, I’m surprisingly calm.
1) The pressure is off this time, since I have a beautiful 2-year-old. I’m still fertility-challenged, but I’m not barren anymore.
2) If the numbers are bad today, then it’s likely a chromosonal issue (we opted against PGS due to cost) and we knew that was a possibility. There’s nothing I could’ve done differently to change the outcome, and that is a relief.
And so, we wait.
Today’s beta did not double. It did go up, so I’m trying not to panic.
Now, if I ignore the second beta and use all the numbers from my first and third, the numbers look much better.
And so I have to go back AGAIN on Friday, and until then I will sit here, mostly terrified.
My HCG increased from 216 to 870!
I go back again for a third draw on Wednesday, and if everything looks ok, our first ultrasound would be towards the end of next week (just in time for Mother’s Day!)
9dp5dt / 11dp5dt / 13dp5dt
Just got the call from my RE and my Beta was 216!
I’m a little paranoid because 1) when I was pregnant the last time my first Beta was in the 400s, and 2) they told me not to come back until MONDAY for my second draw.
Plus, this is our first cycle back. I know plenty of people who have luck the first time, but that was never, ever, us. So I’m having a hard time believing this could be the real thing.
I’m waiting to celebrate until we have a few good blood tests under our belt (beta is Thursday) because I’ve had a chemical pregnancy in the past. Fingers crossed!
I broke down and tested today.
It’s six whole days before I got my first bfp with my last pregnancy, so I wasn’t expecting anything.
You see it too, right? I’m not crazy?