Monday, September 25, 2006

Today’s Beta Update: 3,787

From the BetaBase calculations, this means the doubling time was 41.06 hours. I have no idea how good this is, but it seems to be good. Any insight out there? The nurse didn’t give any indication as to whether this might mean twins, and my Internet searches show that there’s really no way of telling from these numbers.

My first OB scan (that’s what the nurse called it—does she just mean a regular ultrasound?) is set for Oct. 5. I can’t wait. I feel a little nauseous, but I think that’s from anticipation. Nothing really new with symptoms. My cramps have subsided for the most part.

Please give Luo Lin some congratulations! She got a BFP just before me. Things are looking up in the blogosphere?

11 comments:

deanna said...

Congrats!! Those numbers look awesome!

Sunny said...

Your numbers look WONDERFUL!!! So excited for you!

Meg said...

Yep 42 hours is fine, Emmie. They want between 48 and 72 hours, so you are even a little ahead. Congrats more!

Heather said...

I have heard that they want the number to double by 48 hours so I imagine that your numbers are superb! Sounds like it is going REALLY well and that makes me so extremely happy for you!!!

luolin said...

Wonderful news.

What I know about the ultrasounds is that in the fifth week, they can look for the sac and in the seventh week they can listen for the heartbeat. (Counting from 2 weeks before retrieval.)

Alli said...

WOW! Those numbers are awesome! So happy for you and I can't wait to hear what happens at your appointment!!!!

I know exactly what it feels like to have that "living in slow motion" feeling. You described it so well.

Lisa said...

betas typically increase every 2-3 days so sounds like you're doing wonderfully. The OB scan will look at placement of the embie, size of the sac, etc. Congrats again!!

KE said...

Again, congrats! I am so happy to see such great numbers!

Hope548 said...

That's great Emmie! You'll find out in a few weeks exactly what those numbers mean!

Beagle said...

Those numbers sound good to me! Congratulations!

I hope you've started a trend . . . I'd like to follow!

Jo said...

Totally Awesome!!!!
Poo on antral follicle counts eh?

Your doubling looks wonderful.. I think that can be more predictive of twins then actual numbers. I say 2, but as long as the babe(s) are healthy then that is the important thing.

Damn, this kind of result makes it worth it again.