Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Less than 2 days (20dp5dt, beta #4)

I had my fourth (and hopefully final!) beta draw today, and it would appear we are still pregnant and on track!

Beta One (8dp5dt or 13dpo): 80
Beta Two (10dp5dt or 15dpo): 202 (doubling time 36 hrs)
Beta Three (15dp5dt or 20dpo or 4w6d): 1,845 (doubling time 38 hrs)
Beta Four (20dp5dt or 25 dpo or 5w4d): 8,769 (doubling time 53 hrs)

From BabyMed
Crazy J was hoping for something over 10K at this point, but based on average doubling times with such high values, it does seem as though we're still good. It's freaky to see the doubling time slowly drop off, even though I know it's completely normal.

Symptoms are still few and far between. Cramping has diminished significantly, I'm still exhausted as all hell, my boobs hurt (worst in the morning), and the heartburn picks up about an hour after I take my estrace pills. So yeah. Pretty much just the tired as far as things I can't blame on meds.

I alternate between extraordinarily anxious about Friday's ultrasound, and extraordinarily meh. I want to know desperately, but I also want to live in this la-la land of blissful unawareness. I mean, in 44 hours, we'll know something.

44 hours. Ack!

(hey also, i'll be posting a sponsored review some time this week, and i just wanted to promise this isn't going to turn into a review blog! it was a good opportunity to try out some free stuff and get paid to write an opinion on it. so yeah, promise we're not commercializing the madness any time soon.)


  1. Isn't it crazy how fast your hcg doubles. Mine was at 23,000 by the time of my ultrasound I was just so amazed. I'm excited for you. Enjoy this time, enjoy the moment. It all meshes together sometimes and its easy to lose the joy in between all the nervousness and anticipation and everything else. I am so happy for you. Can't wait for Friday.

  2. The numbers look fantastic!! Fingers crossed for a wonderful and joy-filled first ultrasound!!

  3. So excited for Friday! Sounds like things are going great so far. xoxo

  4. I hope you have a fabulous u/s tomorrow (and I'm sure you will with how great your numbers have been)!!

  5. Wonderful wonderful news... sooo happy for you :) Great numbers and thinking of you and bub xoxo

  6. I've been refreshing all morning hoping to hear about your u/s!!!! hope all is well.

  7. Ack, the suspense is killing me! I realize you are 2 hours behind me, but will you hurry up and post an update already?!

  8. YAY! Congrats on the great numbers! I can't wait to hear about the ultrasound!


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