On Saturday our beta value was 108, 48 hours later it should double, so adequate results this morning would have been 216, but instead our result was 300!!
4/18/09 (11dp3dt) Beta #1: 108
4/20/09 (13dp3dt) Beta #2: 300
Here is a nifty chart for those of you that might need to see this graphically to tell what's going on:
Berilac and I are thrilled. We were praying that God would not only give us a "decent" second beta number, but a great second beta number, and considering that the clinic wanted the value to double and it tripled, I don't think we could be more grateful.
My FIL was praying that the number be above 230! How cool is it that he's trying to understand this whole situation enough to "get" what a good beta number would be? Um, hello? Who's the lucky daughter-in-law?
So we are done getting betas. We have a progesterone/estrogen check on Friday, but beyond that, we wait until the 6.5 week ultrasound on Cinco de Mayo (for those of you that don't know what that is - and yes, some people don't - it's the fifth of May).
Two weeks and 1 day to hold onto hope, to stay positive and trust God, two weeks to struggle to stay focused at work.
Today we celebrate because again ... we are still pregnant.