Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Number In!

I swear, I wasn't trying to play coy.  One of the problems with being on the east coast with a west coast clinic is that they are fully unaware of one's freaked-out-ed-ness about how late it is getting for the results.

Today's number at 19 dpo (14dp5dt) was 2962.  It more than doubled twice from the last beta at 15 dpo.  I have to be honest with you:  I know that's a fine number, but I'm a little disappointed.  I'm not worried, but I'm not longer convinced that it's twins.  It may be that there were twins and now there isn't.  

The doubling rate was 43 hours, which is a little bit longer than the average of what they see on Betabase.info for either singletons or twins.  I know the doctors are happy to see any doubling rate less than 48 hours.  But that is sort of like saying that seeing a heartbeat (any heartbeat) reduces the miscarriage rate to 5%.  It doesn't.

And maybe it's with my miscarriage rate that it's just not likely I'm going to be thrilled with anything until I have a baby in my arms.  It's a fine number.  I would have liked something closer to 3200.  I can't have everything, eh?!


Evelin said...

Miscarriages suck, but I'm convinced that is NOT going to happen here. You've got great numbers.

Kim said...

I can only imagine the pins and needles you are sitting on, and will for awhile yet. Know people are praying for you and the baby(ies)!

Anonymous said...

I had a 140s heartrate 2 days before a miscarriage at 13 weeks. Not to be dismal but you and I have both had losses after we thought things would probably be ok. However, after that loss I went to deliver the milk-drunk month-old baby I am holding right now. You are so right: there are no guarantees. I would not even say this to someone who hadn't experienced a loss. I am a very positive, optimistic person. However, we both know that sometimes things happen that we cannot control. That being said, I feel super-positive about you having a baby this time!