Friday, November 13, 2009

catching our breath

Wow, we're still blown away by that beta number yesterday. I was not expecting that. I had already heard that betas from FETs were lower than fresh cycles, because the frozen embryos take a little longer to get going. But I guess not in this case. The funny thing about those home pregnancy tests is - I thought those lines were kind of light. I was expecting a somewhat low beta. But in all my years of trying to get pregnant, I've never actually seen a positive HPT. The one successful cycle I've had (with the twins), I didn't POAS. So I guess I didn't really know what a strong line looked like.

Thanks to everyone for all your comments. It's so nice to see how many of you are still reading here.

The answer to several of your questions is yes - we did want twins again. We would never have transferred two embryos if we weren't very ok with the idea of having a second set of twins. I don't think anyone should ever transfer more than one embryo if you're not very comfortable with the idea of having multiples - because you never know what could happen.

My first beta at 15 dpo with the twins was 638. I thought that was extremely high and I was afraid that maybe one had split and we were going to have more than two. But it turned out to be two, which we were thrilled about.

And actually I'm not sure if this one counts as 15dpo or 16dpo, because I can't remember if my clinic freezes the blasts on day 5 or day 6. If these were actually 6-day old embryos, then this beta is probably pretty close to where I was with my twins at 16 dpo, maybe a little lower.

My second beta is tomorrow. With my twins the second beta was 1935. So I'm very curious to see where this one will be tomorrow. I don't think we did a third beta that time.

I have a third beta scheduled for monday. And they already had me schedule a first ultrasound. It would have been two weeks from today, but we're going to be out of town, so it will be tuesday Dec 1. I will be 6 weeks and 6 days then. That's the exact same point as when I had my first u/s the last time. I hope I don't jinx anything by going ahead and scheduling that.

back tomorrow with another number.


lumos said...

Good Luck to u guys :)
Am a twin mommy too.Mine are a year old now and even though I love them to bits,can't imagine having another set.Am praying for u guys.

Bea said...

That is a great beta - although I'm sitting it out on the twin thing. Far as I can tell, the number gives little indication. I can name you a number of people whose singleton betas were higher than that at the same dpo, and my own twin beta (although, granted, one of the twins didn't make it...) was on the low side for any pregancy, so, bets are off til the ultrasound from my point of view. Sounds like you're ok with either outcome, anyway. Will be waiting to hear that report! Great news so far!


Stephanie said...

OMG! That is wonderful! Just checked in with you and wow, I'm so happy for you. Hoping your numbers keep rising!!