Monday, June 29, 2009

Beta #1 is in ...

... 953!!!

When I called the local clinic to get the results of beta #1 (my RE won't call until beta #2 is in) my heart was racing and I was sweating. Oh and I was pretending to be K. The first words out of the nurses mouth were "your beta is really good", so I was expecting a strong number like in the 300's. However, I wasn't expecting almost 953 at 11dp5dt! I literally almost fell over and immediately blurted out that it must be twins. The nurse laughed and then I had to explain that we transferred two hatching blastocysts to "my" uterus (remember I was pretending to be K) only 11 days ago. She just said "oh" and I thanked her for her time. I have to admit that I'm thrilled to have such a strong number, but also a little nervous (err, about more than 2). Well the good news is that K is most definitely pregnant and we are definitely expecting at this point! The 2nd beta is on Wednesday, so please think doubling thoughts!

45 comments:

Karma & Adam said...

Congrats!!! What a great first beta! I'll say it again, I'm definitely thinking you have two in there : ) Our first beta with our little girl was 1150 at 18dpo, and our doc was thinking twins but we had one strong little bean. However, your 953 is definitely high for the singleton range...can't wait for beta #2.

N said...

953?? Holy Cow! congrats to you guys!

GeekByMarriage said...

Holy HECK! You guys are SUPER knocked up!!!!!!! I'm getting all weepy!

Congrats to you!

Sheri-ct said...

Yay!!!! I'm predicting g/b twins! I am sooooo happy for you!

Sheri

Poppy said...

Hot Damn!!! Now that's a Number! With a capital N!!

Congrats! I have a very good feeling about this.

*hums the Doublemint Gum jingle while picturing the Doublemint Twins ;)*

Big Hugs!!

Megs said...

Yay!! Congratulations! That is an excellent beta :) Sooo happy for you!!

Maureen said...

:-)

Donna said...

Great news!!!

Tiffany said...

Wow, now that is a beta! Holy moly! I am having twins and mine was no where near that high. 224 at 15dpo. Congrats, and I am sending doubling vibes.

wheresmybun said...

Soooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!! Stunning numbers!

Kay said...

YESSSSSSS!!!
I am sitting her chanting TWINS!!

Heather said...

WOW!!! That's fantastic!

Meg. said...

A first beta of almost 1000??? My jaw literally dropped with delight.

You, DH and K are on. your. way. sista!

=)

Cortney said...

I am doing the happy dance all over again! ahhhhhhhh I am so so so happy! I cant believe it! I think I can not think straight. Oh Niki i am so happy for you that words cannot express. I knew it was magic medicine i sent you!

Kris said...

Holy sh*t! That is AWESOME! What a big number:) Woohoooooo! I so can't wait for your next beta and to see you, K and J work together to bring these babies into the world:)

Tina said...

YAY!!! What wonderful news! I am so happy for y'all! I can't wait to see your numbers double by Beta #2!!

Polly Gamwich said...

So excited about your beta! And with that high of a number, I agree - I'm thinking it's TWINS!!

I have heard that if an embryo splits - it doesn't *usally* raise the HCG - I think it's b/c identical twins "usually" share a placenta and the placenta is what generates the HCG. The earlier the identical twin split - the more likely the placentas are seperate. (sorry if that scares you!)

Wishing you and K the best ... can't WAIT till the ultrasound ... how ARE you getting through?

Here's to excellent news on Wednesday,
Polly

Infertile In the City said...

omg! That is absolutely amazing! Great news guys!

Sarah said...

Incredible #!!!!! So happy for you guys!

Tara said...

Congratulations!!!

blueeyedtawni said...

freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
much congrats to you all!!!!!

Caba said...

Congrats!!! Awesome first beta! Can't wait to hear what is going on in there!!!

Linda said...

Woo hoo! That's great news!

KP said...

Holy cow! that's fabulous!!!! Can't wait to hear wednesday's number....will keep you in my thoughts until then!!!

Tina said...

Im thinking twins..Congrats

Cibele said...

Fantastic number. Congrats

Natalia Ritchie said...

Ours was 950 I think....congrats!! awesome!!

Bluebird said...

Oh I'm so glad! Congratulations sweet girl! (And K too!)

Theresa said...

YAY!!!

darateacher said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!!

Betas don't always tell how many babies are in there. My beta with Aaron was 409 and my beta with Adam and Noah was 421 at 12dpt. No one thought I was having twins this time around...total shock on the u/s!

I really do hope it's twins for you!!!! :-) :-) Yahooo!!!!!

andbabymakesfive said...

Double double double! I'm pretty sure it was 13dp5dt when our beta was 666 (easy number to remember!) with our twins. Yay, twins!!! :)

meinsideout said...

Amazing, incredible - congratulations!!!

SMK said...

Awesome first beta! Sounds like 2... maybe more.. LOL! Hope you are out congratulating!! How is K feeling??

SMK said...

Niki,

Clearly I was out CELEBRATING for you and I put congratulating in my last comment! I was just so excited!! LOL! Sorry about that! Hope that made you laugh! ;)

travelaunt7 said...

That is fantastic news! Congratulations! I'm so extremely happy for all of you.
Linda

Lost in Space said...

Wow!! Definitely no mistaking that one! Congrats!!

Kelly said...

That is a super high number! Definitely looking good there. And you go girl pretending to be K to get the results. LOL You do what it takes, right?!?! :) CONGRATS to you guys!!!

ASquared said...

Whoo Hoo!!! What a beta!! Ours was 948 at 12dp5dt and we were all nervous about three, but ended up to be two perfect little guys! Definitely sending you doubling thoughts and am soooooooo excited for you!!!

Lorza said...

That is awesome! I am so excited for you. I am happy that your nurses are including you, and saying "yours"- I bet that means so much to you.

God bless your cousin- what an awesome gift she is doing for you guys!

Good luck!!
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~Denise~ said...

Oh YEAH!!!!!!! That's frickin' fantastic!!!

GS said...
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GS said...

sweet beta number.. Like N said mine was exactly the same but ours are done on 14dp5dt :)...

Exciting times!

Wewurtskihit said...

WOW..what a great first beta!!!! Congrats!!!!

Deb said...

That is wonderful news. Been following your blog silently, but had to break my silence and tell you congratulations!!!

Elizabeth said...

Great beta!! Can't wait to hear what the next one is. Things are looking good!!