Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So Far, So Good

So the results of the betas are in:

Test 1:  Friday, January 22nd:  653
Test 2:  Monday, January 25th:  2047

According to this website, that calculates to a doubling time of 47.32 hours.  As I understand it, HCG levels are supposed to double every 48-72 hours, so I'm right in there...right?

I'm still rather clueless as to exactly when I ovulated, but I'm guessing it was around Day 16 (the previous two cycles were 30 days, so it seems like a reasonable guesstimation).  If so, that would mean that the beta tests were done 18 and 21 days past ovulation, and would look like this:

I'm selfish, and can't help but wish for more tests, but insurance doesn't pay for it and the doctor has already said that the numbers are "great".  So I need to trust him (and more importantly, trust God).

Based on these results, the RE scheduled an ultrasound for three weeks from today.  So February 16th is the next big day for us.  By my calculations, I should be around 8 weeks (give or take a few days), and I pray that we hear a solid heartbeat at that point.  My ears yearn to hear that amazing sound!

Today's blessing was a surprise at the pharmacy.  Even though the insurance people told me my copay for the Heparin was going to be $10 for 7 vials...the pharmacy said that it's actually only $10 for 60 vials!  They still hurt, but that's totally more manageable.  On the other hand, they only gave me 30 vials (and owe me the other 30)...apparently there is a Heparin shortage so they are back ordered.  If they don't get more, then the pharmacist suggested Lovonox  (with the RE's permission, or course), which only requires one shot per day instead of two.  I neglected to ask is the Lovonox is covered, but I trust that God's plan will provide, one way or another.


  1. So exciting! Praying for a great heart beat!!

  2. Those numbers are great!!!! I hope that the time flies by between now and the 16th!

  3. This graph made me smile! Oh Laura, I will be praying that this bean will grow strong and healthy and that you will hear that strong heartbeat in a few weeks! Stay strong, keep counting your blessings, and give it all to Him! :)

  4. Yay! So glad to hear the good news!!!

  5. Lovenox is a great drug... and the price reflects it $120/shot! yikes :-)

    Happy for you and praying for a heart beat!

  6. WOO HOOOO!!!!!! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on your good news. This is amazing! Congratulations!!! I'm crossing my fingers and saying prayers that this is The One, and everything goes smoothly. **HUGS** and Congrats!!

  7. Lovonox is what I use, I've never done the other, so I don't know what to compare it to, but it does sting. I've also gotten WAY better at it... only one big bruise this round! But if my pumpkin holds on long enough, I'm sure there will be more in the next 34 weeks!


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