Friday, 21 March 2014


4573 was today's beta, drawn at 9:00am.

My last beta, drawn two days ago at 11:00am was 2915.

The doubling rate is 71 hours.  Here's what the count down to pregnancy calculator says (Thanks Just T for the calculator).

Between 1200 to 6000 mIU/ml72-96 hours
1-2 Months5,000 - 200,000 mIU/ml

So, it's good news (I'm ignoring that 5000 thing)! 

I think that it's only this doctor's preference to see his patients when their HCG is above 5000. I don't think that it is a standard for care, just how his office operates.  

Even though I didn't meet his standard, Dr. Highrisk booked me to see him for an ultrasound on April 3rd.  It's a week after CCRM suggests that I can to go (March 27th).  D's away for a business trip on the 26th to 28th and then it's the weekend so I wouldn't be able to have an ultrasound until March 31st.  

So, I very well may make a trip to my satellite clinic and get it done on the 31st.  While I'm trying to wean myself off of my satellite clinic and get things done closer to home, I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it.  We'll see how my mental health is by then.   

Although I do like the idea of the results of the ultrasound being more concrete by waiting later.  None of that wait and see if something develops in those empty sacs, like we did with the twins, by having a really early ultrasound.  

My aunt (the one with the great reaction) and cousin are coming to visit this weekend.  It was a last minute adventure.  I'm glad they are coming.  It will be a nice distraction and nice to catch up with them. 

Have a good weekend. 


  1. I am so happy to hear they booked your ultrasound. Now April 3rd needs to hurry up and get here!

    1. How far along are you today? I thought we were pretty close!

  2. I'm so glad you're on the books!! I think a little distraction is good. Enjoy your weekend with your family!

  3. Glad you have a distraction and hope the time goes by quickly til your ultrasound.

  4. That's wonderful news! And I'm glad you will have kind and supportive visitors to distract you.

  5. Rooting for you all the way to the ultrasound table...xx


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