Friday, September 01, 2006

Another Beta

Another beta today: 955. Still a doubling time of a little over 33 hours. Haven't heard from the RE's office yet but I assume this will be the last one. Well, mostly because we are going out of town tomorrow and won't be back till later next week! So now we are on the countdown till the ultrasound, which is another 4 or 5 weeks away.

As for the level of the beta, most pages you find quote this:
At 16 DPO, the average HCG level is 95 mIU/ml, with a typical range of 33-223 mIU/ml
betabase reports a median of 231 for 16dpo for singletons and 420 for multiples. Obviously, my 955 is really high compared to any of those, which, according to Dr. Google, can be an indicator for twins. J is for some reason absolutely, positively convinced there's two of them this time around. I personally just think I tend towards high hormone levels. My first m/c, we didn't do betas until about 8 weeks and those numbers were on the high side of the ranges even then. So speculation is rampant but we won't know anything for sure for a while.

We leave tomorrow (weather cooperating) to visit my Aunt in South Carolina. She lives in the same town she grew up in, and, in fact, her current house stands on the same spot as the house that she was born in! She's a lovely lady with the most graceful manners and Southern accent. From there we go to spent a couple of days with the parents of my good friend B. They have a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. I once joined the family there for several weeks one summer when I was about 12 or 13. Haven't been back since and am really looking forward to it.

In other news I was "accepted" in the MOPs program at the local Baptist Church. Our first meeting is next Friday and it looks like we meet once a month with other activities such as playgroups and Moms' nights out sprinkled in between. I'm sure I'll get more nervous about the first meeting as it approaches!

That's it for a while. Off to enjoy our vacation and pass some quality time while awaiting our ultrasound.

1 comment:

Lorem ipsum said...

Have you heard from the RE yet? What do they think? Is it right on schedule for them? Are they concerned? Are they seeing double too?

Also with an RE you should be in for an ultrasound a lot sooner, like one or two weeks. Ask for it!