Friday, July 17, 2009

doubling time- after a little research

You're all too kind, really, especially those of you who've been through the multiple betas that follow a BFP and who know that hcg levels are not supposed to double every 48 hours. If this were information that anyone in my family knew, and if any of them were aware of this blog, you can bet they'd have corrected me as quickly as they could type the words, "You're wrong."

I did a little research and learned that hcg levels should double every 48-72 hours in the first couple of weeks. I'm glad I found out before Monday's beta#2, otherwise I'd have been terribly disappointed with a perfectly acceptable result.

So, 103 yesterday. Four days between beta#1 and beta#2. (I love math)- I'm hoping for an hcg level of 240 or better on Monday. My research also revealed that an increase of as little as 60% in 48-72 hours has resulted in perfectly healthy births.

C's new hobby- he's been looking up baby names on the internet. And he likes to call out the possibilities to me from the office. While I'm trying to sleep. It's sweet, but I fall asleep in spite of him.


Melissa said...

I can't wait to see what the next beta is!!

Anonymous said...

Your betas are so far apart that I just assumed you were right. Math is not my friend.

mekate said...

you're right! there is such sweetness in the calling out of names, but gosh darn, sleep is precious.

Hoping all goes well on monday with the beta, so far so good!

Thinking of you and sending doubling / increasing beta thoughts your way,

That girl said...

I am so happy for you! That's great news. Don't get too hung up on the betas. Its a biological system so doubling times are only ever an estimate. Will be looking out for your next post.