Friday, August 29, 2008

3... is the magic number

I just got the call from my nurse...

My beta was positive, and the number is... 311 !!!

WOW. I knew my tests were dark, but this is a large number. She said, "This is a very good first number." She added that they like to see anything over 100.

I go in for a second beta on Tuesday. If it shows that my hcg levels are doubling properly, we can move on and be even happier.

But, I am happy right now. Yippeeee!!!!

I asked her, "Is it possible to get this number from early implantation or could it indicate twins?"

She said it could be either, she's seen low numbers be twins, and vice versa. Honestly, I will be super happy regardless. I really want a healthy baby.

But, I must admit that I felt that if we did get pregnant through ivf(or fet, which is like ivf-light) we'd have twins. Not sure why.

So many weeks, months, years of waiting. I am on a high!


  1. 311 is Fabulous and Really Happy for all of you! Thank you so much for the update! ((Hugs)) All around.

  2. Poppy-
    Your news is so fantastic!! Again congratulations to you and DH. Relax the entire weekend celebrating 311!!

  3. Poppy, I can feel your high and see you smiling from here! So completely happy for you.

    I too have had the same gut feeling about IVF and twins so I understand. Maybe it's our minds way of preparing in case that is the end result.

    YOU DID IT!!!! Congrats!

  4. What a day it's been! Congrats!

  5. Hi Poppy! Thanks for coming over and introducing yourself!
    Congratulations on your beta - that's fantastic!

  6. That is such great news! What a great number! I am so thrilled for you and Mr. Poppy!

  7. this is so great!!!!!!!! i'm so excited for the 3-4 of you!!!!!

  8. Yeah!! Thank you for letting us share in this journey and for including us in your joy. We are so excited for you!

  9. Oh wow!! That is a truly fantastic beta number.

    I hope I didn't spoil anything by my comment on your other post. I tried to keep it a bit vague.

    When I saw a hint of your news this Thursday morning (woke up early before my "big" ultrasound), I literally got tears in my eyes.

    Reading your wonderful news also somehow felt like a good omen for my ultrasound... :)

  10. Yeah Poppy! That is great news, congratulations!

  11. Wow, how amazing! I think its twins. sometimes the "feelings" you have are right on and your numbers support that this time!! I am also happy to see an FET success, as I am heading that way soon! Best!!

  12. Oh my gosh!!!! Congratulations!!!

    311 sounds fabulous! Here's to 8 weeks of nausea or so :)

  13. Congratulations! That's a fabulous beta!

  14. Congratulations! That's absolutely fantastic!