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Between the comments I received on my Facebook page, and the discussions with several friends, I learned a little more about beta numbers. In that, it isn’t as important as I thought. A mom I know had her first beta the same day as mine and hers was a little over 200 carrying twins. Likewise, another mom I was told of consistently has betas in the thousands and she has only ever carried one baby. I think it’s more important for the doubling time in 48 hours. Or something like that. I don’t know. I never made it past my second beta in the past. So I didn’t know what to expect when I received my own call.

It’s beta day!!

Yesterday all I wanted to do was sleep. Obviously that’s a good sign, but it doesn’t make well when you are fostering a one year old Australian Cattle Dog with endless energy. Also, when you are waiting for that call.

And now you’re all: shut up bitch and post your beta number GAWD! I know, I know. I’m obnoxious.

Beta #1, 14dp5dt: 564

My reaction to this number?

 They were really happy with this and said they wanted to see it anywhere between 200-300. So GO ME! We won’t know how many babies are in there until an ultrasound, possibly next week. Until then, since two embryos were put in, I am going to hold out hope that they both made it.

My progesterone was a little low at 29 and my doctor wanted to see 30 so I am now on yet another pill, adding in an oral progesterone pill twice a day in addition to the PIO shots.

We celebrated by going out to our favorite restaurant and getting burgers.

I ate for three.

Chris also ate for three.

Next beta is Friday morning!

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Just T

Congrats and you are absolutely right. The initial number is somewhat important if you have a super low number, but the main thing is the doubling. Btw, your initial number is really good also 🙂 I was going to say the same thing about some woman with lower betas and twins and other with super high and only one.

Most of all I want to say congrats momma 🙂 You are beautiful and so pregnant right now.


WEEE!!!! Awesome first beta!!!

I'll second what everyone is saying about betas and twins. My first beta was 168 and it wasn't until my second ultrasound that we confirmed a twin pregnancy. Beta doubling can give some clues, but there's a reason they stop doing betas once ultrasound is possible.

Either way, this certainly is reason to celebrate! Go have a wonderful day and enjoy this good news!


YAY!!!! Oh my gosh, this is just SO exciting!!!! Holding onto so much hope for yall!!

Non Sequitur Chica

Whoa congrats! That is a fantastic first beta! Hope tomorrow brings more good news!


That is a SOLID number! Congrats!



Amanda Eisenberg

Can't wait to see what Friday brings!!!!


Woo hooooo!!! What a great number! You are most definitely pregnant 🙂 Now we wait till Friday…


Congratulations this is wonderful news!!!! I think like you said the doubling is what is important 🙂 I think my nurse said in her experience if it was above 800 for the first beta it usually turned out to be twins but obviously that is just one persons opinion and I'm sure anything can happen. Most important thing here is that you are pregnant..yay!!!


Mine was 484 first beta with TWINS! I predict the same for you-congrats!

Caroline @ In Due Time

so cool!!!


I also had a low progesterone number and I had to double the amount of my injection. Fingers crossed that the next beta number is excellent!

Autumn Jones

Congrats! I am so happy for you!

Hapa Hopes

AMAZING!!!!! HOORAY! Congratulations!


Our beta with twins was 388 at 10dp5t, so you're looking good! K had low progesterone as well, they upped it and all was good. 🙂 So so so happy for you!!!! Congrats! You're pregnant!

Jenni Moore

Yay!! So happy to see this! I've been pretty much off FB for the past 1-1.5 weeks because of crunch time studying for my CCM exam, but I obsessively checked your blog for posts and updates. I'm so excited for you guys. And FYI, if you do have to take that exam in the future (when things calm down-haha), let me know because I have some info I can email you.


Yayyyyyy! Loving this good news! I'm totally thinking twins!


I don't get to my blog reader much these days, but I was so thrilled to log in tonight to see this news! Congratulations!!!!! I can't wait to hear how many babies you've got cooking. 🙂


So happy for you! This is such awesome news!