Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's for real...

I went in today for my first beta test (hcg) and it was positive! The number was 210.9 which is a really good strong number. I go in again on Friday for another beta test to make sure that my levels are rising appropriately. After that we will have to wait 2-3 weeks to get the first ultrasound. That's when we will know if one or both babies stuck around. I can't wait!! Due date is March 24th, 2009. :)

Can you guys please comment on this post and let me know if the 2 tickers at the top of my blog are side-by-side or are they one on top of the other? I have a wide screen laptop so they are next to each other on my screen. I really want them to be that way rather than the other but I have no idea what you guys are seeing. Thanks for your help!

BTW-It may sound weird that I am already 4 weeks along when we just transferred 10 days ago. There is a good explanation for that. Basically, in a normal cycle you don't ovulate until around day 14 (2 weeks after you start day 1 of your period) and that is when conception occurs. By the time that you know that you are pregnant, you most likely just missed day 1 of your next cycle (about 2 weeks after conception). Due to never knowing exactly when conception occured because everyone's period lengths are different, the due date is always calculated from the 1st day of your last period. With IVF, we know exactly when conception occured but it still has to be calculated with the addition of 14 days before the egg donor's retrieval (ours was 7/1 and that was the day of fertilization). It's weird but I could claim to be 2 weeks pregnant before the embryos were ever created, lol.

I hope all this made sense.


Sandy and Sage said...

Hi Brandy!


I am so happy for you. You are giving somebody such a beautiful miracle. How amazing.

The tickers are side by side. We use it for our count down too. Sage keeps asking me when she will get to see Hayden We can't wait to see you!


Sherry said...

the tickers are side by side, looking good! so glad you're doing well and that it worked out with the first transfer. it will be interesting to hear if you're carrying 1 or 2 this time! :D

Joanna Bolick said...

So exciting!!!!

Kara said...

yea brandy! :]
i am so excited for you! i can't wait to hear how many are sticking around. good luck and i am praying for a happy and healthy 9 mos for ya girl!!!

Jenifer said...


The tickers are also side by side for me :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I hope they both stuck around. My surrogacy both stayed around a boy and a girl.