Monday, April 16, 2012

More Results Have Come In

This blog post was written by Tiffany, Surrogate Mother

Today was the blood results of our second beta test.  They are testing the HCG levels to make sure the pregnancy is growing at a healthy rate.   By today, the numbers should have doubled.  Our nurse called and said she would be happy with a number around 500 or 600 since our number on Friday was 234.   When she told me what my level was, I actually was not registering it properly.... she said it was 1,618...  what!?   It was like she was speaking a foreign language to me.  1,618!?   That seemed astronomical to me!  Now I could sit here and google diagnose my levels until the cows come home, where one woman had triplets with that number and another had a level 8,000 and had just one baby, and wonder if it is twins but it is just too early to tell.  Our ultrasound is May 1st and we will be able to see how many little baby heart beats are floating around in there. 

Natalie and James are of course thrilled!  Multiples or not, this is a healthy (fast) growing number that they have been praying for and I am so excited for them and for all the positive news that just keeps coming in.

I wanted my two little boys, Blake and Holland, to showcase the beta number today.  After the first picture, Holland wanted to make his own - in his drawing he drew in what he calls "the baby embryos."   

FYI  while you are reading this blog, I am going to go google diagnose my HCG levels until the cows come home :)

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  1. Yay!!! So happy for you all!!! Sounds like multiples still!!! lol I would be googling til the cows come home as well!!! Happy googling!! LOL

  2. WOW! Great numbers! My IP's and I "google diagnosed" our HCG levels too, up until the U/S two weeks later! Is everyone hoping for twins? I know one healthy singleton would be a blessing!

  3. Congratulations on a great number!! This might help you out.

  4. I'm guessing twins for sure! I'm on my second surrogacy with tins both times! Good luck!

  5. SO exciting!! I feel so honored to be able to follow your journey and wish you many blessings!! I have 5 children of my own and dream of someday being a surrogate for a family not able to carry their own. Btw... I'd guess twins too (or more!) ;)

  6. Have you found the beta base website yet? It's

  7. Tiffany! This is so exciting!! YAY! So I have to say when I saw the numbers 1618 I immediately thought of TJs favorite number and for the life of me I couldn't remember why that was his favorite number b/c math is not my forte. I looked it up and it is considered the "golden ratio" aka "the divine proportion" aka "PHI". Basically, it is considered the worlds most perfect number. It was hard to find any good articles online that make it easy to understand this number without being a mathematical genius but I did find this short article about it... simple is better! :)
    I'm so happy for you and for Natalie and James!! I'm keeping everyone and those little embryos in my prayers!

  8. Congrats on the big numbers. I think twins!! How are you feeling? Any symptoms yet? Best Wishes for the 1st ultrasound.

  9. Hi Tiffany! My name is Tanya. I'm your newest follower. I met you one time several years ago. I'm married to Brandon Johnson(Beeg) who is friends with Lindsay Nagel(they used to live together while going to WSU). Anyways. Congrats on being a surrogate. What an amazing gift. Sounds like a healthy baby/babies so far.

  10. I almost wonder if both took and in the days between betas if one or both split?

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