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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