Well I have known I was pregnant for just over a week but this week we had blood work done to confirm. My first draw was done on May 8 and that number was 496. This morning (2 days later) my number was 1519...That means my numbers tripled in 48 hours...I'll post a link so you can see what the numbers mean.
Beta Numbers Calculator
Ahhh! I finally feel like I can relax and revel in the fact that this is no longer just a dream...this is now our reality and in 9 short months a very loved and long awaited someone will make his or her entrance to this world.
I have been submerged in the world of surrogacy for the last 2+ years. I have so many friends who are on their own special journey..I'm a part of so many facebook groups...so many websites. It seems like my second language (if you will). What I have come to realize, though, is that not all of you are in this world. Many of these things may be foreign to you. I will do my best throughout this process to explain the terms used in an attempt to make what may seem fuzzy much more clear.
What's next??? In a week I will have my final blood draw which will again confirm the viability of this pregnancy. Then a week after that is our first ultrasound. I will be just over 6 weeks gestation and I am hoping that it will confirm what we are all hoping for...a thriving healthy baby with a strong heartbeat. Pictures will of course follow.
Here is a really helpful website for those who just want to know more.
Terms used today:
1. BETA-This is the blood test that measures
the amount of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) or embryonic growth
hormone in the body.
2. IF- Intended Father (or "T")
As always thanks for reading. Thanks for supporting me and my family and "T" and his family. This is familiar to me but is uncharted territory for many. I hope that you will gain insight as you follow along. I hope if your mind is closed that it will become open as you watch true joy unfold. If your heart is hard, it is my hope that a life lived to serve the needs of another may soften it. My greatest hope is that by January 12, 2013 1+1+1 will equal 2..."T" and "Tiny T" together at last!