Our first beta draw was on Monday, June 6th. I was so nervous and went into the lab very early to get it over with. By 9am I decided to call to check the results....
131!!! This is a nice strong number for 10dp5dt (10 days past 5 day transfer), however the important number is the second beta. In a healthy pregnancy the beta should double every 48-72 hours.
So Wednesday morning came and I went in almost exactly 48 hours later. I called around 8:30am to get the results: 205. Not wonderful. This made the doubling time right around that 72 hour mark. It's not terrible, but we would have liked it higher. Our RE didn't seem to concerned but I requested another beta for Friday. We were really hoping for a number close to 400 this time.
Friday morning I went, had the draw and went home. Called again around 9 and the results were very discouraging. 267. :(
We are trying to remain optimistic but also realistic. Statistically speaking, it doesn't look good. But stranger things have happened and I refuse to give up on this bean. I'm hoping he/she is just a slow grower.
I'm going in again tomorrow for a 4th beta. It will have been 3 days since the previous draw so I think we would probably want to see a number closer to 600 but that's just my Dr. Google educated guess.
I'm not a very religious person. I am still trying to figure out what I believe in, but any and all thoughts and prayers are more than appreciated!!! We're prepared for the worst but hopeful for a miracle.