Wednesday, May 19, 2010

123 ***Update: Adoption news!***

I just got the call. Beta doubled from 52 (I can't believe I always hear the numbers wrong! Not that it's a major difference of course but still...am I going deaf or something?) to 123.
I then also rechecked my old posts and my first beta in August was 57 not 67! Where do I have my head I don't know. So we are pretty much in the same ballpark figure.
I kept telling myself that I would have been very happy with a 110 so I should be really really happy with 123....but probably deep deep down I was hoping for a number around 150...I know I know... never happy around here.

The HCG calculator says I'm bang on the mean values, ok maybe slightly lower:

But I won't be fooled I know it means nothing really. The doubling time is also good apparently, around 37.84 hours. It is a step in the right direction AND it was a frozen little embryo so my Elvis is doing well so far. The Doctor was very happy and said at 12dp5dt they are happy with anything near 100. So I'll take the 123.

Thanks so much for your comments on my last post, I think I have calm down in that respect. And certainly this evening we have a lot to think about with the packing, Patches going to the foster home for the holiday and the Dude going to the cattery tomorrow morning! So I'll keep busy!

Oh, of course I had POAS this morning so I knew the line was definitely darker, and again the comparison saga took place! And by the way, I too have them all photographed and in a folder on my computer! What can I say, I want to try and enjoy the holiday, it will go whichever way it's supposed to be. Checking out for now, I'll miss you all, I'll try and post from Italy to let you know how things are going!

***Update. I just had to update the blog! When we got home this evening we had mail. It was from the adoption board!! We finally got our waiting list number!! It's 4483. We have no idea what number they are dealing with at present, but it's nice to finally BE a number too!! Of course we deeply hope we will have to postpone our prep course next year as we may be busy with Elvis, but it's still great we have been finally deemed suitable to at least attend the course!
Patches has been brought to the foster home and settled in very well, they love him already and he did all the cute things at the right time! We are confident he'll be well and they'll enjoy his company. That's it for now, I haven't packed a thing yet, I'm really tired and still have to do ll the evening injections...***

36 comments:

  1. 123 is a great number! Try to rejoice in the positive, and keep wonderful thoughts in that fabulous head of yours!!!

    Have a wonderful vacation in Italy!!!

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  2. That's definitely a strong early beta! Really enjoy your vacation. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you are feasting on fab food and soaking up the sunshine.

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  3. Wonderful news and great timing before your holiday!! Go enjoy, you deserve it! We will miss you and patches & dude. xoxoxoxoxox

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  4. Woohoo! 123 is an awesome number. I know that you may have wanted a higher number - I can understand that. But 123 is great.

    Have a wonderful, fabulous vacation. I hope Elvis has dug in to a nice soft place in your uterus and is ready to spend the next 9 months in there.

    Congratulations my friend!

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  5. 123 is a good number! Enjoy your holiday!

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  6. I'm relieved that your numbers are doubling appropriately!!!

    Seriously, you want it to be a normal number, not outrageously high, as really fast growers (with faster doubling times) can have issues (ie., aneuploidy).

    So you and that little Elvis are doing PERFECTLY right where you are. :-) Enjoy Italy!!!

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  7. So happy for you. Enjoy the holidays, you deserve that.

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  8. This is such wonderful news!!! Enjoy your holiday!

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  9. Woo-hoo for doubling betas!!!

    Have a fabulous vactation in Italy!

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  10. Oh Fran, what wonderful news!
    Don't you even dare to think about updating from Italy (yes of course we'd love to hear) but you're on a holiday, spending time with your friends, soaking up the country and the sun... Forget about silly computer screens, and just grow that pinprick into a grain of rice.
    Lovely risotto per favore!

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  11. Great news on your beta - i am praying for you that this is the one Fran. It is, I feel it. And OMG you have Dude back, so so so happy! Have a wonderful time in Italy!

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  12. that is a great number....praying for you and little Elvis.

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  13. That's a wonderful number! Excellent. And I so hope you are able to go on holiday and relax. With a big smile on your face. And I'm glad I'm not the only mad lady with a camera:)

    Good news, as well, about the adoption number! They took their sweet time, but you know that you really are in their books now.

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  14. Hi, Great number. I just had my first IVF /ICSI cycle. WE did a 6 day transfer yesterday. So exciting.

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  15. Congratulations! I have been following your blog and wanted to de-lurk and say I am so happy for a great strong, doubling number!!
    Have a wonderful vacation!

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  16. Numbers looking awesome! Yippee! Have a wonderful time :)

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  17. Congratulations on your BFP!! Great betas (and even better doubling time!)

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  18. Great news! Hope you come back from your trip to even better news.

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  19. Fran!!! I've been behind on my blog reading for the past few days and how excited am I to read this!?

    Have a wonderful vacation -- and CONGRATULATIONS dear friend to you and your Irish Boy!!!

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  20. Great news about your beta! I've never gotten that far, but it sounds fantastic! :)

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  21. Hi Fran - Congrats on great beta numbers! I'm so happy for you. I hope you get some much needed rest and relaxation on your holiday. Glad to hear Patches is settling in well. For now you can just keep my blog on your waiting list, but thanks for asking. Take lots of pics on holiday and enjoy!

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  22. Congrats on your news!! It sounds like you had a good day all around!! Enjoy Italy and all that it has to offer!!!

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  23. So much wonderful news!!! I'm here praying that everything continues to go well! Enjoy your vacation!

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  24. Whoo Hoo, it's all coming together~! Enjoy your holiday honey!

    xxx

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  25. I just found your blog from another blog I follow. I'm hoping for the best for you!! There is life after ep!
    Just take it one day at a time:)

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  26. Wow what wonderful news! Congrats on finally having your number!

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  27. Wow! When it rains, it pours! Yay for 123 - it sounds like a great number! And an adoption number, too...lots going on to be excited about! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday!
    Love,
    Maddy

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  28. Great news about Elvis. Hang in there. Excellent news from the adoption board. I bet they are on number 4482. So you're next.

    Have a great vacation

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  29. Great news all around! This is so exciting Fran! It looks like the stars are starting to finally align for you. So many good things are coming your way. It was definitely your turn.

    Have a wonderful time in Italy and remember to relax and take care of yourself while you are away.

    Loads of love and hugs!

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  30. I've been trying to catch up - and read all of your last 4 posts in a row. Wow! good news abounds around here. Hoping it all stays that way. Congrats.

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  31. I'm days behind, but I want to congratulate you on the beta! It looks to be about perfect according to the chart. And it's about time those knuckle-heads at the adoption agency realized you and Mike are "suitable"....you will be the most wonderful parents! Happy holiday!

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  32. Oh - I meant to ask when the u/s will be?

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  33. Fran, that is amazing news!! Congratulations! I just moved you over to the success list on my blogroll!! Woohooo!! ;-) Enjoy Italy AND your pregnancy!!!

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  34. Enjoy your vacation, and let me tell you my friend, I'm so so so happy for you!

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