Going Back for Seconds

Without further ado, the second beta.  1058.  “Rising beautifully,” according to the nurse.

Here’s a handy little chart to display the rise:


I’m not quite sure what to make of the fact that I started in the high range and ended in the average range, but I’m still pregnant, so I’ll take it.  Thank you, Lord!

Our first ultrasound will be Sept. 24.



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18 responses to “Going Back for Seconds

  1. YOLD

    Wow, a graph! Something an engineer can relate to. After extensive analysis, I have determined that your are well within the three sigma range of the normal probability distribution curve. My interpretation of the results is that God is great and that Andrea and Aaron will be super parents. Just remember that things can be “spiffy” but they cannot be “cool”.

  2. Annika

    Whoo-hoo! Wonderful news!!! This might be a dumb question, but are you able to know the sex of the embryos this early when you do IVF (or whatever this cycle was called)? I had a friend that knew very early that they had boy and girl twins. Just curious.

    So excited for you!

  3. Hooray for a great appointment! So excited to see how God is continuing to grow the baby/babies and can’t wait to hear about your upcoming ultrasound!

  4. Wonderful news!! You are so pregnant. 🙂

  5. Brooke Moore

    That’s a great beta number! 🙂 Will keep checking back for updates. Congratulations mama!

  6. Wonderful news!! Now I can’t wait for your first ultrasound!

  7. elisabeth

    Praise the Lord for the good numbers. We are continuing to pray for you!

  8. Anna

    Praise God, I know what a joy and relief it is when those numbers are rising well

  9. amy

    Yay! This is so exciting.

  10. Amy

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

    Wonderul news!!!!

  11. Congratulations! What a wonderful beta!

  12. Liz

    Yesssss!!! My gyn-oncologist is also a “last line of defense” fertility specialist…he only does IVF; they don’t even do the less invasive stuff there because most of the patients have tried it already.

    Anyway, I too had an appointment Friday and asked him what a good number would be, given transfer date and the FIRST beta…he said, and I quote:
    “if she’s at a thousand plus as of today, they’ll consider her golden”.

    Hear that, little tee-niny Patterson?! (or Patterdaughter, as the case may be- har har har) GOLDEN!

    I am just so happy for you, and it has been good for me to have a praise tempering all the sorrow this week…we went from thinking a family member had a tough sinus infection to being told it was actually “the worst possible scenario, the most aggressive brain cancer possible”. (glioblastoma)
    I covet and appreciate any prayers on behalf of my sweet cousin LN. We find out tumor grading on Monday and it will determine a lot…stage 2-3 or below (rare, given this cancer’s fast aggression) and they will treat it with remission being the goal. Stage IV or V…and they will start hospice care. Please, for anyone who reads this…your prayers are greatly desired and truly appreciated.

    Thank you for letting me hijack your comments a moment, Andrea. Of course I will be in continued prayer for your most precious little life…I can’t wait to hear about the first ultrasound! : )

  13. Beth

    Yay! There’s somebody in there who we can’t wait to meet! And who is being buoyed up by the prayers of many!

  14. sarah k

    oh, I am so glad to read this news! Praise the Lord! I got back home today from being gone for the weekend, and one of the first things I did was to turn on my computer and open my feedreader hoping for good news from the Pattersons! We will continue to be praying and praising with you! Lots of love.

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