Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We Are Pregnant!


Our two week wait is now offically over. We have had the very exciting news from Drs Sudhir & Yash that our amazing surrogate is confirmed pregnant with our child!!!
Our beta or 'HCG' levels to date are as follows:
12 days past ovulation - 69
17 days past ovulation - 441
What is a beta I hear you ask?
The 'beta' is the blood test one takes to confirm their pregnancy. The test measures the amount of HCG in your bloodstream. In very early pregnancy, the numbers might not be very high but they should quickly increase. A single HCG level can't really tell you much about your pregnancy but watching the increase over several days is one way of measuring the viability of the pregnancy. There is a large variation in beta numbers in a "normal" pregnancy. Caution must be used in making too much of HCG numbers. An ultrasound at five or six weeks of pregnancy can better predict a good pregnancy outcome than any number of beta tests. As a note, you won't expect to see a gestational sac or the fetus until the HCG level reaches at least 1,200 mIU/ml. And you probably won't see a heartbeat until that level reaches at least 6,000 mIU/ml.
Good steady increases indicating a strong singleton pregnancy. We'll have our first ultrasound in seven days time to check the position of our embryo and that it's well and truly happy in our surrogates uterine lining & the following week will be the all important ultrasound to check for Noddy's heartbeat. At this stage we are both over the moon and enjoying the moment. It is amazing to think that we are already four weeks pregnant by the account of the doctors at Surrogacy India - WOW! Both Darren and I are so very grateful to the wonderful DRs at SI, our ED and SM and the other people who have made our dream of being parents come true.
Noddy will be with us before we know it.

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Wonderful news.
    Kerrie

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  2. OMG!!!! CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!! all the best for an uneventful pregnancy for the next 9 crazy months!! WooHoo!!

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  3. so, so pleased for you guys :-)

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  4. Congratulations Johnny & Darren!

    Wow, that is fabulous news.

    Can't wait to hear about your ultrasound. Just a tip. Have a taperecorder ready, and place it at an extention, or with you..whatever is more comfortable...and do a couple of dry runs. Then ask for a phone appointment at the time of your u/s and you will have baby's heartbeat recorded. Then you can transfer it to a disc..forever! You may also ask your Doctor's to save your ultrasounds on discs, and then save them all on your file. Then you can pick them up when you go down to pick up baby.

    ps. I agree, your Beta's indicated one beautiful, healthy baby!

    I am so happy for you both!

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  5. Congratulations! I'm really happy for you guys.

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  6. So happy for you! Hope it is a very smooth, uneventful pregnancy for you, Noddy, and your wonderful surro.
    Congratulations!

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  7. We are both so happy for you guys!!!!

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  8. Awesome news! Best wishes to both of you!

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