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Science says I’m pregnant

Or recently was pregnant. Science can’t distinguish between the two. Beta hCG at 13dpIUI is 87.

Nurse Idiot (I feel bad for calling her that, since she did get me pregnant, but it’s her NAME. Also, she copied my cell phone number down wrong, which is why I got to spend an extra four hours waiting–thank god I stopped by the clinic on my way home.) says this is a little low, but that we’re not going to worry. Yeah right. You can’t say a little low and not going to worry. You have to pick one. And 87 is really far from infinity. So I’m scared. Too scared to google. And I beg you not to give me any false hope. If this is low, don’t hide it from me with cheery comments that are all like you have a million babies in there and everything is awesome!

Beta #2 is Friday. Thank you all so much for your selfless kindness, for the generosity of your support, and for waiting with me.

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  1. ok…i'm not sure if there's a difference between beta's when getting knocked up via IVF or IUI… in my mind, there shouldn't be. at 7dp5dt (which is technically 12dpo), my beta was 67 and everyone was cheering out loud. so, i'm CHEERING THE FUCK OUT LOUD right now! Yahooooooooo! Can't wait until Friday, Bunny!

    September 1, 2010
  2. You're a rockstar. That's fantastic. Hoping it doubles and doubles and doubles.

    September 1, 2010
  3. Oh Bunny, I am so excited for you!!! I have been stalking you all day waiting for this news! I must say Nurse Idiot is living up to her name. A beta of 87 is FINE. And I'm not giving you false hope here. My 13dpo beta was 68 and I am pregnant with twins. I don't think the first number matters so much as does a nice rise over 48-60 hours. YOU ARE PREGNANT! Congrats!!

    September 1, 2010
  4. cgd #

    Sounds good to me. Cangrats!!! Can't wait to see the doubling on friday 🙂

    September 1, 2010
  5. JB #

    Nurse Idiot deserves her name — that's more or less the same beta I had at 14 days post retrieval and I am now 35 weeks pregnant. And my RE (and her Nurse Intelligent) assured me that is a fine, fine number. So THERE!Yay! Yay! Yay!

    September 1, 2010
  6. Finally, the long awaited update!! AHHHHH!!!!!That nurse IS an idiot. 87 at 13dpiui is so freaking solid. That is NOT LOW, wtf Nurse Idiot?! Listen up my friend: YOU ARE PREGNANT! Sooooo happpppppy forrrrrrrrrrr youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!PS I'm sure she'll chime in but APlusB recently had a 13diui in the 60s. And, um, she's carrying twins. So there!

    September 1, 2010
  7. CONGRATULATIONS BUNNY!!! YOU ARE PREGNANT!!!!and, um, 87 seems pretty fucking high and pregnant to me. So I know Nurse Idiot didn't do a lot to allay your fears (nice. idiot indeed.), but take it from a woman who(a) hates when people blow sunshine up her rear and (b) googled successful beta levels until her fingers bled, you are well WELL within happy healthy pregnancy range. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

    September 1, 2010
  8. Nurse Idiot is an Idiot:http://www.betabase.info/showBasicChart.php?type=SingleNow we have to wait for FRIDAY!!!! Argh! But that sounds like a great start to a real pregnancy! Yippee!

    September 1, 2010
  9. I don't know from betas, but these pregnant ladies above me in the comment thread sure do. U R knocked up.

    September 1, 2010
  10. um, sorry, nurse idiot, but that is above beta base's median value of 62 for 13 dpo. http://www.betabase.info/showBasicChart.php?type=Singlescience! boo-ya!so glad i don't have to wait a whole week, like at my clinic. YOU. i mean so glad YOU don't have to wait.

    September 1, 2010
  11. OHMAHGAWD BUNNY'S HAVING A BEHBEH!!!!!Nurse Idiot can keep her name. 87 is NOT low. My doctor says she feels comfortable saying congrats with a beta over 25 (my beta in Feb was 21 and then 14, so I never heard those congrats). So to me, 87 DOES seem like infinity and I think it's a very UN-ambiguous number. No bullshit here, cuz homey don't play that.OMG, Bunny. I'm so excited for you. I'm about to google "Ohio universities with Dr. Bunny" so I can track you down and shower you with gifts. Fingers crossed for a solidly doubling beta!!

    September 1, 2010
  12. To echo the others, 87 isn't low for 13 dpiui and so I'm wondering what Nurse Idiot's idiotic problem is, precisely. I think it's right in the range that it needs to be. Oh, Bunny. Hoping, hoping for you.

    September 1, 2010
  13. N #

    Yipee, So you were the topic of converstation between me and one of my IRL friends. We are super happy for you.

    September 1, 2010
  14. Low?! That sounds like a great number to me! Keeping my fingers crossed that Friday's beta goes well and will give you a chance to stop holding your breath :).

    September 1, 2010
  15. It is time for Nurse Idiot to go have a cocktail and reorganize her priorities, or her sock drawer, whichever comes first. 87 is a BEAUTIFUL number. And since you wouldn't consult Dr. Google, I did (because never having been pregnant myself, I had no personal basis to know what the number meant). What I've gathered is that the average for 14 post ovulation is around 47. You're at 87 dude. 87. Say it with me, Bunny. 87!!!!!!And, what matters more as others have said, is the doubling in 48 hours. So breathe your way to Friday. Stay calm. Think happy thoughts. And we will too. Because we SO, SO want you to be preggers! (which you are) (which is so awesome) (yeah) (see how well I contain my excitement)

    September 1, 2010
  16. My first beta was 90, so I'm more proof that 87 is just fine. In fact, I think 87 is the most perfect beta I've ever heard of in all my life. (FYI, my beta didn't double in 48 hours…sometimes it takes more like 3 days to see a complete doubling and that's totally fine.) Enjoy being totally KNOCKED UP!

    September 1, 2010
  17. So NOT low Bunny. And I am the queen of negative thoughts so you have to know i'm not blowing smoke up your arse. 87 is MAGIC, its safe, its lovely. YAY!!!So now we just need a lovely big rise for Friday, you can do this!!! xxxx

    September 1, 2010
  18. JC #

    Fuck that nurse! Can't wait till Fri, I'm feeling really good about this for reals.

    September 1, 2010
  19. Lookee here Missy…that is a perfectly fine number. Hoping here with all my might that infinity will be the next one, too. Nurse idiot is apt. Preggers? Yes, thank you science. Need another nap due to excitement! Bunny you are on! Yeehaw!

    September 1, 2010
  20. Seriously, I just wanna squeeze you up in a big ol' hug, Bunny. YOU ARE PREGNANT, my friend. Oh-so-good-beta-fuck-Nurse-Idiot PREGNANT! 🙂 Today almost killed me. I dunno how I'm going to make it until Friday. 😉

    September 1, 2010
  21. ASP #

    YAY! Looking gooood! I think we're all going to die between now and Friday waiting for your next beta! Even my hubs is happy for you! 😉 Congrats, Lady!

    September 1, 2010
  22. 87 is a perfectly decent number for where you are at. It is in fact awesome!!! As you know, it's not the first number that matters so much but the next one. As I live in the future I can foresee excellent doubling rates and little bunnies in Ohio very soon!87 is NOT low. Nurse Idiot has really earned her name with this one. And what is she thinking with her comments? Extremely insensitive and unprofessional. Sending sun-drenched infinity doubling vibes from Australia. xoA

    September 1, 2010
  23. Oh that's exciting! It really is a fine beta number. My clinic looks for a minimum 60% rise every 2 days, btw. Woohoo! Fingers crossed that everything looks good at your next beta!

    September 1, 2010
  24. Mine was 79 12dpo….so 87 is a FABULOUS number!CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!

    September 1, 2010
  25. My husband happy too!You know… the one with the uterus diagram all X out…You know what numbers are – torture devices.Nurse Idiot needs to be tattled to RE. That is some serious bullshit. I think she might be the dumbest person on the planet.

    September 1, 2010
  26. Happy for you, can't wait until Friday! Trying to think of what I should say to try and make you feel better until then but it all comes up short and the ladies above all have said it. Suffice it to say that I am thrilled, over the top happy for you right now!

    September 2, 2010
  27. bir #

    LOL I was coming in to comment about those numbers not being low at all and say that my beta was 'only' 56 at 14dpo AND I'm now 8 wks along!! And I apparently don't need to add that Nurse Idiot needs to check her facts before giving you undue worries!Don't need to tell you all of that, cos you have bucket loads of comments saying the same 🙂 Hope you're feeling a bit more confident and GOOD LUCK!

    September 2, 2010
  28. Oak #

    I agree with EVERYONE above. My beta at 14dpIUI was 87 and my nurses were THRILLED with that. Your nurse is more than an idiot, she's a fooking idiot.

    September 2, 2010
  29. I have never had a beta above 0 so 87 seems really freakin high to me. I have however read hundreds of blogs and your beta number seems perfect and normal. You are pregnant lady! I am happy for you and can't wait to see that your number has doubled if not more on Friday.

    September 2, 2010
  30. R. #

    anything over 5 is pregnant and over 50 is really pregnant. Good luck with the second beta. 🙂

    September 2, 2010
  31. Yay!!! Congratulations!! Science is surely right! You ARE pregnant!! I am so so so happy for you. Here's to a nice big doubled beta tomorrow!!!

    September 2, 2010
  32. I just learned a lot about beta numbers. WOW. Looks like that twit is wrong and the number is AOK! Honestly, what she said was so unhelpful. DIM WIT.Hoping for the very best for Friday…

    September 2, 2010
  33. Hi, stopping by from Egghunt's blog to congratulate!! 87 low for 13dpIUI??? that's insane!! I had beta of 52 9dp5dt which is like 14dpo!! you rock girl, stay positive the number is fab!

    September 2, 2010
  34. bunny!!! i know it's hard to not stress right now, but a beta of 87 sounds great for where you are right now. AND, there are ppl who've gotten preggers with twins who had lower first beta's around the same time. hang in there. i'm so excited for you that you have a little (boy) bunny (or two) growing in your tummy!!! this, i say bc i'm psychic, ya know. just not when it comes to myself :o) xoxoxoxo.

    September 2, 2010
  35. YEAH!!!! BUNNY!!!! Now you're a fertile bitch too!!!! Just kidding. My initial beta was 45, now I'm 13 weeks prego–it's all about it doubling beta–good luck on friday I'll be checking in. So excited for you.

    September 2, 2010
  36. I just wanted to check back in and say again that this has totally made my week, Bunny. Seriously…I just couldn't be more genuinely overjoyed for you. My chest is tight with hope for you, girl. Yup. So, so happy for you…

    September 2, 2010
  37. That nurse is stupid. These ladies all know what's up. Lookin' good, Bunny… it's all lookin' good.

    September 2, 2010
  38. I've found you through other friends' blogs and wanted to wish you congrats on that VERY solid beta #!

    September 3, 2010

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