Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Repeat Beta today!

For those of you out there that are not familiar with some of the baby lingo out there a "Beta" refers to the beta HCG levels in my blood. HCG is the hormone that home pregnancy tests detect to determine whether or not you are pregnant. Doctors sometimes don't just take your word for it that you are pregnant, they order some blood work to check on these hormone levels, and continue checking them at a regular basis until they are satisfied that they are doubling at a normal rate.

Soooo, I had my repeat blood work this morning and everything is progressing wonderfully! We also found out some pretty exciting news: the date of our first ultrasound! On Tuesday July 20th we will see our little "bean" (because that will be about what the baby will look like!) for the first time. I am really hoping that we will be able to see the little flicker of the heartbeat by that point too. Andre and I will also get a chance to have a follow up visit with our specialist to find out the next steps, and find out when we "graduate" to an OB or a midwife.

Exciting times ahead!

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