Do you see what I see? (for real this time)

Today's beta, taken at about 8.75dp5dt is 50.

Those of us who know anything about betas know that plenty of REs like to see at least 50.

Those of us who know anything about what Dr. Google says about betas would like to see at least 100.

Our RE specifically said that today's beta of 50 gives us about a 60% chance of this turning out right.

I look at it like this — at this point last time, the beta was only 13. I'll take 50 and a fighting chance over put your head between your knees and kiss your ass goodbye any day. My tests look stronger than last time and have been getting steadily darker. I have to hold onto whatever fibers of hope that I can muster.

Whatever I can't muster, I know that you can and will.

So, umm…now would be a good time for you to send prayers, light candles, burn chicken feathers while dancing naked in the moonlight, or do whatever it is you do for hope and luck and good results.

We need to see some magic this time.

53 Comments

  1. girlh on May 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Shakin’ my tail feathers now. I’d get naked, but well, I’m at work. Sending all the ‘snuggle in TIGHT for the next 36 weeks vibes’ I have your way. When is beta #2?
    ooooohhhhhhhhhhm… ooooohhhhhhhhhhm…
    double double double double double double
    double double double double double double
    double double double double double double
    double double double double double double
    ooooohhhhhhhhhhm… ooooohhhhhhhhhhm…



  2. Heather R. on May 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    50 is a chance of a chance for Chance! Maybe it just implanted later than first thought? I’m not losing hope and will do my funky chicken dance tonight at midnight after the kids leave.



  3. Sandi on May 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Lots of prayers for you and the whole team! I am praying like the dickens!



  4. JessPond on May 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    50 is better than 13. And 60% is better than odds that a lot have had.
    I am hoping, praying, and praying some more.



  5. chicklet on May 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Sending lots of hope this one turns out for you all!



  6. Kristin on May 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Hoping and praying this one sticks around and thrives!



  7. whitney on May 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    im a lurker but ill come out of the closet for this amen! i will keep you and those beans in my prayer for some “power up!” until one safely lands…my first beta after ivf was low and i delivered twins just short of 35 weeks…betas are what they are, an estimate…im so excited for all of you!



  8. Danielle on May 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    60% isn’t bad at all! I’m totally gonna put on my bikini *EEK* and do a little dance for all of ya. I’d do it naked…but…yeah nobody wants to see that. Nor SHOULD they! Tons of thoughts, prayers, good juju, and all that jazz coming your way!
    *HUGS*



  9. Serendipity on May 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    good luck, I’m sending loads of wishes that everything doubles nicely for beta#2



  10. Coggy on May 22, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve been checking back here endlessly today. I’ll be dancing round the fire burning chicken feathers.



  11. Cindy on May 22, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    ….lighting a candle for you all right now. So happy you’ve made it this far…hope you keep going all the way!



  12. sarah on May 22, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    2nd beta tells the story. Hold tight!



  13. brown-eyed-girl on May 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    50 is a damn fine number lady. Damn fine! Doin a happy dance for you now!



  14. anymommy on May 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Holding my breath while I burn chicken feathers and light candles.



  15. Shawna on May 22, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    50 is good. I am hopeful that this is the time for all of you. Stick baby, stick. Grow baby, grow. Will be my mantra.
    Sending you lots of good/hopeful thoughts.



  16. dragonfly mama on May 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    sending you lots of light, energy & prayers.
    –longtime lurker coming out during ICLW to thank you for your blog!



  17. PJ on May 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Wow! You certainly have my prayers and warm fuzzy thoughts!!!



  18. duck on May 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    beta shmeta – I have seen many work with 50, and many not stick with 100 (like ours) so just be happy so far, so good.



  19. k@lakly on May 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Keeping everything crossed and hoping for things do what they are supposed to do, stick and grow!
    xxoo



  20. Mel on May 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Oooooh! Congratulations 🙂 I am holding all of you in my heart and hope the next beta is double or more…



  21. Stacie on May 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Yay for the 60% chance. That doesn’t sound too bad at all.
    When is your 2nd beta?



  22. tash on May 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    stripping naked and running in traffic in 5. . . 4. . . 3. . .



  23. Jo on May 22, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Holding on for you!
    Hugs,
    Jo



  24. Andrea on May 22, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Woohoooo! That is awesome! Doing a doubling dance for you guys!



  25. Lassie on May 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I’ve had you on my mind all day!
    Sending you all the hope and good wishes I can muster.
    Hang in there!



  26. Becky on May 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    50 sounds like a lovely number to me!



  27. Melissa on May 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Keeping you in my thoughts!!!



  28. Betty M on May 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Given my first was a beta of less than 50 at this point I am here with all fingers crossed for you and Chance.



  29. My Reality on May 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Hoping for magic.
    When do you repeat the beta?



  30. deloresmelon on May 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    OH OH, I’ll dance nakie!!! I’ll dance nakie!!
    Hell I’ll burn the neighbors dog too! can’t hurt right?



  31. coffeegrl on May 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Okay here it goes…..please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please let this be IT!!!



  32. Carrie Holmquist on May 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Remember to breathe or I’ll just kick your ass in 9 months. 😉



  33. staciet on May 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I think you got a little fighter in there…he/she is going to spit in the face of those odds and flip them the finger in about 9 months! 🙂
    Believing this is the one…



  34. Erica on May 22, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Thinking great thoughts for you. Keep it doubling!



  35. MrsCaptain on May 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Dang it! I don’t have any lucky monkey urine to drink! LOL… I am crossing fingers, toes, tongue, legs, arms and eyes for you~
    ICLW~



  36. Laura on May 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    i am shooting up prayers for you left and right!!!



  37. Alison on May 22, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I was getting ready to do a rain dance for my garden so I’ll throw in a baby dance for you… two for the price of one! Can’t beat that!



  38. Alana-isms on May 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Crossing all phalanges for you! 🙂
    *ICLW*



  39. Ms. J on May 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Will be thinking about you extra lots even more in church on Sunday :o)



  40. Ginalou on May 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I’ll cross my fingers and toes…
    ICLW



  41. Kristin on May 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    You know, I still think it might be twins. Growgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrowgrow



  42. Jen on May 23, 2009 at 1:26 am

    50 is GREAT, Moxie! I was told the doctors want to see at least 25. I SO hope this is it for all of you!!
    I’ll be praying for you!!



  43. charmedgirl on May 23, 2009 at 7:51 am

    doesn’t mean shit till sunday, so let’s take that 50 and settle in…get frank to get to bakin…cause i know i’d want some baked goods stocked…



  44. Danifred on May 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Sending tons of baby dust your way!!!!
    ICLW



  45. Sara on May 23, 2009 at 9:33 am

    50 sounds like a lovely number to me. I know two 9’s that turned into babies.
    I found THREE four-leafed clovers today, and will be pointing them all in your direction while chanting and shaking tail feathers.



  46. Niki on May 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I’m late in posting, but wanted to let you and Chance know that I’m crossing everything I can for you and hoping that this little one is snuggling in for the long haul!



  47. jenn on May 23, 2009 at 10:16 am

    you’re in my thoughts for some good doubling & a smooth rest of the journey!!!



  48. Baby Smiling In Back Seat on May 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    That is excellent news. I was thinking about you guys when I was nowhere near internet access and knew that your post must be out there waiting on my Reader.
    Dr. Google can suck it. 100 is a bogus goal, glommed onto not on an empirical basis because it’s a round number.
    My 12DPO beta was 79 (1.75 days before your current number), and the nurse said “anything over 50 is good.” 79 is far from 100.
    Then at 21DPO my beta was double the average for higher order multiples. My point? 100 is clearly not the magic number, Dr. Google. What med school did Dr. Google attend, anyway? Hollywood Upstairs Medical College?
    I have all sorts of hope for you.



  49. Rebecca on May 23, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Congrats! Crossing everything for you all!



  50. Dora on May 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    50 is right on target for a singleton. Doubling is what matters. Hoping hard!



  51. Nishkanu on May 24, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Hoping and praying and crossing fingers, toes, and other bodily parts that everything comes up roses!



  52. Nancy on May 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    FUCK YEAH!!!!! double your pleasure with doublemint betas.
    Thrilled for both your and chance. (and apollo!)



  53. Nancy on May 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    both YOU and chance. I’m can’t type today.