Beta #1: Shit Just Got Real

2 Nov

17.7 at 13DPO.

Although, as it turns out, I might have miscalculated and could only be at 12 DPO.

It’s a little on the low side, but my RE said it’s totally within the normal range for how far along I am. The bigger test will be to see how much it goes up when I get beta #2 on Monday morning.

For now, I am pregnant. <—–That’s a sentence I have never been able to write/say before 🙂

It’s going to be a long weekend. So all you pregnant ladies out there, please regale me with stories of low betas that turned into to super healthy, squishy babies!




38 Responses to “Beta #1: Shit Just Got Real”

  1. jell jell @ I'll Sleep When They're Grown November 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Wait, what’s this beta business? Pregnant! Yaaaaaaaay!

  2. EmHart November 5, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Will be on tenterhooks for your update. Congrats again Mama Ford!

  3. robin November 4, 2012 at 10:55 am #


  4. Mamma V November 4, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    Congrats! You have been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award! Go to my blog page and follow the instructions. Congrats!

  5. Roxxroxx November 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    This is seriously some of the best blog news I’ve ever read. Congrats jenn, enjoy each day as much as you can and do some lovely pampering till Mon. Xxx

  6. jo November 3, 2012 at 8:46 am #


  7. stupidstork November 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    What the mother eff?? I’m sick for 10 minutes and I miss everything!

    Congratulations, mama! I’d say the number sounds wonderful!

  8. TheStorkWhisperer November 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Congratulations to you!

  9. futuresoccermom November 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Woohoo!! Congrats to you!!

  10. Theresa November 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Bring it on Monday, and bring it on with a great BETA!! WOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!

  11. Jenny November 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for happily rising numbers on Monday. As everyone keeps telling us, the initial number isn’t as important as the doubling. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  12. steph50 November 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Congrats!!! 🙂

  13. laughingpromises November 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Oooooh, I was just praying for you before reading this post and realising! I am so happy for you, hun, and praying for a sticky baby. 🙂

  14. The Benda Family November 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh gosh — the anticipation is going to kill me! 😀 Have a great weekend!!!

    • The Benda Family November 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      I didn’t see your announcement before reading this post. I’m so happy for you honey. Gah! I’m crying tears of joy for you!

  15. No Baby Ruth November 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    You’re pregnant and it’s really early. Definitely don’t worry yet! Try to enjoy it!! Don’t know if you follow Allison’s Wonderland but she had some low betas early on… 25 at 13 or 14dpo and then only 34 two days later. Her son is now 14 months. I think you’re looking good. Enjoy the weekend!

  16. babylopez8410 November 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I thought my first beta was low too but it ended up doubling and helped me set aside my fears. Just remember the range for a “normal” beta is all over the chart. Some start off really low and some start off really high. But CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I couldn’t be happier for you. Sending good luck vibes your way. Have a wonderful weekend enjoying your pregnancy!!

  17. Kelly November 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Similar to Izzy, one of my BFFs (also named Kelly) had a beta of 25 on 14 dpo and THAT 25 is now almost 4 months old and absolutely beautiful. Yay for 17.7!!! Stick little bean!

  18. Seagull November 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    WOO HOO! that is so exciting – congrats and GL for rising betas 🙂

  19. Amanda November 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    What wonderful news!! Enjoy every second of this exciting day, my friend!!!

  20. SM November 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Congrats! Thinking good thoughts for you!

  21. Izzy November 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Your post reminds me of exactly how I felt on 13 DPO. My beta was 22 and I was convinced it was too low and that no viable baby would ever come of it. I spent the next 48 hours a complete wreck so try to relax and enjoy this time. That 22 low beta is now sleeping on my chest making cute little squishy noises. I’m sending all my sticky, implanting and getting comfortable thoughts your way! Xoxo

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      Thanks so so so much for sharing this with me. It’s exactly what I need to hear!!

  22. Kristin November 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    For now you are pregnant and that is a big fucking deal. Congrats, my friend. Congrats. Sending lots of positive, sticky vibes in the direction of Baltimore.

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      BFD, indeed!! If nothing else, I will be pregnant for 2 whole days and that is a brand new feeling 🙂

  23. storkchaser November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Oh sweetie I totally got misty when I read, “for now I’m pregnant.” It’s a wonderful amazing feeling and I’m so glad you have it. I’ll send Izzy your way for some comfort.

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      Thanks for sending Izzy over to comment. That’s exactly what I needed. xoxo

  24. tchrgrl05 November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    at 10dpo my beta was 15 🙂 Not the same day, but close. And baby is now 25 weeks big, or maybe it’s just my belly that’s 25 weeks big… try to relax this weekend. my motto was TODAY I am pregnant.

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      That is so great to hear!! You ladies are all giving me exactly what I need…HOPE!!

  25. KelBel November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Congrats!! Sending lots of positive vibes your way!

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm #


  26. 35life November 2, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Yay! Congrats! Great news!

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm #


  27. slese1014 November 2, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    HOPING AND PRAYING FOR YOU!!! and yes I did that in all caps so you knew I meant business 🙂 A positive is a positive…be pregnant for the weekend and find out more on Monday….

    • Amanda November 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      17.7 sounds wonderful to me! try to stay busy this weekend! easier said than done, I know, but enjoy it!

      • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

        I’m going to do my best. And for today, 17.7 sounds great 🙂

    • Jenn November 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      I can definitely feel that CAPS BUSINESS over here 🙂 Thanks so so so much!!!

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