The journey of two guys ( with one cat & lot of great friends) trying to get through life and expand their family through surrogacy in Thailand.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

287 Vs 6,221

We just got the official results of our second Beta HcG test.

Our transfer was on March 27.

The first Beta test was run on April 5, and the result was 287 mIU/ml.

Our second test was taken on April 11, and the result was 6,221 mIU/ml.

We actually got news that the pregnancy was still viable on Friday, but because All IVF is so backed up, we had to wait until today to get the numbers. But it was worth the wait. We had to check it a few times to make sure our eyes weren’t playing tricks on us. That gives us a doubling rate of about 33 hours. We couldn’t be happier right now. Our neighbors can attest to that since I’m sure they felt the small earthquake created by Frankie frantically jumping up and down. (That man brings so much light and love into this house, it even amazes me sometimes…)

For those keeping track, the results from the last pregnancy were 119.8 mIU/ml for the first test and 1,793 mIU/ml for the second test. So while there are still no guarantees at this point in our journey, we’re definitely feeling very good about the new numbers and how things are progressing so far.

Now we just have one more week of crossing our fingers tightly until we might have the chance to confirm that little heartbeat. We know that not even the heartbeat is a guarantee…but to make it to that point would make us happier than words could describe.

In other news…we were supposed to get the keys to our new house last Friday. Instead, we found out that the seller wasn’t exactly being upfront about how much she owed on her mortgage and the house was actually a short sale…that the bank hadn’t approved! So, she was in breech of contract and the deal fell through. Definitely not how we wanted that story to end.

But getting this news makes that headache seem inconsequential. We could have made it a great house…but if we’re successful in this journey it doesn’t really matter. We’ll make anywhere we live an amazing home. 


  1. Yiiiiipppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Keep bringing on the great news!!!!
    Sorry about the house though!

  2. Fabulous news!!! I hope this is one of many positive posts for you guys!

  3. What fantastic news! Shame about the house, but the positive beta developments trump everything else

  4. Congrats you guys! These are great numbers. Sending best wishes for a nice strong heartbeat on the ultrasound

  5. Thanks guys! We're feeling really optimistic about everything, and really appreciate the support. The house was definitely a bummer....but UKDads hit the nail on the head. This good news definitely trumped that. :0)

  6. This is great news! My husband and I are rooting for you guys. You both are definitely heroes to us. Reading your blog helped to push us into taking the same surrogacy path. Sending out some good vibes in hope of a positive ultrasound! Good luck and try to sleep well while waiting. :)