So I had another pregnancy test today! I didn't need to have it done, but I wanted to! When I was pregnant with Jonathan, I did another test a week after the last one, just to see that my numbers were going up. So I decided that I wanted to do that again this time, for peace of mind that this pregnancy isn't just a dream, and to also be able to compare them to Jonathan's numbers!
I got the call back from my nurse around 2 today, and the numbers had indeed gone up! Yeah! As a rule of thumb, pregnancy hormone numbers (HCG--what these tests are measuring) should double about every 48 hours. So according to that, my numbers today should have been around 10,000 today. My number was 14, 716!! So that means everything is proceeding like it should! I questioned her about that number, but she said that didn't necessarily mean anything at this point. It is high, but she's seen single babies with super high numbers, and twins with lower numbers...so we just have to wait for the sonogram in 10 days!
Every pregnancy is different, I've been told, and the numbers are too, but just for comparison, here are my numbers with Jonathan's pregnancy and the numbers from this pregnancy...
1st test...Jonathan--94, now--272
2nd test...Jonathan--242, now--1,070
3rd test...Jonathan--6,632, now--14,716
So I'm not quite sure what to make of it all, especially since Jonathan's numbers more than doubled on the last test as well. But it doesn't matter! Like my mom said on the phone today, "No matter how many are in there, this means you are having a baby!" And we are so truly thankful for that!!