Thank you all for your well wishes and congratulations after yesterday. I am so glad to be done with that scan and to be able to know it’s not ectopic. The rest of that day I spent being happy, but a bit nervous on if they will find anything else wrong with the baby since the progesterone was so low. I am nervous I won’t get a heart beat or something will show up in a prenatal scan. Yes, I guess the worrying never ends. Hubby was trying to get me to stop worrying. He said do what you can to fix the situation, but after that if you can’t do anything, stop worrying. Easier said then done.
Later in the afternoon yesterday the nurse called and said my hcg was rising just like it was supposed too. She said my progesterone went from seven to five though. I was like oh no! She said that is all within the same range. I was like if you say so. She then started talking about scheduling my next scan a week later. I scheduled it for tuesday so there is more chance of seeing a heartbeat so that I have less of a chance to freak out. She then says that I will be on endometrim suppositories which are a pill form of a suppository. I was like wait a minute, this morning I was told I would be put on progesterone in oil and they showed my husband where on the butt they should go and all about the needles and everything. She said they had a meeting and the RE in attendance said that endometrium twice a day should be sufficient. I was like I’m not sure, I have done a lot of research and everyone says progesterone in oil is the best. She says, you know it’s a shot right? I said yes. She said it was up to me to choose what I wanted, that either one would be fine. I asked her opinion and she said both would get the job done. She said the progesterone in oil gets your numbers up quicker and you can measure it in the blood. I asked which one cost less and she said progesterone in oil. So I picked the shots. That way I have the best chance of things, my numbers will go up quick, and it will be cheaper. Do you guys think I made the right decision? I asked where I was in my pregnancy and she said I was 5.0 yesterday and due August 2nd. I don’t understand why I had to ask for that information. Maybe because they are still being cautious? I don’t know. They managed to find a box of progesterone in oil in the office so after work yesterday I went upstairs and they showed me how to put the needle together and then one of the clinicians gave me my first shot. It wasn’t bad at all. However, I have read as you keep going it gets worse. I also think it has something to do with what oil the progesterone is in. I will have to look at what oil mine is in. I have to order my own box soon to replace the one the office gave me.
Question for you guys. I keep hearing how progesterone suppositories are good because they go right to the source, but you can’t measure the amounts in the blood. If I was started on progesterone suppositories at the beginning of my two week wait and only missed one day are my progesterone levels really that low since we can’t accurately measure them by blood tests? I’m sure there is a caveat in there somewhere.
Then later in the night about 5ish I got another phone call from the RE’s office. It was from the first nurse who did my scan in the morning. She said that having my scan this coming tuesday was too long to wait and she wanted to have me come in earlier. She said she wanted to be cautious and make sure everything is ok. So now I am having my first scan on this friday instead of this coming tuesday. She said she is looking for things to get bigger, but I’m not really sure what they are going to see that is different in three days. I don’t want to be freaked out by anything just because it’s too early. I’m all for being careful and cautious, but it’s increasing my nervousness.
Not much else to repot. I am having the worst time with concentration at work. I can work for a certain amount of time and then I’m done. I then google baby stuff and think about stuff and I’m no good for a while. I also created a new page on my blog. I decided that I wanted to put up some tickers and possibly pictures and other things when I get them of baby related stuff. I wanted it to be there for people who wanted to see, but I also wanted to not put it on the front page of my blog so that others don’t get bothered by it if they don’t want to see it. I am hoping for all f you to get your bfps! An you never know, things are so early for me, I might end up back in the trenches myself. I really hope this works out though.
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