Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ahhhh, spring! (and a beta update)

When I got back to the house this afternoon after going for my beta and acupuncture, I all of the sudden noticed that hey, it's spring. Flowers are blooming. When did that happen? Could it be that something's been distracting me lately and I didn't notice? Hmmmm. So, enjoy a few shots from the garden. I swear, I have nothing to do with it -- these things pretty much grow on their own.

Second beta came back in today at 389, which more than doubled and made me very happy. Also happy-making was the news that my progesterone level was high enough (40.5) that I can decrease my shots to once a week. Hallelujah! Especially since the Mr. hit a vein on the way in tonight and made me bleed all over the family room carpet. The nurse told me that instead of a shot once a week, I could do vaginal suppositories three times a day, and sounded very excited to present me with that option. Lady, you're crazy -- I've had enough things up my hoo-hoo over the last few weeks. The party stops here.

Next step is another blood draw on Monday or Tuesday to check my thyroid levels. I'm hypothyroid, and apparently this whole pregnancy thing can knock things out of whack. And then we wait for the ultrasound. Love the waiting!

Happy spring to all, and to all a good night. I'm off to bed dreaming of parmesan.


Anonymous said...

So glad your beta is rising so nicely!

Emily said...

LOL - the party stops here!

GREAT beta and beautiful pics too!

Cady said...

Awesome beta! I'm not switching to the suppositories either. My friends tell me they're awful. I'll take a shot over the messinsss any day.

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babyinterrupted said...

Congrats on the beta! (And the PIO shots...once a week would be great.)

And happy Easter - parmesan is risen, it is risen indeed. :)

Carrie said...

That is awesome! Good call on the PIO. I am in a study at my clinic that has me doing progesterone suppositories 2x a day, and a) gross and b) I forget all the time!


sunflowerchilde said...

I didn't even know that a once-a-week PIO was even a possibility - nice!

Happy to hear that all is going well, hope you enjoyed your parmesan.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the great second beta!!