- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Yesterday I was freaking out about not having morning sickness yet with my very, very new pregnancy. This is my first after a miscarriage in August and I am super nervous. I said yesterday that I really want this pregnancy to feel different since I didn’t have morning sickness last time. It feels different, but not different, so far and I am feeling okay with that (at least today). It is so early still, that I haven’t even missed a period and a lot of women probably don’t have symptoms at this time. LMP was October 12.
Anyway, feeling positive because I went in for bloodwork yesterday to get my progesterone checked. Last time I waited until my first appointment at 6 weeks to do bloodwork, but this time I asked for it to be done immediately since I knew I tested low last time. I got my results really quickly, the nurse called this morning! For some reason they did not test my hCG level- honestly, I think it was because the nurse didn’t believe I could already be testing positive for pregnancy so early in my cycle when I called. They just did a positive/negative test and of course it was positive. So the nurse is having them rerun it for the hCG level and I should get that count back tomorrow. My progesterone was a little low. It was 16.9 and they like it to be at 20 at my doctor’s. So I am starting suppositories this afternoon. But, last pregnancy my progesterone was a 7, so while not out of the danger zone yet, I feel really, really positive that it is more than double this go round. Also, starting the suppositories two weeks earlier into the pregnancy will hopefully help things as well!
I will repeat lab work on Monday to make sure my hCG is increasing appropriately. My husband wants to celebrate tonight that things sound good, but I am afraid to jinx it! But after he said celebrate at a restaurant or tv dinner, I have agreed to tentatively celebrate tonight, haha.
Anyway, just wanted to share because I am hoping maintaining a positve attitude and staying relaxed (or at least as relaxed as possible for a spaz like me) will help things remain good!