Saturday, June 30, 2007

Just Exhale

I have been able to sigh with relief - for now. I got a call from the nurse today and she said, "Well, do you feel pregnant?" My hcg level was a perfectly respectable 300. My progesterone was 18, though, and they like to see at least a 20. This was before I started the suppositories, so hopefully that number will go up, up and away. I am scheduled for another blood draw first thing Tuesday morning to make sure my hcg is going up as it should. A few weeks after that, my first ultrasound. After 10 weeks I am turned back over to my regular OB/GYN. There has been no more spotting (knock on wood) and some stomach discomfort (not throwing up-the other thing) and pinchy twinges here and there. I am tired, but probably more from worrying than anything else. For now, I am just going to get through the weekend and make it through Tuesday. I'm not really thinking beyond that. When M and I were at the store this morning he noticed that they make S.noopy (he LOVES S.noopy) baby wipes. I told him to keep walking. Not going to go there, yet.

Thank you all so very, very much for your thoughts and prayers. They truly kept me sane. I am going to take advantage of my laziness and write some braces bunch cards this weekend!

12 comments:

Cibele said...

Dear Kate, you're right, take a day at a time, you will get there. Your numbers were very good.I am so happy for you!!!!
PS: my husband also loves S.noopy LOL

Hugs my dear and I wish you all the best

Inconceivable said...

Kate - Excellent! I am so very excited for you. You're right, One thing at a time. Blessings

Sticky Bun said...

So glad things look good! Wishing you all the best!

Courtney said...

I can't wait to see your steadily rising numbers! Wishing the absolute best for you...

Chris said...

Glad things are shaping up! So happy for you :)

nancy said...

I just wanted to tell you my late congrats. I'm very excited for you!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I'm trying to stay one day at a time right now, too. I hope things continue to look great for you.

ultimatejourney said...

Yup, I'm on the "one day at a time" plan too.

I can't wait to hear your results tomorrow!

Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

I missed your fantastic news this weekend. I was out of town, then wrapped up in my own news. Congratulations!! That is a great number, and I'm incredibly happy for you!

Tam said...

That's just awesome news. Praying that those numbers go up and up and up!!

One day at a time sounds good to me :)

Mands said...

Hi Kate, discovered you on my Braces Bunch list, and it seems just in time too!
What a wonderful surprise for you!
How long have you been TTC? Was this a natural/IUI/IVF?
Fill me in!

deanna said...

Agh! So sorry I missed out on your big news!!! Long-delayed super-CONGRATS to you!!!!! How excitint and wonderful!! Hugs!