Daily Archives: August 22, 2008

Ocean of Relief

[EDIT: HcG: 2,180 Progesterone: 21
HcG doubled, prog. went up, and we can truly enjoy the weekend!]

We just got back to work after this morning’s beta (I will update this post later today with the results). Nutella handled it like a champ, despite not feeling so well to begin with. When the blood draw was complete, I asked to speak with our doctor who, to our surprise, was in the office. I had a list of 4 questions prepared to ask her and we are SO RELIEVED at her answers:

Q: We are wondering why Nutella is now taking progesterone?
A: I put all my patients on progesterone in the beginning as a precautionary measure. It helps to prevent miscarriage, and even though you might be fine now, by the time we realize we may need it, it will be too late. It’s routine for me.

Q: How long will she have to take it… through the first trimester?
A: No, just for 8 weeks, until the placenta kicks in.

Q: And are you gung-ho about her taking it 3 times a day?
A: She can take it twice a day (whoo!).

Q: What’s our next step?
A: When the beta gets to a certain level, around 3500, then you’ll come in for your first sonogram, probably in a week.

Relief! We don’t know WHY the nurse didn’t just tell us this to begin with, but we have no reason to believe there is anything wrong with Nutella or the cupcake. We’re anxious for today’s beta result, but we’re no longer waiting with bated breath. And we now feel like we can truly enjoy the excitement of it all.

Oh my god, we’re pregnant!