Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our prayers have been answered!

I am cautiously happy to report that I am pregnant.
I am in shock still and very scared. I want to be put in a bubble for 9 months. I had my blood work today and the nurse called me with my results. My HCG was 51.8 and the progesterone was 10.8.
They said the progesterone was a little low. They like to see that number in the teens. They want me to increase my progesterone to 3 times a day. So that's 600mg.
I guess my body doesn't produce enough. It really makes me wonder about my other two pregnancies. If its low now and I am already taking 200 mg of progesterone, how was it before when I wasn't taking anything. I don't think I will ever know.
I am going back Friday and hopefully the HCG numbers will double. Next week I am going to see if the progesterone is going up.
I am so happy that they are monitoring me very closely. I feel so good about this pregnancy. They know about the MTHFR mutation and I am on folic acid to correct this. I am also on baby aspirins. I think we will be OK.
Its been a long road. Its been 13 months since my last miscarriage. I never thought I would be here saying I am pregnant. I was losing hope but I said I did it before I can do it again. I definitely think the Clomid, Ovidrel shot and the IUI did the trick. I am thankful I went to the Reproductive Science Center. I never would of known of these problems and I don't think I would of gotten pregnant on my own.

I decided to give up teaching spinning. I was teaching two days a week. I decided I needed to do this. I know it didn't cause my miscarriages, but do we really know? I was reading in one of my books that after someone has had miscarriages they shouldn't do any strenuous exercise when they get pregnant again.
I just want to be safe and do everything in my power to keep this baby safe. My baby comes first. My husband also has begged me to stop. I need to respect his wishes. Its was his babies he lost too. If it will make him feel better then its something I need to do.

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I just hope this is it.


Paul from Mind Parts said...

Congratulations Sue! We will be here for you throughout the process and afterwards!

Folic acid can be found in eggs, dark leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, oranges and orange juice and legumes, such as peas and dried beans.

Do you eat those things?

Love, Paul

Annie Marie said...

Congrats! Praying that all goes well!

Kristin (kekis) said...

That's great Sue - congrats!!! It makes perfect sense for you to be nervous and want to be "bubbled up" for a while. Just try to enjoy your pregnancy. I'm excited for you & Pasquale. Keep us posted!

Katie Jo said...

Congrats Sue!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Mrs.Andreazza said...

OMG! Congrats. I wish you a very healthy and happy 9 months ahead of you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and look forward to hearing many positive updates!