Thursday, June 16, 2011

And the Answer Is...

I got a blood test today for pregnancy and progesterone. My HCG is 811 and my progesterone is 4.5. When I heard the HCG level from the nurse, it sounded pretty high. But, if I count from the first day of my last period (not counting the bleeding 2 weeks ago), I would be about 6 weeks. When I look on all the websites, that seems low. The nurse told me that the progesterone was low but that Dr. P wasn't really worried. I think he just didn't want me to worry because I just googled and it's supposed to be at least 10, they say. But, I can't worry. I can just pray. We are excited! The doctor gave me some samples of Crinone cream to insert every morning, to help support my progesterone levels. So, hopefully the bleeding will stop. I can't worry. I know I already said that, but I have to keep saying it.

I am going back on Monday for another beta and progesterone check.  Please say some prayers for us.

Until then, here's the little stick that started it all today:

One little word, but it speaks volumes, doesn't it?


  1. Bleeding can be quite common but a major worry at the same time. Sending you my very best wishes and hoping all goes well at your appointment. x

  2. What a great beta...and that progesterone really works! I used it until I was 12 weeks with the twins and a little less with Baby Andy. I have a whole box (I think) of unused Crinone (or something similar)....want me to look for it and send it to you?

    So so happy!

  3. And just had to add that my "word" was couci...I mean tell me it isn't funny considering where you have to put that Crinone!

  4. "couci"! Hilarious! Very appropriate. I'll let you know tomorrow if I need it. I'll give you a call!