Thursday, January 7, 2010


Yesterday I had my second ultrasound. Joseph is in there, all snuggly warm and his little heart is beating wonderfully! I got to see the little flutter and it was beautiful!

Now here's the shocking part. I didn't expect the RE to stop my shot, but I was hoping that he would at least reduce my meds so I wasn't still doing a full 2ml of progesterone. The nurse coordinator emailed me this morning though and says that I'm to stop the progesterone shots completely, and wean off of the steroid. I am to continue on the suppository until 10 weeks of pregnancy.

WHAT?!?! Are you kidding me? No more shots!? I'm just dumbfounded. I didn't think he would just stop them! I fully anticipated another 4-6 weeks on the shots!

Kenny started helping me work out the knots last night. I laid on my stomach for about an hour or so while he used this back massager to work them out. There are two little "heads" on the massager and they can heat up if you turn the heat on. He turned the heat on, and then rubbed my hip until the knots let loose. The right side has a couple of tiny knots left. (And by tiny I mean about the size of a marble.) The left side though...well, I still have a huge knot there. It's not quite as bad, but it's still pretty bad. It's about the size of a softball and then the second one is a little bigger than a golf ball. It's ok though, I'll survive now knowing that I won't have to push through them anymore in order to get the medicine in!

I'm wondering if the nurse coordinator actually knows what she's doing. This wouldn't be the first time she's "mis-spoke" about something. I've had four different calendars because my meds weren't written right on the first ones. (I mean four different versions of the calendar I have now...which says the steroids stopped yesterday and the shots continue until the end of January.) I almost want to email her to make sure. I can't have this pregnancy screwed up because the NC is an idiot. (No seriously, she's a moron. Until three days ago she misspelled my name in every email. How hard is it to spell Jenni? Really? I finally emailed her back and misspelled her name. Instead of Titi, I called her Titty. She hasn't misspelled it since!)

She wrote it in two different emails though, so I would hope that she got it right. Maybe I should keep my mouth shut and count this as a blessing. I'm pregnant and I don't have to do anymore of the horrible progesterone shots!

Either way, I'm soaking in a warm tub tonight! I'm going to do some sort of workout, even if it's just walking the dog a mile or more like I did yesterday, and then I'm going to soak for at least 45 minutes. It's going to be wonderful. Me, some soft music, lavender bubble bath, and a warm tub...yep, I may actually sleep tonight!

Speaking of sleep, I slept pretty well last night. I think because I had walked so far yesterday that I wore myself out a bit. I was asleep by 10pm and slept until 6am when my alarm went off. Then, after the kids got off to school, I fell back asleep until 930. It was great! Maybe I'll sleep again tonight now that my body remembers how good it is!


AnGèLe said...

Sooo happy you got to see the flicker! YAY!!

UMMM? Really no more shots? I know different clinics use different protocols but this just seems premature to me! I was on the PIO shots (1cc) and the suppositories(vag rocket as I like to call them) 3 a day until I was 12 weeks!!...
I would ask again.. maybe not ask «Titty» LMAO! but someone else there?!

Holly said...

CONGRATS! I'M very happy for you!!! man i wish my doctor would tell me that but they already gave me the news that i have to be on it for a while! Congrats also on the heart beat! Hope you're feelin wonderful soon!!

Surrogate Mom said...

I think I'm going to email and ask about the stopping of the shots. I mean, don't get me wrong I'm thrilled to be done, but I'm also worried that it may be too with "Titty's" track record, I don't know if I should trust her.