Monthly Archive: September 2007

The results are in: 447 74

The results are in: 447

Well, that hCG quantitative is not as depressing as the 22 result, but not as awesome as the 1,221 that NikkiZ gave us. It’s closer to “good” than the 123 from last time, so they’re not ordering anymore blood work. (Yay!) My progesterone was low (20) but nowhere near as low as it was with the last pregnancy (8). They are still prescribing me Prometrium, but I’m not as panicked as I was last time. In other words: Good news. I’m pregnant. MrZ is now in charge of changing out the kitty litter. It’s Friday and life is damn good....

The Happy Thought Brigade: Coming to A Blog Near You. 16

The Happy Thought Brigade: Coming to A Blog Near You.

I was reading Julie’s latest article at Redbook where she answered several questions about her donor cycle. However, one of the questions that rung out to me was about her position on “hope” or “expectations” when waiting. As I read the question, I had a very strong response in my mind. And of course, Julie said the exact same thing I was thinking: I will say this: Bad news is crushing whether you expect it or not. If you’ve expected that negative, or that cancellation, or that miscarriage, it’s no less devastating when it actually happens. It’s just that you’re...

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. 13

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

MrZ called me after picking up NikkiZ yesterday and said, “They’re having their Halloween parade tomorrow at school.” Huh? Halloween parade on September 28th? “Um. That doesn’t make sense. Halloween is a month away.” “Well. It says there is a parade and she has to wear yellow, black, and green.” Huh? Halloween is orange and black. And why can’t they wear costumes this year? “Um. That doesn’t make sense either. I’m calling the school.” I called the school and had the following conversation: Me: Hi! My husband said you’re having a parade tomorrow and I’m wondering what that’s about. Her:...

When my conversational skills disappear 51

When my conversational skills disappear

After I took the positive test yesterday, I called my doctor to get the paperwork drawn to order my HCG QUANT and my PROGESTERONE tests done. It’s a blood test I’ve now had done dozens of times. We’ll find out the numbers today. My progesterone is always too low and so I always have to take supplements. I have no idea what we want my HCG to be because my schedule never got “regular” after NikkiZ so I don’t know when I ovulated. But – there will be a level that is “high enough we’re satisfied” and I’m hoping we...