October 19, 2011

More Happy Progesterone News

It seems my body has gotten on board with its progesterone-producing responsibilities.

During the previous test, it was 29 on one suppository a day. Monday's test showed a level of 39 after having been on one suppository every other day. So now I'm off the suppositories and will have another recheck next week to make sure the level is still okay.

Also, about that weight gain thing - apparently all I needed to do was blog about it, because somehow I am now up 4 pounds in 5 days. I'm not quite sure how. I know I baked that pan of brownies, but there is still about 1/4 of the pan left, and R and my mom have eaten their fair share...

7 comments:

Mo and Will said...

YAY!!! this must be such a relief!

mo

Libby said...

Sounds like your body has figured it out after all! Hope this brings a bit of peace/relaxation to you :)

Thanks for the travel info too :) I've been procrastinating on that, but I'll have to start checking things out soon.

MrsSpock said...

Yahoo!!!

Emily Erin said...

Good stuff, all the way around!

Thalia said...

Rebecca - great news on progesterone.

On weight, I don't thikn your reasoning in the last post and here is right. You actually don't need to gain any weight to have a healthy baby - people with hyperemesis gravidarum often lose weight by the end of the pregnancy but have 8lb babies. Now that's not a great way to do it, but equally it is very unhealthy to think about gaining 6lb in a couple of weeks because you haven't gained much so far. Just focus on eating healthily, not letting yourself be hungry, and drinking plenty, and you will gain weight as needed. Nightmare to have more weight to lose at the end of the pregnancy!

Also, a very rapid weight gain is often a sign of water retention, which is not a good sign (can be sign of increasing blood pressure etc.) so I'd mention it at your next docs appt and make sure they are keeping an eye on it.

MyTwoLines said...

What a relief on the progesterone.

and Rebecca: PLEASE do not worry about your weight so much. Enjoy brownies. Enjoy your pregnancy. Enjoy life! You are far too hard on yourself :)

Nico said...

AWESOME! news on the progesterone :)