My hormone levels came in - estrogen at 264 and progesterone at 25.2. They have both declined significantly and I haven't changed a thing. They are unhappy with the estrogen level and want to see it around 300 so I have to double up the patches again (good stuff) and they want to keep me on the pio shot. I just completely freaked out. My assumption is that the placenta is not taking over at this point and I am preparing for a miscarriage. Of course, they told me that this is unlikely as my progesterone is still above what they like to see (20) but they aren't sure why my levels are going down and not up. Its worrisome. I just called my favorite nurse at the local RE's office and she was sweet (b/c I sound like a wreck I am sure) but said that their office doesn't even check estrogen at this point at all b/c it isn't that important at all and that my progesterone looked great. She said that if I feel uncomfortable that I really should stay on the pio no matter what the other doctor says, but they said to stay on it and check again in a week. So, we'll see what happens...of course, all I want now is to get into that sonogram appointment tomorrow and see that things are okay. As soon as I see that things are okay, I am going online to order my fetal doppler rental for 3 months or so just so I can check the heartbeat here and there.
It's funny, Brett and I were watching a show yesterday and it said something about how women with prior miscarriages can never relax and every little thing seems to be a crisis. We both agreed that this is true...and here is the evidence of it, right? I mean, I'm a mess.