I am starting to wean off the meds! yay! My progesterone had been staying steady at 29 or 28.5 but then on Monday went to 26....today it was 38.1!!! That is great! They like to see it at over 20 when you are on the PIO, and it has never been over 30 this cycle, so I am guessing that maybe, just maybe, the placenta and my body have taken over some of the progesterone production! that is the greatest news yet. Add to that the fact that for weeks now I've been dreading next Sunday...when Brett is away at his sister's wedding in Mexico and my local RE's office is closed and I have to figure out how to give myself this big ass shot all by my lonesome (yes, I know some women do it, but I'm a big baby about it). Now that I am cutting down to a shot every other day, I had the nurse make sure that it means I will skip next Sunday!!! Yay!!!! I also have been slowly watching my E2 climb for the last few weeks. It was at 520 a few weeks ago and then 592 last Monday and 796 this Monday...so they told me to reduce to 3 vivelle patches and today I was at 772. It seems that it is also climbing steadily...so I cut down to 2 patches on Saturday! yay (I hate peeling those patches off...they always take skin with them).
Besides that, I found out from my mom that my sister in law (brother's wife) went to see the doctor and got her official due date...you won't believe this...it is February 20! Mine is Feb 14th!!!! And, given that this is my first, I am likely to deliver late...and since it is her third now, she is likely to deliver early...isn't it cute? we'll give birth on the same day. Boo hiss. I haven't really spoken to them yet about the pregnancy but my understanding is that they were going to give me the news on my birthday (your birthday gift is the news of a new neice or nephew) but I didn't let my brother get to the point on my birthday and I haven't talked to him since. Probably bitchy of me...but oh well. I know it is in good intentions - this particular SIL and I have always had problems (read earlier post...or I could tell more stories) and I believe she wants to be pregnant at the same time as me so we can become more like sisters and she can share her infinite wisdom with me....and my brother just thinks it would be fun to have cousins of the same age. So, I can't be too mean about it. I am happy for them...just annoyed. And, I'm a little afraid of her trying to be too sisterly with me during this pregnancy - it will probably make us even more distant.
One more fun tidbit. After feeling sick for weeks now and getting progressively worse and worse with morning sickness, I went back to the "congratulations you are pregnant!" form that I received from the RE since I thought it said something about morning sickness. It recommended that I try 25mg of B6 3x a day. I did some research and though I know too much B6 is bad for you, this is a relatively small dose...so I went ahead and took one Tuesday night. Then I took 3 yesterday...and one this morning...and I feel sooooooo much better. I mean, I still get nausea here and there, but I'm not overwhelmingly sick and throwing up or dry heaving or laying on our chair-and-a-half and wanting to die, so that is an improvement! My nurse said that if I start to feel much better, I can cut down to 2 a day and stay on that (lowest dosage that works is best). So, I'm a happy camper. I actually ate lunch and almost enjoyed it!
So, my next ultrasound is Monday and I'll post more pics. As you heard above, I have decided, unfortunately, to miss my (good) sister in law's wedding in Mexico, which I am very sad about, but I just can't bring myself to do anything that could be risky and my RE disagrees with travel during the first trimester. Particularly to countries that don't have the best healthcare. Oh well, for now, have a great Fourth of July weekend!