Thursday, July 2, 2009

Weaning and the beauty of B6

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!

9 comments:

Me said...

Thank you for the update - I've been wondering how you're doing. Glad things are going well. And as for SILs... I have one I despise and is also an attention whore so I understand!

Jill M. said...

Great news on getting to wean off your meds and finding a solution to the m/s, wahoo!!! Ugh, your SIL just urks me, how lovely, same due date. Can't wait to see your next u/s!

Sky said...

I really don't like your sister-in-law. How awful to say, but oh so true. She's the witch who has to suck the oxygen out of the room for everyone else. She's the one who shows up at a good friend's wedding and uses the mic to make an announcement that she's pregnant - just to steal the bride's wedding thunder. She's an ass.

As for the PIO weaning, good for you. I'm already going to talk with my nurse on Monday (after the beta that I hope is good) about switching over to progesterone in suppositories. My ass is a DISASTER. I have enormous lumps with major bruising underneath and one side looks larger than the other and I nailed a vein twice last week - never mind that it just hurts. Last year the PIO went beautifully for me. And hopefully I'll be on progesterone for a longer haul this time but I can't imagine keeping this up much longer.

meinsideout said...

So glad the B6 is making you feel better. I too am looking forward to the next u/s picture.

I hope you can stay away from crazy.

smittenkitten05 said...

Sorry about the situation with the SIL. It sounds like she and your brother are trying to get closer to you, but just doing it in a totally misguided fashion! lol. On the bright side, it should be pretty awesome for your LO to have a cousin so close in age - a built in playmate so to speak, so there's that.

Lost in Space said...

So glad all is going so well. The med weaning sounds great!

WillBeMom said...

Good news on the meds front - YAY !! indeed.
It was amazing to see the ultrasound pic - thanks for sharing.
Hoping your SIL will not be a lot of bother from now on. ...

Kris said...

Woohoo! Glad the B6 is working for you! And how awesome that you are weaning from your meds.

People like your SIL need to be hit upside the head with a 2X4. Honestly!

Anonymous said...

What is it about scary relatives that their "present" to you is always, somehow about THEM? My sister "gave me" her playing guitar with our wedding band?! Huh? What does that have to do with me . . . NOT that she wrote a song for us or anything, she just played with them. So how their news about their kid is your present, I just don't get. Oh well. Good luck avoiding her likely over-the-top bonding attempts with you. Congrats on the good news so far.