Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hormone Check

This morning I went in for a check of my Estrogen (e2) and Progesterone (p4) levels. My nurse told me they monitor these levels to make sure the medication doses are sufficient, but the results have no relation to beta hcg levels. I'll admit, that I was a little disappointed because I really wanted another test to put my mind at ease.

I went to the clinic around 9am and it was relatively empty. Usually I am there right at 7am so that I can get to work, but I was off today so I had the luxury of a sleep-in. The nurses all seemed to be happy for me, which was nice, but my local RE who I spent 3 years with, did not say anything. (It is possible that she didn't see me, but the waiting room is pretty small, I'll try and give her the benefit of the doubt; OR she could be embarrassed because she would have cancelled my cycle when the first fluid ultrasound came back. Either way, it's fine.) I gave my orders, closed my eyes and waited for the poke to be over. Seriously, I would think that after everything I have been through, the needles would get a little easier, but no. Still scare the hell out of me.

I went home and took a nap for 2 hours (is this becoming a trend?). I awoke to the phone ringing from my local clinic. Apparently, they run beta tests when you come for monitoring...just because. YAY. I love them. I think I told the nurse that. LOL. Anyway, here is my recap:

9dp5dt - 252
11dp5dt - 547
16dp5dt - 2872 Holy smokes!

E2 came in at 2781 and P4 at 10.2

I am very relieved and starting to let this become more real. Next hormone check is in one week.

Symptoms: sore boobs (although I have been sleeping with a sports bra, which is helping), fatigue (hello 2 naps this week) and extremely emotional (crying during GLEE and SYTYCD).



  1. Yay! So glad the results were wonderful and put you at ease!

  2. so happy for you that the betas are rising well! great numbers :)
    thinking of you and A all the time...

  3. SOOOOOOOOO happy for you!!! :)

  4. This is great news - yeah!!

  5. Yay! Yay! Yay!

    I swear we must have the same RE up here...sounds exactly like what happened to me when I got pregnant. I spent 4 years with my original RE before moving on but returned back to that clinic for local monitoring where she proceeded to pretend not to see me or know who I was. Oh well - don't let it bother you because YOU ARE PREGNANT!!!