Today we received the results of our first ultrasound.
There’s a sac. All appears fine but it’s too early – about a week, to be exact, to see the fetal pole or hear a heartbeat. Once you hear a heartbeat, there’s only a 5% chance that anything will go wrong, says my doc. So we’re having another ultrasound in a week. For now all seems fine except –
My progesterone dipped. My level was 24.1 last Tuesday and dropped to 16.5 two days later. So we took the test again today. If it’s the same or higher, we’re okay for now. If it’s dropped, then we may need to discuss progesterone supplements, though my doc does not recommend them.
“The body knows what to do. Sometimes the supplements only delay the inevitable.”
The progesterone level can suggest how healthy a pregnancy one is having.
I’m just relieved to know that it’s not an ectopic pregnancy. Now there are just other things to worry about. I did promise to stop emailing her so much, for which she thanked me. My husband voiced his surprise later.
“Does she know that your mom is dead? She could’ve been more sympathetic.”
“I thought so. Maybe I should remind her.”
I miss going to the gym. She recommended walking as opposed to more intense cardio or weight lifting, which I really miss.
“Is sex okay?”
My doctor nodded her head towards the waiting room, where my husband had retreated once she began examining me.
Unbeknownst to me, she walked out of the examining room and approached my husband.
“You’re going to want to send me flowers later.”