Monday, November 4, 2013


It looks like I'm keeping my appointment, they were pretty adamant about that. It'll actually be 5w4d, which is one day before things went south with my second pregnancy... so maybe it's just as well we're going in then.

My thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) has already went wonky this pregnancy, so my dose of Synthroid needs increased. I should start the higher dose tomorrow, I was on 50mcg but we're upping it to 75mcg. My level was 3-5 pre-pregnancy, while on Synthroid and trying to conceive it was around 1.4, and now it's back up to 2.98. Hopefully we can get that under control without issue.

I started the prior-authorization process for my progesterone. Let's hope they approve it! Otherwise I'm switching from Crinone to Progesterone in Oil (PIO) and I'll have to pay OOP. I don't see why they wouldn't, but my insurance is insufferable so they probably will.

4w4d now and still no spotting/bleeding, just cramping and the same abdominal discomfort. I've gained some weight because I haven't been working out, and I've been eating terrible... some of my pants are tighter, which is bad because I have a few bruises from my Lovenox already, plus the abdominal discomfort. I really just want to lounge around the house in pajama pants right now.

I started getting bad anxiety about things last night. I feel a little better today. I just miss how zen I was a few days ago. I think there's just too many triggers, events coinciding. Like the birthday party last night, or the one coming up... we have one the day before my ultrasound, for a nephew, and it was his brother's party we were getting ready for as I started to lose the first one. I'm at the same stage today as I was when I lost the first and third ones. Just... a lot of reminders I guess... that this may very well be temporary.

Hang in there kid(s).


Sadie said...

I'm so glad to hear things are continuning to go well. I know that anxiety only too well, and haven't really found a way (short of outright denial) to cope...but somehow, I feel like we're in this together and that's a comfort.

Stay strong and sticky in there little one!

Rebecca said...

Having my thyroid go wonky is a worry for me too. Right now I'm 50 mcg of synthroid too. Hoping that things level out for you soon.

iamstacey said...

Just keep breathing ... don't think ahead. Just one day at a time. Keep breathing ... said...

Thinking of you and the babe(s) :) Hoping for a beautiful ultrasound! And I hope the insurance people aren't jerks, but let's be honest, they usually are :-/

jessiwallace said...

I feel so far behind! I am just now catching up on bloggers. Zoey has been sick! Glad things are going well so far - cant wait to read how that first big apt/usn goes!!

Dora said...

Just catching up! Doing the happy dance for you in my cubicle at work. YAY!