Isaiah 40:31

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall walk and not be weary, they shall run and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Beautiful Day

This is shaping up to be a beautiful day. The sun is shining, break out the sunglasses! The birds are singing, well actually they are taunting me to put more food in the feeders. I'm trying to stay calm about the progesterone thing. Since I'm allergic to PIO, I just don't really see any other option. Since crinone doesn't get into the blood stream, she said that they have evidence that the levels in the area where it needs to be is 6-10 times what the serum level is. So that would mean, I'm about 60-100. I have to go back Tuesday for another ultrasound and blood work. I'll do whatever I have to, but I'm fearing that I might have to take this progesterone the whole pregnancy.
So the Baby Brunch, it was different. I definitely felt MUCH differently at this one than any other. I didn't know many people, but the ones I did know were "in the know" about our lil bubble. Its becoming more real, but even after seeing the bubble on the screen, yet it is still surreal. I've been fighting IF for so long, now I've got to apply my fight to this low progesterone.
I woke up at 3am, had to tinkle. Then I started praying. I prayed myself back to sleep around 4am. I prayed that God would make my progesterone level increase. Incredible, I woke up in a sweat at 6 am. Progesterone makes your body temperature increase! Just one more sign that God has this child in the palm of His hand. I need not worry, I need not worry. Okay, lets call it concern, is that okay? Better than "worry" if you ask me! Yep, thats me holding on and not allowing God to do his job.
So I'm humbly asking everyone for a very specific prayer of increased progesterone serum levels at the coming appointments. It means the world to me. Thank you in advance.


Kellie said...

Consider it done!

Kelly said...

Hi Hollie - I'm so glad to see that things are going well for you, despite the progesterone. Hopefully it's not a big deal and that your levels are just fine. I'll definitely pray that they are! BTW, where are you in the SE? I'm in South Carolina. :)

Chelle said...

I am also allergic to the POI.. Actually, I am allergic to the oil. My nurse said that nobody is allergic to the actual progesterone, but rather the type of oil it comes in.

"Normal" POI is in sesame seed oil and for this cycle they mixed the progesterone especially for me in cotton seed oil. (It didn't cost any more) I've only had two injections so far, but I think it's going to be okay.

Maybe it's the oil for you too? Something to think about.

I can't wait for your u/s today! Sending GOOD VIBES your way!

Anonymous said...

I will keep you in my prayers, that your P4 levels are where they need to be. God is watching over you and your baby. Have faith and it will be OK!