I found out today that my progesterone is at 28. It was at 60 last week, and dropped to 28 with only taking 1/2 the dosage. I am really concerned, not about the level, but about my body's ability to produce the progesterone on its on. The placenta should be taking over now, and the research shows that high levels of progesterone outside the normal range lead to birth defects. God knows we do not want that either. From what I saw on the Internet, progesterone levels vary pregnancy to pregnancy. In the first trimester 28 is a little above middle of the road. The nurses keep saying that anything above 20 is good. I just worry, because of the 'what if'. What if it drops below, what if my body can't sustain the pregnancy? I know that I am going to worry myself to death if I let myself play that game. Thank goodness that we can cast all our anxieties and fears on the Lord.
This weekend is a busy one. My mother, grandmother, brother, his girlfriend, James' mom and step dad, aunt and uncle, cousin and his girlfriend are going to be here tonight for dinner. James' dad is driving up my new (well new for us, it's a 2006) Tahoe. I am very excited about that. My brother is up at the Texas Tech Rodeo in the morning, and James family is going to the game. I will be at home probably sleeping.
I am really excited to see everyone. It should keep my mind off things.
We have a sonogram on Tuesday. I will be 11 weeks and 5 days at that point. This should be a very telling day.
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Love to you all,