Friday, May 21, 2010

More Progesterone + prayers for a dear friend

This week I had another blood test to make sure my progesterone levels were still acceptable.  I haven't taken the Prometrium in a few weeks, so this final test ensured that everything was still working.  My doctor called me this morning and said my levels were over 50.  In my no-coffee-yet fog, I can't remember the exact number, but the main part of the news decreed that I didn't have to take any Prometrium nor get blood tests for the rest of the pregnancy.  What a relief!!

Yesterday I went to my favorite phlebotomist for the blood test.  Her tests are always quick with very little pain.  Ever since my blood test fiasco of last year, I've gone to her for every test.  It was kind of an emotional moment when I left; she gave me a hug and said she was so proud of how far I had come in my fear of needles.  I promised to bring the baby by her office to show her.  How funny that you can become friends with someone over blood and needles. :)

Last night I received some terrible news that a dear friend has lost her third child.  A week ago she told me of her pregnancy, noting that she was due exactly one month after me.  Yesterday at the doctor's office they found out that the baby had stopped growing.  Please keep my friend and her husband in your prayers during this heartbreaking time.  This situation just made me ask "Why, God?" over and over.  Sorry, I'm not one of those people that always agrees with God's will.  To see such a wonderful, holy couple lose 3 children just defies logic.  Sometimes I feel guilty being pregnant when these situations arise or when reading the posts of bloggers still struggling with IF.  Maybe someday in heaven (Godwilling) it will make more sense...

8 comments:

Grace in my Heart said...

What great news! I'll say a prayer for your friend- so sad!

Life In Mazes said...

Prayers abound for your friend! Yah, for your awesome progesterone numbers!!!

Maureen said...

I am so very thankful for your good news and I will lift your dear friend and her husband up in prayer as well.

Ann - Building a Nest said...

My heart just breaks for your friend. I'm so sorry and will pray for her.

Such great news on your P4!

Thankful said...

Prayers for your friend - how heartbreaking.

Great job with the progesterone!

mrsblondies said...

Praying for your friend. Glad to hear your numbers are good.

WheelbarrowRider said...

That is so sada bout your friend and I will definitely pray for her. I have heard this can happen with clotting disorders unfortunately :( I am very happy to hear about your pregnancy. I just saw you are 25 weeks, somehow I missed you were that far. That is huge! Amazing!

the misfit said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I will keep your friend in my prayers. Glad to hear you're off the shots and in healthy territory!