Chrissy - I'm sorry your little one didn't make it. Stay strong
Raversangel - I put the clove of garlic in like an ob tampon (only without a string). YOu can string a thread on it if you wish for retrieval help, but mine worked it's way down over 6 hhrs and was fairly easy to get out. I changed it every 4-6 hours, for about 3 days. I nicked the clove (afterr the first one, which went in whole without nicks), with progressively more nicks each time. Some people find that nicking releases too much juice, which burns. That wasn't the case with me. Felt fine. Worked REALLY well. I love garlic!
Arwyn - no help with the progesterone, only to say that they put me on it today. I took my first dose around noon...
Update on me - It was a day of appointments. Midwife in the am - she was great. Spared me the lunchmeat lecture and got down to business. Took blood for BSU today, and will take it again Thursday and Saturday. Going in for a transvaginal ultrasound on Thurs at 6w1d. Started progesterone orally. Still very few symtoms...She said I had a very nice chart and suggested I keep temping.
My parents are coming to help me pack for my move. They were planning to come tomorrow (Wed) but I called Mom late this afternoon to ask if she would come to a medical appt w/ me on Thurs (DH is 6+ hrs away). She and Dad rearranged their plans, then she asked what kind of appointment.
me: "an ultrasound"
Mom: "of...? what kind of ultrasound?"
me: "a vaginal ultrasound"
me: "Well, hopefully we'll get to hear a little heartbeat, but it may be too early for that."
Mom: "OH!" (general excitement). "That's not my specialty" (Mom's an RN)
me: "well, brush up, because I need you to pay attention, ask questions, and take notes"
Mom: "Oh, this is so exciting. I think I'll keep quiet about it for a bit." (I think she was not going to tell dad...not sure why or why not. Dad's driving down here, too, but he won't go in for the ultrasound! He'll probably stay at my house and take a nap,)
I also told my best friend, who told me a few weeks ago that she was 4 weeks. She was cramping, and nervous, so she called me for reassurance. I haven't talked with her since, so I started the phone call asking for updates and being chatty. "So, you're how many weeks along?" "8 1/2" "Oh, so you just 2 1/2 weeks ahead of me." Then, we griped about lunch meat and hot showers.
I'll post more later - after my ultrasound, probably . Thanks for indulging my chattiness tonight.
ETA - the rest of my appts:
late am = last haircut at the salon I love
noon = acupuncturist. I was so wired that I didn't fall asleep. I always fall asleep. She said i was stronger this time around, that my pulse was stronger. However, it wasn't strong enough to tell me if it is a girl or a boy. I think I'll try to schedule another appt on Monday. If the ultrasound/HSG info is bad, she can help me move on with a miscarriage. If it's good news, then she can help with that, too.
mid-afternoon orthopaedist. They couldn't do an x-ray of my foot, but they discharged me anyway. The dr barely GLANCED at my foot. Just asked me, "the left one, was it?" and when I asked for an update on my PT prescription, he said he didn't think I needed any more PT. So, I guess my foot is healed! (OK, I'm still wrapping it in an ace under my sock, and I"m still a little careful wth it. I still take calcium and vitamin D...)