I haven't written a post in over a month!!! Wow!!....I'm a bad girl!! Since my last post....I took clomid and ovulated, but BFN....really sucks! This cycle I am taking a break from fertility meds. With the holidays right around the corner, I just want to relax and enjoy Christmas! I have my yearly gyn appt on Monday so I will talk to my doc about our next step....I have a feeling he'll tell me that I need to see an RE which will put a hold on our TTC journey since we are OOP. That's all I know right now and I am really going to try to be better about blogging :-)
Finished my last provera pill a couple days ago and now I'm just waiting for AF to arrive so I can start clomid again....sometimes I think that I am crazy for going back to clomid....dealing with the hot flashes and what not but it's just so much cheaper and the 150 mg did make me o so why not give it another try.
I am usually really open about what I'm going through as far as fertility meds but this cycle I've decided to keep it to myself and a few choice people (and of course all the ladies on TTTC!)
I'm hoping for the best but don't really have any expectations this cycle. I'm just hoping to o on my own.
Today I am working a 14 hour shift....I have no idea what I was thinking when I signed up for it....I was thinking about the money, I guess. Still no AF in sight which is what I suspected would happen. I know I need to induce my period, but it's kind of nice being on a "mini break" from the whole IF thing. I am going back on clomid (my choice) because femara is so expensive and I didn't even ovulate this last cycle. I did ovulate on 150 mg of clomid so I'm going to try that route again.
I have not even begun to start the major procedures of IF. IUI and IVF are so expensive because I am completely OOP like a lot of women are and financially we just can't do it right now. It's so sad that it gets to a point that having a child depends on how much money you put into it....it just doesn't seem right.
I am just praying that the fertility meds work...otherwise, I might have to say goodbye to my dream of becoming a mommy.
One of my co-workers is pregnant, so being the nice person that I am, I took up a collection to get her a group gift. As I'm standing in Target today in the middle of "baby land", I go about my business picking out stuff and thinking how cute it all was....but the best part....I didn't cry once! Everytime I go to the baby section in a store I always cry or at the very least tear up....but not today! This was a big thing for me.
On the flip side, I did cry today because my temperature chart looks horrible and I'm pretty sure the doc was correct in saying I probably wasn't going to ovulate this cycle. It's amazing that the same dose made me ovulate last cycle, but not this one. I wish my body would just cooperate! I guess I'll wait a couple more weeks to see if anything happens and if not start the provera and move on.
I have not gone through any advanced treatments yet but I still feel hopeless and hurt. I know that if it's God's will, it will happen. I am struggling to accept that. I know it doesn't matter what fertility treatments I undergo....pregnancy will only happen when it's God's will.
Some days are definitely better than others. Most of the time I am a very happy person. I am always smiling and joking. My co-workers always tell me how boring work is when I'm not there. But there are days when my smile is so fake and my true friends can see right through me. It's hard to hear about other co-workers getting pregnant as soon as they start trying....and talking non-stop about pregnancy symptoms and how far along they are. It truly makes me jealous, and that upsets me because I am not usually a jealous person. I just don't know how to truly feel happy when I feel so broken...
Today I went to my doctor for a follie study. He had a hard time seeing my ovaries because I had a lot of stool in my colon. However, he said that he didn't see any dominant follicles and he doesn't think I'm going to ovulate this cycle. But he said it wasn't impossible. He told me to keep charting and to call him if I have a temp shift that indicates ovulation. So for today, I am just really really bummed. I don't understand how last month I responded so great to the femara and this month nothing.
At least Monday Night Football is on tonight....that will help take my mind of TTC.
Hooray! Football is finally here! Ben and I plan to sit on the couch all day and watch football. He can't wait to have a child to teach about football and baseball. Last night, I had a dream that we had a baby boy and I dressed him in a baby Steelers jersey and DH held him throughout an entire football game while explaining who the players were and what was happening. I actually woke up with tears in my eyes.
The picture is of Ben and I in Pennsylvania next to the Steelers stadium. Can't wait to have a mini Steeler fan :-) I have been scoping out the NFL shop for baby stuff...I'm so tempted to order things just so I have them, but don't wanna jinx myself.
Today is CD5 and AF is finally going away! I am on my 3rd day of femara (5mg) along with 1500 mg of metformin and a prenatal vitamin. I called my doctor's nurse yesterday to find out about having a HSG cause I have never had one and she said that when I come in for my next follicle study I could ask the doctor about it...which means I won't be able to have one this cycle. Hopefully I won't need one at all! So far, I'm feeling great....no side effects. I have 2 more days of femara and then I wait until Sept 15 to see my doctor (that will be day 17 and I usually ovulate on day 18)
My husband, Ben, is being really great. He takes great care of me and always listen to me complain about infertility and how it isn't fair that other people can get pregnant at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, I get really really bitter about the whole infertility thing, but then I tell myself, "What can I do about it?"..."Nothing". Another thing that is keeping me sane, are my 2 puppies, Taylor and Tucker!
Today is cycle day 14 for me and I went in today for a follicle study ultrasound. The doctor measured my uterine lining and said it was great! (10.5 thick) Then he looked at my ovaries and said I had a nice big follicle on my right ovary (19 mm)! He said follicles grow about 1mm each day and that I should ovulate in the next 6 days or so. I am so excited to finally have some good news....at least I know my body is starting to respond to treatment. My birthday is in 4 days and getting pregnant would be a wonderful birthday present! So for now, I'm just saying a lot of prayers and bd'ing a lot :-)
I am new to this whole blogging thing...but thought I'd give it a try.
I married DH, Ben, on May 18, 2007. We have been together since 2004. I went off birth control pills in August 2006. I hoped that we would get pregnant without help. In September 2007, I went to the doctor, finally, and found out I had PCOS. She put me on metformin and hoped I would get AF on my own....which I didn't. In December 2007, I went to a different doctor who prescribed provera to induce AF. It had been a year and half since last AF, so it was the mother of all AF's! Then I started my first round of clomid-50 mg. I was so excited to finally be doing something for my IF. It broke my heart when I got a BFN and on top of that, I didn't get AF. So it was back to the doctor for another prescription of provera and clomid-100 mg. Again, was very optimistic! I even started temping and monitoring cervical mucus. Was devestated again when I got another BFN and no AF either. So I was onto my 3rd round of provera and clomid-150 mg. I decided that I wasn't going to temp because it was making me crazy and obsessive! I would temp all day long...crazy I know! On cd14 I had an u/s to check follies only to find out that I didn't really have a dominant one. There was one that was 1.5 cm (but it has to be 2 to 2.5 cm to release). My doctor said that it may or may not mature and release. On cd 35, I actually started AF on my own...maybe my body is starting to respond! So this last cycle I took femara-5 mg and am currently on cd 12. I have been temping again this cycle because my doctor wants to see my temp chart. I have an ultrasound on Tuesday, August 12 to check follies...I am trying to be optimistic but don't want to be heart broken again. And on top of it all, my insurance pays for zero infertility issues!
This journey so far has shown me what a strong woman I am. It has tested my patience and my faith...but in the end has made me a better and more spiritual person. I believe that pregnancy will happen for me, I just hope it's sooner than later!