Tuesday, December 18, 2012

15 weeks!

Today is: December 18th, 2012

How far along: 15 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Up 3.6lbs from four weeks ago (yikes!) so up 1.0 for the pregnancy.  I was expecting it since we were out of town this weekend and ate a lot of yummy, fattening things.

Baby is the size of: A NAVEL ORANGE, approximately 4 inches long 2.5 ounces!

Baby is a: Most likely a boy.  At the NT scan the peri didn't give a guess but the tech thinks boy! Timing also points to boy! We will most likely do an elective scan around 18 weeks to find out.
Maternity clothing: YUP! Or sweat/pajamas pants.

Sleep: Much better than last month.  I typically wake 1-2x to pee.  Truitt is protesting bedtime though so it takes a good hour to get him to sleep and is absolutely exhausting.

Movement: I am almost certain I have felt a few flutters but it's still so early so I'm not 100%

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings? Hotwings, pickled okra, fruit, chocolate and Coke and Pepsi. Aversions? Nothing really

- Heartburn. Tums aren't cutting it any more and now I've graduated to Zantac
 - Sleepiness.  But definitely much better than before.  I haven't napped in over a week ;)

 How this pregnancy is different than the first:
-Heartburn.  While I had it with T I don't think it was this bad this soon

 The best moment(s) of this past week:
-Hearing baby's heartbeat on the doppler at my appointment.  160!

I'm looking forward to:
- Hopefully getting the ok to quit taking progesterone
-Getting more of a baby bump
-Feeling baby move regularly
-Finding out BOY or GIRL!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11 weeks!

Today is: November 20th, 2012

How far along: 11 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Up 0.4lbs from four weeks ago so down 2.6 for the pregnancy.

Baby is the size of: A BRUSSLES SPROUT, approximately an inch and a half long and 1/4 of an ounce!

Baby is a: Most likely a boy.  I have always thought I'd have two boys OR two girls and since we have Truitt I think it's going to be a little brother.  Also, looking at timing things are looking pretty in favor for BLUE! We will find out after the first of the year.

Maternity clothing: I did wear a pair of jeans the other day because they were a better style than my regular clothes but they were way too big.  My regular pants are uncomfortable especially by the end of the day.  They get unbuttoned when I'm sitting :)

Sleep: Not too good.  Up 2-3 times to pee and it takes forever to fall asleep.  Also a time or two a week I have been waking up about two hours after I go to bed and barely make it to the bathroom before throwing up.  I have been taking a nap with T most afternoons.

Movement: Baby is moving but it will be a while before I can feel it.

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings? Anything Pumpkin but I think that's just because of the time of year. Aversions? Anything I've thrown up- so tacos, Texas Roadhouse, bbq, the list goes on ;)

- Queasy and vomiting. In the afternoons and evenings my tummy is quite fluffy feeling
- Heartburn. Tums are already becoming almost a daily occurrence
- Sleepiness.
-Nipple tenderness- T still nurses at bedtime... YOWTCH!

How this pregnancy is different than the first:
- Throwing Up. In the past 11 weeks I've gotten sick more times than I did the entire pregnancy with T.  My OB kept me on Metformin (most do for PCOS moms because it reduces miscarriage rates if taken through the first trimester) and I really think it's contributing to the getting sick.  Today he told me to start weaning off of it!
-Weight gain. With T I had started gaining by this point and was in maternity pants

 The best moment(s) of this past week:
-Hearing baby's heartbeat on the doppler at my appointment.  I have a medical grade doppler at home but haven't been able to find baby but the dr did.  It's pretty far off to the side.
- Finding out my progesterone has started increasing.  First check is was 16.3 then dropped to 10. 7 and is now finally back up to 16.6.  It's still not high enough but thankfully it's going in the right way!
-We took our announcement pictures!

I'm looking forward to:
- Our NT scan! We go a week from today, on the 27th and will be announcing afterwards as long as all is well
-Getting over this awful cold I have!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nerd Alert!

Truitt LOVES taking people's glasses (almost everyone in our family wears them) and putting them on so a few months ago E decided that Truitt should be a nerd for Halloween. I think it turned out perfect!

This morning I asked what he wanted for breakfast and without hesitation he answered "Candy!" Needless to say, there was no candy for breakfast!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

8 weeks!

Today is: October 29, 2012

How far along: 8 weeks

Total weight gain: Down 3 pounds.  I weighed when I went in for my beta at 4weeks so that I would have a "base line" to go off of.  Our family did have the stomach flu last week so I think I lost all 3 pounds in one day

Baby is the size of: A RASPBERRY! Last Friday at our ultrasound CRL was 1.27cm!

Baby is a: Most likely a boy.  I have always thought I'd have two boys OR two girls and since we have Truitt I think it's going to be a little brother.  Also, looking at timing things are looking pretty in favor for BLUE! We will find out after the first of the year.

Maternity clothing: None. 

Sleep: Just like with T's pregnancy, the insomnia has already started.  I fall asleep relatively easily but when I wake up to pee it takes me at least 30 minutes but up to an hour and a half to fall back to sleep.

Movement: Baby is moving but it will be a while before I can feel it.

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings? Pickled Okra, Ranch Dressing, Salad, Fruit and Yogurt. Aversions? Mexican food.  I don't think it has to do with the pregnancy but more with the fact that we had tacos right before the stomach virus found me

- Queasy. I haven't thrown up outside of the virus but I am very queasy on and off throughout the day.
- Lightheadedness. Bootcamp is tough because I can't do anything with my head lower than my body or I feel like I'll pass smoth out
- Heartburn.
- Sleepiness. I could sleep ALL DAY LONG and I think I still would be tired.  It also doesn't help that T hasn't been the best napper

How this pregnancy is different than the first:
- Queasiness. I wasn't really feeling like this with Truitt.  I did gag from brushing my teeth all of the time with him but I haven't had that happen this time
- Boob Pain.  OR LACK THEREOF. With T my nipples were so incredibly sensitive and this time they barely bother me.  I think it's because T is still nursing and they're just desensitized! Speaking of nursing, my milk is almost all gone :(

 The best moment(s) of this past week:
- Seeing our baby on the ultrasound!
- Announcing to a few more friends that we're expecting! Again, we will not be making a big announcement until later on so please don't say anything outside of the blog!

I'm looking forward to:
- Getting my blood results back. I need some reassurance that my progesterone increased.
- Finding out when our NT scan will be.  I love ultrasounds!
- Planning for baby
- Telling the world that we're expecting!

(I borrowed this survey's format  from Laura at http://www.betweenthelinesblog.net/ Hope you don't mind Laura, I tweaked it a bit !!!)

I will be doing these updates monthly for now and once things start changing more I'll try to do more frequently!  You can see my 8 week update with Truitt here

Long time no post!

So it's been quite a while.  When we left off the follicle scan was no good- showing 3 follies all about 7 (needing to be close to 20!) well that was CD17. On CD19 I was shocked when I got a very positive opk.  CD20 the opk was also positive but not quite as dark as the day before.
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I continued to temp and fertilityfriend gave me crosshairs showing that I ovulated on CD19! I couldn't believe that I was in the two week wait!  I started testing on 9dpo and it was negative as well as the day after.
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On 11dpo I decided to take a firstresponse early result and there was a second line!  Could not believe it.  My guess is that there was either a follicle that wasn't seen on the ultrasound or that the measurements were just off.  I could also see a VERY faint line on the wondfo and walmart cheapie but it was one of those that you would maybe think you're imagining.
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So I decided that since when I was pregnant with T I just called E and told him the news, that this time I would do something cute.  We went shopping for a big brother shirt and then when E got home I was going to have T wear the shirt and go hand him the pregnancy test.  E almost always texts when he's on his way home but this day he left work a little early AND didn't text so when he got home, T and I were napping.  So boo for no surprise!

That was Thursday September 27th that I got the positive and I had my beta and progesterone checked on Monday.  Beta was 158 and progesterone was low at  16.3 so of course I started worrying even more about miscarrying.  We started the vaginal suppositories and I think I stay on them until second trimester.

This past Friday we had our first prenatal visit and all looks good! I haven't gotten my blood work results back yet but baby looked great with a strong heartbeat.  Based on fertilityfriend I conceived on CD19 and that would give me an EDD of June 9th but with the positive opk on CD20 we figured maybe it was a little off and sure enough, baby was measuring 7 weeks and 4 days with an EDD of June 10th!


Our next scheduled appointment is on November 21st but since we want the NT Ultrasound I will be getting a call from the perinatalogist and that appointment will be scheduled between November 19th and December 9th.

So.... I think that brings us up to date! Truitt is busy as ever and I hope to post some updates about him soon! He is just so active that computer time for me is VERY rare!!!

Also, if you happen to know me outside of the blogging world, PLEASE do not mention the pregnancy.  We will not be announcing on facebook or outside of close friends and family until we are further along. Thanks!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Another failure

I had an ultrasound Monday and had 3 follicles at about 10. I went back today, cd17, and once again they have shrunk! The biggest they could find as only 7?!?!? So now we wait for cd35 to start provera and then next cycle will be 150mg clomid, Femara (don't know the dosing yet) and a trigger shot. If it looks good we will probably do a doubleIUI although it will run us about $700. This also means that T has to wean because Femara has not been shown to be safe with breastfeeding. We are down to a bed time and about every other night in the bath but I'll slowly start trying to stop night time... I think that's what kills me the most!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I took my last provera pill on Friday and I'm still waiting for cd1. The past few cycles it has started 3 days after so I am hoping it's here any time now.

The plan is 1500mg Metformin, 150mg clomid cd5-9 and ultrasound cd12. We did another SA for E last week. When we were TTC Truitt E did a SA on the 21st, we found out I was pregnant the 23rd so the results obviously didn't matter BUT his count was 20 million; normal is 60mil-200million. This time his count came back at 58mil; much better than last time BUT still just under the low side of normal so DR P WANTS TO SEND US TO A SPECIALIST. Ummmm wtf. I told his nurse that it wasn't an option right now because a specialist will be 100% out of pocket since our insurance won't cover a cent of it and it would cost thousands for just the initial testing not even including treatment. When we go for our ultrasound I'm going to talk to Dr P and try to get at least 2-3 more clomid cycles in (about to start our 3rd) with him. If we still haven't conceived the next step is to get back on weight watchers and lose 20-30lbs and hopefully by then T will be weaned and then try clomid again.

I'm really thinking breastfeeding may be what is keeping it from happening right now. I weigh less and am more fit than when I conceived T so what else could it be?

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Looks like its time to start our 10th month/3rd medicated cycle TTC#2.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Updates all around.

Well today is cd30/10dpo (if I ovulated the day after my positive opk) and surprise, surprise BFN this morning. Granted, 10dpo is very early but I'm just not too optimistic. I'm thinking I had the surge but no actual ovulation. I'll test again Friday and Sunday and then start provera Monday. I am having none of the symptoms I had with T (exhaustion, acne, sore nipples) other than being tired but that's an all the time thing for me.

My sister had her first ultrasound and all is well! Baby's heartbeat was already showing and she was given an EDD of 3/27!

So I posted back in January how I started up as a Thirty-One consultant and I'm thrilled to announce that I just promoted to director!!!! My team is now up to 8 girls and I cannot wait to continue to grow! I had no idea when this started that I would be a director but I am loving every second of it! This month I will be receiving a $750 bestbuy gift card and in October I'll get my $1000 cash bonus for promoting! It's very very exciting and a wonderful blessing!

T is doing wonderfully! His vocabulary is starting to expand daily and my favorite is the way he says thank you and yogurt!!! He will occasionally got potty in the toilet but it's not a regular thing and I'm 100% ok with it- he's still very young!

Another exciting tidbit- I've been doing Baby Boot Camp since mid May. It's a stroller workout around a 1.2 mile track at a local lake. It combines cardio with strength training and it's fun because you're with other moms. Well as of last week I am down 7.5inches!!! The biggest change has been my waist and arms which is so exciting for me! I plan to keep it up and even continue through pregnancy- whenever that may be!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Surge or no surge?

I was hoping to do opks at 10am and 10pm this cycle. Unfortunately that's not very possible while being on vacation. The night of cd16 and then again cd18 the test line was almost as dark as the control but not quite- does that mean I did ovulate and just didn't time POAS right? I really wish they would have at least done bloodwork this month so I'd have some better idea. I've noticed NO fertile cm and I feel really "full" but that could just be from yesterday's workout.

So I guess I'm just going to assume I'm I'm the 2ww and test around cd30...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012


And opk says ovulation is nowhere near.

So, I mentioned how Dr P was out of town the past two weeks so I'd miss the US and then we are out of town until Wednesday (cd16). I called their office this morning and he said to not even bother with bloodwork this cycle. I'll continue opks and doing the deed every other night until cd24ish and then wait and test. If I have a negative hpt i will start provera again on cd32ish. I thought next cycle would be 150mg clomid but Dr P keeps you at 100 for at least two cycles. I'm pretty bummed about this!

My sister and nephew came and stayed with us this past week. She got off the pill when C was about 10months and has had 35 day cycles since. She should have started her period last Saturday but didn't. She tested Tuesday and it was negative. Due to her symptoms I was convinced she was pregnant so I bought a test and she retested Thursday and sure enough she's pregnant! This is really exciting because she tried for C for years without conceiving! Her babies will be about 22 months apart! There wasn't the typical IF sting of hearing a pregnancy announcement that I normally feel so I'm happy about that. The bagilion Facebook announcements on my newsfeed from everyone else are starting to bring out those feelings again though :/

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fingers Crossed

Just took the 5th and final dose of clomid for this cycle. The past 4 days have been very uneventful and symptom free. My boob ( just the left one) was sore yesterday but after T nursed it was much better. I bought some opks (20pack from target for $15 because I didn't order them online early enough) and will start them this weekend...

Oh and I REALLY hope this works because I checked with our shitty insurance and it will NOT cover any part of IUI or anything. Whomp whomp.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


100mg clomid, 1000mg Metformin and a prenatal... Let's grow follicles, let's grow!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No way!!!

Truitt has a Very specific "poop stance" so I have tried to catch it before and get him to sit on the potty. I'm not pushing going in the potty because he's still so young but id like him to associate going potty with his potty chair and realize it isn't just a funny looking seat. In the past I haven't been able to get the diaper off fast enough but this morning I shucked the diaper off and it was still clean. I told him to go potty and sat him down and made the straining/grunting noises... AND THEN HE DID TOO AND HE POOPED IN THE POTTY!!!! We were in the living room so when I went to dump the poo in the toilet he wanted to sit on the toilet and then he happily flushed his stinkies away!!!

You can bet I took pictures but the are not Internet appropriate ;)

So proud of my little fella- even of it was a fluke!!! And now I have one less diaper to soak ;)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Woohoo! This cycle was "only" 43 days.

So after getting my outrageous dr bill from last cycle I decided that I was going to try to talk Dr P out of doing ultrasound monitoring this cycle. Since we aren't doing a trigger or IUI there isn't really a need for it in my opinion. I called the office today to let them know I had started- and they're out until the 23rd! Cd12 is the 21st and then we will be out of town the 22nd-25th so I think between Dr P's vacation and ours we are going to have to skip the US this month anyway! I am going to do OPKs and I will call on the 23rd to see if and when I need to come in for bloodwork. The only tricky thing is we will be at my dad's during "love week" and that'll be interesting with T in our room- especially because their guest bed is only a full sized mattress!

I have quite a few friends that are TTC and two of them were on the same cycle timing as me a few months ago. They have had 4 periods where as I have only had 2 but we are all back on the same track now so hopefully this will be our month. I would love a spring baby! Oh IF- not only do you make it harder to conceive but you also take away half the months out of the year!

The plan is I am currently on 1000mg Metformin and a prenatal vitamin. I will begin clomid 100mg on cd5-9. I'll start opks in cd12 and we will go from there. Also planning on continuing with preseed and SoftCups this month....

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fluffy bums

I mentioned in T's 18 month update that we are in mostly cloth. If E changes him and I don't have a cloth diaper RIGHT there he will put him in a sposie. If he needs diaper cream we use a sposie because Flanders stains. 9 times out of 10 he wears a sposie to bed. Other than that he's in cloth! So I would guess that we use maybe 10 disposable diapers a week.

I recently started noticing some stink with our diapers and figured it was coming from the detergent (All Free&Clear) so we decided to switch to EcoSprouts. Before switching though I needed to strip the diapers to make sure all of the All was out of them. This requires some RLR (washing soda) and a LOT of rinsing! Once the diapers were all clean and dry I decided to take inventory :)

This is what we have: 4 flips, 3 oekopopo AI2, 4 piddle poddle AIO, (these are all pockets now--->) 5 wahmies, 4 Charlie banana, 3 sweet pea, 3 alva (have 4 more coming in the mail!), 3 no name pockets, 10 sunbabys! That's a total of 39 (not including what's on the way) plus several flip and gflapper inserts so it's more like 50 diaper changes. Last week I even sold 10 diapers. This is way more than we NEED but I just can't find any more I want to sell right now ;)

It's SO nice not having to buy diapers regularly and they just look so darn adorable on his tush!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Way to go Batman!

This little guy just fell asleep without Milkies and there wasn't crying!

Well, he nursed for about 10 minutes and when I unlatched him while he was still awake there was a few seconds of fussing but then he happily rolled around for an hour and finally fell asleep!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just one more reason IF sucks

This is for 2 dr visits, 2 ultrasounds and one blood draw. I'm going to see if we can just do the blood draw next time because this is absolutely ridiculous and depressing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

18 Months!!!!

This post is a bit delayed because I was waiting on our dr visit. Truitt is up to 23lbs 11.5oz/50% (a different nurse was there so she put him on the baby scale!) and 34in/95%!!! My growing boy. All is well and he is on track developmentally and very healthy right now. What a blessing.

It's so funny because I always would take a list of questions in and had mentioned to Dr L how the list was getting shorter and shorter each checkup and he told me that by about 18months-2 years I wouldn't even have a list and he was right!

I did ask about weaning because as guilty as I am to admit it, there are more and more days when I'm feeling done. He told me that it was going to be a rough few days but after about 3 days of no nursing, Truitt wouldn't even ask for it even more. He told me though that the longer I go the better it is but to TRY to not feel guilty and to be very proud because not many people are willing to go through all the work of breastfeeding and let alone go 18 months for their babes. I don't think we will quit this month but I really think if I leave it to him to self wean he will go past 2. I guess we will just go week by week and see what works for us and when it's the right time.

As for T-man, he is sooooo busy. He loves riding on anything with wheels and still enjoys playing with his cars and any ball he can find. He doesn't say any phrases but has around 20 words. He is very attentive and will try to lock the door with keys, turn on the washing machine, help buckle his seat belt and mimic many other things (good and bad) that we do. He absolutely loves his baby cousin and he is quite the lover with any of his friends. Sometimes his hugs and kisses aren't well received by other kids and he gets his feelings hurt.

The last two canines just broke through the gumline so we are now at 16 teeth!

We are almost solely in cloth but he can wear a size 4 diaper, his shirts are 18M-2T, rompers are 24M and shorts are 12M. Crazy but his swim trunks that fit best are 6-9M!!!

Truitt, mommy loves you so much and you fill my life with joy. Thank you for being my sweet little man!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Let's get this party started!

At my CD12 ultrasound I asked Dr P if I should be on Metformin to help treat the PCOS and he said we'd discuss it if this cycle was a bust. Previously my glucose levels have been really good and I don't seem to have insulin resistance so I hadn't been on it. I have been doing a lot of (googling) research and keep reading that even if you don't have IR, Metformin can still help lots. One site said that it caused 45% of women with PCOS to start cycling regularly without any other meds! Also, it's really supposed to help clomid do it's job. All of this, plus a phone call now has me a prescription!

Dr P wrote for me to start with 1000mg but from what I hear, it can reek havoc on your gut (plus I'm on an antibiotic for a sinus infection) so I'm starting myself with just 1 500mg pill a day. So far, so good today. I'll begin my provera on Wednesday so CD1 should be the 2nd or 3rd week in July. By that time I'll be on 1000mg of Metformin so I'm hoping that the Met combine with 100mg of Clomid will do the trick and get us our spring baby.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Not even close

Dr P's office just called and my progesterone (Monday, CD22) was only 0.4... After ovulation it should be at 5 or above. So now I'm waiting for a call back on if I need to wait a week until I'm "late" with a negative pregnancy test or if I can go ahead and start the provera now. We will be bumping the clomid up to 100mg and keeping it on cd5-9. Hopefully next month will be what we need and we will be blessed with our spring baby!

In the meantime, I am trying my best to slowly and gently wean Truitt. He is nursing once a day (at nap time) and at bedtime and then once or twice throughout the night. He has mostly led us to this but there are a few times during the day when he seems bored and will ask to nurse. I redirect him and if he continues to ask then I will let him.

I'm also keeping up with bootcamp and while I'm not losing weight I can definitely tell I'm gaining endurance and losing inches. A month ago when I started I couldn't jog at all but now I can easily make it 1/4 mile at a time (between stations). I know that doesn't sound like much but it is great compared to where I started 4wks ago! Also, I have some jeans that are NOT mom jeans- hit my waist a little lower and have NO stretch in them and I haven't been able to wear them comfortably since gaining my WW pants. I wore them Saturday and they looked and felt great! So I know it's doing some bit of good!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

20 opks

And not a single positive...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Signs? Maybe not....

Still no positive OPK. I've been taking them approximately 12hrs apart around 9am and 9pm and the test line has gotten close being dark enough twice (2 days ago and 5days ago) but not a positive. I DID notice some classic EWCM Wednesday but it seems to have been a one time thing. I have had a few sharp twinges on both my left and right side but honestly, they could be from anything. The last symptom of ovulation is I have felt very tender, especially when I bend forward. This sounds like a great sign but in bootcamp we have worked lower abs so it very well could just be muscle soreness and nothing else.

The only thing else that it's worth mentioning is that after intercourse I am using a SoftCup. They're meant as menstural products but quite a few TTCers contribute their bfp success to the cups. Basically, right after sex you insert it and it keeps the swimmers up by your cervix and stops them from leaking out. Gross yes, practical- absolutely! The cup wasn't bad at all and I'm actually considering making the switch from pads and tampons if i ever get a regular cycle!

So, today is CD20 and I go in Monday (cd23- one day before I O'd with T)for bloodwork to check my progesterone. Then I guess it's just a waiting game....

Monday, June 11, 2012

Better luck next month

Well my decent 12mm follicle either disappeared or stopped growing and shrunk back down to 9mm. He said that can happen and he suspects it shrunk. Also my uterine lining was only .65 and needs to be around 1.0. SO, go back in a week for a progesterone draw to see where it's at and unless it's indicative of ovulation I will start provera the last week of the month and bump up to 100mg of clomid next cycle. I am disappointed but didn't expect this month to work. E is actually far more bummed about it. He wants another little guy or girl in our family!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Better than I thought

Well something did happen- just not enough! I have one dominant follicle on my left that's at 12mm. Ideally we want it close to 20. He wants me back in on Monday for another ultrasound and we will go from there.

I asked if there was any alternative to Provera so that I don't have to wait to be late, wait through 10 days of pills and then wait for my period to start but he said unfortunately there isn't...

I also asked if I should be on Metformin since I do have PCOS even though I don't show insulin resistance and he said he may consider it next cycle if this doesn't work.

So now it's just wait and see. Happy thoughts of growing to little follicle in the left!

And so we meet again

Waiting for cd12 ultrasound as I type this.... Update soon although I'm thinking we will see nothing in there. I had ZERO side effects of clomid this go around!

Friday, June 1, 2012

CD5/Clomid Day 1

Dear eggs- please start growing. Ovaries, you haven't had to work since 27 months ago so please get your act together!

Monday, May 28, 2012


Can I get a woohoo?!?!?

Calling the dr in the morning but it's looking like I'll start 50mg clomid Friday and go in for an ultrasound next Friday. Come on March '13 baby!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

CD43, or is it?

(this was written last night- I have sense retested and it a BFN)

It's actually kind of funny that today shows should be my day I ovulate had last cycle only been 28 days. Really, if I had a normal length cycle I'd already be halfway through my second one whereas I'm still somewhere in my first.

Here comes the dilemma. I took a hpt 10 days ago before starting the provera and it was negative. I took one a few days ago and it was negative. I took one this morning and it was negative- until I looked at it a few hours later. If you recall, this same thing happened when I found out I was pregnant with Truitt. So I made E run to the store and buy another test and retook it even though I had just had 2 diet cokes at lunch and recently peed and it was negative.. My guess is it has to be an evaporation line but my mind is all over the place right now!

Also, timing does NOT make sense. I started 4/14 and did opks on cd5-20 and never got a positive. We most recently had sex on 5/7 and then not again until 5/22 (I know, not great for baby trying but when you're not ovulating-that you know of-it's hard to make it work with E's schedule) so had we conceived on the 7th the test should've been much darker and obviously positive and had it happened the 22nd then it would still be too early to be getting a positive hpt.

Maybe you're wondering why I tested today? Well that would be because I'm a POAS addict. Also, my face is a connect-the-dots with Zits disaster, much like when I was first pregnant with T. Last week I took a nap with T twice and I haven't done that in forever. My nipples have been sore when T's nursing. Annnd I've been really hot.

All of those things can be explained logically and not including pregnancy because I'm working out now which would explain the zits (sweating) and being tired. T is teething and getting lazy with his latch so that could be why I have sore nips and it's already 90* outside so no wonder I'm hot.

Tonight should be my last provera but I decided that I'll wait until I wake in the middle of the night to pee and POAS then. Negative, I'll take it and come back to bed; positive, I won't!

I don't want to post this just yet but I do want my thoughts documented. This post was written at 9:00pm on May 26th

So now that I retested and it's negative I took my last provera about 9 hours later than normal so hopefully I didn't mess too much up. Now, once again, we wait for cd1. Then I will start 50mg clomid cd5-9 and go in to have an ultrasound on cd12. Wait, wait, wait....

Top test is 3wks5days with Truitt, bottom test was yesterday

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Welcome to teething hell

T is working on his last 1st year molar and his first canine. I got a good luck in there today and YOWTCH! Poor baby has a blood blister between the gum and tooth. Tomorrow I'm going to get some clove oil (mix 3 drops to 1/2tsp coconut or Olive oil) because the teething tablets, Tylenol, and Advil aren't helping enough :( hopefully thy will break through soon and he will get some relief!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


And (another) negative hpt. I really didn't have any hope this cycle because I'm certain I didn't ovulate. Anyway, the PLAN- start provera tonight and take for 10 days, wait on cd1 to come 3-10 days later, 50mg Clomid CD5-9, ultrasound follicle check CD12. Same exact as the cycle when we conceived T! I asked if we could bump to 100mg since we O'd 10 days late with the 50 but they said no. I also asked if we could skip the ultrasound and just do opk's since we haven't met our deductible and the US will essentially be out of pocket but he wants to do it this cycle to check for cysts and such and then maybe next time we can skip it. Fingers crossed but I feel like we were so lucky by conceiving T on our first clomid cycle that there's no way it'll happen again!I need to stop thinking like that!

So I got off track of weight watchers back in November and slowly gained back 12 of the 20lbs I had lost. When we started talking IF meds again I got back on and last week I lost 3.8lbs! This week I have not been eating like I should and I'm praying for not a gain but I think I've messed that up! I am currently 10lbs under what I was wen we conceived T.

I also started a Baby boot camp work out class this week. I bought a 1/2 priced voucher for it at the end of march but like most things, I kept putting it off. Well I finally went Monday (and yesterday) and I'm loving it! It's a 1.2 mile trail around a lake and we start off walking/jogging/running while pushing our babes in their strollers. Every so often (I think 4-5 times) we stop in an open area of the trail and do exercises. Lunges to pushups to resistance bands to abs. When I woke up Tuesday I thought I was going to cry with how sore I was but it worked out throughout the day and then today in only a little tender in my chest and shoulders. I've NEVER been one to workout but I really hope I keep up with this and get healthy. The class accommodates pregnancy but just altering some of the exercises so I'm hoping I'll stay with it and it will help me achieve a healthy pregnancy and a vbac! Speaking of vbac, I really need to blog about that soon...

As for now I guess that's it because my monkey is crawling all over me. I dare not try to blog from the computer because he is all about trying to type too so I'm sticking to my phone!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Still no O

CD22 and still showing low fertility on the CBE monitor. Ive read that you won't always get accurate results if you have PCOS and seeing as I've gone through twice as many sticks as "normal" I will not be using it next cycle! The newest plan is call for more provera and 50mg of clomid in about 10days. I'm hoping we can do the CD12 monitoring the same day I go in for my yearly because it's about that time. I'm going to talk to Dr P to see if US monitoring is even necessary because our mammoth deductible still hasn't been met so we will have to pay out of pocket for it. Plus, last time the CD12 showed no follicles but we still conceived... Just 10 days later than expected.

The majority of my due date buddies from T's pregnancy (both bloggy and IRL) are already pregnant again and the smug infertile is starting to come out a little bit... I just wish I could be one of *those* people that get pregnant just like that. Such is life and hopefully we are just a few months away.

In other news, T has another ear infection but since it's been so long since he's had one we aren't heading to the ENT just yet. He's up to 23.0lbs! Daddy took him without me and he said that Dr L was impressed with our attentiveness because "most parents" wouldn't have realized he had an ear infection from the behavior he described, but what can I say, we know our kid :) It made both of ya swell with pride even if he says that to all of his parents!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Low fertility

This cycle I'm using the CBE Fertility Monitor. Each morning you pee on a stick, put it in the monitor and then it says whether you're at low, high, or peak fertility. A "normal" person hits high fertility by about CD10 and then peak at 14 but of course I can't be normal- especially when it comes to TTC. I'm hoping MAYBE this will just happen on its own, you know without Clomid, but I have a feeling that monitor will just keep showing low fertility...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012