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

Photodump (iPhone style)

Mumbled jumbled thoughts

Goodness me, molars are TERRIBLE!  I noticed that he was teething again around Easter weekend and his upper left poked through on the 11th.  His upper right will be in any day an the bottom right is a big swollen mess!  He is terribly clingy, temperamental AND wanting to nurse all of the time. We haven't had to deal with teeth since Christmas and I wasn't looking forward to these... hopefully they will be in soon and my little man will be happy and not hurting!

We have a new baby niece.  SIL was induced on the 9th (she was 41wks) and she was born about 7 hours later.  She is absolutely beautiful!  SIL seems to be coming around and is actually exclussively pumping for H which is more than I ever thought that she would do.  BIL is absolutely head over heals with his baby girl!  SIL has been texting me asking some pumping questions and we have been a little nicer than civil.  I think she still has me blocked from her posts on fb but I don't want to make a fuss about it and lose having a  relationship with H.

I am on CD5!  I finished the provera and to my surprise started spotting Saturday morning.  I was expecting a hellishly heavy period but I had no cramps and very low flow.  I am using the fertility monitor and hoping for ovulation but expecting that i'll need to take provera again and then we'll do Clomid next cycle. Unfortunately with the 10days of pills and then the waiting time it looks like the next cycle won't be until the first of June...but that would still be a spring baby so I'm hopeful!

I've decided to hold off on the sleep training for now because I'm not ready for Truitt to be out of our bed at night.  I don't want to force him to wean before he's ready (or before Clomid dries me up) and I know that sleep training will do that... so for now we're keeping things like they are!

Trying to think if there's anything else and I can't think of anything...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Project Baby 2.0

I'm back!

Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I've blogged.  My Thirty-One business is off to a GREAT start and I am BUSY so anytime that I have on the computer I have been spending working on it.

Truitt is now FIFTEEN MONTHS OLD.  I honestly cannot believe it!  We just got back from his well visit and he's up to 22.8lbs (50%) and 33in (95%),  All is well health wise and for once his ears are crystal clear.  If we can keep them that way for the next month or so we can avoid tubes which is such a relief for me!  I know he will most likely need them but I'm hoping we can get through swimming lessons without them!  The only thing we are slightly worried (and by we I mean I) about is his legs are pretty bowed.  It's called tibial torsion and as long as his feet and ankles are moving normally, which they are, he will most likely outgrow it by about two.  I think the biggest reason why I'm noticing it so much now is that he's in shorts all of the time so his legs are more visible.  Dr L said 20 yrs ago he would've been put in braces but they've found out that the braces don't do much more than gravity and standing do.

His newest favorite things include knocking on the door, opening doors, chasing the dogs, purshing buttons, taking off his diapers (even the snaps on our cloth ones!), and throwing toddler tantrums. One simple "no" can send him into a screaming, crying, flailing fit! What a temper on this little boy! He absolutely LOVES playing outside and gets very disappointed when it's raining out.

Speech is about the same and his regular words include, Hello, Bye, Dog, Ball, More, Milk, Mama, Dada, Nose and No.  I was thinking he should be saying more but our doctor assured us that this is plenty and up until 18 month it can be normal to have no words as long as they "point and grunt" which he does just fine.  I'm guessing he is trying to say "that" but he points and makes a "hmm?" noise.  He also has started throwing his arms in the air and saying "huh?" when you ask him a question that he doesn't know the answer to!

Truitt will go to the pantry and try to open the doors when he is hungry, he will bring you his shoes and try to put them on when he wants to go outside, he will pickup the dog food and feed it to Emma and Sophie.  He's figured out how to blow raspberries on your belly (or on my boob!) and loves grabbing your nose/ears/pointing to your eyes when you ask where they are.

Truitt is still nursing 2-3 times during the day, at bedtime and then a few times overnight but- LAST NIGHT HE WENT FROM 9:45pm-6:30am WITHOUT NURSING OR WAKING!  15 months old and he finally slept through the night! Tonight will show if it was a fluke or if this is really happening!  Typically he's been sleeping from 8pm-2am and then will nurse around 2, 5, and 7 and then wake for the day at 9(!).  He normally naps at 11 and 2.

We are going to be working with a sleep trainer to get him into his crib and so he can fall asleep on his own starting in a week or two.  I am looking forward to the extra me time so I can spend it on 31 and finally get back into blogging regularly!!!

And now for the really exciting news... I have a prescription for Provera waiting for me at the pharmacy!!! I talked to T's dr today about our options because I had heard that Femara may be safe while nursing.  He (and I) did a lot of research and we weren't able to find much infomation on the safety of it so we will not be going that route.  We took clomid to conceive Truitt but the problem with it is that it will almost certainly dry up your milk... I have NO desire to nurse during pregnancy so I'm ok with it but I just want things to be easy on Truitt.  He said that with no milk Truitt won't have much interest in nursing so weaning will be much easier than trying to wean now.  SO THE PLAN- I will start provera in the next few days and should start my first postpartum period within 2 weeks of finishing the pills.  We will then hope for ovulation.  Most likely I will not ovulate and if I haven't gotten a bfp or a period by CD40(ish) we will start provera again and then do 50mg of clomid cd5-9.  HERE WE GO!