Sunday, March 31, 2013

So much for hope

Woke up with a pretty big temp drop this morning. I'm fully expecting AF any minute now. So much for taking the year out with a new baby. 2014, you will be mine.

I also just recently realized that we'll be at S's sisters' house during FW for next cycle. Awesome. My hope is dwindling as the days go on. Some days, it just really seems like we wont be giving C a sibling.  Just not feeling very optimistic anymore.

Friday, March 29, 2013

June: Revisited.

Got the call today that we will cycle for IUI in June. I am slightly not happy with this.. That is incredibly far away. So much time to just think.

I guess on the plus side that gives us another cycle and maybe half of one more before we can move on. Miracles happen right, we might not even get to June for the IUI. We'll see.

After taking some time to think about everything. I've come to the conclusion that not cycling next month isn't so horrible. We're going to be traveling up north and I would hate to be in the middle of a cycle or have to chance/cancel plans for the cycle. Then again, I'm not out just yet for this cycle.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Got the results for my progesterone draw. 9.34 was my level on 7 DPO. From what I've found online, 8-10 is normal. Above 10-12 is ideal for a good pregnancy. Knowing the result, I'm not too optimistic about this cycle now. Now it's just wait and see. 

I am waiting for a call back from the dr to put plans in place for next cycle. From what we talked about at the last appt. pending the progesterone results, plans are the minimum dose of Clomid and IUI unless we want to try TI. Considering IUI is covered and produces better chances, I am pretty sure we'll go ahead and go that route. 

The closer to the end of this cycle and beginning of next, the more anxiety I can feel build up.  Never in a million years did I think we would be headed this way. Never did I think we would be doing to infertility treatments. Of course it seems everyone around is pregnant or just had a baby recently. One thing after another, piling on top. I just want to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Salted Tomatoes

Since I'm still waiting for my 7DPO progesterone draw results.. I'll just do a quick update.

Today is 8DPO and for the last couple of days I've been wanting salted tomatoes. I had some for lunch yesterday, so delicious. This morning I wanted more. Only to realize I don't have any tomatoes. How depressing. I do plan to go to the store tomorrow for some tomatoes though.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

4 DPO and dreaming

Today is 4 DPO. I am so relieved to be in the 2ww. Less stressful and out of my hands. Just sit back and wait. 

Last night, I had a very real dream about peeing on sticks. In the dream, I had a positive result on a pee stick.. Only to find out, it was an OPK. What a hope crusher. Woke up a tad flustered because of it. Oh well, it happens. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yeah buddy!

Woke up this morning to temp and got a nice, small, temp jump! I am so excited. I'm 99% sure I O'ed yesterday. Which will give us fairly good timing. Here's to hoping this last cycle works out. 

I had my first pineapple core smoothie today. It was amazing and very simple. 

1 chopped banana

1/5 pineapple core
tbsp of POM juice
3 ice cubes

It was absolutely delicious. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

So much for that idea

Well.. No temp jump. In fact there was a slight decrease in temp. OPK was negative this morning so I'm hoping to see another positive sometime this afternoon. 

On top of no temp jump, I am having intense cramp/pressure in the uterine area. Wah! I just want to know what's going on. 

Wish there was more to update, but I've got nothing. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

About time

I have finally got a positive OPK! Typically I have a fade in/out pattern. This time? Not even close. Yesterday I barely had a line.. This morning, FMU, half as dark. SMU... Positive!

Hopefully this isn't huge or too blurry....

I am so excited. For a bit there I was thinking this is going to be another 50 something day cycle.

A little background, shall we?

Hi guys. I'm not sure how well this bloggy blog will work out but it's worth a shot. I'll start with a little background and why I'm going to attempt blogging. 

In August 2011 we welcomed the sweetest little man anyone could wish for. He is the absolute light of our life. He is such a smart child. In February 2012 we decided we would start trying to get pregnant with baby G 2.0. Ditched the birth control and the games began. I got pregnant in March but it ended with a chemical pregnancy. We were lucky enough to not have to take a break before starting again. 

Fast forward one year. Spent a year TTGP with no further luck. S and I had a talk about pursuing medical help. We agreed to go forward and start testing. I had the consult with our Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) in January. All necessary testing was ordered and scheduled. 

S had his SA and all came back normal. I had an HSG and various blood work. All coming back clear as well. A dreaded Unexplained Infertility diagnosis was made. 

Present time: I am in the waiting to ovulate camp. Finally saw my positive OPK this morning. We'll get to banging tonight when S is off work. This is our last chance at conceiving without medical intervention. If this cycle is a bust, we will start clomid and IUI. I decided I was taking this cycle out with a bang and trying the 'wives tales' of TTGP. Drinking POM juice from about CD6, typically they say start at CD1, until ovulation. Increased water intake, I am drinking lemon water in hopes to help balance pH as well as increase cervical mucous. Once ovulation happens, I'll start eating pineapple core. Will be making a smoothie for this. Pineapple core contains Bromelain which is said to help with implantation of the embryo. We'll see if all this pays off. 

Moving on... 

I'm hoping to use this as an outlet to vent frustration, share joy, save our memories. I'm sure this will mainly be TTC related with random touches of other aspects.