Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well, I started my period last night. On cycle day 25. I've never had a cycle that short; although last month, my luteal phase was 11 days. I'll talk to my doctor on Monday. I'll write more later.

Monday, October 13, 2008

POD 5 or 7???

Oh, this is SO confusing. So, I had the positive OPT 7 days ago (Day 15). Supposedly, the tests (LH surge) predicts ovulation within 24.48 hours. So, did I ovulate on day 15,16, or 17? If I actually had anyone following this blog, I would take a poll.

I did have fertile CM on days 15, 16, and kindof on 17. So, my bet would be on day 16. I had ovulation pain the evening of day 15 and the morning of day 16. My temp went up 0.1 of a degree on both day 16 and day 17. On day 18, it went up 0.5 degrees. So, it could've been day 17. Argh!!

Nonetheless, this is cycle day 22. I got a progesterone level today. I know that I ovulated, but it will be interesting to see what the number is this month.

Here's this month on fertility friend: October 2008

Baby dust!!!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

D Day

It's day 15. And today, I experienced something that I never have before....a positive ovulation predictor kit! Woohoo! So, for lack of better words, we've been doing it like rabbits around here. My husband hopefully will be coming home from work early, so we can continue. We're crossing our fingers and hoping for the best...but at the same time aren't getting our hopes up TOOOOO much. Ok, maybe a little.

Monday, September 29, 2008

About me.

About 13 months ago, my husband of then 3 years and I decided that we would throw away the birth control and try to have children. Cool, huh? Except that now, a year later, I'm not pregnant. I've learned that I don't ovulate regularly and now, I'm starting on month #2 of Clomid. Even more fun. I'm dealing with the side effects, but more importantly, am trying to maintain some level of sanity with the emotional ups and downs that come both with the Clomid and with infertility in and of itself.

My usual response to this kind of stress would be emotional eating. But I'm working on that not being my life. As guessed, I'm on a constant battle for weight loss, and have lost close to 50 lbs! I need to lose another 20, and I'm getting there. My weight loss has been of a conscious decision to change my lifestyle, focusing on eating whole foods rather than processed foods, and regular exercise. It's a war, and I lose some battles, but I feel like overall, I'm doing great!

I have an awesome spouse, who is incredibly supportive and a great group of friends and family. I'm going to try blogging as an outlet, and who knows? We'll see how it goes. I plan on blogging about my infertility journey, my love of food (healthily) and my growing love of exercise. With a splash of life mixed in, of course. =)