February 23, 2009

Same. Same. Same.

Went to the RE this morning. No cysts so Try #8 is good to go. Starting on 100mg clomid again today with follicle scan next Wednesday. Looks likely that the next insemination will happen on my birthday! How fun is that?!?

February 19, 2009

Put a Fork in it

I'm officially calling Try #7 over. MAJOR temp drop this morning. We're surprisingly not too upset about this try not working. I think part of the reason is it took us so long to get to even try this time we were happy to just be in the game again. I have a call out to the RE to see what we're doing for Try #8. Birthday happy hour tonight for a friend is perfect timing too!!

February 16, 2009

Thinking It's a Nope

Chart is looking mighty nasty. Thinking I'm going to have to ditch 7 as being my lucky number. Doesn't the Chinese culture believe 8 is lucky?

February 10, 2009

Almost halfway

Thought I'd post my mall map again from a previous cycle. We are officially at 5DPO. This TWW has gone by pretty quickly. Keeping busy with errands, knitting and going to the movies has helped.

February 8, 2009


For the first time since this process begin I am the one having trouble dealing with the emotions of waiting and preparing. Being the supporter/partner in the insemination process has been easy for me. It is my job to help Melissa deal with the bad results and let downs we have had for the past 2 years.

As most of you know (until last week) we have not made it to the actual insemination step since last August. Now I think I am rusty because I am so terrified of the results more than ever. I am worried about Melissa and how she will take the news. Every time I see her upset because of a bad outcome it takes a little piece of me away. It is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Watching her hurt so bad over something we don't have any control over is so difficult. We both think about how much more we can take and I am not sure what the answer is. I think Melissa worries about me now because the last couple weeks have been so hard on me.

I know I am being very negative, which is another first for me. But I have to prepare to protect Melissa. I just want to have a positive result so bad so we can start having a new focus.

February 5, 2009

Help Needed

I was hoping all the visitors to this blog could help me out. We're working on a pro-bono project at work helping a documentary filmmaker raise money for his next project. This is the same director who made the film "For the Bible Tells Me So". A great film about how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.

His next project is called "Every Three Seconds". At the turn of the millennium, a United Nations study determined that for the first time in history, we had the resources to eradicate hunger and poverty from the Earth. This new documentary explores the issues and challenges to fulfilling the mission dictated by that groundbreaking study.

How you can help us make this amazing documentary is to VOTE. If we win the contest (by getting the most votes). This project will win a $10,000 grant. This money can go a long way.

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This is a really great project that I'm excited to be working on and those involved in making the film are truly dedicated.

Thanks for your help and support!

February 3, 2009

Great Doctor's Visit

Quick update. Just got back from the doctor's office and we have 1 24mm follicle (on CD13)!! Ovidrel shot tonight and IUI scheduled for Thursday morning.

Any tips for giving yourself a shot? I'm a bit nervous to do it.

UPDATE: The deed is done. Thanks for all your tips, tricks and well wishes. You were right it wasn't bad at all.