November 27, 2007

I hate being right

It's official we're done for this cycle. Just got the call from the doctor's office confirming that I didn't ovulate. I'm going in on Friday to discuss next steps. I'm sure one of which is going to be putting me on a higher dose of Clomid which I'm oh so excited about. Good news is I get a few extra drinking days out of this cycle and I'll definitely need it for the baby shower I'm going to on Saturday ;)

We've also decided to switch donors. Since we've tried our current one for three cycles (well technically two as this one doesn't count) we thought we'd look to see if anyone else catches our fancy. Plus, with the monitoring we'll only be doing one IUI instead of two which means we only have to buy half of the vials that we purchased last time which will be nice on the bank account right before the holidays. My only fear is that we'll have to sit next month out because of Christmas. Guess we'll find out more on Friday.

Thanks for all of Amy's birthday wishes. If she didn't have so much fun out last night with her friends I'm sure she would thank you herself :)

November 24, 2007

9/8 DPI

Today we are 9/8 days past insemination and I'm not feeling anything. Which is nice because that means there is nothing to obsess over. I'm still not convinced I've ovulated this cycle mostly based on the 2 low temps I did take after the trigger shot. So that being said I don't really think that I should be having any symptoms. I went and got my progesterone test yesterday so we'll see what that has to say later on next week.

This TWW (two week wait) has gone by so fast, I think that the combination of no temping, thinking I didn't ovulate plus a lot going on in life has really kept my mind off things. Also the end of Thanksgiving brings the start of the Christmas season. Amy and I put up our Christmas decorations and bought some lights to put up outside (I LOVE Christmas).

Amy's birthday is Monday so we have enough stuff planned to help keep us distracted for the last half of the TWW until our doctor's appointment on Friday when we find out the protocol for our monitored cycle in December.

November 18, 2007

An apple a day...

I have a couple friends who are pregnant and one of the baby showers is coming up in the next few weeks so I decided to roll up my sleeves this weekend and try and knit a fruit baby hat. Since she's having a boy I figured an apple hat is masculine enough. I was actually surprised at how easy it was to make.

Here is a picture of the final product. Next I'm going to make a lemon hat and a lime hat for the other friend who doesn't know what she's having yet.

On the baby front I have officially broken up with my thermometer. I refuse to temp even one more day. According to my thermometer my temp has not risen and therefore I have not ovulated. Even though I was on 50mg of Clomid and had a trigger shot. All that damn thing does is cause me more stress and second guessing. I'm getting my progesterone levels checked on Friday so we will see if this cycle is over earlier then we would have hoped.

If this cycle doesn't work out we've decided to do monitored cycles with the doctor from now on so that we can have a better clue what the hell is going on.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

November 14, 2007

Doctor Visit

This week we thought Melissa would ovulate during the middle of the week. However, it is the middle of the week and that hasn't happened. Our doctor let us have a flexible arrangement during this cycle and told us just call the day before to set the appointment. We called and scheduled an appointment for Tuesday. On Tuesday morning we changed our mind because we didn't believe the strips were dark enough to warrant an insemination. The doctor who is out of the office on Wednesday had the receptionist call us today and told us to come in at 3:00. Melissa and I were worried because we felt it was too early, and that it would be a waste today. We decided to take a stand against her opinion. We voiced our concerns that we should wait until tomorrow and if we still are not closer to ovulation to inseminate and then use a trigger shot. Then we would have our second insemination either Friday or Saturday whenever we had a positive.

We felt a little guilty because both the doctor and the nurse came to the office just for our visit. But we were confident that we made the right decision and that we didn't feel pressured to "waste" one vial today. Our doctor understood and provided us the second option so we feel very grateful.

Wish us luck on our timing and that we don't need the trigger shot.

November 5, 2007


I'm so not feeling anything this cycle. I forgot to turn on my fertility monitor until a few days into this cycle, realized I didn't have any OPKs and had to rush out and buy them and I didn't even pick up my clomid prescription until the last possible minute.

I'm hoping that I get that exciting feeling back again, maybe the closer we get to next week it will.