April 21, 2009

Spin Room

10 positive things I could make out of Try #8 not working:

1. I got to drink wine with dinner last night
2. Our baby won't be born close to Christmas (which was an issue with Amy since Thanksgiving ALWAYS ruins her birthday)
3. Our baby will be born in 2010 which will make it super easy for he/she to calculate how old they are when they are older
4. The ice cold glass of Coca Cola tasted damn good
5. Happy Hour on Thursday with friends will be extra fun with queso AND beer
6. "April showers bring May flowers", so I'm sure it will bring babies too, right?
7. I won't we as hugely pregnant when we go to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October.
8. We got to order Season 3 of LOST (we agreed we deserved a gift if we got a BFN)
9. Amy gets a reprieve from having to clean the litter box for a little bit longer
10. We're one more try closer to getting our BFP!

Thanks all for your condolences and kind words. Amy and I are overwhelmed by the response. We are now officially onto Try #9. Scan tomorrow and we'll learn what our Follistim dosage will be.


Gayby Rabies said...

Beer and wine sound really good right now. My test is on Monday, and if it's negative, I'm going to open a bottle of something nice that night. The BFNs are always hard, but I'm glad you're able to have a few small comforts while you gear up for the next round.

Anonymous said...

That's pretty funny because numbers two and three were part of my "silver lining" listing too. My partner's birthday is exactly a week before Christmas and she insists it wasn't bad... but I think only because she doesn't know better. Having Christmas and birthday in the same month is definitely not an ideal situation in my mind.

Here's to our late winter/early spring 2010 babies!

Lizzie said...

Great list. I'm on to a 2010 baby, too. At least we're in good company. Lots of love.

Creamy Silver said...

I've got a similar list always running in my head. Enjoy your wine and caffeine!

Anonymous said...

Ditto on #2 & #3. But, I'm on to try #20 if I get a BFN this cycle

oneofhismoms said...

Kudos for your sweet optimism. I love it. I am so sorry it didn't work. Again, I am impressed with the forward thinking. Hugs to you both.

Crayonboxes said...

your BFP is on it's way :) I feel it.

Anonymous said...

Love the list, and your positivity. #9 will be it for you!!

Anonymous said...

Call me nuts, but I just took a look at your charts... and I think you ought to try the insem on day 17 instead of 16. I also am on a 31 day cycle, and when I got pregnant with my daughter I was charting: my chart said I ovulated on day 16, but the day of the big "I" was on day 17. IOW, I know for a fact I got pregnant AFTER the chart displayed a temp rise.

I really hope I'm not stepping where I'm not supposed to.. I realize I'm just a total stranger... but I would totally try on day 17 -- the day AFTER your rise in temp. In fact, I'd hit two days before and two days after just to hit all four days... It looks like you're pretty regular on day 16.

Please go ahead and erase my comment after you've read it... I just want you to know I feel for you. FWIW, I just lost a baby to stillbirth in Dec at full term; his heart stopped beating just a few days before a scheduled induction and it was devastating. We're now in the process of TTC and have not had luck for the past 3 months although it has been hard to hit every day around O as my husband works 24hr shifts. Again, don't know if your using an anonymous donor or what, but if you've got a live person you know as a donor, I'd try to go every day. I hope I didn't read your charts wrong, and if I did, and you're thinking "this person is a complete moron and I wish she'd stfu -- I completely understand.

I happed upon your blog about a year ago as a link twice removed from another blog... and I kind of feel like I know you... God bless and good luck. --Jessica