A blog about life, love, loss, and hope. This is my story about trying to conceive after a miscarriage.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I haven't disappeared. I just changed to a new rotation and I'm getting used to the new hours and requirements. The best thing is that for the next 2 months no more call every 4th night, but on the downside my hours daily are a little worse and I have to work this weekend, which is a bummer.
I finished taking my clomid on Monday. This cycle around I'm doing it CD 3-7. I'm hoping that it's the lucky combination. Today is CD 9 and because of our schedules we are going to start the BD'ing every other day tonight. Normally, I would wait until CD 12-13, but since I took the clomid earlier, I might actually ovulate earlier and I don't want to miss the window. I don't know how I feel about this cycle. In many ways, I feel like its just not going to work out and I'm trying to be okay with that. Everything else is going so well with CJ and our new puppy and it's summer and I'm finally out of the PICU, so I'm actually happier and more relaxed than I have been in awhile. I'm also a little resigned to the fact that it's going to take more time to get pregnant. I got CJ to agree to 3 cycles with our RE before we take a break. We'll be paying out of pocket for the ultrasounds and IUI (if we do that next cycle) so we'll need to take breaks so that we can save up more money. I'm also moonlighting a little bit to try to make some extra money. Every little bit helps. I go in on Friday, CD 11, for my monitoring ultrasound. This will be my first ultrasound while I'm taking clomid, so I'm excited to see what's going on in there, but I'm nervous that my follicles will be too small or too many. I haven't talked about a trigger shot with my RE yet, but depending on the results from the ultrasound, maybe we'll get to try that this time around.
I'm already looking forward to ovulating (hopefully in the next 10 days) and moving on to the 2WW. I'm also trying one more new thing this cycle. No heavy exercise. I will be walking and doing yoga only. This may be kind of hard for me and I'm worried about gaining weight. I've been running and doing the Insanity workout program for the past couple of months and that hasn't worked, so this time I'm trying something different. I'm also trying to eat a little better (more fruits and veggies!)
I'm hoping that this really will be a lucky 7 for me, but I think I'll be okay if its not. I'm gonna try to take it one day at a time.