Thursday, March 31, 2011

We're off to see the RE!

After another disappointing cycle, my doc agreed to refer me to a Reproductive Endocrinologist.  I really figured that we'd have to wait at least a month to get an appointment, so you can imagine my surprise when she called and told me my appointment is THIS Tuesday.  I'm beyond excited.  I figure that this first appt will be a "get to know you" type deal where we discuss our history and look at all my b/w, charts, etc.  Hopefully though, we can come up with a plan to find out what is going on and what needs to be done about.  I was hoping to get my new patient packet in the mail today, but it wasn't there.  Maybe tomorrow. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring break has arrived!

I am so excited to say that I am finally on spring break!!!!!!!!!!!  I plan to fully enjoy my week.  I have a whole stack of books calling my name. 

Sunday we are going to Bossier to was the first round NCAA regional.  I was over the moon happy to find out that my Lady Techsters will be playing!  Can't wait to cheer for my girls again. 

I will be going to get my 7dpo prog test before we leave town.  I hate that it falls on a Sunday because that means I have to check in through the ER and they don't always know what they are doing in there.  Hopefully I can get the results back by Wednesday.  I'm not sure what to expect this time.  I don't think that my prog is as high this cycle as the last 2.  My temps  have not been even close to as high this time and they've been a flatline.  Someone suggested that maybe I needed a new thermometer, but it has different temps at other times during the day, so I don't think that's it.  Maybe the fact that this chart is different is a good thing?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sick Day

I got up this morning, took a shower, had a cup of coffee, and then called in sick.  I have a bajillion sick days because I hardly ever use them.  I'm saving them in case I need to take lots of trips to RE.  (translation for Mandy:  reproductive endocrinologist)  But today, I just have to use one.  I feel WAY better than yesterday, but still have some soreness.  I just didn't feel like chasing kids.  Still hurts a little bit to move, and I don't even want to try to put on clothes.  So, I went back to bed, slept a few more hours, and now am lounging on the couch in my night shirt with the dog.  I prob could have made myself get up and go, but I think I will use my hard earned sick days to relax and let the sperm and egg have a very calm and quiet environment in which to meet up!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I still don't like Clomid

So finally yesterday (CD 17) I get my postitive opk.  Ovulation seems to get later every cycle.  I was really hoping for a temp jump today but no such luck.  And then this afternoon about 4, the pain started.  It's a constant ache with sharp stabs of pain every now and then.  Like every time I try to stand up.  Or change position.  Or breathe.  This is like the worse AF cramps I've ever had.  Times 10.  I did manage to cook supper, but could hardly sit at the table to eat.  My sweet hubby cleaned up the kichen for me so I could go back to the couch.  If I wake up and I still hurt like this, I'm not going to work.  I can't.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a new (and better) day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

CD 10 and the living is easy

Downed the last of the clomid yesterday, so now just waiting to see what kind of pains and swelling I'll experience this cycle.   Guess I'll start with the opks tomorrow.  Keeping my fingers crossed that my ovaries don't explode.  Trying to power through this cycle knowing that either 1) I'll get a BFP, or 2)I'll get to see an RE and try something else that will work!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Purex Complete Crystals Fabric Softener

Okay, so I'm calling on all my blog friends to help me out for a minute.  Your job is really easy.  I just need you to visit Purex and check out their new product.  It's fabric softener that's in the form of crystals.  The crystals are 92% natural and don't use oils to soften your clothes like liquid fabric softeners do.  If you click on the Purex Facebook page, you can get a $1.00 coupon by clicking on the welcome tab and entering your email address. 

Not only is this a great product, but they're also doing a contest (with a $$ prize) to see who can bring the most visitors to the Purex page.  By clicking the link above, you can help me to win the contest!!!!!!!!!!