Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Why can't my body just be normal and do what it's suppose to for once?  I'm 16 dpo and still waiting for my period to start.  I had a huge temp drop at 13 dpo and thought for sure this cycle was coming to an end.  I was prepared for it because I had already tested (it was negative, obviously), and was okay with it.  But the next day my temp sprung way back up (the highest it's been this cycle) and stayed there since.  I don't know what's going on.  I took another test yesterday and it was stark white. 

The ladies on my message board say it could just be the stronger ovulation from taking Clomid caused my progresterone levels to be higher, and is just taking this long to leave my system.  However, my progesterone at 7 dpo was 18.9, so it wasn't that high.   

At this point I don't know what to do.  I get the impression that both my doctor and nurses at my ob/gyn office don't really "believe" in charting, so if I called them and told thim about my temps still being up they'd think I was some sort of loon.  I guess all I can do is wait.  I just worry that this delay in AF is some sort of bad side effect from Clomid, although I don't have any idea what it would be. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Preparing For A Temp Drop

When we started TTC again, I told myself this time around I wasn't going to get my hopes up.  In my life I always set myself up for disappointment, and therefore I made a pact with myself not to do this while TTC this second time around.  Well, that's way easier said than done.

I had told myself I wasn't going to get stressed out if 3 or 4 Clomid cycles go by and I'm not pregnant yet.  Maybe after 4 cycles I'll let myself start panicking.  And I for sure wasn't placing any expectations at all on this very first cycle.  Ha!  Here I am at 8dpo and I'm already imagining the "what ifs".  I swore I'd never be one of those girls that gets all excited over phantom symptoms.  Especially now that I know what it really feels like (or doesn't feel like) this early on in a pregnancy.  However, with every little twinge I feel in my abdomen I get excited thinking this is it. 


So, all I can do is try not to think about it for the next few days and brace myself for a temp drop.  I'm going to try really hard to hold out on testing until 12dpo because I think a temp drop would be easier to see than a BFN.  But who are we kidding?  A temp drop is going to sting just as bad. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Didn't See That Coming

According to my BBT (basil body temperature) I ovulated on Monday, which was CD16.  That totally caught me off guard.  The last time I took Clomid I didn't ovulate until CD21 so I wasn't expecting it at all this early.  I had even been taking ovulation predictor tests, which had been negative.  Apparently I missed my surge?  I was only testing once a day so I suppose that's very likely what happened.  I guess I'll know better next time (if there is one!) to test twice a day.  I'm still not fully convinced I actually ovulated as I didn't really have any other symptoms (ovulation pain, sore boobs), but my temps definitely tell me I did.  I have my progesterone check on Monday which should confirm whether or not I did ovulate.  So for now, I wait.....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Garage Sale

I hosted my first garage sale this weekend.  My mom brought a bunch of her stuff up and we did the sale together.  It was fairly successful, though I was hoping to make a little more money than I did.  I had a few bigger items (Christmas tree, coffee and end tables, lawn mower) that I was hoping to get rid of that didn't sell, while most of my "junk" flew off the tables.  It's interesting, and kind of funny, what people go after at garage sales. 

Nonetheless, at least now I have enough money to buy these shelves from Pottery Barn:

We moved into our house a year ago and it's time we start putting some things on the walls to make it feel more like home.