Saturday, October 28, 2006

Round 4

I think I'm counting right. Round 4? Finally talked to my doctor. He increased my clomid dose since I did not ovulate last cycle. e are also doing IUI this cycle. I really hope this one works!

My husband and I went to a wedding a week ago. It was awful because we were sat at a table with 2 couples who had recently had babies (one had twins!) and the other couple was newly pregnant. Twice they talked about babies, and twice I excused myself to go to the bathroom. Hubby was really sweet though. I came back the second time, and he told me he finally figured out why I was going to the bathroom, and said he tried to change the subject. I thought that was very sweet! I honestly did not expect him to be so perceptive!

I also just got my Ovwatch, thanks to Lexie! I think it's cool that it will detect 4 fertile days. Much larger window than the OPKs. I'm also going to do the OPKs and compare the two.

Friday, October 20, 2006

When can my new cycle start, please?

I'm afraid the desk at my doctor's office did not give my doctor my message. I called Thursday afternoon, and have not heard back. I suppose it is possible he didn't work today, but they usually tell me. I just want to start a new cycle!

Of course, when I went to get my hair done today everyone was talking about babies or being pregnant. The receptionist is pregnant, the client before me just gave to twins, and there was other talk of babies and pregnancy. It was no fun. But my hair looks good!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


I've pretty much decided we will do IUI. I'm a bit concerned about my not ovulating this month. I am going to request an ultrasound or something to see if I have cysts. I am testing tomorrow so I can get a BFN and call my doc and start a new cycle. I really wish I would have ovulated this month though!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

So now what do I do?

I need to decided if I want to do IUI next cycle. This cycle looks like a bust, and if it is then the OB will increase my dose of clomid. I am not liking the mood swings on it, but I'm not going to ovulate without it. I could take a break, but I think I would drive myself crazy if I did that. I am so not patient. Part of me wants to do the clomid next cycle, but not the IUI. But then again, if I do the IUI that increases my chances and I just had an HSG so that also increases my chances. I will have to think about this some more!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Doctor Appointment

I had my follow-up appointment today. HSG was normal, like the radiologist said. My OB was surprised the HSG hurt so much. But, I'm really sensitive plus I think they jammed it up there too far at first. Just my luck. Anyway, I also asked him if the HSG could delay ovulation. He said it shouldn't and then he looked at my charts. But I don't think he likes the temping too much, though he is nice and always looks at my charts. He said the HSG could mess with my temps. He also said that if I don't start af in about a week, to take a pregnancy test. If that is negative I have to call him and he will up my dosage of clomid. Oh yay. I just love clomid. If I am not pregnant this cycle, we are moving on to IUI! I need to decide if I want to take a month off or go right to it. Still not sure. The mood swing this month from the clomid was really bad, but I hate sitting out a cycle. We will do 3 IUI's and if I am still not knocked up, he will refer me to a specialist.

I hope my work doesn't ask me WHY I've had SO many doctor's appointments! This is the second time I've had to get someone to cover my classes while I go. I don't really want to explain why, and I won't have to, but I don't even want anyone asking. But so far nobody has.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Post HSG temps

My chart is crazy. My temps are all over the place. It has to be because of the HSG. It is so frustrating because I was so regular on the clomid for the cycles before the HSG. It doesn't help that my husband works an opposite schedule as me. Then, I have to stay up until way past my bedtime. Then the next day, I'm tired. It's not bad when there is a week of that, but now I have no clue when I'm going to ovulate.

Wednesday I have a follow-up appointment with my OB. I will ask him if this is normal for after an HSG. I'm also going to ask him about IUI, trigger shots, and being monitored.

The other day I went back and looked at some old posts. I was surprised to see comments! I didn't think anyone was reading this :) Thank you all for your support!
Someone asked me how long I've been TTC. It has been 1 year this month. I've only had 3 ovulatory cycles though (which have been the past 3 months). Very frustrating.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Did I ovulate?

It looks like I may have ovulated, but I'm not sure. More waiting. Wait to see what my temps do. I have a follow up appointment tomorrow with my OB. I'm sure we will discuss IUI. So that will be good. There will be a plan!