Monday, August 31, 2009

And here we are, waiting....

I am really trying not to stress out, but when is it coming? I am 9 days post the Provera, and still nothing. On my lunch break I am going to go buy a pregnancy test. It's never taken more than a couple of days for me to get my period after finishing the Provera.

On a side note, we've finished painting our Master Bedroom, now we're moving on to laying the floors tonight. I am ready for this project to be finished so that we can sleep in the same bed again. Right now we're sleeping in the spare room on the full sized and twin mattresses. The dogs don't really do well with this arrangement because they constrict me to about 10" of the bed. I'm a little too tossy-turny for just 10" of bed.

Additionally, I am currently completely mesmerized with the Jaycee Dugard story. I can't imagine being able to get away from someone and not doing it. It seems like she was totally brain washed. I want to say though, the media is making a big deal out of them living in sheds that "locked from the outside". Question... don't ALL sheds lock from the outside?

Well that is all for now. Come on period or positive pregnancy test!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So far I have not started. I finished the Provera August 21, today is the 26th, and I am like, "Come on already!". I want to start in the next few days because if I don't my vacation will totally suck! Hopefully by Friday! I have had some cramps, but it's much different with Provera then it is with a normal cycle.

For the moment I am just waiting, seems like that's all I do these days.

In more positive news, well depending on the reader, we're painting our Masterbed and Bath. The bathroom is going to be an aqua blue color, and the bedroom is a gray. I am excited to get it finished. Once the painting is done we're replacing our floors too. The carpet has been pulled up, and we got an awesome deal at Lumber Liquidators on a nice laminate floor. With four dogs, and a husband with allergies, carpet just isn't a very good floor choice for us. The dogs don't shed, but even still, they track in dirt and leaves.

I will post some before and after pictures once we're finished. For now we're bunking in the spare bedroom. It's working, but we're ready to be back in our room, in the king sized bed!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Well, so far I am on day four of my Provera. I am hoping not to have a ton of lag time between taking it and getting my cycle. I got the results of my Prolactin yesterday, it was 11.5.

I can't wait for Labor Day weekend. Three whole days with no dogs (we have four small dogs), and no responsibility. I can't wait!!

That's all for today, nothing very informative.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

So far...

Well, I am now in my second month of TTC. The first month went fairly smooth, I did 7 days of Provera, got my cycle, then days 3-7 I took 50mg of Clomid. The Clomid didn't really cause me any side effects. The only thing I really noticed were hot flashes during the day. Luckily, I didn't have them at night. Now I am beginning my second cycle, this time on 100mg of Clomid. I have taken my Provera two days now. This cycle I changed the time of day I am taking my temperature. Instead of when I wake up in the morning, I am taking it at 2:30am. The problem I found with the first thing in the morning was that I couldn't get a solid 3-4 hours before taking my temp. This was mostly due to needing to pee in the morning before my wake-up time, or the dogs needing to go outside, or my husband snoring and waking me. The 2:30 wake up is simple, pop in the thermometer and then go back to sleep. My thermometer has a memory, so that makes it easy.

So I am hoping that I ovulate this month. It would be GREAT! I hope that I ovulate the weekend of Labor Day. We are going to be away from the house at Snowshoe, WV so I am hoping we can "conceive" a baby.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How Did We End Up Here?

Well, my husband and I met Halloween-eve 2002. It was pretty much love at first sight, and our relationship progressed quickly. New Years Eve 2004 we became engaged, then one year later on New Years Eve 2005 we were married. Our life together is wonderful. We have four dogs and two cats, and nieces and nephews, but something is missing. We didn't really "want" kids, if it happened fine, if not it was okay, I have PCOS, so I think it made me feel less of a failure if I just said I didn't want to have kids.

After finding out my sister was pregnant, not planned, for the third time, I think something in my mind happened, maybe my biological clock struck 12:00. After my niece Sammy's 7th birthday, I knew what was missing, a child.

It was like a scene in a movie, I looked across the room, and there was my husband, holding my niece in his arms, tickling and picking at her...and all I could think was, "If we don't at least try for a baby, I will regret it the rest of my life". Seeing him in that moment, made my heart melt. So after some very long discussions, we decided that we would give it a go. We are currently one month into the process, and are moving up from 50mg of Clomid to 100mg's. I will post more each time I learn something new.