Saturday, September 26, 2009

CD 1...Cycle 24

Cycle 24 started with a nice clear CD 1 for the first time in months. My LP was 13 days, which is great for me. Overall, I'm feeling pretty good about it and I'm ready for my surgery to be here. It'll be here in about 2 1/2 months.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quick stuff

My brother is going to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Poland this weekend and he is going to put in a special intention for all Catholic infertility bloggers.

D's best friend's wife (that we went to the wedding for recently) is pregnant. I'm happy for them, especially since she's a year older than me, but I wish that I wasn't still here in IF land.

Hmmm...any ideas?

I'm not spotting and it's P+11, which is good. However, I was looking at my chart and it looks like the crazy spotting/bledding during my LP seems to only happen when we use days of fertility, which we didn't this cycle. I have no idea why it wouldn't happen on cycles we didn't use days of fertility if it's endo or a polyp or something. Any ideas?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another first cousin once removed

My cousin and his wife are having there third child. They have a 2 1/2 year old and a 8 month old. It's great for them, but I'm so jealous. They'll have had 2 kids since we started trying and we can't even have one. They live on the other side of the country, but it's still going to be hard to see online.

The good news on this cycle is no spotting so far and I'm at 9DPO, but I'm not pregnant since we didn't use any of the days of fertility. I'm ready for it to be December and surgery time.

Monday, September 14, 2009


We are not really going to TTC until after my surgery in December. We missed this month (unless I double peak). It seems like it would be better to spend our energy on really trying once everything is fixed. We're not TTA and I'm still charting, but I'm not going to put much effort into using fertile days since we haven't been great lately. I think D may not want to put in the effort to use the days now since it's not working. D may be thinking what's the point in trying right now since my body is still crazy.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I caught a nasty cold from the little girl I nanny for. I had a fever of 101 Saturday, but thankfully I haven't had one since then. My weekend was most spent rest and watching tv/movies. I still have a sore throat and a bad case of laryngitis. I'm very tired and just want to go home and sleep. I ,of course, started having good CM last night and I have to see if I can convince D to use one of the next two days or the weekend. We are going to visit our parents, but I'm leaving earlier than he is, Friday won't happen and Saturday probably won't either since we are going to a newlywed party for his friends and there will be beer involved.

Last Friday, I was at a product party (where a person was selling spa and beauty products), and the topic of IF came up. It's amazing that women who have been pregnant have so little idea of how fertility works. I explained a bit about NFP, both for TTC and postponing pregnancy. They aren't Catholic and brought up if I would need to go on BC to "normalize" my cycle. I told them that I was never going back on BC and that there are other medications that will actually correct any hormonal problems. One of the girls is currently pregnant (well she's actually having a c-section today because her baby is sick) and said that they tried for 18 months and finally succeed after putting cycle info into one of those on-line calculators. I wish it was that easy.