My journey through infertility

Thursday, December 30, 2010

HSG Results

The HSG went really well.  I didn't have any pain at all and it was over before I knew it.  The doctor said that the one tube looked great and overflowed quickly, but one tube they had to turn up the pressure of the dye a bit before it would go through.  She said this could mean that I had a mild blockage, but it is all clear now.  Great news!  She said I will get more detailed results from my RE in a few days, but I'm pretty darn happy with the outcome.

I also got my last Christmas present from my husband today, which was a psychic reading with a local psychic.  She told me that she definitely sees me getting pregnant, and it will be sometime in 2011.  She hinted that the month of May will be a big month.  She said my husband and I are very compatible and sees us having a good marriage.  She also said one of our dogs has at some point scared away burglars who were casing our house, which was kind of random but one of the more interesting things I heard.  I am sure there was more, but I'm having trouble concentrating today so I better leave it at that.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

HSG scheduled

Now that I'm on cycle 3 of Clomid, I decided I was ready for the HSG.  My RE doesn't usually order this until 3 failed cycles, but I'm not really in the mood to waste cycles if something is blocked.  More info on the HSG can be found here.  I have been informed that my moods have definitely become irratic so I really hope I can quit with the drugs soon.  I really don't want to end up getting fired because I'm hormonal.

In other news,  I was in a car accident on Monday morning on my way to work.  Apparently the roads were icy, and a van slide right into the back of my SUV, which sent my SUV into the median wall.  Not a great way to start the week.  My car is pretty damaged, but miraculously it is still driveable, and I was able to go to work only a half hour late.  I'm definitely feeling stiff but it could have been a lot worse.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

CD1 is near

I am officially calling this cycle a bust.  My chart is disgusting and I just noticed the early signs of CD1.    I have to somehow manage over the long holiday weekend to get in to the doctors office for a Clomid check before they will write me a script for next cycle.  Awesome.  I really really hope they can squeeze me in tomorrow.   I'm at work now waiting to get a call back from the nurse to see if we can get me in, and also if there are any plans to change the drug protocol for next cycle.

This also means that my husband will be getting tested, and I will be going in for an HSG, which makes sure my tubes are open and everything is in working order.  I have not heard great things about this procedure pain wise so I'm not too thrilled about the idea.  I am really nervous that they will find something that will force us to take more drastic (and more expensive) steps. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hosted my first Christmas

I hosted my first ever family Christmas yesterday.  Everyone said it went really well, but I have never been so tired in my entire life.  I was soooo happy to see the last of the guests leave so I could just go to bed.  I then proceeded to sleep for a good 11 hours.  Awesome!!!  I told my husband that I planned on doing absolutely nothing today so here I am sitting in pajamas at 2:00.  I feel like a total winner today.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It snowed a little bit over the weekend

By a little bit I mean 20 inches.  What was supposed to be a weekend full of house work turned into a weekend full of snow removal.  My poor husband had to snow blow the driveway 3 times, we shoveled the walkway and the patio twice each.  I was very happy to at least get the last little section of wall in my living room finished and painted, but my kitchen is still without a backsplash.  I hope my family won't judge me this weekend when I host Christmas. 

TTC- I am in my two week wait.  For those of you who have never really done the charting thing, this means that I ovulated already and am now just waiting for my little baby (hopefully) to implant so I can take a test.   It is also know as the luteal phase or LP.  The last two times I ovulated my LP was too short to really sustain a pregnancy, so I'm really hoping that the double dose of Clomid takes care of this. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Boredom at work

We have been fairly slow at work lately, and so I have way too much time to lurk on the bump looking at all the adorable pregnant bellies (today happens to be hump day bump day, so lots of bump pictures).   Word the wise, if you are having trouble getting pregnant, staring at adorable baby bellies does NOT make you feel better.  If they were women I knew it would be a different story, but I'm ridiculous and am lurking on the boards where I don't know a soul.  What on earth is wrong with me??  In order to make myself feel better I am now eating a bag of Cookies and drinking a *gasp* caffeinated Pepsi. 

The point of this post, I need to find a new way to kill time at work.  If anyone has any good at-work-time-killers please let me know (facebook is blocked or I would use that for sure).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My psychic reading

In a moment of weakness, I ordered a reading from a pyschic who "specializes" in birth predictions.  This is what my prediction was.  I thought it was fun, but I'm definitely not planning anything around it.

"They show you guys with a BOY and they relate him to DECEMBER so this is either birth month, conceive month or the month you find out in. They are even showing him connected to the day around the 8th... so not sure if you can look ahead and tell me if this is going to match your testing time or ovulation?

They show him as someone who takes charge, often saying exactly what is coming across his mind. Someone who does not mess around and is known to be the "hard ass" at any event. He wants people to understand that he is looking out for the best interests. Drives him crazy when people are so much more capable of doing what they actually end up doing. Often shaking his head with disappointment when he realizes that they are actually thinking that they are done, yet he knows if they just gave it 100% that everyone would be so much happier. Hes good wtih keeping his mouth closed when he knows that there is nothing that he can do to make things better and his harsh comments would just make things worse. (You can totally read the expression on his face though and know he is NOT happy!).

I think that you will find him to be someone who is often determined to do well. Often surpassing his own expectations but is proud of his work. There is not anything that he can't try and succeed at. He could actually try something new, and still surpass people who have been doing it for a long time.

They show him wanting to race cars and around the age of 16 is able to do that. I am seeing it being an amateur thing, but he loves it and actually does quite well.

His hair always kept short (looks like its been cut with a shaver). Hes always going to have his hair to be brown, his face more of an oval with a slightly more square jaw.

When it comes to career paths, they show him working in management (starting lower though) in a tow truck type company.
When it comes to marriage I am seeing him closer to 26. They will have two boys and one girl of their own."


I finally bit the bullet and started a blog, so here it is.  I am 29 years old, and married my husband September of 2009.  We have wanted to start a family since before the wedding, but wanted to get everything in order first.  We bought an old run down house and spend a good amount of time getting it liveable.  If I'm smart I will post some pictures of the before and after.  Seven months ago we decided things were as in order as they were going to get, so we started trying for little baby T.

Well apparently getting knocked up isn't as easy as our health teachers made it seem.  I decided after a few months to start charting my temps, and started noticing some little issues, so off to the doctor I went.  My doctor referred me to and RE (reproductive endocrinologist) who diagnosed me with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  It is a common hormonal disorder in women, and makes getting pregnant a bit of a chore.  I am currently on my second cycle of Clomid, and if this doesn't work I am back to the RE for a reevaluation and some additional tests.

I guess this is my way of coming out of the infertile closet.   I'm sure I'll talk about many other things in this blog, as my mind tends to wander often.  Hopefully it will soon transform into a following my pregnancy blog, but I'll try and keep it interesting either way.