The Elusive Egg

I feel like I haven’t written about TTC in forever, but it’s mostly because I’m trying not to get my hopes up (or down) too much this cycle. It’s a huge relief to me to finally be doing something about this anovulatory crapola, and I knew that the chances of the low dosage of Clomid working weren’t great, but I was still hoping & praying for an ovulation this cycle.

So far, no luck.

I’m on CD 26 and no spike in temps, no awesome fertily quality cervical fluid, nothing. *sigh*

I know that it could still happen this cycle, but it’s not likely.  Now I’m trying to decide if I should start provera on CD35 or CD42 or just wait and see what my body does. It’s complicated more by the fact that I’ll be out of the country from May 8-19th, and I do not want to take a chance of me ovulating while away from my husband. No way, no how. We’ve worked way too hard at this sex every-other-day thing to miss it now.

Speaking of that, it was HARD in the beginning (and by hard, I mean difficult, for you gutter minds out there)…. very hard to do it every other day. Something about the planning it out and being required to do it…just takes all the fun out of it. Neither of us was in the mood. Neither of us wanted to. We actually had fights about it b/c he was tired and didn’t want to, and I wasn’t taking any excuses. Yes, I was the Nazi sex girl.

A pleasant surprise though, we’ve had sex more times in the past month than we have in…well, years! Twelve times this cycle so far, and sometime in the last couple of weeks, it got FUN. We started connecting more. The intimacy is better. The emotions are better. It’s just been a healthy thing all around for us to do this. I like it. πŸ™‚

We might not get a baby out of this cycle, but we have reconnected as a couple, and that’s a good thing.

Sorry if this is TMI for you, but if you’re TTC, you know that this can be a major issue!!


  1. Se-EX se-EX SE-EX!

  2. LMAO… oh my goodness Biz, I <3 you.

  3. OMFG, I just snorted at Biz's comment.And then slow-clapped for it.That's right, slow-clapping for the no-pants dance.

  4. Hahaha Wow every other day! You do draw a hard line, but that is great you guys are starting to get into it more and reconnecting. I have found the same thing is happening with to us. When we started "not preventing it" actively it was mostly me mauling my hubby. But after several maulings he started reciprocating. Hahaha.

  5. Glad to here you guys had fun this last cycle! πŸ™‚ If you don't start on your own, I'd hold off on taking the Provera until you get back from your trip. If I remember right, you started pretty quickly after starting Provera so you don't want to risk bad timing like you mentioned.

  6. LOL!! The one thing my DH has asked is that we don't just have sex when I ovulate … so I try not to pressure him about it and instead just seduce him a little bit more so he is more inclined and we don't fight.

  7. @Natalie – that's EXACTLY how it worked for us. πŸ™‚ Me mauling, him finally reciprocating.@Stephanie – yeah, I think I'll wait and take the provera to Norway…start it half way through the trip (10 weeks into this cycle, assuming I haven't started a period on my own by then), so I can hopefully be starting a new cycle right when I return.@azmamma – believe me, there has been LOTS of seducing going on in our house!! I try to not remind him that it's the day we need to get busy, but I also had a big talk with him about not always wanting to be the initiator! He's definitely getting better about that. πŸ™‚

  8. I total get the sex nazi thing, if feels like its still a struggle to have real intimacy in sex during peak time, just because we both are so worn from trying and not getting pregnant and everything with that. It's much better "off peak" but i'm hopeful that we will get some new found enthusiasm like you guys have…

  9. You guys look so great in that pic!Biscuit pretty much said what I was thinking. πŸ™‚ I'm glad you guys have gotten closer from it!

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