Well, it’s been two weeks since I’ve talked TTC on this blog…those first couple of weeks of the cycle just aren’t very exciting.
However, a few things I’m excited about…
I made an appointment today for a new acupuncturist that specializes in women with fertility issues. She comes highly recommended from my new doc – I can’t wait to try her out! I went a couple of times to a different guy in town, but we just didn’t totally click. In the meantime, I’ve been reading The Infertility Cure and I LOVE it. It’s written by a women who is an MD by both western and eastern medical standards, and she’s just so knowledgable and open to the idea of doing things both ways (like for me – wanting to work on the mind/body connection with CircleBloom & acupuncture, the body balance thing with FertiliTea and FertileCM, and the hormonal thing with Clomid). Very interesting book – I highly recommend it. At any rate, I’m stoked to try out this new acupuncturist next week.
I received my FertiliTea in the mail earlier this week that I won on Busted Kate’s giveaway, and I LOVE it. The list of ingredients in it is impressive, it has a good flavor, and I’m hopeful that even though I started drinking it on CD 10 that it may help with my short luteal phase (LP) from last cycle. I’m currently drinking two cups a day and trying to remember to drink three.
Last cycle I ovulated on CD21, which would be next Tuesday if my cycle actually stayed the same this month (highly unlikely). We’re still doing the BD every other day – no way do I want to miss our “window” this cycle! I’m hoping this cycle might be a few days shorter even to get it solidly into the “normal” range, but I’m worried that since we’re traveling back to MN this weekend (flying tomorrow and Sunday) that it might screw up my ovulation a bit, so just an ovulation at any time this cycle would be met with happiness and tears of joy from me. 🙂 In the meantime, I’m checking cervical fluid, BBT, and POAS every morning. It’s been interesting charting both oral & vaginal temps – I’m curious how similar they are after an entire cycle. We’ll see! So far the vaginal has been slightly more consistent. It’s nice to have found those ovulation test strips for so cheap as well so I don’t feel bad about testing all the time. How freakin’ awesome would it be to get a BFP this cycle?!
So that’s where I’m at right now. Sad, angry, frustrated at times, but for the most part, trying to stay upbeat and positive about this cycle (and any that may have to come after it).
I’ll be on limited internet access until next Monday, so in the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll be at my 10 year reunion with my adorable husband hanging out with old friends – I can’t wait. 🙂