The Ups & Downs of a Day

I’m struggling lately with knowing what to post about.

I’d love to post about the amazing Quantum Healer I spoke with on Monday evening, but it’s so bizarre and out there and hard to explain that I don’t know where to begin. I’m trying to wrap my head around putting a post together about it. We’ll see. It was amazing though. Amazing. Thank you, Mom, for recommending him. He has brought more peace into my soul than I have felt in years.

I’ve thought about posting about how this cycle is going, but so far I don’t really know. I’m on CD13. Had an odd spike up this morning (just 2/10 of a degree) but I woke up really hot, so that’s probably all it was. Did my first OPK of the cycle and it was negative. I have no idea how long this will take me to ovulate this cycle without Clomid. Pretty nervous about it actually – is my body still broken? What has it figured out how to do on its own? Was it a good idea to try this “naturally” for a cycle? It’s ironic to me that this is actually the most $$ out of pocket I’ve spent on a cycle since we started. Clomid was only about $20/cycle (unmonitored) so acupuncture & herbs (not covered by insurance) is by far more expensive. Gotta love that my insurance doesn’t cover “alternative medicine.” *sigh* Also, I’m almost out of OPKs again – where is the best (cheap but still sensitive) place to buy tests?

I want to mention that I’m super sad for my friend Amanda @ Our Fertility Journey. She got a BFN this morning, and my heart just hurts for her. She’s been TTC for nearly two years now and this is only the 3rd time she’s ovulated. I know how hard it is to not only want a child, but to also have troubles even ovulating to TRY for that child. I hate that any of us have to experience the sadness that goes along with IF and BFNs.

I’m stoked to tell you all about my exciting upcoming weekend. We’ve just been asked to be “secret shoppers” at the new brewpub bar & restaurant in the next town over (yay – free date night!), we’re going golfing tomorrow and then hanging out with my BFF and her baby who just turned 6w old today, we’re going to the Labor Day rodeo & Fireman’s Ball (a street dance) on Sunday, and we’re probably golfing with my father-in-law on Monday. I love long weekends like that – where we’re doing tons of fun stuff, but still staying around home.

I am going to tell you again how freakin excited I am to get my new camera. It should be here in time for BBS (though I won’t know how to use it yet) and that excites me beyond belief. I’m still waiting on a meeting with my current bosses to go over my 2 year review + proposal for changes to my salary and such (which was supposed to happen Wednesday but still hasn’t – don’t even get me started on that!), but I really have no idea how that’s going to go. Eventually I would love to get more into photography – whether it’s for a full time job or supplemental income, I don’t know, but just the opportunity to take lovely photos with a wonderful camera excites me. 🙂

Finally, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend. May your time be spent with family and friends, whatever you’re doing.

Thank you all for being a part of my journey. You have no idea how blessed I feel to know you all…


  1. Absolutely LOVE this camera!! I have one of my own!!

  2. If I need OPKs soon I usually get the answer brand, just picked them up at CVS for $25 for 20. (check the expiration date though, I got home and when I opened the package noticed they expired in July!). I have also ordered them from, but those take about two weeks to arrive (much cheaper though). Good luck this cycle!!!Your new camera looks great!!And, I'm very interested to hear what you have to say about the QH – not too much on the website, but seems interesting.

  3. There is just the possibility of way too many cameras at BBS. This……concerns me.

  4. Have fun with your new camera! It is always fun to capture memories or just cool things. Also, how fun that you get to be mystery guests at a restaurant. I used to be a hostess back in my college days and we always would be warned to watch out for the "mystery shoppers." I have always wanted to do that! 🙂

  5. Okay, I have to say I am JEALOUS about your new camera! As you may have noticed by my fb page…I LOVE TAKING PHOTOS! Must run in the fam b/c my dad does too. 🙂 I would love to have a really nice camera some day and take photos semi-professionally! For now I will suffice with my little cannon that fits in my pocket. Hehe!As far as your cycle goes…remember to be patient. It may take a while for your body to regulate itself and to 'figure things out.' I can't wait to hear about the Quantum Healer….sounds interesting.

  6. I'd say ebay for the nice, digital OPKs. I hope that your body has figured itself out and your cycle will be right on time, you will ovulate, and get your BFP! That would be so great! Sounds like you have a great long weekend – enjoy it!

  7. I bought all my OPKs (and HPTs) on, and was always very happy with them. I still have a bunch of both, which I'll probably try to give away soon, but I'm paranoid to give them away before I reach 12 weeks. But I saved buttloads of moolah buying there. I think the sensitivity on the OPKs is around 25.

  8. I always ordered the dip strip OPKs online and they were way cheaper than buying in the store. I am excited for you to get your camera! I love my DSLR 🙂

  9. I hope you had fun this weekend. It sounds like you had a lot planned, lots of good stuff. As far as the opk's go I bought a crap load off of ebay and while I never used them long enough to see two strong lines my SIL used them and now she is 2 months pregnant!

  10. I am excited to hear about your "healer" experience. I know how overwhelmed you must feel giving some of your control over to the "natural" attempt. But I think it will really help for you to see what your cycle is like without the clomid. Fingers crossed it isn't too much longer and that the herbs and acupuncture do the trick!

  11. I hope you O on your own this cycle – I was always a late O'er – never around day 13/14 – more like 17 – 23.

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