Monday, November 23, 2009

Can I just ovulate, please?

Turns out it's really hard to make a baby if you don't ovulate. I'm in day 21 of my cycle, and still no positive OPK result. WTF?!?

Sometimes I think it's harder to be ovulation testing. Whereas I used to have some hope that we were getting pregnant, now I pretty much know for a fact that it's not happening. I hate that.

I need the optimism back.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Loveland, Colorado

Doesn't that just sound lovely?

Ben and I have invented an entire childless life plan in the event we can't get pregnant. Turns out Ben, Stella and I will be packing up and moving to Loveland, Colorado. We will ski. We will hike. We will buy a cute craftsman bungalow with mountain views. And we will start a new life that doesn't include children, since the midwestern version did.

Not a bad alternative I guess. But I'd still just like a baby.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clomid = Baby

Another knocked up friend, but this one is a great success story.

T + K have been trying for 18 months (holy cow!). She was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and PCOS. She started Clomid a few months ago, and lo and behold, a baby soon followed!

She has been a great resource for me, answering all of my questions about the infertility process. We're months away from seeking medical intervention, but she's been awesome nonetheless.


Friday, November 13, 2009

I jest, mostly

Ben: Amy says you just need to relax. Maybe you should have a margarita tomorrow night.

(Context: I've cut WAY back on alcohol since we started trying. That makes me sound like a lush, but it's true.)

Sam: Oh, I'm having a margarita. If our kid can't handle tequila, we've got bigger problems.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Say hello to my little friend

I got my period (finally). A mini-victory, but I'm pretty sure it was anovulation. This cycle was 40 days. Longer than it should be, but not unheard of given that I went off the pill only two months ago.

I've been charting my temps since I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I'm all over the board (a friend likened the pattern to five year-old's art project), but I'm trying to be diligent about it. My goal is to arm myself with data for my annual OB/GYN appointment in March. If I'm still not pregnant by then (6 months of trying), hopefully this info will help explain why and what to do next.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Knocking boots, just not knocked up

Sigh. Still not pregnant.

I know that I shouldn't expect it to happen right away. Many couples have several months of trying before they can conceive. But I'm taking it really hard. I guess I just hoped that it would be easier for us.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just call us Be-mantha

Awwww... look how cute the hubs and I are! We'd make such a cute mini-Zinth.