Friday, December 29, 2006

2+ 2 = 4

Had my mid-cycle ultrasound today. Wow, the cycles are going by fast. Seems like yesterday I was finding out I wasn't pregnant and here I am trying again already!

The extra Clomid and early dosing schedule sure paid off! There are two mature follicles in each ovary. That's right; four total. Those seem like pretty good odds, one of these babies has to stick! If not, at least I know the meds are working, even if a pregnancy doesn't result...

The IUI is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 2. This will be an experience for sure. It will all be worth it though, someday...

Friday, December 22, 2006

Pregnancy… or the lack thereof - Part 2

Struck out again this month! I'm mostly trying to keep myself busy with Christmas and the holidays to avoid the disappointment. Count your blessings and all that stuff.

So, as Emeril would say, we're kicking it up a notch. I am now on a triple dose of Clomid. I'm taking it earlier in the cycle and I'll still use the trigger shot, progesterone supplements, estrogen patch, and baby aspirin.

The one new thing we might add this cycle (insert scary music here)... The dreaded IUI.

More on that later.

Friday, December 1, 2006


I have never been a gambler. It's just not in my character. When I have money I want to keep it, plain and simple. Well, I gambled tonight...

Do you know how much Progesterone pills cost? Well, let me enlighten you. They are $325. I felt like I had been slapped across the face when I heard that tonight at Walgreen's. Now, don't get me wrong. I would give every penny I own to be a an ideal world. But in this less than perfect existence, we have things called mortgages, food, and gas to buy.

So, I was faced with a decision. Do I buy the pills even though they may not help one bit, or do I skip that step and hope the other investments I've purchased (Clomid, ultrasounds, patch, etc) are enough?

As my mind was spinning trying to decide what to do, I remembered those 2 follicles sitting in my ovary. Here I was actually considering not doing everything I can to get those babies here! And all over what? Money?

This is when I became a gambling woman.

I bought the pills. Yeah, things will be tight for a little while now. Christmas may not be so merry, materially speaking. But I now I won't look back and wonder if this was the crucial element I was missing. I placed my bet, and if I get burned so be it.

Two is Better than One!

Mid-Cycle Appointment Today...

Well, the double-dose of Clomid led to double the result! Not much going on in the right ovary, but in the left there are now two mature follicles. The nurse stated, "Two mature follicles mean two beautiful babies!"

So, in a perfect world, I should be giving birth to twins in about 9 months. However, we know that the world's not perfect so we will wait and see what happens. They gave me, not only Progesterone pills, but Estrogen patches as well. I am taking vitamins, Robitussin, and baby aspirin. We are pretty much doing all we can to make my body ideal for a baby (or two!).
We shall wait and see...