Strange Things Are Afoot…

July 29th, 2011.  CD21, 5DPO.

It’s been a busy week around here, what with preparing for our big move and putting in extra time at work, so I apologize for the lack of updates!

Here’s a recap of what’s been going on in my neck of the woods:

  • I manually input an ovulation date for myself, based on when I triggered with the Ovidrel; this puts me at about 5DPO today.  Temps have been steadily on the rise, and I’m happy with that.
  • I had far fewer side-effects from the Femara than I did with Clomid, but I am seeing a couple of strange things happening to my body since I triggered.  I’m not sure if these are normal side-effects of Ovidrel, or if I’m just one of the “lucky” ones…
    • Crazy, vivid, sometimes disturbing dreams involving everything from people I care about being injured, people long dead back in my everyday life, and cheating on my husband with Neville Longbottom.  …I blame Laura for that last one.  Hah.
    • Several days of smelly pee.  TMI, I know, and it’s not like I am in the habit of smelling my own pee, but when you’re doing your usual thing in the ladies’ room and something wafts up and makes you go “Whoa, what the–?”, you know something’s amiss.  Dr. Google says that the chemical in Ovidrel, HCG, can sometimes be detected in the olfactory sense in women’s urine.  Since HCG is also the “pregnancy hormone”, many women who are familiar with the odd scent are able to suspect that they’re pregnant fairly early on.  I hope this is the case for me in the future, but for now, the smelly pee has subsided leading me to believe that it was just the chemical in the trigger working its way out of my body.  Oh, the joys of being a woman.
  • I spent a good half hour on the phone with a recruiter yesterday, discussing an internal position in Toledo for which I might make a great fit.  My info was forwarded on to the human resources department, and I should be receiving a phone call from them fairly soon.  It sounds like a great opportunity for me, and I really hope it works out.  It will be tough (read: impossible) to survive for very long after we make the move on only one income…
  • My car is full of boxes, and the time to start packing non-essentials is upon us.  I both love and hate moving, and with the husband working such long hours and having such a long commute, I will be responsible for the majority of the process.  The upside is that I will be Craigslisting and Goodwilling all sorts of crap we don’t use/need during the packing process.  That’s the part of moving I love.

Well, I think that’s about it for updates.  I know there’s a lot of other stressful little things sprinkled in throughout the rest of my daily life that I’m leaving out, but trust me, you don’t want to know.  I go in for progesterone bloodwork tomorrow morning, so that should be interesting.  I’m hoping for good numbers, but I have no idea what to expect since I’ve never had this done before.  I worry that my progesterone is low, and that’s what’s causing my short luteal phase.

Let’s hope that’s not the case, because I’ve heard some horror stories about progesterone suppositories.  Ew.  Noooo thanks.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow, and that Aunt Flo stays away for another week…

Happy Friday, friends!

5 comments on “Strange Things Are Afoot…

  1. zygotta
    July 29, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    I don’t remember if my urine smelled any different, but my poo does. Still does. I don’t know if it’s pregnancy or the beloved suppositories that cause this, but it sometimes is just unbearable!!!

    And don’t worry too much about progesterone – that’s the part that is easy to correct (although not pleasant). But hopefully all is well and you will get your BFP sooner than you think!


  2. Laura
    July 29, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    I’m so glad my dreams aren’t the only place Neville’s been popping up! I might have to name my first born Neville. 🙂


  3. Su
    July 29, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Tracy! It sounds like you’re juggling so many exciting projects! All the best in all of them! I really hope Aunt Flo misplaces your new address 😉 XXXOOO @Susy_Sama


  4. Bethlin
    July 29, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Huh, I got the same weird vivid dreams side effect on both of my injectibles cycles and always thought it was the progesterone suppositories I took afterwards, but maybe it was the Ovidrel. I loved that side effect. I know, I’m weird.

    And the suppositories aren’t that big a deal. I had some compounded suppositories from a local apothecary shop the first time and had some acne issues, but this time I used the Crinone gel and didn’t have any issues at all. Had to wear a panty liner for the first hour with the crinone (b/c you use it in the morning), but it didn’t really bother me.


  5. endoandbeyond
    August 1, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    Oh Neville! How well he grew up!

    I took progesterone and it made me SOO constipated. TMI? sorry! Fingers crossed 🙂


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