Does This Come With a Gift Receipt?

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012.  CD2.

Aunt Flo showed up early yesterday morning after prefacing her arrival with some nice cramping, exhaustion, and a wee bit of spotting on Friday evening.

I wasn’t at all surprised by her timing, as I figured she would choose the day my ENTIRE family arrived for an early Christmas in Toledo.


Oh well… we all made it through the day, although the witch woke me up at 5am yesterday with a solid uterus punch, and had me up this morning at 6am, so I’ve been like a zombie all weekend.

It’s been fun though, having family in town.  My parents and little sister came, and my brother, his wife, and their little lady.  We made dinner, snacked, played, opened presents, and snacked some more, and at this hour of the morning, everyone (but me, apparently…) is still sleeping.

We’re all going to brunch with the husband’s parents and grandmother a little later in the morning, so that should be fun.

In other news, this family visit has bumped my nesting instinct into high gear, and this place is starting to look like we actually live here!  I have things on the walls, the Christmas tree is decorated and all lit up, and there are groceries in the fridge.

It’s nice to be home.  🙂

Now, to attend to business…

It’s a good thing I called the doc to have my prescriptions filled early, because it all happened exactly how I had envisioned.  By the time I was full-flow yesterday, the office was closed.  They are also closed today, and will only be open for two hours tomorrow morning, which means that if I had had to wait to call in my CD1 until tomorrow, the chances of getting Femara on Christmas Eve may have been slim.

I picked up the Femara Nurse CrankyPants called in for me while at the grocery store yesterday, and will call them tomorrow morning to report my CD1.  I imagine they will have me start Femara tomorrow, and the Menopur on CD7.  When I spoke with Nurse CP on Thursday, she mentioned that they might be bumping up my Menopur a bit.  I’m not sure what that entails, but I guess I’ll find out tomorrow!

I’ve been thinking of making this an IUI cycle… We have one covered by insurance, and I feel like my response to the injectables has been getting better and better – so why not?  Besides, the husband’s new night shift starts after January 4th, and we won’t see much of each other five days out of the week… that doesn’t spell good timing!

Although, if I ovulate as early this cycle as I did last time, CD12-13 will fall during the end of the husband’s holiday break, so we may have good timing yet.

Maybe I’ll ask the doc if we can play it by ear, depending upon my response to the possibly increased injectables…

Anyway, I wish I had better news for you all than a really crappy early Christmas gift from Aunt Flo, but it was just as I had expected, so I’m not terribly surprised or upset.

Better luck next month, and better luck next year!

As we approach our 4th wedding anniversary, I can’t help but think that we have put in quite enough time on this baby-making project, and that we ought to be rewarded with an actual baby by next year’s anniversary… Right?

Come onnnnnnnnn, 2013!  I’ve survived the end of the world several times over, four years of trying to conceive, one horrifying miscarriage, and at least forty months of Big Fat Negatives.

This has GOT to be my year.



4 comments on “Does This Come With a Gift Receipt?

  1. B
    December 23, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Ugh. So sorry that af came. This is why I hate charting…everything looks promising and then…nothing. Frustrated for you, but very much hope that 2013 has much better things in store.


  2. Theresa
    December 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    AF sucks. Bring on 2013


  3. Amber Rose
    December 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    2013 The year of Conception!!


  4. ksirahsirah
    December 24, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    I second what Amber Rose said!


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