Tag: New Year’s

New Year, New You.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013.  CD12.

How did you spend your New Year’s Eve?

I spent the night on the couch, in complete misery, because of some lovely leftover Femara side-effects from which I’m currently suffering.  Things are feeling a whole lot better today, but the past 48 hours have been rough.

Thankfully, that issue does not seem to have knocked the whole cycle off track, and I’m feeling pretty good about things today.

I have one lead follicle that, when I trigger tonight, should hopefully be around 23mm when I trigger tonight, and those two twelves may have made it to maturity by tonight, too.  The husband is off work until Friday, and even then he works day shifts on Friday and Saturday, so that will make SexyTime much easier to schedule this month.

With the stress of the holidays behind me, I feel like this is a much easier cycle to handle.  Yes, there have been some problems, and yes, the beginning of the cycle falling right during the Christmas/anniversary/housewarming/New Year’s chaos was rough, but I feel good.  Happy.  Positive, even.

I feel like 2013 is going to be the year of the Take Home Baby.

Not just for me, but for so many of us who have been struggling for so long…

Hang in there, friends.  This is the year it all changes.  🙂





Starting 2013 With a Bang…

Monday, December 31st, 2012.  CD10.

So upon worrying myself sick about it, I decided to reschedule my monitoring ultrasound for today instead of Wednesday (CD12) because I was worried that by then I might be ovulating on my own and unable to tell if I had any mature follicles.

(Holy run-on sentence, Batman…)

I figured that since it’s a bit early, I probably wouldn’t have any good-lookin’ follies today, but it turns out that there’s a nice-sized 17.5 on the right!  I also have two 12-going-on-13s on the left that we are hoping will catch up by Wednesday (CD12) when I will trigger.  My lining is nice and thick, as usual, measuring a bit over 10 today.

I started the Menopur 150iu injections last night (in the bathroom at a really nice restaurant during a family dinner… of course), and other than feeling increasingly tired, that seems to be going well.  I’m hopeful that this double-dose will boost my twelves and make my seventeen a healthy, mature sperm-magnet.

On the downside, stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, Femara usage, and myriad other holiday-related issues have led to a bit of an irritation, which might make the next couple of days a bit uncomfortable.  I won’t let it deter me, however!  This isn’t the worst thing I’ve had to go through on this journey to a Take Home Baby, and I won’t let it stop me from trying my best this cycle.

I know how we will be spending the first few days of our 2013, and I have to say – not too shabby.  😉

I hope you all have a fantastic, beautiful, bountiful New Year, and that 2013 brings all of our dreams to light.

Thank you for reading, my friends.

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