Saturday, May 26, 2007

Two Week Wait

Clomid = evil!

Well not really evil but Chris might think so! I took it for the 5 days and all was going fine. I thought, gee, will I even notice anything? Dr. O'Brien told me that I should ovulate 7 days after the 5 days of clomid, and I did!

However, about 3 to 5 days after finishing the clomid I became psycho wife! I had so much estrogen running through my body I just didn't know what to do with it. So poor Chris got the brunt of it. I got to the point where I didn't like myself! Chris and I discussed what it was doing to me and we decided that we would only try clomid for one cycle. I didn't like acting the way I was acting and I didn't want them to increase the dosage and then I really loose my marbles. We decided that we'd really make an effort to making it happen this cycle and if it didn't work, then no more meds, just all natural.

I started taking my OPK's (ovulation predictor kit) around Friday the 18th, just in case I ovulated early we wouldn't miss it. I even brought them camping with us over the weekend! I was really started to get worried that either I wasn't going to ovulate, or the tests didn't work. I wasn't even getting a faint line (unlike a home pregnancy test, OPK's can give you a faint line and be negative. A positive OPK is when the test line is the same darkness or darker than the control line). Then on the 22nd I got my first positive test! I was SO excited. I work and they work! And then on the 23rd through the 25th the line progressively got fainter. I had ovulated on the 23rd!

So here I am 3 DPO (days past ovulation), just beginning the two week wait, and I'm already wishing and hoping and wondering. Implantation doesn't happen until 7 to 10 DPO so there's no knowing until then.

I have to go Saturday, June 2nd for blood work. They'll test my progesterone and that will indicate if the clomid did it's job. I'm pretty sure it did! I'll post after the 2nd to let you know if we did it this month... Chris seems to think so! ;) So here's to the next 11 days going by swiftly and me not going crazy!

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