Can I be added please?
TTC #: 3
DPO (if applicable): N/A
Testing: End of February
Trying Since: June '09
Plan for this Cycle: Still trying to decide... see my intro below
Link to Chart (if applicable): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2ae28c
Thoughts: Trying to relax this cycle... deciding how to proceed
Verse, Quote or Sentiment that Has Helped Keep You Positive This Week: Focusing on all the blessings God has given me! Remembering that I am not in control and that whatever God has planned for me is better than anything I can imagine
My situation: heading into my 10th cycle TTC #3. My first two were planned and happened right away (I was much younger!), so I'm struggling with feeling like it just isn't going to happen this time (and that mabye I'm too old) since it was so easy the first time.
My TTC Journey:
My husband had a vasectomy after #2, which was reversed about 8 months ago. Last SA wasn't perfect but plenty good to get the job done, so the VR was successful
For the last several years I have been having short cycles (around 24 days) and spotting during my luteal phase. Of course I didn't think anything of it until we were ttc. I have tried B6 and Vitex to no avail (still doing the B6 but not vitex). I had my progesterone level checked about 3 months ago (at 7dpo) and it was 14, which I think is good?? So for the past 3 cycles I have been taking 200mg prometrium orally.
My lp does seem to have lengthened but the spotting has not improved
The good news is that I ovulate on my own, my chart always shows a clear shift (although sometimes it is really early).
Here is where I'm at now (and I would appreciate any advice). I'm really trying to chill out this cycle and put my trust in the Lord. I saw my ob yesterday and she went over everything I've been doing recently:
I had a pelvic ultrasound last month and she said everything looks good (including a good lining, which is something I was worried about - the ultrasound was done one day before my period).
She said my early ovulation shouldn't be a problem (sometimes on day 10!) and that spotting on the Prometrium doesn't mean its not working. I asked her about vaginal prometrium and she said she doesn't think it makes a difference and that I would need a bigger dose...not sure what to think about that. She wants me to keep taking the 200mg orally after O.
Other than that she said everything looks great and she can't see any obvious reason why I'm not getting pregnant, she normally refers all her 35+ patients to an RE but since I won't do IUI or IVF (I'm Catholic) she is holding off on that for now (and I'm fine with that!). She wants me to do an HSG if I'm not pregnant in 3 months, ugh.
She gave me a RX for 50 mg clomid to take on cd 5-9 and said to start the oral prometrium after O. Part of me really wants to just cycle naturally this month and of course part of me wants to see if the clomid will help. I'm really wanting to trust it all go God and I feel like doing clomid is keeping me attached to my own sense of control over the situation (which in my heart I know I don't have).
Anyway - thats my story in a nutshell. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.
MommyNicoleTX - your story is amazing! It gives me such hope and is truly a testimony to God's glory!
MrsD08 - I'm married to a non-believer and I know your struggle. I'm a recent convert to Catholicism and my DH is agnostic, so it is a struggle. He is supportive - goes to Mass and tries to keep his opinions to himself around the kids, but isn't always successful. What helps me is knowing that I can't force his journey (it helps me that this is also what the Church teaches). I hope and pray that he will one day find his way to Our Lord, but in the meantime all I can do is be an example (and pray for him)