Wednesday, December 2, 2009


"Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!"
~Dr. Seuss

I've been thinking a lot about my positive experience Monday, feeling like I was lucky in so many ways:

a) I really felt like I connected with my RE.
b) I was able to get all of my labwork and ultrasound done at the appointment.
c) I was able to start treatment immediately instead of waiting until next cycle.
d) So many people left such encouraging, supportive comments for me!

Yesterday I heard back from the doctor about my CD3 bloodwork-- the doctor herself called me (which scared me at first) to tell me that my LH, FSH and E2 levels looked great.

Perhaps the reason I'm the luckiest though, is that I've experienced no side effects from the Clomid. I've heard so many stories about women who were angry, moody and emotional & had horrendous hot flashes. I felt slightly warm a few times yesterday but I don't think I can really count this as a hot flash-- I'm always so cold, the warmth was welcome.

3 days down, 2 to go... then I'll start taking OPKs on CD10, which is Tuesday. I'm so relieved that we only have to worry about our timing for about a week while determining if the Clomid "worked." (Dr M. said that if I don't get a positive OPK by CD17 that she may have me test a few additional days, but no later than CD21.) I can't express how exhausting it's been with these long cycles, waiting to ovulate, having to worry about our timing week after week after week. It's been so stressful-- there's been nothing more trying than "trying." So, I'm optimistic and confident about our efforts this cycle, because we've taken the guesswork out of it. We'll take the tests, time things the best we can if I get the +OPK, then sit back and relax.

Who knows?
Maybe we'll get lucky.


  1. I know exactly what you mean when you say "how exhausting it's been with these long cycles, waiting to ovulate, having to worry about our timing week after week after week". That's exactly how I felt too. Every week you think... maybe this will be the week. Good luck, I hope the Clomid keeps playing nicely!!

  2. Yup, I completely understand. And my cycles aren't nearly as long as yours, yet it was so stressful never knowing when ovulation would happen. The cycle we got pregnant I had completely given up and then got a surprise OPK peak.

    I am seriously going to be haunting your blog in about three weeks :)

  3. Things are looking great! Everything is falling into place perfectly! You might in fact get lucky!!!

  4. Everything sounds like it's going great! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. Keep us posted, and I hope the Clomid continues to be kind!

  5. I'm a big believer in luck. I'm sending lots your way for that BFP this month!!!

  6. I'm so glad clomid is being kind to you so far! How many MGs are you taking? I know everyone is different, but it really seems to effect me the last few days and just after I take it...I hope you stay in the clear though :-).

    It is super lucky that you got all your CD3 bloodwork in so quickly...I hope the luck continues and you get a BFP this month!

  7. That's great that you don't feel any effects of the Clomid. And also great that your b/w is normal. Hope this first round gives you your BFP!