Sunday, December 13, 2009

Test #6

Test was negative again today-- I wasn't surprised. Temps have been up and down like an EKG for the past week and CM & CP don't suggest I'm fertile right now. I feel like I've been able to keep a good attitude so far this cycle-- While I wanted to remember that any day could be the day I got a positive, I also wanted to have realistic expectations about Clomid and what it might do for me. The last thing I wanted to do was go into this cycle believing that Clomid would be the miracle drug that would get me pregnant instantly-- I didn't want to be disappointed. The thought of a Christmas BFP crosses my mind less and less, but I'm still hopeful that I could ovulate in the next few days. If no positive by Tuesday, I'll go ahead and call Dr. RE to see when I can start taking progesterone. I'm not feeling down-- just ready to figure out if the 50 mg was enough... and if it wasn't, move on to next cycle and 100mg.

So, for my project yesterday... well, I had hoped to have more pics to post, but I only have one of the things I was working on complete. For years, I've wanted a Christmas tree skirt, but they are so expensive that I've never gotten around to buying one. Last week I was browsing some patterns online when I came across a free pattern from Amy Butler. Amy Butler is my favorite fabric designer and the buttons on this tree skirt? Adorable. I knew I had to make it.

I already had the green polka dot fabric for the trim and I used the same fabric for the skirt that we used to cover an ottoman and pillows in our living room. (It's a beautiful woven cranberry fabric called Patriot Cherry.) Anyway, the project wasn't too difficult, it was just very time consuming-- I was up until 1am finishing it last night, but I really like how it turned out! The only thing left I plan to do is monogram "Blakely" along the trim. (Please excuse the crappy pics.)

I was hoping to put up pics of the matching stockings that I'm making, but I ran into some technical difficulties tonight while I was working on them. There were tears and I stepped away from it. When I get that frustrated, it's best for me to just walk away. I'm hoping to work on them tomorrow night and I'll post pics when they're done.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!


  1. Sorry Clomid hasn't been doing its job. I had horrible luck with it ... never ovulated while on it. Took it for three rounds and said enough is enough. Hope you have better success.

    P.S. - Love the tree skirt!

  2. I'm hoping Clomid kicks in today or tomorrow.

    I absolutely love your tree skirt! That is adorably preppy and cheerful. I just fluff a crisp white sheet under our tree and it is just NOT the same. Very impressive. :)

  3. That tree skirt is so lovely! I've been planning to knit myself one for years and years, but just haven't gotten around to it, and now my knitting has seriously stalled.

    Maybe next year I'll finish my Christmas stocking, knit a tree skirt--and have something else to hang by the chimney, too!

  4. Sorry to hear about the Clomid wonkiness. Blurgh.

    Great job on your tree skirt! I love Amy Butler's fabric selection, especially how they coordinate so well with each other. I really miss my sewing projects!

  5. 3 days left girl, stay positive! Remember if it doesn't work this month, they can up the dosage, and maybe next month will be your month!!! :) Hang in there!!

    LOVE the tree skirt by the way!

  6. I hope you see a smiley face on that bad boy tomorrow. V. cool tree skirt!