Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New News

                A friend of mine mentioned that I hadn’t written on my blog in awhile.  That’s true.  I guess there are a few reasons for that…One is that I’m cheating. LOL I’ve been contributing to a blog for woman TTC.  It’s been nice to be able to share my experiences there.  I don’t get a lot of comments, but I really do hope that some girls are reading it and can relate. It helps me to write it, anyway.  I don’t think I’ll stop writing about TTC here, but I do think it won’t be the main focus.

                So long story short, we are still trying to conceive baby number 2.  I’ve been seeing a reproductive endocrinologist and his office has been wonderful to work with.  I’m on my third cycle of Clomid.  So far, we know that I am ovulating and that everything else looks relatively normal.  The first month, I ovulated on CD 16 (normal for me was 18-23).  Last month I ovulated on CD 15.  The first month, I got my period 14 days after ovulation.  Last month was only 11 days after ovulation. Both months, my progesterone level was normal (12.6 the first month, 16 last month), but I was having spotting a few days before my period began.  My doctor thinks my progesterone level might be dropping a little earlier than it is supposed to, which could prevent a fertilized egg from implanting.  So this month, I’ll be taking progesterone supplements after I ovulate.  Hopefully it will help.  I am also scheduled to have a test called HSG done on Friday. Basically, dye will be inserted into my uterus and they will be able to check for abnormalities and blockages in the fallopian tubes. This is all guided by X-ray.  I am anxious to see what they find.  Many women have success shortly after the test, so I hope it might help us.

                Another reason is that I just don’t have that much to write about.  I’m in one of those ruts where life becomes a routine. It’s not a bad thing, but there is not a lot of exciting, witty things to write about just now.  I work, I take care of Tyler, I run errands, and I do things around the house.  That’s about it!  And I’ve been watching WAY too much TV lately.  I’ll feel better about that once I get my elliptical back in the house so I can work out while I watch.  LOL

                Tyler is doing well.  He’s chosen his Halloween costume (Thomas the Tank Engine) and we were finally able to get his hair cut last weekend (not the easiest thing).  He is not in the least bit interested in potty training (why am I not surprised), but I hope we’ll be able to tackle that soon.  He is being hilariously literal these days.  We've been working really hard at manners lately, specifically saying please.  He will ask for something and we remind him to say please.  When he says please (only) we try to get him to say the question again AND say please.  Usually he just agrees at that point, because he thinks we are asking. LOL

                The weather is cooler and the leaves are changing colors.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the weather and how pretty it is outside.  It makes me think of change and wonder what will change for me before the next fall.  Only time will tell.

Thanks always for reading!



Darcy said...

I will be waiting to hear how your test goes on Friday. 2 year olds are so funny, aren't they? Will uses his potty, if I let him run around with nothing on his bottom. As soon as I put a pull-up on him or even undies, he totally forgets about it. No need to worry though. It will happen, eventually.

notanillusion said...

You'll get pregnant soon, I'm sure! *hugs*

Tanya said...

Wishing you much success, Melissa. HUGS!