Friday, March 5, 2010

On to the Weekend

I'm so ready for the weekend. And this is after I was off on Wednesday. I have Spring Fever like no one's business. I can't wait for the 55 degree weather with the sunshine that is forecast for us. I'm so over Winter.

I had my ob/gyn annual on Wednesday. I was feeling pretty darn lucky that I didn't see any preggos in the office. What a relief. There was only a 17 year old girl there for her first pap. Her mom recognized me from the commuter bus we ride and spilled her guts. I'm sure her daughter was mortified. Poor thing.

I went in and was weighed and was very surprised that I didn't weigh nearly as much as I thought I did. I'm still a lot flabbier than I want to be, but at least the number was lower than I expected.

When my doctor came in she asked me what was going on. I proceeded to tell her that I'd like to take 50mg of Clomid next cycle and she asked me why. I told her about the failed IUI's and the failed IVF. I also told her that while I thought Dr. M was very nice, I don't feel like he (or anyone) tried to figure out why I wasn't getting pregnant. They just wanted to lump me in with other "cases" and "typical numbers". She said that she didn't want me to think that just taking Clomid would work. And I assured her that I had no illusions but that I needed to feel like I was doing something. She agreed to write the script. What confused me was that she wants me to take it on days 5-9 instead of days 3-7 like I have previously. I didn't ask her why at the time and I could kick myself for it. I haven't had the chance to search google for the difference, either. Maybe some of my well versed readers could help me out with that one. She didn't seem to be concerned with my new lighter and sometimes shorter cycles so that's good. All in all it was a good appointment and I'm glad I asked her for the drugs.

We are taking the Little Guy to get him signed up for baseball tomorrow. Then he has to get all new baseball gear as he grows like a weed and will need new stuff. He then has a b-day party to go to in the afternoon. Then on Sunday he has his last basketball game. It will be a busy weekend again for us. I'm looking forward to being out and about and wearing a light jacket instead of my Winter coat.

I'm on CD9 today and I poas (the opk kind) and got the faintest of second lines. I'm thinking that means I'll be O'ing sooner than I did last cycle. It's always nice to be fertile on the weekend. I'm hoping that I'm far enough away from peak so that we can have fun tonight and Sunday...that would be perfect timing. But knowing my luck, we will DTD tonight and I'll get a positive tomorrow and be SOL. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't get a positive tomorrow...that it holds off until at least Sunday. We'll be alone Monday night and we tend to be more frisky when we are alone. wink wink.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


someday-soon said...

If I remember right taking Clomid CD3-7 is suppose to increase the number of eggs more and taking it CD5-9 is suppose to improve the quality of the eggs more. You could always split the difference and try CD4-8 =) If you've always done it on the CD3-7 schedule there wouldn't be any harm in trying the other...maybe different will be good! Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead, hope it's a great one =)

AplusB said...

Who knows, maybe Clomid will be just the thing your body needs right now? I know the feeling of just wanting to be doing "something" even if the chances are never know, though!
I always took Clomid days 3-7, but I've read about a lot of other people taking it 5-9. I think either is just fine. Have a great weekend!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

TeeJay, I always read that while CD5-9 is more common, it's because the OBGYN's just default to assuming everyone's cycles are 28 days. For ladies who have shorter cycles, like you and I, they usually take it CD3-7. With a shorter cycle, I definitely wouldn't wait until CD5 to start - I'd either stick with your usual CD3 or do what Caryn suggested and split the difference.

And even if you DTD tonight and get an OPK+, you're still in good shape!!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Hey Teejay just catching up. I loved what you wrote to fill out the award I gave you!!
I don't know about the Clomid, sorry as I have never taken it. But I'm so relieved for you that you didn't see any preggos in your OB's office. I'll be interested to find out if you do go to the expensive specialist the tax lady suggested. Hoping you get a chance really enjoy your weekend and the weather warming up!!

Fran said...

I never took Clomid so I can't help on the timing, but I agree totally that you need to feel like you are doing something to help this process along. Everything crossed for a nice egg this month anyway and you never know! Fran

Pie said...

Good for you getting the meds and having a good chat with your doc!! I'm glad the appointment went well. Not sure about the clomid either (it's been awhile!) but your first commentor's ideas some familiar.

Have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great weekend and got some alone time with your hubby :).
Glad your dr. cooperated and gave you clomid!

Stefanie said...

Hi there,

I have used clomid, and am currently using it again. Had it before from day 3-7 and also 5-9 this cycle I used it from 4-9 and 13-16 whereafter we trigerred on day 17

Good luck