Friday, June 17, 2011


hi everyone...

just a quick note... i am moving my blog to wordpress.... i hope you will like my blog's new home and sign up for an email subscription.... or add it to your rss feed....

without further ado... here is my new blog!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Shout Out (Praise Post)

i have a lot to praise God for:
a wonderful husband
a great job
the opportunity to study and fulfill my dream of being a teacher
my house
my family
my friends
much more

however, at the moment, i have nothing ttc related to praise about (besides af arriving without the need for meds)...

but... there has been a great deal of good news for my tweeps i want to dedicate this post to them and their success, and i want them to know that i'm rooting and praying for them and their growing miracles!!

first is one of the first ttc tweeps i began following on twitter... she's been a great source of support and encouragement. and she's introduced me to many fun canadian tweeps... please go and check out Andrea's blog : Tales From A Locked Womb.

the next is one my favorite ttc bloggers - i discovered her blog and read it from beginning to present in the span of a couple of days... she's witty and always has me lol'ing! check out Elphaba's blog- Yolk: A blog about eggs and sperm.

then there are a couple of other great bloggers who have been around the block and back in their efforts ttc...  Jay @ The 2 Week Wait (who hasn't even blogged about her good news yet bec it's so new!! SO excited for her...she is super funny too...look for her post about IF greeting cards)...and last but def. not least, Laura who blogs with Jen @ A Little Barefoot.

yes, there is always a twinge of jealousy when others get their bfp's... but i can say without a doubt that i am truly and passionately happy and excited for these ladies, because i know that they have each been through a lot and deserve this, and will appreciate it, as much as i will when it is my turn. all of this good news also renews my hope.... 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

And - round one goes to....

.... i don't know who, but definitely not me.


taking the clo.mid really got my hopes up... even the hot flushes were bearable because, let's face it - anything is bearable if it will get me pregnant at this point.

so, i spent the month tracking my temperature, examining my saliva, using OPK's (if you're a new follower - there is a list of TTC acronyms conveniently located on the right hand side of my blog for reference), and attempting to track CM.

i used OPK's from cycle day 6 all the way through cycle day 22/23... and some days I tested twice - for fear of missing ovulation... lo and behold - all negative...

i'm beginning to feel like the positive ovulation test has become as elusive as a positive pregnancy test.

it was the first time i tracked my temperature, so i had nothing to compare it to, but i did not detect a rise in temperature that lasted three or four days - which is generally the rule of thumb for detecting that ovulation has occurred. I also only detected slight ferning with my saliva scope, but nothing to indicate ovulation.

so - even with the 50mg of clo.mid, my body is not cooperating and not ovulating...


there is a mild "bright side" to this past cycle - AF arrived all on her own, without being medically induced with progesterone pills...AND, on cycle day 28!! (which has been my shortest cycle in months! before starting the clo.mid my cycles were 40+ days long)
okay, she did arrived in the middle of a wedding reception, however - it was a bittersweet "homecoming"...
i'm hoping that it is a good sign ... that my body is getting back on track...

so, last night i started round two of clo.mid... still on 50mg, but we're hoping that because AF arrived on her own, that this small act of compliance is a sign that my body is ready to cooperate!