So I have a lot of updates to give as I have been super busy the past few weeks and have not been able to just sit down, relx, and write on my blog. Here is a recap of the last couple of weeks:
1) I finished my first round of Femara, and it worked well. I went in on cycle day 12 for a vaginal ultrasound to see if Femara had worked. My husband came with me to this appointment, and we were able to see that I had two follicles on my left ovary and one on my right that would result in ovulation. The doctor was so friendly and kind and suggested that I would most likely ovulate and see a positive OPK in three or four days. So if this cycle works- we saw our baby as a little follicle- so precious!
2) Sure enough, three days later on Monday November 7th, I had a positive OPK. At first I wasn't sure if it was positive, as it was almost darker than the control line, but upon further inspection and reading the booklet that came with the tests, it was a positive. That little OPK sat on my kitchen table for about a week. I was so excited it was FINALLY positive! I took pictures of it, sent it to my best friend and my husband, and then called and had a lengthy chat about it with my best friend and my best TTC supporter. I was ecstatic. That day, I also had a small amount of EWCM in my panties, so it all matched up!
3) So desperate times call for desperate measures. I bought Soft Cups to use this cycle. Inserting things into my va-jay-jay (besides a tampon) is waaay waaay waaay out of my comfort zone. But I want a baby more than anything, and Soft Cups sure seem to have a good reputation in the TTC community, so I bought them. I seriously cannot believe people use these things for their period! As a TTC tool, awesome, in place of a tampon- not so much. My hubby and I did the deed that night and then I placed one of those cups in. I was so nervous about it in there that I took it out after three hours. And taking it out is 100 times worse than putting it in!
4) So for the next three days straight we got busy! I think my husband was so over having sex with me by then as he worked long days each day of my fertile window and came home to me, who insisted on fooling around. But he was a good sport! The Soft Cups were used each time and eventually I just left them in all night. I feel so confident that we hit our fertile window perfectly, and I did my best to make sure that the sperm was as close to my cervix as possible. Ok, confession: Soft Cups are not that bad.
5) On Novemeber 12th, I went in for a Progesterone blood draw to see where my levels were at. I went in 5dpo instead of 7dpo because historically, I always get my period 9-10 dpo. I got my results back that day (see, my RE's office is just amazing! I love this place). My levels were at 11, and the nurse said that is great as they want to see them above 10. Well that didn't reassure me much as I know that progesterone levels can ebb and flow. I would have felt better if my levels were a 20 or something!
6) On Monday November 14th, I spoke to a nurse at my RE's office and asked her if I could PLEASE be prescribed Progesterone supplements as I was really worried that if my egg was fertilized, it would not be able to implant due to getting my period always 9-10dpo. The nurse prescribed me a month supply of progesterone suppositories.
7) back to the monthly theme- I now insert a pill into my va-jay-jay each night before bed. Gosh, the crazy things I will do to get pregnant! The pill is not that bad, and I just make sure to wear a pantyliner. It seems that most of the pill gets absorbed by my body as I have very little discharge, which is nice. I have read stories of people who have to insert two pills a day, so I am thankful I just have to do it once.
8) Now I have to wait to test until the 21st, which seems so so so incredibly far away!