Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bye, Bye blonde... hello clomid!

Farewell my luscious blonde streaks that brighten up my hair! Hello my natural light brown color. :( ... I tried in insert a picture of my hair here, but failed to do so. 1st time using the webcam & couldn't figure out where it saved the pic! Oh well.

So, I was stressed out last night about whether to work for my hubby when he opens his practice in a couple months OR to take a part time Pre-K position. It shouldn't be that hard, but I tend to make things more difficult than they really are... I've decided this morning to turn down the Pre-K job and work for DH for a while. (as in 6-9months) Hmm.. yes, 9 months from now would be ideal. ;)

During my moments of stress, I looked down at my cell phone and saw an "event" on my calendar. What in the world? ... It said "START CLOMID"! How I forgot that today was the day, I don't know! That completely turned my mood around. As I am downing a Pepsi and poppin' chocolate chips into my mouth I take my 1st Clomid pill! Yay!


Question for the wise folks: I was told to start testing for ovulation on day 10. (By the way-- I need an abbreviation cheat sheet!) Do I test just once a day? What time? I've heard so many different things. Do the cheap brands work or should I buy the clear blue tests? I don't have the whopper $200-300 one. Lil' sticks are gonna have to do for now. Thanks!!!


14 comments:

  1. Weird...my dashboard doesn't show the updates of your blog...you know what I mean? Well...I mean it did for the first two...but lately when I click on those it tells me your blog doesn't exist and now it didn't show me you had a new post! Very odd. Maybe I have to add you as a blog I'm following again...I dunno.

    Glad you remembered to take the clomid! That's important!!! :o)

    And I followed your lead on the chocolate chips today...definitely a necessary evil! *wink*

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  2. Yeah for cell phone reminders!! I am here from sweetpeanme's blog. I am glad you are out here in the blogosphere, but sucks that you are going through IF. The Stirrup Queen has a great list of infertility acronyms for future use. O is generally ovulation...DPO is days post ovulation (6dpo=6 days post ovulation).

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  3. ps have you sent the stirrup queen a note to say you have new blog???

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  4. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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  5. Here from LFCA - welcome to blogging!

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  6. I hope taking the clomid is going well. I'm going to start mine tomorrow!

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  7. Yay! I have been "locked" out of my blog since last Thursday. I'm not sure why it decided to let me back in- but I'm glad! Thanks for the welcome. :)

    Oh Lorza-- the stirrup queen is definitely the mother of all blogs. I'm actually looking at it now. (multi-tasker...ADD, whatever you want to call it)

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  8. Just stopping by to say hello. Good luck with Chlomid and your journey. If you get a chance check out my non profit blog and website.
    www.parenthoodforme.org.
    We need help spreading the word.
    Thanks,
    Erica

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  9. Our stories are IDENTICAL! We were also married last June, I also only have 1-2 period a year, I also got off of BCP a few months after our wedding, I was also diagnosed with PCOS this year, I also did a few rounds of Clomid, this is too crazy!!!

    I recently moved onto Femara, and am now adding injectibles (shots) this month too, and also doing a IUI this month.

    Best of luck!

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  10. Welcome to the IF blog world!! Sorry you have to be here, but I hope you find it to be a great source of support.

    I'm on my first clomid cycle as well (cycle day 7). Hopefully this will be all we need!

    makingmemom.blogspot.com

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  12. I just stumbled across your blog...we're on the same Clomid cycle, my first day was July 23rd and this is my first round of Clomid as well! I started doing the OPKs yesterday, but i am always a little suspect of any at-home testing, i just feel like there's so many factors...time of day, how much you have drank, when the last time you peed was, the pahse of the moon! I am also charting temperatures which seems just as flawed, but I feel like if i don't do all of these things then somehow it will be my fault if i don't get pregnant. I go in for an ultrasound to see if i am ovulating on Friday. I do not have PCOS, but for some other unknown reason, do not ovulate regularly. Good luck to you. Hopefully the first time will be the charm for both of us.

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