Monday, October 26, 2009

15 weeks pregnant

I haven't written much here lately because I've been feeling a bit queasy - yes good ol' morning sickness! LOL

Not that I'm really complaining, after 2 1/2 years of trying to fall pregnant you can't really complain when you actually are! :) Yes it's finally sunk in that it's real - especially since I've seen the ultrasounds to prove it.

I'm already 15 weeks pregnant (that went really fast) so only about 25 more weeks to go.

There is only one baby in there - I had to ask because I was on Clomid, and he or she (I don't know yet) is doing fine.

So all in all I wanted to say to you lovely ladies not to give up hope. While Clomid worked for me, there will be something that will work for you.

Right now I'm in clucky mode looking at cots, cradles, baby clothes and all the rest. I'm holding off buying any Gymboree stuff yet until I find out if it's a boy or girl.

It's all very exciting.

Talk more soon

Tracey

Monday, August 10, 2009

2 lines means positive yes?

This will just be a short post because I'm in a bit of shock right now. This morning I pee'd on a stick and lo and behold 2 lines appeared.

Holy CR*^(!!!P
(in a good way)

But after over 2 years of trying to fall pregnant you hardly believe these things with your own eyes. 2 Lines !!

Holy CR*^(!!!P
(again in a good way)

Well I'm going to take another test tomorrow morning to make sure I'm not dreaming or that I didn't get a false positive or anything. Although the line is very dark, I'm feeling sick and my period is two days late so I think it's really true.

For all of you that are wondering what I did this month that made the difference I can say it was my third month on Clomid and I was also taking fish oil supplements as I heard that they can help. And anything is worth a try.

I'm off to pace the hallway some more. I'll write more soon.

Holy CR*^(!!!P

Monday, May 25, 2009

2nd Month on Clomid

Obviously since I'm writing this post, the first round of Clomid was unsuccessful and so this will be my second month on Clomid.

I'm on Day 9 so I've just finished the last pill for this month and now it's fingers crossed!

Remember last post I talked about how I was watching Elizabeth Hasselbeck on The View talking about her new Gluten Free Diet Book, well I went gluten free about a month ago now and I'm actually feeling quite fantastic.

And get this ... I normally have very painful periods that last for around 6 to 7 days. This month I had NO PAIN and it only lasted 4 to 5 days. Huh? Isn't that like normal?

And ... I used to get lower back pain and bloating which I just thought were normal everyday aches and pains. Since going gluten free they are gone ..

Why that is I have no idea, perhaps my back pain was caused by bloating/wind pressing on my spine? I really cannot explain it.

What if ... What if ... the bloating was somehow compressing my uterus or something and preventing me falling pregnant? Of course I have absolutely no proof and I'm not pregnant yet so it's all just conjecture at this stage.

Isn't it funny how you analyse the littlest things when you have been trying to conceive forever. LOL

Anyway - just thought I'd give you all an update. Baby dust to all.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

1st Round of Clomid

I started the Clomid this month on days 5 - 9 (I'm currently on day 14 of my cycle). I'm taking just 50mg to start with to see what happens. I wasn't quite sure what to expect since I've heard some horror stories about how people felt on the Clomid.

These are the symptoms that I had:

On the first two days (so days 5 & 6) I was very emotional and teary. Much worse than regular PMS. I was crying at ads on TV over random comments people made. But I figured it must be due to the Clomid so I didn't pay attention. The last three days of taking it I didn't have any symptoms at all, so I guess my body got used to it pretty quick.

I have noticed that my cervical mucus is all over the shop. According to the OPK's I haven't ovulated yet, but I've had lots of ewcm.

I was surprised at that because I had heard that your cm dries up on Clomid, but I seem to have more than normal. Odd. (but good).

My partner is due to do his sperm test next week. He originally scheduled it for today but I told him he had to change it because I'll probably be ovulating soon (fingers crossed). We've been having sex every few days anyway just in case the OPK's never go positive.

I haven't been charting for a few months because I found it just too stressful and I tend to obsess over every little temperature rise or dip. I'd rather just wait and see at the end of the two week wait rather than obsess each day.

Anyway that's where I am this month, hope you are all having great baby luck.

Tracey

P.S. I was just watching The View and Elizabeth Hasselbeck was talking about how as soon as she changed to a Gluten Free diet she fell pregnant. Interesting. I might have to get a copy of her new book and check it out.