Thank you, Janette (Nathansmommy) for my excellent new siggy!! I love it!!
Well, today is day 2 of Clomid! So far no horrendous side effects, although some people on the Clomid board are saying that the s/e hit after you stop taking it. Oh well, if it leads me to our baby then it's well worth it!
DH's SA results are back. The military docs said everything is normal! What concerns me is that only 40% of his sperm are motile, and his pH is 9. Everywhere I looked said that at least 50% need to be motile (although one place did say that they consider 40% normal), and that the pH must be between 7 and 8. I am trusting that we'll still be okay because his results did come back normal. We're probably just borderline normal. Oh welll, we'll just try harder! I told him that he can't take those super-hot baths he likes to take anymore.
Clomid day 3!! I really like charting my temperatures, too. It gives me such a feeling of empowerment! I know that I can just look at my chart and figure out if Clomid will work for me, etc. It's nice to be back on regular cycles again (although meds-induced) to be able to do that!
I stayed late today to help with the Easter Bunny stuff. It was soooo cute!! The babies were terrified of him!! They got a ton of really good pictures, too. It was so much fun. I laughed and laughed the whole hour that I was there for it. Kids are so much fun! I want one!
Well, I have been doing a lot of reading about different birth plans, and I have to say, I am really shying away from my previous idea of all-the-drugs-I-can-get. I have been reading about water birthing at home, and I think that might be the best way for me to go. Water greatly reduces the pain factor, and relaxes the mom a lot. I know my BP will skyrocket when I'm in labor, it always does when I get anxious. I found a great website for a birthing center in my area, and they have midwives who will come to your home to help with a water birth. I would love to have it right here, so that when the baby comes, I can climb into my own bed with him/her and begin nursing. Also, babies born in water usually don't cry (because they are not startled by the transition from womb to world), and are much more alert. And MUCH less tearing for mom! Here's a wonderful website, if anyone's interested: www.waterbirthinfo.com
We got an adoption packet from Children's House International, which is who we had wanted to go with if we decided to adopt from India. Well, it turns out that the youngest age of children available to Non Resident Indian families is 18 months now, up from 6 months before! And that's just at referral time, meaning it would take another 3-5 months before we get to bring her home. So we're looking at adopting a 2 year old for our first! I don't think that will work for us - I want our first baby to be young, if we end up adopting. Oh well, guess we'll just keep looking....
Woo hoo! My last day of Clomid! I am so excited - now to wait and see if I O! I'm pretty sure I will, because my CM is already starting to move towards being more fertile. It went from sticky to creamy the day before yesterday (and more watery than lotiony, if that makes sense). Did I just share too much? LOL, sorry!
DH and I told my in laws last night about my past, with the abuse and everything. They were sooo understanding, and said how strong I was and how well I turned out in spite of everything. That made me feel so warm and gushy inside! They have totally adopted me as their own now, which they already had before... but now I think they feel protective of me and understand me a lot better. I am so glad I have nice in laws.
Took my third OPK today and it was still negative. Definitely darker than before, but still definitely negative. Can't wait to see that dark line! My CM dried up too (s/e of Clomid, I suppose) so I am going to start Robitussin tomorrow. I think I'll stop by WalMart and get some.
DH and I are looking into buying a house!! I am so excited, and also really nervous! We have scheduled 6 showings for Saturday afternoon. We're looking for a one story house, with a biggish backyard, 3 BR and 2 BA. We picked out some pretty cute houses! Can't wait to see what they look like IRL.
House hunting was great!! We found two houses that we really liked. Well, DH found one that he really liked and I found two. The one that we both LOVE is really awesome, but we're still thinking about it because the neighborhood could stand to be better. And of course, location is very important when it comes time to sell. They seem to be doing a lot of renovations to the area, so it might work in our favor to buy it now at a low price and then make it up really nice. Anyway, I emailed our realtor and told her we want to see it again, and gave her some more houses that we want to go look at. Hopefully we'll get to see it again tomorrow night! I really want us to find that perfect home, and soon, since we only have 2 years left here. I want to do so much with a new place!
In TTC news, I STILL have not ovulated. This is getting so old! I am still not giving up on Clomid though, because most people said they O'd around CD 18 and I am only on CD 16 today. Fingers crossed!
I O'd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so, so happy and relieved that Clomid worked for us! We also timed BD really well this cycle, so I am really hoping this is it for us!!
And in other BIG NEWS!!!!!! We are putting in an offer on this house we really want!! We went house-hunting, and saw one house that we really liked. But we weren't 100% sure about it, so we went and looked at it again and decided against it. The neighborhood wasn't the best, and we thought that would make it hard to sell. So we went and looked at another one, and it was fabulous!!!! Great neighborhood, awesome floorplan, and super price! We got preapproved already, so we are good to go! We're going to see our realtor today at 3 PM, I am so nervous and excited! I really hope we get it!
DH is being difficult. We put in an offer on that house, and the seller came back with a counter offer. She wanted to change one thing. Well, that one thing is kind of a kooky thing, and unreasonable, but I think we should just give in so we can go on with this whole process. But DH won't cave, and he won't sign the paperwork. Our realtor was waiting for us to go to her office today to sign, (actually, we were supposed to go yesterday but we didn't) so I told him to call her and explain the situation so she wouldn't wonder what happened. Well then he says I should just call her and tell her we want to talk to her in person before signing. Hello - we?? And why should I always be the one to call her - especially when he's the one with the problem??? It just doesn't seem fair to me. He said, "You're good at talking to her!" Yeah, but so is he! What's the big deal?? So I fell asleep while he was here on his lunch break and when I woke up he was gone and we had two messages from the realtor asking when we could come in! He didn't call her, he just left! So of course, I had to call her and ask her if we could talk to her, so we're going in tomorrow. I can't believe he did that! That is so unlike him! We are going to have a nice, long chat when he comes back from work today.