How'd it go, Julie? Sorry to barge in but I need some support from people in similar situations! Our first 2 children were conceived so quickly, so this is new to me. I had the mirena removed on June 1st and we've been trying ever since. The doctor just prescribed me Clomid (50 mg) cd 3-7. I am currently on cd 10. I am nervous and excited. Its a little strange but I'm not being monitored and the doc didn't even have me come in- the nurse asked me about what we've been doing, my cycles, etc, and then called me back with the prescription. I have tried OPKs in the past with no success, but obviously am trying them again this cycle. I am not temping/charting- but if this cycle doesn't work maybe I'll do more research on that next cycle. When do you all take your OPKs??? I have been nuts about it. I know you shouldn't take them for the first couple of days after clomid but of course I have been. Today I'm 3 days out from my last pill and have taken 4! The one around 10 am was a good line- but not positive- and the rest have been lighter. I had such irregular cycles previously (32-44 days), and with the clomid have NO idea when I may O!!!! Anyway- sorry to jump in and hope everyone is having a good cycle!
Appointment was actually uneventful, not much different than previous ones. He told us to DTD Wednesday and Friday and go back on Saturday for monitoring. I assume everything was looking "normal", as he didn't say a lot.
I took an OPK yesterday and it was negative, but it was only CD11, so still a bit early. I guess I assume I'll o over the weekend, so Saturday's appointment may be more interesting.
On another note, DH and I had an argument of epic proportions last night. We sort of talked about our anxiety re: trying for a November/December baby after the appt where the clomid was prescribed, but didn't really talk about it again. So last night when I said it was time to DTD he said no, I don't want to try this month. I was crushed and totally taken off guard. I wish we had talked about it more, and we are both at fault. I think a lot of the emotion was related to the build up of frustration over the last year of trying, and I really just broke down. We ended up DTD, after a lot of talking and arguing, but I didn't talk to him afterwards to feel out how frustrated he is with me. I don't want to conceive a baby and have him resent me. But I also feel strongly that this timing is not the end of the world and I'm not prepared to take the next 2 months off, after trying for a year.
So anyways, that's where we are.
I should O about Monday or Tuesday. I'm trying not to focus on it, no temping, doing opks only so I know when I o'd for sure so I can stop taking some of my vitamins and just trying to scale it back a little, two years of ttc will send you a little crazy so hopefully this month or possibly two of scaling back will work. I've tried to talk to hubby about my concerns that the age gap is getting too much but he won't listen, he wants to keep tryi g and so do i, but the emotional side is getting way too much for me and if it keeps up I am really concerned about my mental health.
Wendy I hope that plan works- it sounds reasonable. I'm so sorry you're feeling so down- life can be so unfair.
Julie- maybe uneventful is good? That's hard about not being on the same page as DH- especially since he knew you were taking clomid and all... I'm glad he dtd last night and hopefully he will again in the coming days!
Toni- good luck!
Wendy I'm so with you.
I'm starting to wonder how my mind state is :s
Julie, I'm sorry that the appt was just like the last, I'm sure this is normal and everything will be fine.
If this is too personal then no need to answer but why did DH want to wait? What's the reasoning for waiting til after nov/dec?
When does he prefer or does he?
Maybe he's just frustrated and being pushed to preform?
That was happening with us, I didn't realize I started getting pushy and because we had to DTD on certain days, it was more like a chore, we stopped tracking, and started to go with the flow less stressful for the both of us
I'm sure it will work out KUP
He just wants to have a baby born early in the year. He's concerned about the child being the smallest/youngest at school and in activities (specifically if it's a boy and a hockey player, half joking half serious). As a side note, as I know this differs signifactly around the country and world, but our school cutoffs are Dec 31, so a November baby would be in the same class as a January baby. Sports for the most part follow the same cutoffs as school years.
I see where he's coming from, but am not as concerned as he is. We already have one child born in November and haven't noticed the differences/disadvantages that we thought we would.
We chatted about it and seem to be ok. He's invested in this and wants us to be successful, which is a relief.
I still have not o'd....temp still down and OPK was negative last night. But, I have been feeling some slight sharp pains on my left side and am wondering if it's o pain. Once been o'ing on my right side the last little while, so I could be wrong. I'll know for sure tomorrow anyways.
Julie that's interesting about your school cutoff- I think ours is August 31st. I was a late birthday- June, and never had issues or felt behind my class if that helps! It's nice in a way too because I didn't turn 18 until after I graduated so my parents didn't have to worry about me being tooooo crazy. I'm soooo glad that your talk went well yesterday. I hope those pains are O! I have an O question actually. I know the ovulation test I'm attaching is negative- but in your guys' experience, is it soon after a test like this that you get a positive one???