Madelyn and her Mommy

Madelyn and her Mommy
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Thursday, February 26, 2009


Today I am 6 days past ovulation and I am in what is known as the two week wait (TWW). I have been sick with a head cold since the day after ovulation. I hope that this cold is some sort of a sign since it is different then my last two cycles.

I also decided to move on to a specialist after this cycle if we are not pregnant. It is a reproduction endocrinologist and is often abbreviated as RE. His name is Dr. Levine and he is part of the Hudson Valley Fertility group in Fishkill, NY. My appt is at the end of March.

I just felt it was time to be monitored more and not be guessing as to how the medications are working or not working.

Link to charts:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Doing alot more this month.

This is my 3rd month on Clomid and I am really hoping this is THE month that we get pregnant. In the past months I just took the Clomid and a prenatal vitamin. Here is my fertility cocktail this month:

Clomid CD3-7
Prenatal Vitamin
400 mcg Folic Acid
1 Baby Aspirin a day
Evening Primrose Oil 3x a day
Robitussin 2-3 times a day

The baby aspirin has shown to help your uterus lining for better implantation. The EPO and Robitussin is for fertile cervical fluid. Sperm need cervical mucus to have an eggwhite or watery consistancy and the EPO and Robitussin is supposed to help with that.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I am starting this blog because I have been thinking about it for a while, to document my trying to conceive experiences. I also think I just need a place to go to express all the emotions that comes with this journey. I could easily do this in a public forum like myspace, but most of my "friends" on their do not know we are TTC (trying to conceive), and I want to keep it private. If you stumble on to this blog, most likely we are just people in the same stage of life, and don't know each other in the real world.

My history:
I got married in Oct 2007, and had not been trying to prevent pregnancy for about 1.5 years before that. In April of 2008 I did start talking to my OB/GYN about wanting to start a family in the near future. After an awful experience doing a saline sonogram, I cried my eyes out and decided to put it on the shelf for a little while. Also, we bought our first home in May 2008 so we got super busy with all that entailed.

December 2008, I had "the talk" with my husband, that I really wanted to start officially trying to have a baby. So I went to a new Dr that month by our new home, and he put me on 50 mg of clomid cycle day (cd 5-9).

It is now Feb 2009 and I just started my 3rd cycle of 50 mg of clomid. I am taking it cd 3-7 though this time, also I am taking evening primrose oil, and will take generic robitussen to thin out my CM (Cervical Mucus). I also just started a regular excersice program that I do at home, and it makes me feel alot more relaxed.

Thanks for reading my story. I will update as my journey continues.
Here are our sweet furbabies: