Friday wrap-up

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday everyone!  I am so happy that this week is almost over.  I am sort of in an ADD type of mood and have a short attention span this morning and should be working so I am going to dish out some bullets again with a twist.  I am also categorizing my bullets this time..haha.

My Cycle State

  • I am currently at cd 9 and just finished up my last Femara pill for the cycle.  I am hoping to ovulate around cd 14 this time...come on ovaries, you can do it!
  • I am going to take Mucinex starting tomorrow.  I am not sure if I am going to take it once or twice a day.  Suggestions?
  • I am going to try the SMEP this month since apparently just having sex every day didn't work which is this if you don't already know (from
 "Try" every other night starting Day 8 (I'll start tonight).
 Buy 10 ovulation predictor kit sticks.
 Begin ovulation testing on Day 10.
 When test is positive, "try" that night, plus two additional nights in a row.
 Skip one night, then do one last "try".
 Take a home pregnancy test 15 days after your ovulation test was positive, if your period has not begun.
 If your ovulation test never goes positive, continue "trying" every other night until Day 35, then do a pregnancy test if your period has not begun.
 Statistics coming in from women who write me show that about 40% of post-miscarriage women will get pregnant on the first try if they are faithful to the plan, about double the number of the normal population who are not on the plan.

My Mental State
  • Today I feel good, as I usually do before I ovulate.  I have a positive attitude thanks to my friends who are consistently cheering me on.  I have had an eventful week filled and had lots of different "information" being thrown at me.  Thanks to everyone who commented with advice on all of that.  I sincerely appreciate it all no matter what your opinion.  I am still trying to decide exactly what I am going to do with all of this info...
My Physical State
  • I have been walking the past few days.  4 miles one night, 1.5 miles the next night, and 3 miles last night.  My dog is very happy and even though I feel bored while doing it.  It hasn't been that bad.  I do msis running every time I see a runner though.
  • I have had a small dish of Ben & Jery's Cookie Dough icecream for the past 2 nights in a row and switched to 2% Greek yogurt.  That is about as far as I have gone with the fat thing. 
Other News
  • One of my dear friends just gave birth to her 2nd child today.  She struggled with RPL before giving birth to her first daughter.  I am so incredibly happy for them.  Mommy and baby are doing great!
  • Next Friday I am meeting some of my friends for a "girls night".  This will include my friend that got pregnant by accident, was upset that she was pregnant, and had her "perfect" baby in the late winter.  I have 2 sessions of my group next week so I am hoping I can figure out a coping strategy to avert a potential meltdown.  I need to see her...I haven't since a month or two before she gave birth.  I am finally going to rip off this bandaid. 
  • We are finishing up painting my dining room this weekend!  Next we need to re-do the floors in both the living room and dining room.

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4 Responses to “Friday wrap-up”

  1. Good G-d now I need cookie dough. That is the most brilliant idea I've seen all week.

    Yikes - good luck with the accidental mom friend! Let me know if the group has any suggestions on how to cope with that - I want to be a bandaid ripper, too.

  2. I do evening primrose oil from end of AF until positive OPK twice a day. I would try to do three but I have timing issues in terms of taking medicine and other supplements. When I get my pos OPK then I switch to mucinex and do it twice a day. But then again I am on the dry side,

    Best wishes!

  3. We are on the same days of our cycle! Boy, I wish I could do the "plan". My donor is just not available that often! I pick up my "donation" when I get a positive OPK and the next couple of days.

  4. Well I have never heard of that plan. I am already on day 12 and we have been gong for every other day. Hopefully that will do it and I won't need the backup "plan" but if I do I will give this a try next month. Hurray for estrogen and feeling good this week. I wish there was more estrogen in the 2 week wait, I think I'm an addict :)