I said I would relax this cycle and not temp or use OPKs. I lied. 🙂 I still feel relaxed, and I’m not really expecting anything. But I did break down and use some OPKs & I’ve been temping a little. 🙂
There’s a part of me that feels like I have some sort of control over things when I’m charting. And I like to know that my body is working without fertility drugs. Rationally, I know that I don’t have any control over what will happen, and charting won’t change the outcome. I’m a planner though, and I like to make sure we BD at the right times and know when AF might come. My cycles are a bit irregular, but I usually ovulate within the same fertile window.
Click here for my chart.
In other news, I’m getting my blood work done today – FINALLY – for recurrent pregnancy loss. I should have already done it, but my schedule is crazy right now. I’m working 7 days a week. Plus, a part of me is scared of what we might find out…or that we won’t find anything wrong. Then I don’t know what we’ll do. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
I’ve thought about doing some more IUIs and asking for Lovenox during the TWW. We won’t be able to explore IVF, donor eggs, or embryo donation for awhile, due to finances. And whatever we decide to do, will depend on my blood work results. I’m kind of tired of trying naturally because it seems like a waste of time. A break from fertility drugs is nice right now though.
I also filled out an online form of interest for our county’s foster/adopting agency! Someone will call within 48 hours to speak with me further. This is not something we want to rush, because we are still figuring things out & I’m working so much right now. It’s a lengthy process though, so we might as well look into it now.
So yeah, we have some promising things happening right now! I feel a bit better now that I’m thinking about future options. My dream doesn’t seem quite so far off now.