I’m pretty sure I ovulated yesterday! Woot! My chart is over in the right side column, if you’d like to stalk me. 🙂
I have been noticing many more fertile signs, hormonal changes, moodiness, increased ovulation pain, and a better thermal BBT shift since my last IVF cycle in January and subsequent loss. Those things are unusual for me — during a natural cycle. I don’t know if I’m more fertile due to IVF, the loss, or possibly all the supplements I’ve been taking. Could be a mixture of all of the above. Click here for the natural TTC methods I’m using.
I’ve also noticed that my emotions go crazy around ovulation time lately! I feel extremely sensitive, weepy, easily annoyed. It’s almost like PMS or pregnancy symptoms. I don’t seem to get PMS around AF now. I read online that mood swings are pretty common around O time. I never used to get that way, so hopefully it’s a good sign that my hormones are surging appropriately! I hope it doesn’t mean I’m hormonally imbalanced.
I hate that I’m feeling a little bit hopeful this cycle. That probably sounds bad, and I don’t want to be a negative nelly….but I’m tired of the disappointment! With natural cycles, I don’t feel AS let down as a medicated/treatment cycles. It still hurts though. We gave it our best shot as usual, so fingers crossed. I also bumped up my baby aspirin to 2x day. I don’t know if that will help my slight clotting disorder that we recently discovered, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt.
I would LOVE to be one of those miracle stories and be someone who got pregnant naturally after all treatments failed. I know it’s possible – I see stories like that a lot! I’m so over fertility treatments, but I know we’re not done yet. We’ve been doing them for about 15-16 months, not to mention all the cycles we tried naturally prior to that and in between. I’m hoping for a happy ending soon! All I can say is that God has made me a stronger person, and I know how much more I would appreciate the precious gift of a child. But….how many more months and years will this journey take?