Saturday, March 7, 2009


So, last night, concerned that perhaps the 42 wasn't a good number, I took an OPK (ovulation predictor kit) which was negative. So, at least no surge. I mean, I know that Dr. Lee knows her stuff, but my nerves are starting to get the best of me. And so I peed on the stick.

My temperatures have been nuts. 2 days ago I was 96.1 then yesterday 96.8 (my high so far) and today back to the quasi-normal 96.5. And then, later this morning, it dropped to 96!

On a good note, my BP has been back into normal ranges. After the postpartum eclampsia (PPE), I have to admit that I'm really concerned that preeclampsia will rear its ugly head in early pregnancy and they wont be able to do anything to help. I know... Getting ahead of myself... Where's that normal pregnancy most of us dream of? Oh wait: that doesn't exist anymore...

I had a dream that I was pregnant with triplets: boys and a girl (I'm sure my minds way of trying to connect with my three little saints). I was ordered to strict bedrest right away and the cerclage was put in at 7 weeks (which would never happen). I ended up conducting church meetings from my living room, where Peter moved our bed! Even in my dreams, I'm still in church mode! :)

Wow... Cycle Day 11. It seemed like only yesterday the devastation of a period hit, although, honestly, I'm still in shock from that negative hCG test. And now we are already talking ovulation dates again. Monday, I'll have a better guestimate of how to plan next week. As of Thursday, it seemed like Wednesday might be the big day, but that all depends on bloodwork and follicle size. Since my largest follicle was only 10mm and she likes to trigger around 18mm, perhaps it will be later in the week. This is another of the fun side effects of fertility treatments: keep your calendar flexible and be prepared to apologize for missing (yet another) meeting. The things we do...

Well. I'd better get out the door. We lead the Rosary on Saturday mornings and if I don't leave soon, we wont be on time for Mass!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. For you, Spring is coming, and I pray it brings new life for you in more ways than one xxxx

Reba said...

I'm so glad you took an OPK. I really didn't think a surge was possible with such little follies.

My doctor told me once that follies grow about 2mm per day (not sure if that was naturally or medicated) so hopefully mid-next week you will be moving along to the next step!

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...


First, I have to admit I don't understand half the words you wrote. :) I do need to start charting, so perhaps I will soon understand your lingo.

The best I have is, "Good luck!" and "I'll be praying for you."

Oh, and I wish I had your dream instead of mine.

Anonymous said...

Sending your follicles positive, growing thoughts! That sounds like a sweet dream and I hope you do end up with three more kids, though try to do them one at a time! :-)

k@lakly said...

Keeping you in my thoughts!

Donna said...

Michele - I wish I had all the answers for you. All of the guesswork and hoping and praying month after month makes it so hard. I used to do a lot of charting - my temps would jump all over the place before ovulation. Just be sure to take your temp at the same time everyday before you get out of bed. You sould see your temps drop significantly on the day of ovulation and then pop back up a day or so later.

Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. I don't think about it as much as I used to but it's all still there.

I'll be thinking of you this week! I hope everything goes well for you.