Monday, October 7, 2013

Here's To The Clomid Crazies

I swear, blogging about a missing period has the same voodoo abilities as taking a pregnancy test. Hours after my last post, my cramps increased and my period showed her ugly face overnight, just in time for our 13 hour drive to Illinois for our friends' wedding. Thankfully my period was short lived; medium flow on Saturday for the wedding with spotting on Sunday for our drive back home.

The wedding was wonderful, full of good friends, lots of alcohol (not consumed by me of course,) a candy bar and lots of love. Like many friend groups, our small circle exploded all over the US after college, reaching from Pennsylvania to Mississippi to Missouri. We try to get together at least once a year, and having weddings certainly makes this easier. Besides myself, there are only two other women in our group (we all dated and ended up marrying engineers, not exactly a woman-driven field,) so naturally the talk turned to babies during the reception. It was actually a nice talk since one of the girls is dealing with PCOS as well, and the other has been in the loop with our reproductive worries since the beginning. It was easier to have a face to face discussion with them about how things are going instead of trying to explain everything over texts or emails. Apparently I've been nominated as the first in the group to pop out a kid and we've jokingly set our next get together as my baby shower.

I start Clomid tomorrow and I'm nervous. Nervous about the side effects, nervous about it not working, but honestly, more nervous about it working. As much as I want to get pregnant, I'm scared. Before, I thought that a positive test meant a take home baby, but unfortunately, this community has shown me that it doesn't always happen that way. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's complete step one. Here's to the Clomid crazies.

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  1. Yay for a new cycle!! I hope clomid does the trick for you. I definitely don't miss the crazies, but I remember it felt good to be taking that next step. Fingers crossed for you!!

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    1. It really does feel good to finally be doing something of just sexing and hoping for the best. Thanks for the well wishes!

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  2. Hopefully the side effects won't be to bad, and you'll only have to take it for one cycle and then POOF ten months later take-home baby! I know it's rare but that's what's helping me right now. That even if it's unlikely, it could absolutely happen. Do you have an ultrasound to see if it's working?

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    1. You're right, it could totally happen after one shot, let's hope it does for both of us!

      At my last appointment, my doctor mentioned having an ultrasound mid way through my cycle to make sure I don't have too many follicles, but I'm currently debating with his nurse who wants me to come in on 11/6.....approximately 5 days into my next cycle. I guess we'll see what happens!

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding. They can be such a huge source of stress and dread. Good luck with your Clomid cycle! I hope it does the trick for you.

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    1. It was the first wedding we attended since our own, so it was nice not to be in the thick of things and to be able to just relax and enjoy the open bar (Keegan) and the candy bar (me.)

      Thanks for the well wishes!

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  4. I'm so glad you're moving forward and starting Clomid. I SO hope it works for you! xoxo

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  5. new cycle = new chance!
    i wasnt on clomid so i feel bad i wont know what youre experiencing exactly, but as always - I AM ROOTING FOR YOU.
    love you to the moon and back girl. someday God will tell me what hes waiting for and whats taking him so long to get this show on the road, and that day i will be telling you!
    STAY STRONG!

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    1. You're so right, and hopefully with the addition of Clomid, our chances are higher. I love you too!

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  6. I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding! Good luck this cycle. I might be in the minority, but I didn't notice any side effects with Clomid, and it didn't bother me at all (I think I was only on 50 mg both times). I hope you get your BFP soon!

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    1. I'm probably jinxing myself, but after night one, I haven't noticed any side effects either (I'm on 50mg as well.) Thanks for the good thoughts!

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