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Since I quit going to acupuncture and taking herbs and monitoring everything related to my cycle, I have felt pretty good. My period was actually lighter (slightly) and less painful, which was a pleasant surprise. I do remember thinking that my periods were getting worse with acupuncture, but it could have been from the vitex (which she had me start taking when I started acupuncture). Either way, it was less painful, and that was a good thing. I felt like I even had less ovarian pain during ovulation this cycle, and regardless of what that means, I like it. If I can’t get pregnant, I want to minimize my ovarian and uterine pain as much as possible.

I do have to admit, though, that I had a slight tinge of spotting after running the other day, and that’s definitely not a step in the right direction. It was really minimal (almost where I wasn’t sure if it even was spotting), so I’m not overly concerned, but I’ll mention it to my doctor when I go in a few weeks.

I’ve been eating well and getting into better shape. I’m still running. I started doing yoga again, and it feels great! It feels like such a good balance with running, and I feel like I’m already adding some long lost muscle to my upper body.

We have a lot of fun things coming up – concerts, trips, and weekends away – and the weather has been fantastic.

Why then, in the middle of all this – do I have a dream that I find out I’m pregnant?

I woke up sort of stunned, and really, a little mad at my subconscious. Can’t we just let it go???



May: BFP for baby #2, due January 2015

July: Our daughter is born!

November: Still pregnant. Fingers crossed! EDD 7/5/13
October: retrieval 10/12; 5dt 10/17; BFP!!! 10/25-hcg=70; 10/29-hcg=391
September-October: IVF, microdose lupron flare protocol
June-July-August: approved! dealing with scheduling issues and most likely starting IVF in September
May: waiting for insurance approval to start treatment
April: laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrioma on left ovary; diagnosed with stage 3 endo
March: RE finds cyst - suspects endometrioma; also high FSH, low AMH
February: consult with RE; bloodwork, hsg

January-February: Acupuncture once per week, vitex and natural progesterone after ovulation; back to charting bbt
March-April: end of ttc
May:diagnosed with severe cervical dysplasia (CIN III)
July-August: L.E.E.P. procedure and recovery

December: Start acupuncture
May-November: Not actively trying/on a break/enjoying life
April: Not actively trying, still waiting for insurance coverage for injectables
January-March: still waiting to start injectables

December 09-March 10: On a break while waiting to start injectables
November 2009: 50 mg Clomid CD 5-9; BFN
October 2009: All tests normal; Take 50 mg Clomid CD 5-9; BFN
July 2009: Ob/gyn asks for bbt chart, S/A, CD3 b/w; plan tbd.
April/May 2009: Switch from OPKs to the Clearblue Fertility Monitor
March/April 2009: Start using OPKs and bbt

Sept/Oct 2008: Stop preventing; 'if it happens, it happens'
Summer 2008: Stop BCPs; using bbt chart to prevent pregnancy
May 2007: Married again! husband #2; no plans for children

Previous Life
Fall 2005: Divorced
Summer 2005: See RE; more b/w, clomid challenge test, sonohysterogram; 2 Clomid IUI cycles - BFN; male factor discovered (he now has a child with wife #2)
Spring 2003: See ob/gyn for IF, get b/w and HSG; All results normal; Husband #1 gets S/A, which he says is normal; results never sent to ob/gyn
Spring 2002: Stop BCPs, begin ttc and charting bbt
Oct 2000: Married to husband #1