Thursday, September 24, 2009

quick update

Monitor stopped asking me to test. Apparently it only works for people who ovulate before day 28. That's ok. I probably won't ovulate this month. Today is day 31. I have a stomach virus, I am sure. Some have asked if I am pregnant. I am not going to test at this time. No vomiting, just diarrhea and stomach cramps. Since my monitor and temps are not showing anything, I am just assuming I am not pregnant. I guess there is a slight possibility, but probably not.

Anyone have any idea on what my next course of action should be? I have had no ovulation in 4 months of being off the pill. Should I just wait it out, or try another infertility drug?

Father, thank you for your providence. I know that you know exactly why this is all happening and I wait with expectation to know myself. I pray for the details to work out exactly as you plan!! In Jesus' name, AMEN

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Perhaps I will have another LONG cycle... Today is CD 26 and I have no sign of ovulation pending. Monitor still displays low, I haven't notice cervical fluid and my temps are about the same as they have been. It is hard to get excited about a pregnancy when nothing is happening.

Just wanted to update you. Hoping all of you are successful in your journeys and would love to hear how it is going for you too!

Father, we praise you and thank you for the beauty in all things. Mysterious things especially. Amen!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

still testing

CD 19, test day 11. Yep, I had to buy some more testing sticks because I haven't shown any rise in estrogen or luteinizing hormone (LH) on the fertility monitor, yet.

There can be a low, high, or peak fertility reading on the monitor. High indicates that estrogen is rising, peak indicates LH is rising. High usually lasts 1-5 days before the peak day comes which is the day before or of ovulation. There can sometimes be 2 peak days in a cycle, according to the manual. Anyway, I have had 11 consecutive days of low fertility readings. I wonder if I will ovulate at all and if I will have to have another treatment with progesterone to bring about a period again. It's frustrating. Oh well, nine more days of testing. I wonder if I will have another 10 days if I don't have any changes in this 10 day period???


Father, thanks for all you are. You are worth it. In Jesus' name, Amen

Monday, September 7, 2009

Six days of testing on the fertility monitor. Day 14, I have a low reading out of low, high and peak. If I were a 28 day period person, today should be my peak day (the day of ovulation). We will see what happens. I have 4 more test days scheduled, and if nothing happens, I think the machine will tell me to buy 1o more sticks and continue to test after that.

My temps are odd. I don't understand this charting thing and all the variables. I was down to 96.8 on one day and jumped to 97.6 the next. I think 97.6 is base line, so I don't know. Hubby and I started the every other day plan for now. Let's see how that goes!

Father, thank you again for your love and comfort. Be with those women who are struggling with infertility and can not make sense of why some women get pregnant easily and others never do. I pray for peace and direction to all of us mothers who are out there. I pray for the ladies who are currently pregnant after loss and are worried about the outcomes of this pregnancy. I ask that you hold them tight in your loving arms and give them a peace about them that is beyond all understanding. You are in control and you love us in spite of ourselves. Thank you again for your faithfulness! Amen

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day 9, second cycle...

First test day according to my monitor. It was a low reading for fertility. Must be my hormones are low this week. I will explain more later. Just wanted to leave a quick note.

Father, thank you for your will to be done. I am appreciative of all you have given and taken away! Praise your name for being faithful and holy. I pray for your perfect timing in all situations and that you are lifted up. In Jesus' name, Amen