Saturday, November 28, 2009

Month 6, day 25, cycle 3

Ok, I got my very first high fertility reading on my fertility monitor this morning. Remember, I can get a low (always that way), high (which means ovulation is pending) and then peak! I have been taking progesterone 2 times a day since day 17 and will until day 30 or until after the first trimester if I can get pregnant... Maybe I am about to ovulate tomorrow or the next day...keep your fingers crossed...

I will be trying for the next few days and then on day 30 I will call the doc and take a beta Hcg test to see if it worked. At least I am about to ovulate...I was beginning to think I was broken...

Father, thank you for your grace and your perfect timing. I pray for those who are also on this journey that they can find hope in you. In Jesus' name, Amen!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Month 6; Cycle 3 Day 4

Quick post: I received my period from the Provera challenge...

Results from Doctor -- not PCOS, just unexplained lack of progesterone production. It appears all my other hormones are working, so ... We had the option of starting Clomid or just supplementing my end of the cycles with Prometrium (progesterone pills). Husband is concerned with having a twin pregnancy and putting me at more risk and doctor is concerned with overstimulating my ovaries, so we are going to try the pills at the end of each cycle. So cycle days 17-30 I will take one pill in the morning and one at night. If I don't have a period by day 30, then we will test for pregnancy and if not stop taking pills and start another cycle. We will try this for 3 months and if nothing, then we will do the Clomid.

I am going to call the Fertility Monitor hotline and see if I should tweak my testing or not test at all these months.

Father, thanks for free will to choose how to handle this. I thank you for your provision even if my choices are not what you will. Thanks again for supportive people in my life. In Jesus' name, Amen!