Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

OPT's can kiss my....

Alrighty infertile friends (or regular friends who just know a lot about ovulation),
Let me pass this one by you to see what you think. My temperature charting is erratic this month. It had been normal up until 4 days ago when it spiked to 97.9, then dropped back to 97.2 back up to 97.8 and now 97.3 today. Last month, it held nicely around 97.2 until I ovulated. Then it stayed around 98.0. Aaron says my chart looks like a saw. I say it looks like a big fat waste of time...

Stay tuned, my OPT's are another fun story. I'm working my tush off to do the same thing every time I test, but that's apparently not working out so well. Yesterday the test line was almost as dark as the control (CD 10) and I'm supposed to call him when there is any increased darkening of the line on the next test. So today, I do another one and the line is MUCH lighter. Question is: do I call him tomorrow if the line is darker than today or only if it's darker than the day before?

Here's what I'm looking for in this situation: I want a chart and "pee tests" that will actually tell me something accurately. I don't want any of this "well, it looks like you ovulated on ___." I've totally figured out that this is not an exact science, but considering I have ovulated around day 14 for 2 months straight, where's the harm in just making my appointment for Day 13? Or how about just letting me try this at home unmonitored and unharassed for a little while?

Hope everyone is having a good week- I'm super excited about the LONG weekend!!! If my follicle doesn't get with the program, I'll be going in for a 4th of July ultrasound.


  1. Have you tried the Clearblue Digital Test? They are more accurate and helpful. Trust me. I tried the ones that you have and they are horrible! I know they are cheaper but it's so worth it to get the Digital ones. Good luck!

  2. What's sad is these weren't even cheap ones. These are $35 for 9 from my specialty pharmacy. My RE prescribed them for me. But I'll definitely try the Clearblue. Thanks for the advice!!!

  3. I have tons of advice (and practice) in these areas. I would like to consider myself an expert :) Call me tonight or today. I'll be off. I don't agree witht the Dr of when he told you to take them lol. There is only one time of the day that is always accurate for me. CALL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have to get you that egg! Oh and I highly recommend the Answer Ovulation tests. It comes with 7 for $11

    Kandice Baker