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!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Woo-hoo! Ovulation has occurred...

Of all these months that I've tried to do ovulation predictor tests (for my IUI, clomid cycles, etc)and have been absolutely baffled by the results, I finally got my positive test. In the past, I've done them and thought, "is that line as dark as the control line?" "Am I doing this right?" "It is urine I'm supposed to use on this, right?" Now, I get it. This is what a positive should look like.

R is the control line and T is the test line. It's checking the LH (luteinizing hormone) in my body. LH peaks right before ovulation occurs. What you're looking for is the test line to be as dark or darker than the control line. I got this positive yesterday(on CD 16) and then my temp peaked this morning. So, it looks like the egg has been laid...

I've done my part. Let fertilization occur. Or not. But for now, I just want to say how happy I am that my surgery worked. We never had a chance at getting pregnant before. I NEVER ovulated even with fertility drugs. But now I do it even without seeing my RE. Wow.

So, this cycle looks good as of now. Of course, we still only have about a 20% chance of getting pregnant which is quite lame if you ask me. But it's better than 0%. And I'm trying to be thankful that I at least have a chance. We're back in the ballgame.


  1. Yea for ovulation! Good luck this month!

  2. Beautiful! I love it when things work.
    Best of luck!

  3. WOOHOO! Great news! I'm prayig you get your 20% chance baby for Christmas! :)

  4. A Big hi-five for your ovaries!!! and a big hi-five for you! hope you get a Christmas miracle!

  5. That's great.. I actually had a dream that you were pregnant..

  6. Yay! Welcome back! Fertilize, little eggy! Let's make some contact!!

  7. You are on the same track as me!! I ovulated today too after 3 & 1/2 years! WOO HOO for us!

  8. That is awesome :) Good job body.

  9. ...for it's root, root, root for the home team, if they don't win it's a shame...

  10. Awesome news...that is certainly some PROGRESS! Hoping it's just exactly the progress you needed! Hope you're having a wonderful day after that great news!

  11. Yay for functioning ovaries!!!

  12. Yeah for Ovarian Diathermy!!!!

  13. YAHOO!! Doesn't a positive line feel GREAT?!?!?! I got my first this week too!

  14. Yep, that's for sure a +! Finges crossed for that 20%!

    Pineapple is supposed to help with implantation... but it you eat to much or for two long it can cause uterine contractions. So, I am eating it the five days before ET. I have read that some eat it the day of and there after. For those IFer trying with IUI, etc... I just wouldn't eat it past the possible implantation day...

  15. Yay for ovulation!! I get soooo excited about positive OPKs. Fingers crossed!!!!

  16. Amber! I am so happy for you!!! Wishing for good news for you guys!!!!