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Clomid round 2….

So I got myself in that much of a bad mood I’ve deleted myself of all clomid groups I was in and anything I was following to do with it has also been deleted. I’ve decided not to compare myself to others and not obsess over everything little thing.

I’m just going to take my tablets and get on with my day to day life! (Well I’m saying this now but can guarantee it doesn’t happen haha)

After giving my head a shake and sorting myself out I am ready for us to smash round 2 🙏🏼

Today cd 3 I will be starting 100’g of clomid cd 3-7

After talking with our doctors about our tests and scan results they have suggested we up the dose and change the days so here we go again.

I will be doing the same as last month where I take the tablets at night before bed then I can sleep through any side effects that may occur! I will also be temping and carrying on taking my vitamins.

Must say the only thing I’m dreading is the pains in my ovaries & the bloating!! Last month my tummy became quite big which thankfully has gone down again now but with the dose upped I have a feeling it may come back again 🙈

Is there anybody else currently starting a round of clomid? Please drop me a message would love to connect and share our experiences.

• good luck to all you lovelies •

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A week till af due, irregular periods!!

22-02-18

Cd 20… according to my fertility app af should arrive in a week.

This may not happen in my case..if it’s late I won’t get excited as my periods are so irregular.

I’ve only been tracking my periods for the last year since we started trying to conceive and boy they sure know how to get my hopes up dont they!!

I will put some of the dates and length underneath so you get some idea of how crazy they can be….

feb – March 28days

April – may 38days

May – June 29days

August – September 41days

September – October 34days

October – November 38days

So there you go it’s pretty much like that for the whole year… here, there and everywhere. Fingers crossed clomid will regulate my periods and give us the chance of our little miracle.

We are also 8dpo today and I don’t feel too bad… still overly bloated (last night was worse than ever) twinges keep jumping back and forth from both ovaries.

Also this morning I woke up with very sore boobs… which is normal for me a week before af is due!! So I’m sure this time next week she will arrive.

I’m trying to be positive about it and keep my hopes up that at least clomid has worked and I ovulated which is a good start, and I mean we were never going to be the lucky ones that caught first time!

For the first time in my life I even prayed to god last night before I went to sleep 🙏🏼

So here’s to keeping the smile on our faces and enjoying life.

• everything happens at the right time •

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Keep yourself busy!!

I know your probably thinking yeah right… there’s nothing else on my mind apart from is this month going to be our month?

And you spend all your spare time reading posts on all social media, blogs, app chat rooms, I’m terrible for it! I’m currently on my day off today and I’ve spent all morning googling the two week wait 🙈

So ladies we need something to fill our spare time up with right…

Apart from the housework, shopping all the usual day to day jobs. How about a hobby?!

I know your laughing to yourself because I even giggled as I wrote it… but don’t brush it off yet. I have never had a ‘hobby’ as such, and it doesn’t have to be a club or anything like that just basically something you enjoy doing to keep yourself busy 😊

I came across mine when we had just moved into the new apartment…

I wanted some nice prints for our walls in the house, something that had some meaning and what better way than to do it myself… so I got out the card and pens and started… only thing was I couldn’t stop, haha!

It became so therapeutic.

The geometric drawings fitted in so well with our new decor.

So I’ve placed the love heart above our bed and Reece’s name and the panda are in his room! Got to say I was pretty shocked how well they had turned out…..

And the whole time I was doing it I never once thought about us getting pregnant, so I’ve come across something I enjoy that keeps my mind at ease.

Hope you all find a hobby that keeps you from going baby crazy.

I’d love to hear what you do in your spare time.

• remember make some time for yourself •

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It’s becoming a little weird

So instead of looking at clomid blogs and what’s best to do to conceive and all the other stories that make this process so much harder me and James have been thinking on a more positive note….

we’ve been thinking of baby names and looking at nursery pictures (which again James sends me ideas while I’m at work) see this is why I love this guy!!

Just to give us some hope and make it a bit more light hearted.

We have also been looking at people who conceive multiple births from using clomid. Which really excites me. You may all think I’m mad but the thought of having 2 little scrumptious babies melts my heart ( don’t get me wrong I’d be happy with one healthy baby)

So before I was born my dad and his previous partner (before my mum) had twin boys. Now I’ve heard all this it misses a generation etc but James read an article about it been a load of rubbish. So who knows??

On another note was at the dentist yesterday with Reece and randomly his dentist turned to me and said I think your going to have twins!!!! I mean what In the world!

Nobody knows that we are even trying for a baby never mind on clomid etc… I was in utter shock and rang James straight away.

It’s weird!!!

So chilling in bed last night flicking through Facebook talking to James about my day and one of them stupid quizzes comes up… ‘find out when you will fall pregnant’ …. well why not give it a go….

when this comes up…

I mean come on somebody is having my life right now!!! It’s either a massive coincidence or we better start preparing a massive lifestyle change.

• not thinking into too much… but praying at the same time •

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The dreaded TWW!!

Wow never realised how frustrating and hard this two week wait would become.

For the previous year I have always tracked my cycle using the app on my phone and just prayed and waited that af didn’t show up!!

Now on our first round of clomid it has come apparent to us how difficult the TWW actually is… It is even playing on James’s mind. He keeps sending me all this information he’s googling while at work ❤️

I’m currently 5dpo and feel shattered! Not forgetting how bloated I am!!

This is the current state of affairs from yesterday while trying to fit in my jeans!! This really worries me about our 2nd round of clomid next month when the dose is upped to 100mg… will I double in size? Haha

So here we are… cd 18. For the past couple of days I have had some funny twinges in my right hand side (ovary) nothing painful just weird. Then today it has started on my left hand side?

I have also noticed that my back hurts… but it’s only on a morning and a night time I really notice it!

Other than that I feel ok… no headaches or sickness. Which I’m pretty happy about 😊

It’s very difficult having the hpt sat in the box and resisting from taking one, thing is we are so used to BFN that I’m not even going to bothering wasting our time.

• keep praying every night •

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Parental vitamins

Never in my life have I taken so many tablets in one day!! Ok so it may only be 3 but I hate taking tablets and I know vitamins are good for you but it never really crossed my mind till we started trying for a baby.

I’m just going to give you a little insight into what vitamins a take each day… without too much detail to bore you but hopefully enough to help you 😊

So as you all know and will already be taking is the daily dosage of folic acid (400) you also need to carry on taking this up until the 12th week of pregnancy.

Everytime we go food shopping I drag James round the baby clothes section and the pregnancy test isle 🙈 we came across these conception duo support for him and her…

in the tablet I take there is iron, zinc all the good vitamins plus folic acid (so I’m getting double dose) hopefully that will help!

James’s tablet includes pretty much the same ingredients as mine

And the last one I take which I have just recently started taking is L-arginine.

I follow this lovely lady on you-tube who suggested this! I had never heard about it but she was taking clomid and on her scan at the hospital doctors said her uterine lining was thin so she came across this which doubled the thickness and she is now having a healthy pregnancy ☺️

Not sure 100% if this is proven to work it but can’t hurt to try.

I take all my tablets together at night with my dinner.

• 4 days past ovulation today. Keep thinking positive ladies •