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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 •

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Ovulation update

Happy Saturday….

Just a quick update before I head off to work.

Got in from work last night and did a ovulation test at around 11.45pm which came back • negative •

This has give me so much hope after getting positives for 2 days… so it looks like I ovulated cd 12-13 😊

Couldn’t bd last night as the pains in my tummy were ridiculous!!! Fingers crossed we didn’t miss an important day.

Pains are still there this morning, but nothing compared to yesterday… I’m going to take it that they are ovulation pains and keep thinking positive.

• hate working weekends •

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Feeling the pressure

Only I could turn up to work 45 mins early!

This is down to us moving to a new area and me not up to date with public transport. I got a takeaway coffee and took a steady (very steady) walk to the bus stop only minutes later the bus turned up and it takes 15 minutes quicker to get here than to get home!!! Arrrggggggghhhh!

So here I am sat in Costa with yet another coffee, I will be bouncing off the walls at work… or maybe not because today I feel horrendous!

Cd 14 and I look and feel 5 months pregnant… a girl can wish ey!!!

Not sure if this is due to the clomid or ovulation but the pressure downstairs is unbearable. I look like a whale and I’m walking like a duck!!

…. and I’m at work till 11.30 tonight!!

I’m counting down the hours till James collects me from work and I can snuggle up to him and do his head in by complying every 2 minutes. Hoping and praying that this is some weird ovulation pain and my eggs will be all ready and mature to make a miracle baby ❤️

Pretty attractive hey….. but let’s not get down about it. We will do everything in our power to conceive a child.

If that means me feeling and looking like a puffer fish then so be it.

Please message me if anybody else has experienced this, I would love to share stories.

• enjoy your weekend •

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Fertility app & temp chart

Not sure how many of you make a note of your temp each day?! I’ve only just started this month and it is confusing….

ok so it says to do it at the same time each day, which is difficult for me as I’m up at different times each day for work. I have however been trying to do it at around the same time (ish)

So every morning after my longest sleep, as soon as I wake up (as recommended) I hold the thermometer in my mouth and wait for the beep….

below I will post my first chart (February) which I am currently still trying to do.

Ok so there it is… weird right?

All my nights spent awake researching on how it’s meant to look an I’m still confused?

Am I right in believing your temp goes up during ovulation? Or not? As the past 2 days I have positive opks, but as you can see my chart is up and down!!

Anybody with any help would be much appreciated 🙏🏼

• this temp thing got me all confused •

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Ovulation tests

Cd 10 has arrived… yeyyyy

12-02-18 did my first ovulation test in the morning • negative •

That’s ok not to worry. My fertility apps says I’m not due to ovulate till 20-02-18 anyway.

12-02-18 took 2 ovulation tests one am & pm both results • negative •

I’m using these little Lh strips I ordered off eBay. Think I got about 50 for £2…. bargain, figured it would be best to get plenty as I knew I would be testing loads.

Cd 12 14-02-18 (Valentine’s Day)

Tested again in the morning • negative • then in the evening… it was only • positive • I literally couldn’t believe my eyes!

James’s face lit up like a kid at Christmas bless him… so he was adamant that I took another test but on the clearblue digital. This is the test that shows you exactly your 2 most fertile days… so if no Lh surge is detected there is an empty circle and if there is Lh detected it comes up with a smiley face.

Well here goes…..

Ahhhhhh… exciting times!!!

I’m ovulating 😊 & on Valentine’s Day ❤️

Next day

Cd 13 15-02-18 did another 2 tests in the morning both • positive • and another digital which was again a big smiley face.

I know i properly didn’t need to take another one but I just couldn’t believe I was ovulating!

So now over the next 24-48 hours we spent lots of quality time together!

The only thing that is confusing me is…. it’s only cd 12 and I’m ovulating. Which to me seems very early!! I am in the process and reading on the blogs I follow and sites I use to see if anybody is in the same position and I will keep you updated.

• happy Friday •

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Clomid Round One

So I have my Clomid 50mg safely tucked away in my draw and the waiting game begins…. over the past year have I never wanted my period to come so much so I could start my course of tablets.

Saturday 3rd February 2018 af has made her appearance 🙌🏼

Me and James had decided to take 50mg on cd 2-6. We read that on theses days you produce more eggs but that they are less mature. It didn’t make much difference to us we just wanted to see if I was ovulating.

I took my Clomid tablet at 9.30pm every night before bed so I could sleep through any of these side effects I’d been reading up on. I did suffer with mild headaches and twinges in my ovaries not sure if it’s related to the Clomid or the fact I get up at 3.30am to go to work and can be very tired.

Anyway… cd 2-6 Clomid tablets taken now to wait till cd 10 to start testing for ovulation.

• fingers crossed •