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Monday, December 21, 2009

Hi all :) Sorry for falling off the face of the earth. My sister graciously said she'd post this for me! We got, oh, 28" of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning! It is by far the most snow I have EVER seen :) It was very cool to finish wrapping presents while watching the big flakes fall outside the window. Banana hates it, especially since the snow is taller than her!, but since they plowed our street (finally!) last night, this morning's walk was a little more bearable for her. Mr. A and I have been busy shoveling a tunnel, I mean, a path out of our driveway and just staring out the window in awe of all this snow!!
The other reason I haven't posted is because Mr. A has been taking his laptop to work with him, so I haven't been able to read up on any of you- I'm hoping I'll get a chance to tonight! You have been in my prayers nontheless :) I'll also post pictures from this snowfall once I get them all uploaded...
As for me and my cycle news, today is CD1. Of course we are bummed, but this means I can have as many cups of coffee as I want while opening gifts this year!!!
It also means that injectables/monitoring this cycle will be virtually impossible because of the days the clinic is closed in the next two weeks. (An aside, please pray for my nurse and her family- her father is very close to passing away.) So, I called my RE to see what he suggests and to hear his thoughts on the low progesterone at 9dpiui.
Basically he reiterated that he is flabbergasted that the level was so low. Of course the peak is supposedly at 7dpiui, but he thinks that it would have also been on the lower side since it was SO low at 9dpiui. I told him I'd read about people whose progesterone level falls too quickly, and he said yes, that is a version of a luteal phase defect, and so we will be monitoring progesterone very closely in any upcoming cycles. I am growing more and more convinced this is what has ALWAYS been the problem, since I get headaches at about 9dpo every cycle, and if my progesterone is only up for 9 days, that generally does not give the embie enough time to safely implant.
Anyway, Mr. A and I were thinking of taking this cycle off (since injectables are out), but my doc suggested that I give clomid another try with progesterone supplementation starting a day after ovulation. Why not? I'll still use my monitor (have to dust it off!) to know when to start the supplements, but we are looking forward to a month of less scheduling and more spontaneity. (Cue romantic music.) If we're relaxed, it will happen, isn't that right? Haha! I will get a progesterone check at 7dpo. And then on 14dpo, I'll get a BFP.....
Thank you for all your prayers! Not sure how much I'll be posting this week (I'll have to figure out how you can email the post to your blog?), but I hope that all your Christmas'es are truly blessed :) Here's to a wiggly 3-month old in Christmas 2010!

13 comments:

Rach said...

I second that! Wiggly baby on Christmas 2010.

Stacey said...

Holy Toledo, that is a lot of snow! I bet it is beautiful!

Hoping with you on this next cycle!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Glad to hear from you! Wouldn't it be great for us all to have a wiggly one (or one in the making) by Christmas next year?! Best wishes and Merry Christmas to all of you (including Banana . . . poor guy could use a snow break).

Al said...

Glad you're okay, I'm sorry that the last cycle didn't work out. I hope progesterone is the issue and you'll get a BFP next cycle. Here's hoping to a baby by next Christmas.

JC said...

Glad you're back! Sorry last cycle wasn't the one, and I second the wiggly baby in 2010. =)

the misfit said...

That makes so much sense. It's a good thing you had that test on day 9 instead of 7 then, I guess! Here's hoping that the medication this coming round is the perfect cocktail. (Cue romantic music!)

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're back & safe! I'm sorry that cycle wasn't the one. But Here's to a wiggly, beautiful little baby in 2010!

Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

I'm so sorry last cycle didn't work. I'm praying for a wiggly three-month old for next Christmas! :)

Priscilla said...

Your attitude is amazing!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! My prayers are with you for that wiggly baby in 2010!! :)

Praying for Hope said...

Well, shoot about CD1. Good news about the progesterone, though. Not that falling progesterone is a great thing to have happen to you, at least you now know about it. Sorry about poor Banana in the snow. We only had 8 inches in Central PA. I would love to see our dachshund in 2 feet of snow. She loves plawing through drifts. I'd like to see what she does with something deeper than she is tall. I think she'd have a blast.

callmemama said...

Sorry about cd1 :(. I'm right behind you though - should be tomorrow I think. Not exactly the Christmas miracles we were hoping for, but hey, 2010 has to be a better year, right? I hope you have a Merry Christmas :).

Jessica said...

Sorry about AF!! I hope you enjoy your Christmas anyway!

Hillary said...

Oh, A, I'm sorry it's cd 1! I was so hopeful for your blizzard baby. :( BUT I am still hopeful and praying for your miracle in God's timing, and admire your continued hope and optimism throughout this journey.

xxoo