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I kinda went crazy today, but before I get to that let’s go back to the beginning.
Back in June 2010, about a year and a half after Isaac was born we decided to actively work on having another baby. Before that we hadn’t been trying or not trying. Like last time, I decided to track my cycles by taking my BBT every morning. I’m a late Ovulator, so if I didn’t track we may never get pregnant. Turns out, taking your true resting temp is really hard when you wake up a couple of times a night to go to the bathroom and take care of a kid.
Things were going fine for a while, but I was noticing that my Luteal phase was fluctuating a lot – it shouldn’t hardly change and it didn’t when I tracked before getting pregnant with Isaac. Then I noticed they were getting shorter and shorter…8 days, 7 days, 6 days. If you no nothing about charting this means it would be near impossible to conceive. The egg implants around 7-10 days…so anything less than 10 bad.
After about a year, I went to the doctor for my annual. She asked about having a second baby and I told her we’d been trying for a year. At this point, we began lots and lots of tests….all my blood test came back normal, so she wanted to ensure I was ovulating and asked that I come in every day for an ultrasound around the middle of my cycle…unfortunately, we were on a road trip and I couldn’t make it. Basically, it took us a bit to get me in and it was determined that I do ovulate, just later than most. She gave me three options, I went with the less invasive…just taking a progesterone supplement after ovulation to lengthen my luteal phase.
Let me tell you what I’ve learned about progestrone:
- It makes me sooooo thirsty, I just can’t get enough water.
- I take it and within an hour or so, I cannot function. My body just gets so, so tired.
- Has helped with the headaches I used to get almost constantly.
Now, I decided progesterone wasn’t enough, so I started taking a B vitamin supplement with my normal multivitamin. This I think might also be impacting my headaches. Slowly, my luteal phase lengthen by 1 or 2 days each month. And then my ovulation day come earlier and earlier. And then this month came….
I was really bad about taking my temperature at the beginning of the month, well, at least about actually recording the temperature. Then I got sick and it looked like I ovulated, earlier than ever before, so I didn’t know if I should go with it or pretend like it was later. There were so many questions in my head. Long story, but I wasn’t expecting anything this month.
But…I took a test yesterday…faint positive. I took a test this morning….faint positive….fainter than yesterday. I started to freak out. Should I believe it? Is it just a evap line? Finally I decided I needed new tests. You see the two I had were two years old and set to expire 3/2012. Yes, we’ve been TTC for two years and only tested once at the beginning in all that time. I’m not a crazy tester…I always wait until my period is late. So Zach picked some up on his way home. He bought two different kinds, well, kinda three, since one was a digital in a box with a non-digital.
Anyway….I took a test….faint positive, but it definitely came up in the three minutes (on the other ones I’d walked away and not actually looked at a clock, so…), Zach wasn’t so sure, so I took the different kind that came with the digital and took that one….positive. Yes, I took three pregnancy tests in one day. I felt like one of those movies were the person doesn’t want to be pregnant and keeps taking test to get a negative.
I’ve posted my three below, in the order I took them….the top one looks like a little grey line…this is where the confusion started….but the other two are clear to me that they are positive, Zach’s not so sure.
Tomorrow or Friday, I’ll take the digital for Zach.
October 30. I had a brief freak out moment last night when I realized I will not be able to reach my goal of 132 by 32, but really it’s just because I need to change my thinking. I’ve been making plans and goals and such to keep myself from becoming too depressed, but really this has been my big goal – to have another baby.
We asked Isaac if he wanted to be a big brother and he said, “Yes, like Liam and Finn at Jessica and Jordan’s house.” A bit later we asked if he wanted a brother or a sister, he said, “A brother.” Why? “Like Liam and Finn at Jessica and Jordan’s house.” Ha ha ha!