Hoping to be Blessed Twice!
Hello Countdown to Pregnancy readers! I’m excited to join the bloggers here on this website! I’ve been a member for awhile but I just found the blogs and I thought it would be fun and helpful to share my journey.
I’m 29 years old and have been married to my husband for 7 years. 2 1/2 years ago, we were blessed to welcome our son into the world. My son is everything to me! He is truly my reason for being and he amazes me every day! In July of 2010, my husband and I started officially trying for baby number two. We want our kids to be fairly close in age, so it seemed a good time to start.
I never imagined that conceiving our second would take so long! I got pregnant with my son 8 months after getting off of the birth control pill. It wasn’t “easy” but it certainly wasn’t as hard as it’s been so far this time! I started tracking my cycles (more so then just tracking AFs visits), I tried charting my BBT, I tried OPKs. I dabbled a little bit with CM and CP (cervical mucus and cervical position) charting, but never really got the hang of that.
The months went by and every month AF would show up. My cycles are pretty irregular, ranging from 28-37 days, so I had many, many months of thinking maybe, just maybe…
In June, on the day before Father’s day, I was thrilled to get a faint BFP! It couldn’t have been more perfect! We planned to only tell immediate family at first, so we let my son announce to my sisters and my father that he was going to be a big brother!
Unfortunately, I started spotting a little bit the day after my BFP. I took another test and the line was noticeably darker and the spotting only happened once, so I tried not to worry. But the spotting came back Monday and by Tuesday when I took another HPT, the second line was barely visible. I had a blood test done and it confirmed my fear. I had a very early miscarriage, also known as a chemical pregnancy. I was devastated. Even though it was still so new, it was a loss to me. I wanted that baby so badly, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
After my miscarriage, I visited my doctor, who decided it was time to refer me to a reproductive endocrinologist. He is great and put me right at ease! He is very confidant that with a little help, I should be able to become pregnant again! So after some preliminary testing for me and DH, he started me on 50 MG of Clomid. Clomid (as many of you ladies probably know) is a drug that is used to promote healthy ovulation and luteal phase. My RE told me that I may be disappointed for a cycle or two, but not to get discouraged, because we will get there in the end!
So currently I’m nearing to end of my first cycle on Clomid. My RE confirmed by a blood test that I did ovulate this cycle. Since Clomid can lengthen you luteal phase (the length of time between ovulation and AF), I’m estimating that she is due to arrive by Thursday.
Today I have been having some brown spotting, so I think she’s going to arrive soon. I’m disappointed, but if she does arrive, I look forward to starting a new cycle that I can share on this blog! I promise to keep you all updated! Thanks for reading!
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 7:31 am and is filed under Hoping to be Blessed Twice.
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