This is a blog about me, Ally, 44 now...trying to conceive baby #3. After 5 years, several miscarriages and heartaches we finally did it. Ava Lynn was born on January 30th 2009. Now I have two teenagers and a baby! Ally wants three is now complete. It's all gravy from here on in...

Sunday, July 31, 2005

A little worried

So, I'm freaking just a little today. I took a test on the's CD 10 and I was surprised that it was a high reading. I don't know if it's the Clomid making my estrogen levels rise but I have never gotten a peak before day 14. Usually I only get one day of high and then it's peak the next day. I will call the doctor and see what to do if anything. I sure hope I don't have to cancel the iui this month. David won't be back until Thursday night and Friday is the iui date.

Keeping fingers crossed!!

Ok, did a little reading and this is what I found. I hope this is the case with me. I also did a chart search on FF...women using the monitor and on Clomid and I did see many more high readings before the peak as that makes me feel better.

Can I still use the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor if I am taking Clomid?

You may still use the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor if you are taking Clomid, but please be aware that the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor may not reliably detect High Fertility. However, it may still be possible to detect Peak Fertility. Therefore, if you are taking Clomid and trying to conceive, you may still benefit from using the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor, but consult with your physician first. In a recent study on patients using the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor while taking Clomid, some patients did experience more High Fertility days when taking Clomid but their Peak Fertility days were still accurately identified.

...and another site said this as well...

Can I still use the Clearblue Fertility Monitor if I am taking Clomid?

Yes, you may still use the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor if you are taking Clomid, but please be aware that Clomid can impact the Monitor's interpretation of your fertility. This is actually the same thing that can happen with regular ovulation test sticks and, to some degree, ovulation microscopes. If you are using Clomid, the two bar "High Fertility" result may begin a bit earlier in your cycle and last longer than if you were not on clomid. Moreover, because Clomid can facilitate the presence of very high estrogen levels, the Clearblue may not display Peak Fertility at all, even right before you ovulate. Therefore, interpreting results requires a bit of critical thinking - though taking clomid certainly does not "bar" you using the monitor (bad pun unintended...) Happy testing!

ok, I feel better now.

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Saturday, July 30, 2005


Since being on the Clomid, I have severe bloating, and even worse constipation which adds to the extreme bloating. I've only had a few hot flashes but nothing too bad.I go for an U/S on Wednesday to see how my follies are progressing. If all goes well, I will get the trigger shot and be good for the Friday IUI.

On other news, my kids came back fromt heir dads on Friday. All went well and thinks are slowly getting back to normal...whatever normal is around here! School starts August 11th and I was hoping to be in SA for their August 22nd start date but that is not happening. I have to wait...and wait some more. I wish this damm house would sell already.

Well, that's it for now. I will check in on some other blogs and update. Have a nice day ladies!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Quick Post...

Well, on CD 5 and I started taking the CLomid on day 3. So far I feel fine with no side effects to report, thank god. I thought being on double the dosage after the last time would be a total disaster. I just hope ovulation goes as smoothly.

Dave is off from work this week. It has been great seeing him everyday, and enjoying each other's company. We've been out to eat many times, went to a ball game and EVEN went to the movies! I miss the kids terribly but we've needed this alone time REALLY BAD.

NO news on the house. I've had to enroll the kids in school for the fall...much to my chagrin. Nothing I can do but wait.

Maybe, just MAYBE this was GOD's plan. To not sell my house so I can get iui done in Houston. Could be possible...but nevertheless, I'm trying to be extremely optimistic.

Thanks for all the support ladies, I couldn't have gotten through it without you. :)

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Friday, July 22, 2005


In case you didn't see it on PW...

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CD 1

Guess I need to take the ticker off. Here we go again...or should this be it already?

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

I tested...

13 DPO and it's a BFN. I guess I'm just waiting for AF to arrive. Son of a bitch!

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Friday, July 15, 2005

I don't know...

I have been having strange twinges in my right side since yesterday. I don't know how to explain them but it feels like I have a pulled doesn't hurt, just comes and goes about 100 times a day. Do I dare to think that I may be pg? I certainly don't want to get my hopes up but this is what happened last well see in about 5 days or so.

Today the kids are leaving for Florida. The weather is awful. It has been raining like cats and dogs since Wednesday. I hope everything goes smoothly and their flight is on time and without incident. I'm a nervous wreck about it.

David comes home tonight. We have been at each others throats...I guess do to the stress of being apart and this house taking it's time to sell. The weather certainly doesn't help. It has stressed me to the point of wanting to go back on my anxiety pills. Being almost 40 puts me at high risk for pregnancy and I won't jeopardize it by taking meds. So, I will just try to cope as best I can. I am feeling fine so far today. I am not as moody as I've been but it's only 7 Am. hahaha

I am happy the IPP has another BFP!! Congrats Heather M.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

I feel like poo

I started to get a sore throat yesterday afternoon. I never get sick first! It's always the kids that get it and bring it home to me. They are fine so who knows what funk I caught.
I woke up cramping and have been to the bathroom several times. I hope it's not a virus. That's all I need with my vacation coming up.

Well, the kids leave Friday for 2 weeks with their father. My daughter is less than enthused. She says she will miss me and David...ooh the drama!! She doesn't see her father in 50 weeks but she is going to miss us. You know where we rate!

David is taking a weeks vacation and we will be spening it at home here in Houston. We had planned on going to SA to be house hunting but as everyone knows, our house isn't sold yet. Part of me just wants to get the new house and leave here but the thought of two house notes makes me weak in the knees. I guess I'm too practical.

Anyway, CD 20 and I'm already cramping with diarrhea (sp). I hope it isn't AF and maybe just a bug of some sort.

I hope everyone is doing well. I will be going to blogs to catch up.

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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Hey...if it worked for Jenn...

No more ticker....was a long shot anyway.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2005


still waiting. I think God is testing my patience. Ya think? I'm glad the holiday is over so I can concentrate on getting this house sold. We had no showing in a week and I was beginning to get worried. I dont' know if I will reduce the price...I will call my realtor and see what she thinks.

On the TTC front: CD 14 and still a low on the monitor. I'm hoping it'll hit high by tomorrow and peak on Friday for Dave's arrival. That would be awesome.

I got a call from his SA urologist to go over all his latest test results and everything seemed fine. He doesn't need to have surgery and his sperm and hormone test were good. He even said his sperm totals were above average! Hell, I just need one dammit! He said our only hinderance was my age which I knew. I was reading Conceive magazine and they just so happened to have a story on over 40 celebs who gave birth with no problems so I have some hope that it can happen. There are alot of women on the Over40 and pregnant board as maybe it can happen to me. One can dream!

My kids leave with their dad on July 15th for two weeks to Florida. It will be so quiet here and with David gone too...I don't know what I will do with myself. I wish I could be like Jennie and go partying but it's not in my nature to go out without my husband. Call me old fashioned but I was and always will be managomous (sp)...and that includes partying! I guess I can always cruise around in my Volvo and go shopping. Old Navy here I come!

Well, that's about it for now but I was wondering if you ladies can do me a favor. Please pray for a buyer for me. I can use all the help I can get. I used to pray for a BFP but hey, first things first right? LOL

Have a nice day everyone.

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