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Monday, January 20, 2014

TWW, The Sequel: Reloaded & Back With a Vengeance

Watching for ovulation.
So we were inseminated on Friday.  This cycle was a little different than the last.  Typically, when using Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation tests, you get 1-2 days of a flashing smiley face telling you that your fertility is high (for straighties who get their "junk" for free it means you can start trying now to optimize your window) which serves as a heads up.  After the 2 day flashing smiley you then should receive a solid smiley face indicating you are at your peak and should ovulate sometime in the next 12-24 hours.  Well I didn't receive my solid smiley face until I'd had 4 days of flashing smileys which really threw me for a loop.  After much research (internet you are both my bff and my worst enemy) I learned that Clomid can lead to jacked up readings on your OPK tests.  Shit.
emma thompson

lword, tlw
How I feel about stressing over sperm
motility. #really?!
We hope, much like anyone else in this process, that we got the timing right.  We also learned that the specimen that was thawed for our Friday insemination was lower motility.  Not below standards, but not super high.  Our fertility doctor said that it was fine to use and after last insemination where we ended up combining two samples (which didn't work any better) we thought it would be fine.
sag awards, jld, julia luise-dreyfus

We are now on day 4 of our TWW (two week wait) and it is so much different this time.  Last time I thought any little move would "shake things loose" and had an initial fear of peeing because "what if I peed it out"... If you haven't figured this out by now, trying to have a baby makes you cray cray.  I'm going to reiterate this for anyone else in the TWW reading this.  There are no definitive signs during this time to tell you you're pregnant.  So, no, it's just gas from that burrito you ate.  I don't mean to be an asshat, but I spent many a night scouring the internet with the same questions.  I also am ashamed of how little I knew about my own female anatomy.
snl, kate mckinnon, justin beiber

It hasn't gotten this bad.
So this time I'm not treating myself like "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble." I'm still avoiding alcohol and unpasteurized foods and limiting caffeine, but this time I'm hitting the gym (gently).  I am in a crafting crazy mode again-  this time I'm knitting- shut up with the old cat lady jokes.  And, as luck would have it, I'm going to be traveling for work on the day I'm supposed to go in for my pregnancy blood test so we're going to have to wait a couple extra days to find out for sure. We'll call this one the T+WW.


  1. Good luck staying sane during your wait... you are so NOT an asshat because while you can totally try to figure out what's going on in that lady oven, there really isn't any sign. And how cruel is it that PMS and early pregnancy symptoms are pretty much the same... I think dialing it back a bit but mostly being a normal human during this time is a great idea. (I am NOT however saying "don't think about it because that's when it happens," because I want to stick a fork in the eye of people who say such things. But I hope this is when it happens for you!) Fingers crossed for you!

  2. And PS, because your honesty and hilarity and fabulous GIFs make my day every time I read your posts, I have nominated you for an award...


    Thanks lady- on all accounts!