Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Praise God! Look at those temps!

I am so grateful today. Grateful for this beautiful fall weather, grateful for a warm inviting home, for a husband who would do anything for me. More than anything, I'm grateful for a loving God who never leaves my side.

It's days like today when I feel guilty for not publicly praising him more when I'm having a not-so-great-day; even still, I can't hold back today! Being realistic, I know this cycle may not be "the" cycle, but I'm ok with that. As much as I want us to get pregnant more than anything right now, I am simply high on the idea that I am almost 90% sure I ovulated over the weekend. Two days with a positive OPK, some decent low cramping on those same days and a significant temperature shift!!! PRAISE GOD!! He is hearing our prayers I just know it. I am so very grateful that he loves me so much that he heres my cry, even when there are lots of other super important things going on in this world right now - our economy, the election, the Iraq war... I could go on and on. I know it might sound stange to think of it like that, but when I put it into perspective like that, it truely is even more amazing!

Oh, and I neglected to mention that on Day 21 I went in for a progesterone blood test to see if I had ovulated on this first cycle of clomid. My level was 1.1, which is very low, as my doctor put it. I believe I've read that with an induced cycle, it should be 15 or greater... definitely no lower than 10. Obviously, this was BEFORE the weekend began, and the weekend is when I am almost certain I ovulated. Again, only time will tell! I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor as to her recommended next step, but I'm thinking she will say to keep an eye on my temps and go from there.

Oh, and tonight my St. Charles IES infertility group meets for the third time! I'm am still loving this group so very much and am thankful for each and every friend I've made there. Today's topic (I guess you could call it) is "show-and-tell"! It should be fun and interesting to see what others bring in to share with the group. Last meeting I brought in my ovulation microscope and was surprised to find that none of the other ladies have ever used one. I was pretty happy to be able to at least give them an idea of what it was and how it worked in case it could be helpful in their TTC journey. I'm still not entirely sure what I'll bring tonight, but I've got my thinking cap on!

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