Wednesday, May 1, 2013

P4 Update

I went in for my progesterone check today, CD 22. My last one was a week ago, CD 15, and it was a non-ovulatory number at .98. Today, however, it was ..... 

27.2

That was such great news! I should have ovulated right before the IUI; since we did not see a follicle, only a "beautiful" corpus luteum in the ultrasound. 

I am trying to keep my mind busy and off of the 2WW, which has now turned into the 1WW. I have been here before. Many times. We have had great timing, great P4's, and all cycles were followed by a BFN. So, until it is time to test, or until AF comes, I am going to be grateful that I in fact ovulated! I know that I had some help from the trigger this time, but that doesn't matter to me, because even with out it, my P4s have been coming back robust with the Femara. I remember when I would not ovulate and when my P4 was 8 or below. So, this is good news. One hurdle down.
Now we are faced with a choice. Do we stop trying with the meds or keep taking the Femara and hope that I continue to respond well to the OPKs in order to detect a surge and stick with TI; since the husband has such great swimmers?  I know we said we would stop TTC for a while... but, I feel like a fish out of water when we don't try! Any thoughts?

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  1. I always have struggled not actively trying....right now we are on a 6 month break as I am trying to lose weight. (Down 28!) I felt that if I wasn't doing something, I wasn't moving forward. But, after several miscarriages I've just realized that it's all in the timing and it's worth it (to me) to take a break if I know that next time will be right.

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    1. A break sounds really nice, and Mike just said "We have tried the Femara for a year..." so I think I can sense where he stands. ;-)

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    2. and CONGRATS on the weight loss! That is awesome!

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    3. Well said, Ann. A break is well deserved sometimes. Teresa, do what you both think is right. I think you sound like you have an excellent chance this month! So excited for you!

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  2. Awesome levels!!! Wahoo! Praying this week goes by fasttttt!

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  3. Hmmmm....you have a tough choice on your hands. I hope you don't have to make that choice and this time it's worked. I have never manged to successfully switch my brain off enough to be able to have a break. Once you have spent a while trying to get pregnant your body seems to refuse not to let you know what's going on. Although, if you can manage it, a break sounds so wonderful.

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    1. I hope we get our BFP, but in the case that we don't, I think we are going to take the summer off and goof off. California is calling! ;-)

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    2. Ooooo...what a fantastic plan. I lived in Los Angeles for a year and I love California - one of the best places on earth. Pregnancy would be better but California comes a close second.

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    3. I was born in Salinas. Central valley. Farm country!

      I am excited to hit the warm beach. The beaches in Oregon are usually chilly.

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  4. You hit the nail on the head!! I feel like a fish out of water when I stop trying for a few months too... I just want to get pregnant so I can stop trying once and for all! Sending you tons of good vibes,although it sounds like you don't need them because you are in such a good place mentally. I'm happy for you!

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    1. Total fish out of water! I may seem happy, but beleive me, I have my dark days! If I go there too often, I get stuck there. So I am trying to make a real effort to be positive and grateful, even though there are days I want to scream and cry and break something!

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  5. notpregnantandpissedMay 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I haven't taken a break. In theory its seems like such a small task to have sex on the two or three days around ovulation so I feel like we at least have to attempt to hit that timing right. What seems to happen though is we overachieve for 5 days and then are so sick of having sex we don't want to touch each other until the next time its time for the sex marathon. (I say we but really my husband recovers much more quickly than I do). It would be nice to just have sex when we feel inclined and not have a timed agenda to stick to. But I still do it every month.

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    1. Oh, I hear you there! My poor DH and I hate TI... I look forward to the 2WW so that we dont have to do it! :P:!

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  6. Breaks are nice, but only if they don't cause you more stress than continuing to try would. I never took breaks, but that was primarily because I am.... ummm.... 'more mature'... and feared that we would run out of time. In any case, I think you should just take it one day at a time until your next cycle starts (or doesn't start... ), and make a decision then based on how you're feeling at that time. One thing I learned over my years of ttc- it's best not to think too far ahead. Hugs.... hoping it works for you this time, and you don't have to worry about all of this!

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    1. WE have decided to keep plans to a minimum and go with the gut when the gut speaks.

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  7. There's nothing wron with taking a break...especially if your hubby needs it. Hope your 2ww flies by and you get your BFP!

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    1. We both need it, I think! Only 6 more days to go!

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  8. Sometimes a break is necessary, even if it's only a month, to just give yourself time to relax and regroup. That being said, I hope at the end of this week, there's no need for you to make a decision about a break. Fingers crossed!

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    1. Thanks, Stasy! I hope this is our cycle, too!

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  9. hey lady - great levels!! positive thoughts and vibes coming your way!! i am also in the 2WW, with 1W to go! they only test my progesterone once, 3dpiui and mine was 10.7 which they said was good and therefore they were not asking me to take the progesterone booster (which i did have to take the past 2 cycles which both ended in BFN's) so i am hoping that's a good sign. wouldn't it be great if this was the month for both of us!? i'll be praying for you xoxoxox

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    1. Great P4 at 3dpiui! I always test 7 days later. Yahoo for ovulation! I wont test a HPT until I am late.

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  10. As you know, I am very behind in my blog reading and I already know your outcome. Great news that you DID ovulate though. Now enjoy your break and prepare for the future :)

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    1. I am happy to have ovulated. That is a big step. One we need...

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