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Saturday, January 23, 2010

update with good news!

Good news! I ovulated sometime between January 11 and January 15, as the bloodwork drawn on Jan 15 was consistant with "recent ovulation." I did some counting, and my cycle lengths post pregnancy have been 42 and 45 days, and that test means I ovulated between days 27 and 31. I dont know what that means for next month. Right now, I'm on day approximately 39. There is a slim possibility I could be pregnant. Slim, but there. So once my period starts, hopefully within the next few days(??), I can assume I will ovulate around the same time, 27-31 days later. I might try the OPKs at home, because the bloodwork indicates AFTER you've ovulated, which would be too late to do anything about it. But with the OPKs at home, it tells you when you might be likely to ovulate within the next 1-2 days.

Sigh. I never thought I'd become one of THOSE women. Obsessively charting and then reporting way TMI on my body functions. But... here I am. In full swing. And I'm not enjoying the ride.

I'm just DESPERATE to start a subsequent pregnancy blog, and this is all I have right now. Instead of this blog sitting idle, I guess that's why I'm reporting this stuff. Just so the "subsequent pregnancy" blog can actually exist. I'm pretty sure I don't have any readers yet anyway, so this is just my own tracking. For now. I want my second baby. I want the one I already had.. more than words could possibly describe... but the second one is all I can hope for.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spreading the word for Preemies

Preemie Onsie Drive

Click above for the address.

That's MY HOSPITAL she's talking about!

progesterone testing

Thursday, January 7 - received news that on Tuesday, Jan 5, my progesterone showed that I did not ovulate. It was day 20 of my cycle.

Monday, January 11. Still did not ovulate, but my progesterone is rising, so that's a good sign. Will retest again Friday, January 15. I might just have really, really long cycles now.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

well, i dont really have much to say yet. so far, this journey is just "trying to conceive." but i was reading another blog, and someone commented how they were upset that some mothers, once they become pregnant again, color their blogs with pregnancy tickers and write about all the excitement, forgetting who their audience is. i already have a blog dedicated totally to kathlyn, so i thought my blog could become about the pregnancy, without taking away from her, whenever it happens (you know, in a million years.) but that might be hard for some people to read. so maybe i'll need this blog too. or maybe i'll never use it at all. i just hope that ticker doesnt have to tick too long. i might lose my mind. wait a minute.. i already have. safe there.