Back in the BabyMaking Game after a 3 month break
by, 03-10-2012 at 10:38 AM (727 Views)
Three months... it seems like a long time to take off. It seems like forever when the doctors tell you that with every passing month your fertility is declining... BUT I absolutely had to do this for myself and my marriage and I am so thankful that I did! I highly recommend the 3 month break!! I didn't even go on fertility forums for that entire time... it was hard but it was necessary.
We spent 3 months just being a couple, having sex whenever we darn well pleased (way less than before but way more enjoyable without the baby making stress), eating sushi and soft cheese without anxiety, enjoying occasional adult rated beverages, doing high-impact workouts that would be unadvisable during a TTC period, saving up the money for future cycles, etc. I ended up losing a bit of weight, needing less insulin, sleeping better, and falling very much in love with my hubby again!
New supplements: 3 months of 600 mg daily CoQ10 and 1000 mg of Royal Jelly to boost my egg quality. I made a big ol' fatty that was 23 mm on Day 10 and was around 25 on my surge date a few days later. I've never had one that was so big before... perhaps the mitochondrial energy boost from the CoQ10 did something good for me. Meds included only 100mg of clomid, days 2-6.
I had a thinner than usual lining, but it ended up at 7.3 by day 12, so that is above the minimum thickness recommended for successful implantation (6mm). I only made ONE egg on Clomid (I usually make 2 on my own) so I was a bit disappointed, but I am hoping that the one I made was a good one! EXCELLENT IUI with minimal discomfort and only 4 days of driving for monitoring, so I consider this to be one of my best cycles.
My insemination was on International Women's Day... a good omen, perhaps. I'll take whatever comfort and hope I can get. This was IUI 10 (I originally thought it was 11, which seems like a more awesome number for any Doreen Virtue fans out there)... but 10 is still a nice round number that sounds promising. If this doesn't work then we move onto injectables again for my next cycle (we're moving faster now than before as there is some question as to my egg quality now that we have eliminated the MF issue).
I'm full of optimism and hope. I'm nervous and excited and praying for my miracle. I feel VERY good about this cycle. I hope that this feeling lasts!!