Thursday, July 22, 2010

Only 3 Days from Normal

I'm officially 4 dpo today. The week of bloating, gassiness, and a lovely swollen ovary feeling culminated with a fairly dramatic ovulation on Sunday. Dramatic in that I could feel it all day, probably because my ovaries were so freakin' huge. I don't actually know how big they were, but they felt huge. I guess clomid can do that.

But guess what day Sunday was? CD 17! I can hardly believe I ovulated that early, even with the clomid. My earliest previous clomid ovulation was around CD 22, and my earliest natural ovulation was CD 33. I also had way more ewcm this time than I've ever had before, and very nicely timed sex. And I'm on herbs that will supposedly help my luteal phase. So I've got all that going for me.

Going against me are the period-like cramps I've been feeling since yesterday. Way too early for anything implantation-related, so probably progesterone-related. But the fact that I've had similar cramps this early in several of my previous two-week waits, during which my progesterone has always been too low, makes me think that nothing's changed in that arena. That I'm still having progesterone problems, and that my period will come too early again.

Before you suggest progesterone suppositories for my LP, I'll just say that I've taken them for three of my cycles. And they do lengthen my LP. I'm simply not convinced that they're solving the problem. I feel like my body needs to start producing more of its own progesterone before I'll get pregnant. The suppositories just stretch out the agony of the two-week wait (and make all the PMS symptoms much worse). If I'm not pregnant, I'd rather just get my period and get it over with. I know many women have gotten pregnant on the suppositories. I just feel like they aren't doing it for me. At least for now.

But seriously, body. Do you really need to give me cramps so, so often? I would really like to be able to forget about my abdominal region every now and then. Especially during the two-week wait. But you just won't let me.

8 comments:

Leslie said...

Wow, this sounds like a SUPER cycle!!! I am so so so so so hoping that it works for you this time!!! Sounds very very hopeful.

I hope the herbs do their thing, but I hope you never have to know how long your luteal phase would have been... ;)

Josey said...

Wow - this is great news Ceejay - sounds like the stars are aligning for you!!! Oh man I hope this is your cycle!!!

roadtomotherhood said...

Congrats on the earlier ovulation!!!! Isn't that so exciting!? Your body is headed in the right direction! Thanks for keeping us updated and good luck on the rest of this cycle!

Surely said...

Yay for the ovulation! Let's ride this "things are going right" wave the entire 2ww and see some lines!! :)

Kakunaa said...

This is definite progress! Congrats! I am so sorry for the cramps...they blow...I am having some that vaguely feel as though my ute is coming out my vag....I feel ya. Fingers are crossed, my dear!

Amanda said...

I have to say, that when I got my BFP a few months ago, I was feeling AF-like cramps for the whole first week...you never know!

Crossed Fingers said...

I cramped the week before my BFP and it felt "heavy" too - I thought I was just going to get the mother of all AFs that week.

I'm staying hopeful for you!

Stickles McQueen said...

Yay for O'ing on CD17! I take that as a really good sign, and I'm hoping that the cramps are just...gas or something. I'm with Leslie - I hope your 2ww turns into a 40ww!