Daily Blessings

Throughout this fertility journey, no matter how much life has thrown at me, I will remember my blessings & affirmations each day.

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CD8, Hysteroscopy & Patience

So, I have 10% battery left on the laptop so I have to keep this concise.

I haven’t been around & have no valid reasons why. Just haven’t been in the “blogging” mood. I’ve dealt & moved past the last miscarriage and am looking towards the future. I had my hysterosonobiopsygram 🙂 last Wednesday. I was drugged to high heaven which was amazing. I felt nothing before, during or afterwards. I am very thankful to my RE’s office for this.

So structurally my uterus, endometrium (lining) & fallopian tubes all looked good & normal. (celebrations!) Very good news in that department. I am waiting for the culture results & the endometrial biopsy results. I assume I will get those during my BIG FOLLOW UP on October 9th. October 9th looms over my head like this weird little grey cloud…

So because my hystero was performed on CD3, I asked if we had the goahead to TTC naturally this cycle. Doc gave me the OK. My dear friend shipped me some femara (or BMF = black market femara) to use this month. Love her. So my ovaries are a’rollin and I am praying. Perhaps we will have a successful pregnancy with this medicine + the others I have to take after ovulation time… (progesterone, estrogen, lovenox) Maybe this will be OUR month.

As always, only time, luck, & patience will tell.

7% battery… So today, I am thankful for the people who have gotten me through the last month.



CD8 + weight loss

I’ve been off caffeine since March. I gave it up for lent and just continued avoiding it because we started TTC. This was a pretty easy sacrifice since my only major caffeine source is coffee…mainly Starbucks. My Starbucks addiction has been my only guilty pleasure I’ve had for years. No lie. I always order a “skinny” so get off my case….

Well lately since I have been sacking on the weight, not getting pregnant, and not doing anything special for myself….Starbucks decaf has come into my life. {Shh, don’t tell my husband}. The weather has been steaming hot lately & I’ve been crafting. This translates to me needing my beverage. I always have my coffee when I craft, so at the commencement of the scrapbook, I decided to treat myself. Well the scrapbook is done & i’m still treating myself. FAIL.

While I have been watching what I eat since Monday, (veggies, fruits, water) the addition of my icy beverage for a meal has definitely contributed to my weight loss. I am no nutritionist, but I’m thinking this is why I used to be so skinny. That, and the constant stress & job… Regardless, I welcome the change for these 2 weeks. Healthy or not.

On a TTC note: I am CD8 and started the castor oil packs yesterday. I slept great afterwards. A warm heating pad on your belly always helps relax ya.

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