Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nose Dive and Other Plans

My BBT took a nose dive this morning, down to 97.97 (from the mid-97.4s).  I know that is still good and elevated and etc, but I can't help but worry about it just a little bit.  It also helps confirm what I was already concerned about - my awesome chart for the past few days is my own fault and doing.  How, do you ask?  Well, for one, I have been waking up a lot more during the night (1-2 times) to use the bathroom, so I'm sure that had an effect, and two, because I have been so excited each morning to see if my temp has gone up, that I am sure I'm making my heart race, which raises your temp.  Last night, I didn't get up to use the bathroom...

Here's today's chart; I'm 9DPO:

I know its still OK, and I need to just relax.  Maybe today is an implantation dip...who knows.  Yesterday I was very crampy (almost like AF cramps, but waay too early for me), and today my breasts/nipples are very sore.  Plus, I have been hit with this crazy exhaustion the past few days.  Monday was the worst, Tuesday was not so bad until the late afternoon/evening, and today I'm having a hard time waking up.  Maybe its because I've stopped drinking coffee in preparation for being preggers...(I'm one of those ~5 cups a day people, but I've been slowly weaning myself off)... or maybe its a sign.  Who knows!  I'm driving myself insane second guessing everything that goes on during this 2WW.

I had a phone back appointment with Dr. K yesterday.  She helped ease some of my worries about this and the next cycle.  My first question was one I posted here last week: Did I really ovulate 36 hours after the trigger shot, or did we miss it because I O'ed early?  She helped ease my mind by confirming the hCG can raise my temp, making me (and FF) think I O'ed earlier than expected, and also that my bloodwork on the day of trigger did not lead her to believe I would O in less than 36 hours.  So that helped. 

Secondly, we talked about our concerns for the "December Baby".  She said she totally understood, and we were far from the first couple to have these concerns, but that I needed to keep in mind that the EDD is (obviously) just an estimate, and actual birth can occur in give or take 2 weeks from that date.  In addition to that, if we do have twins or multiples, as a result of the IF treatments, we would likely deliver at 36 weeks... so if we waited a month, we could still end up in the same boat.  My husband and I talked about it a lot last night, and while we still have not made a final decision yet, I think we are going to go ahead and try again next month if this cycle does not work out.  Hopefully, we won't even need to make this decision!  Fingers. Firmly. Crossed.

Lastly, we discussed the plan for next cycle.  As you know, this cycle we did Metformin, Clomid, and Follistim injections (50IU).  We are going to do the same thing, except this time, we will only do 25IU of the Follistim.  This is just because after a couple days of 50IU, I was at the risk of over-stimulation.  The doctor hopes that by reducing the amount, we will have better control.  That may mean it will take longer, but we have less of a risk of having to skip a cycle.

That's all for now! 


  1. My RE recommended not temping after trigger (although I never had the trigger) because he said the temps are just not accurate after the trigger shot. So maybe some of the fluctuation could be attributed to that? Either way, I would say it looks promising right now. :) My fingers are crossed for you.

  2. I think in all my time charting/temping/peeing on sticks.. I've learned that nothing is normal! What looks like a BFN chart can very easily be a BFP chart.. and vice versa. The big clue is the LP... nothing else matters more than not getting AF (and even if you do spot, you could still have a BFP). xoxoxo

  3. I agree with Maddie - nothing is normal. As the saying goes...normal is a cycle on the washing machine. Hang in there!

  4. Thanks Ladies... deep down I think I know that's true (that nothing is normal).. but for just once, I thought maybe I would have a "text book" case, so to speak. Oh well, nothing every goes as planned! Hopefully it really doesn't mean anything!