Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Year in Review

3 days from today, it will be a year since I resigned from my company of 5 years. A big chunk of the decision factor was to conceive by taking out stress from work and from the daily commute. I left the company with a hopeful heart that I would become a mom. Things did not happen the way I wanted.

First quarter of the year was spent helping out and learning my FIL's business. Out of town trips happened thrice in a week due to the demands of the business. And then I started to realize that it was not making any sense. It was not aligned with my reason for resigning. So I laid low.

On June, I lost my precious dad to lung failure. That was when I started to regularly take Metformin and thanks to it,  my AF since then visits me regularly.

August, I started taking infertility/ovulation induction pills. I took it for 2 cycles and to my disappointment, I was not responding to it. My follicles did not mature as they should. My Ob-Gyn said that we can move on to injectable because it is more potent.  I am not on it yet.

This is the point in my life that I just want to surrender everything to God but hey Ivy, you should do your part and God will do His.

The coming year is another year to battle infertility. Another year to be hopeful.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cycle 1 update

I am on day 13 and my follicle should have grown a little bigger from Friday. My ultrasound last Friday (day 11) that I had a developing follicle measuring 10x10 mm and my endo lining  was 4.8mm thin..thin...thin.. My OB does not think that Clomiphene Citrate causes thinning of endo lining. She thought that it would thicken as my cycle progresses.

My OB prescribed to take CC for 3 more days, twice a day for 50mg each tablet. This would make the follicle bigger at least 2mm a day. By today, my follicle should be about 16mm and should burst anytime soon. Sweet.

It is time to BD!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cycle 1

Just got back home from my new ob-gyn. She is putting me on Clomiphene Citrate to induce ovulation for this cycle. I am to take 2 tabs a day from day 3 (today is my day 2) to day 7. On day 9, I am for follicle monitoring to check on maturing follicles. I claim, on that day, I will have 2 or 3 matured follicles and will healthily burst.

In addition to the fertility pill, I am on folic acid. By the way, my doctor prescribed a different brand; Ferticlo which is inexpensive compared to Clomid.

So let see what this cycle has for me. This is my first time to be on Clomiphene Citrate since I went TTC.

To God be the Glory!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hi. Hello. It has been over a year.

And am I surprised to remember my password here. I thought of my blog after some incident last night and reminded me of my "do's and dont's to childless couple".  Sometimes people can just be too careless and insensitive about a childless couple feel about not having a child yet. Their showcase of concern does not really help at ALL.

Anyways, to update you guys, I have been a proud housewife since December of 2011. I finally decided to quit my job and de stress, with the hope of becoming pregnant. Have heard 3 or 5 pregnancies from then and I am still TTC.

God is faithful and I am not losing hope.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fertility Blend

One of the forum sites that I frequently visit is a forum site for women who are trying to conceive for years. Under the Nutritional Supplements for Fertility thread, I read about FERTILITY BLEND and ex TTCer's testimonial about this supplements thrilled me.

After few months of her and her DH taking it, she got BFP (big fat pregnant)at last! This intrigued me and led me to search what's in this supplement.

                                                                         For Women

                                                                     For Men

 There is no harm in trying this since it clearly states what are components and they are generally needed by the body. Chasteberry actually promotes hormone balance and ovulation frequency. Folic Acid is recommended to be taken prior to conception and during conception as well.

Fertility Blend for Women is a scientifically validated herbal/nutritional blend to improve fertility by optimizing hormonal and menstrual cycle balance, without the increased multiple births associated with drug therapy.

What supplements do you take to help boost your reproductive function?

Fertility Blend for Women: 3 Month Supply

Fertility Blend for Men: 3 Month Supply

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ovaries on their own again

Two posts down, I talked about being on the pill. I was on it for a few months last year and gaining weight was one of worries. To name a few, I worried about mood swings, water retention and sore breasts. I found out that it really depends with the brand of pill you are taking and how your body will respond to it.

In my case, I chose Yasmin pills. It is the most expensive OCP I know, around 850 pesos but you get what you pay for. It surprised me because it had no side effects at all. It actually helped me with losing weight because my hunger pangs decreased whilst on it. Together with my no rice diet and one cycle of this pill, I lost about 5 lbs in one month.

While on the pill, my skin had become pimple free and my boobies looked fuller. My period came regularly.

The only thing I noticed while I was on the pill was yeast infections came frequently, every other month to be exact. I had one episode of bacterial vaginosis too. Ergo, I decided get off it. So my ovaries are back on their own again =(

Friday, April 30, 2010

Back from..wherever!

"I want a mini me!" was my last night's shout in my FB. Ivy is back and still childless. It has been over year since the last I was here. So many things have transpired in my life and should I say they were BIG things.

A number of TTC friends have given birth and I was fortunate enough to be chosen to be their godmother. These cutie babies are already walking as of this writing.

Sigh. Two weeks from now I will be on my last year in the 20's and still wanting and longing for my mini me.

One BIG thing that had manifested to me during my absence, is that PRAYER really works. And I wont stop praying for my mini me.

Oh boy, I am glad to be back.
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