Well, first of all I guess I should go ahead and share the BIG NEWS! We’re pregnant!!! We’ve been trying for over two years and now we’re finally blessed! Clomid worked for us. At the moment, I still can’t believe it. I found out on April 16th after taking a pregnancy test using the First Response brand. I could hardly see the second line, but it was there. I shared the exciting news with the love on the 18th with a surprised egg hunt. We confirmed pregnancy with my school doctor on the 28th. On May 2nd, we went in for our first prenatal check up and did some blood work. We are going back on the 24th for an ultrasound and officially meet our doctor.
I know it may be early to be sharing our pregnancy with others, but we’ve been waiting so long for this special moment. If somehow the stars don’t agree with us and something should happen during this pregnancy, as long as I know I was able to share this special moment with those I love. But we’re staying positive, praying for a healthy and safe pregnancy as well as delivery.
To be honest, it feels weird to now be on the other side. When I was trying to get pregnant, I envied others who easily conceived and it was hard to absorb news of pregnancy announcements from family and friends. However, now that I’m pregnant, the first thing I want to do is share my special news with the whole world. There are so many things I want to start doing and things I want to do during my pregnancy (take pictures of my baby bump, pregnancy photo shoot, buy maternity clothes, plan gender revealing party, buy baby items, pre-pack my hospital bag). However, I want to share my news and my pregnancy with others in a humble and respectful way. But how do I do this? That is my worry right now. How do I do it without coming off as though I am showing off my pregnancy? Because I don’t want to be seen as that crazy pregnant lady; all she can talk about is her pregnancy. Praying for strength during this pregnancy to be able to have a safe pregnancy and to be as humble as possible.
(I do apologize for being gone from the blogging world for so long. Wishing all of you good things as well as baby dust and sticky beans to those who need it. My hope is to catch up with my blog readings within the next weeks)
Finally some updates from me about our TTC journey!
Survived taking my first cycle of Clomid. Clomid ended on the 28th of March. After taking clomid, I experienced major side effects: more back pains, cramps, nausea, hot flashes >> They were NOT FUN at all!!!!
My younger sister is pregnant! She’s the one I mentioned in one of my earlier post about someone I love dearly who announced her pregnancy to me. I’ve already started planning for her baby shower! Initially, I was sad over her news, but now that I’ve had time to absorb everything, I’m not so hard on myself anymore. My sister deserves to be happy too.
The love and I had a positive LH on April 5th! YEAH! We literally jumped for joy because we never ever thought we would see a positive LH!
So, now we wait. Been testing for a positive HCG, so far nothing……………………… Praying that we get blessed with a little bean and that it stays a sticky bean.
So, that’s my update post. Heading off to sleep now. Good night and wishing everyone baby dust all around.
I survived my first day of Clomid! I took my first pill last night. Didn’t experience any hot flashes. However, the symptoms I experienced the most today were irritability, back pains, and some cramps. I think I’ll be taking the pills at night as many people have commented that it helps ease the side effects. Wish the Pink Pad app had a feature where I could document my Clomid experience. Anyhow, that’s my Clomid update of the day. Sweet and simple
Aunt Flow has been visiting me for four days now since taking Provera. Tomorrow marks my fifth day, which also means I will be taking my first Clomid pill. I’m both excited and anxious about my clomid journey. My younger siblings are visiting me during their spring break and will be with me all next week. I love them dearly and don’t mind having them over. However, I’m scared that the side effects of Clomid might make me a cranky and moody person so I just hope that they can endure a crazy me. I’ve already warn them that I might be a little crazy while they are visiting due to taking some medicine. hehe Praying for strength to guide me through my Clomid journey!
I figured I will forgo the Ten Thoughts Tuesday today, and write an actual post.
Our Clomid journey is right on track so far. I’ve taken Provera and today spotted some bleeding so Aunt Flow will be visiting soon. I’m excited and scared at the same time knowing that next week sometime I will be taking Clomid and we will be on our way to baby dancing to the moonlight, praying for a miracle so that we are blessed and get pregnant.
When taking Clomid, you never know if you’ll be the lucky ones who ovulate or the unfortunate ones that don’t. I’m really praying that I ovulate and that we catch our huge LH surge. I’m looking online to find which OPKs to order. I wonder if there is a difference between using the regular sticks vs. the digital sticks?
I was sharing with my friends that I’m hoping that ovulation will take place in April for us. Yesterday, I was fooling around with the due date calculator and if we conceive on April 7th and beyond, then we will be blessed and be due in the New Year of 2014! I’m trying to stay positive. But if Clomid doesn’t work for us this first try, I’m so scared that I’m going to relapse and get emotionally stressed. I will need to find some ways to cope with the potential disappointment if Clomid #1 doesn’t work.
Other thoughts…I went to my acupuncture session today. We did moxibustion. Right now, my acupuncturist is trying to accommodate my upcoming usage of Clomid. She’s going to focus on tonifying kidney which will help regulate and strengthen the uterine lining. I find this to be a great thing because if we’re going to use Clomid, that may thin out my uterine lining. It will also help strengthen the area for egg implementation. We’re also focusing on cooling the blood to remove blood stasis, and we will also try to resolve damp heat. My body is clearly still wack!