Busy October

20181013_151954_1539465438791October has been a busy month and I love it. Fall is definitely my favorite month (Though Christmas will always be my favorite holiday). October 12th was AC and my 4th year wedding anniversary! It has been challenging at times to say the least, what with infertility, pcos, and all the hormonal mood swings but we have made it another year! This year we decided to head back to West Virginia, up in the mountains where we got married. I was picturing gorgeous fall leaves everywhere and the perfect 60 degree fall weather. Boy was I wrong!! Even though 4 years ago it was peak leave peeping time, it wasn’t even close this year. Everything was still green everywhere! It had been very warm up until that weekend so I guess that delayed things up in the mountains this year. The weekend of the 12th was not warm however, it was in the 40s half the day and then would warm up to 50 in the late afternoon! We did not prepare for such cold temps, I didn’t even bring a jacket only sweatshirts! It was still a lot of fun and we got a lot of hiking in and walked around the cute towns of Berkeley

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Springs, WV and Winchester, Va. Adeline is a huge fan of any and all bodies of water. She loved looking at all of the little falls on the hike and would throw a fit when we would drag her away. Such a little water baby. I really hope we can get her into a swim class next summer.

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This past weekend my parents came to visit Adeline and I to keep us company while AC was away for an Army conference. I was so grateful to have extra help! It was another chilly weekend but in the 60s so warmer than the mountains of WV at least! So we were able to go hiking together that Sunday before they headed back. I live in more of a city/ beach area so I was really surprised when my dad found us a wooded area with long hiking trails running through it 3 min from my house! How did I not know this existed?! We got a good 4 mile hike in and Adeline slept about 3 of those miles haha. My dad was carrying her and I guess she was super cozy in her warm puffy coat and knit boots. It was so great to see my parents though, they don’t get to travel to my house that often so I has extremely happy with the visit.

 

TTC News: this 1st round back on Clomid paired with Metformin didn’t work. Well it did and it didn’t. I am not pregnant but I ovulated on cd 18 which never ever happens and my period came naturally 2 weeks after I ovulated. Again, never ever happens! So I am actually very pleased with this 1st cycle. I am on the low dose (500mg) of metformin still and after re-reading old blog posts about how poorly my being on the high dose of 1,500mg went, up until the 3rd round of Clomid when I got pregnant with Adeline, I am super pleased and give all credit to Myo-inostol! I now have dangerously high hopes that this 2nd round of Clomid will work…I start the 2nd round tonight actually, so here we go! Round 2 of 3!20181021_121416.jpg

A Good Start to October

20181007_123443_1538945809968I don’t know if it was the myo-inositol paired with my Metformin but I ovulated on Friday the 5th! I am so relieved that I wont be needing to up my Metformin dosage yet. I am currently 4dpo, so not much to really report yet but I am hopeful.

This whole last weekend was actually a really good one. Friday I ovulated, then Saturday AC and I dropped Adeline off at her grandpa’s house and we went off to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream! It’s a tradition for us to go every October and is so much fun. I wish it wasn’t so humid but it was still great to walk around and see all of the spooky decorations. Then on Sunday we went to church and afterwards stopped at a pumpkin patch. The 80 degree weather was a little off putting so we only stayed to take a few cute pictures. I am not going to lie, we didn’t even get our pumpkins yet! I don’t want them to rot before Halloween in this heat. Luckily, this weekend is calling for 60 degree temps so maybe fall is finally coming…

$10k fertility grant — I think I need to enter this!

Could you, or someone you love, use $10,000 to put towards fertility treatments? Are you interested in winning this grant by simply sharing your opinion from the comforts of your own home, in your sweats and without having to make a video or jump through any hoops? If the answer is YES, keep reading! FertilityIQ […]

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“FertilityIQ is currently giving away one $10,000 grant that can be used towards IVF or another fertility treatment and entering to win it is simple:

  • If you have seen a fertility doctor in the US, go to FertilityIQ.com and click Evaluate your doctor.
  • Complete this anonymous assessment form on your experience with your doctor and clinic. What did you like? What didn’t you? What details can you provide to someone who is searching for the right fit for them?
  • After you complete your assessment, send in proof that you were indeed a patient to the email provide at the end of the assessment. (Think a screenshot of a portal log in, or forwarded email, or photo of a protocol sheet. Nothing confidential!)

THAT’S IT. You are entered and come October 13th, you could be receiving an email that will change your life, or someone you care about, forever.”