Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ICLW February

Hi there friends! Love and I have been busy here at the Nest. We met with our RE Dr Awesome since our last ICLW. We were told to stop by the drug store and get an OPK and start testing, and by all means order our Donor Sperm... which we rushed home and did PRONTO! I charted my ovulation this cycle, and am now waiting for my cycle to start so we can get down to business. One thing that was frustrating was if I hadn't been a POAS junkie I would have missed my LH surge... because Sunday morning I tested negative then at about 3:00 I tested positive, then that night it was negative again... and has been ever since. I was on CD16, has anyone else had this happen to them? What does it mean? Please pray that my cycle starts on schedule (March 3rd) and that my LH surge is better next month for our IUI cycle. Frankly I am scared that I need to be doing something to up my hormone levels... OH the IF brain is kicking into high gear.

I have been getting our place the rest of the way unpacked and organized. Also I am learning to quilt from a friend of mine and I started cutting my squares for the baby quilt for another friend, and first time momma. I want to learn how to quilt so I can make an awesome quilt for each of my kids. My daughter is going away to college in the fall, then the baby ( I hopefully get preggers with next month), then my son Froggy because he is moving around right now and I'm not sure whether to plan for a twin or larger quilt for him.

What do you all think? Is the short LH surge something to be worried about? I turn 40 this year and I think I'm feeling really old... that and my son Froggy turns 20 on March 3rd as well... so yeah I'm really feeling OLD.

8 sweet comments:

(In)fertility Unexplained said...

Hello! Visiting from ICLW. Have you ever read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"? I think she talks about LH surges and testing...I might not be remembering this correctly, but I'm pretty sure it said something about it being as short as 10 hours for some women, and so testing once a day is not always accurate. Good luck!

Laura said...

Hmm, that does seem like a short surge, but I haven't used OPK's or the CBEFM for a long time. Maybe something was just out of whack, but you got a positive, so I think that's what's important! Good luck with the quilting! My Gram is a quilter, but I don't have enough patience to learn. Kudos to you!

Hilary said...

Happy ICLW - sounds like you have your quilting cut out for you :)

Donor Diva said...

I wish I could help with the LH surge but I was more of a BBT junkie. I had to give it up because it made me CRAZY!

Love the quilt idea...I love to crochet and have made TONS of blankets for others. I still have my first one in a drawer waiting for my someday daughter (I have a beautiful DS though).

Happy ICLW

Becky said...

I'd love to learn to quilt. I made a simply blanket for my kiddo's new "big boy" room, but it's nothing even approaching a quilt.

As for the LH question, it's been a loooong time since I even paid attention to such things. Sending good thoughts your way, though, that AF will come on time!

Happy ICLW and tahnks for the visit to my blog :) (ICLW #6)

Crystal Bernard said...

Stopping by from ICWL - Good luck on your quilting adventure :) And BEST OF LUCK on your next cycle!!

Jules said...

With your LH surge, you have to be really sure it is a positive (darker than the control line). Also, your body can gear up to O, but then not & it can do this numerous times throughout your cycle. HTH.

Happy ICLW!

Anonymous said...

Hello from ICLW!

Totally wish I could help on the LH surge...I used to test positive for like 5 days, so I'm the complete opposite of you. I'd LOVE to learn to quilt! My mom does, but I was a rebel and learned to crochet. LOL!

Much luck to you this cycle!

ICLW #35


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