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Hey, At Least There Is Wine

On Tuesday of this week I had my appointment with Dr. Lu. If you'll remember, several things were supposed to happen at this appointment. Those things were: an ultrasound, blood work, and a PCT (post coital test). Two of those three things happened.

The first thing we did when I got there was the blood work. They took two vials of blood so that they could determine my levels for several different hormones. The second thing that happened was that I went in a separate room for the ultrasound. This is where we discovered some pretty important things. First, we discovered that the lining of my uterus is very good. Perfect for implantation. So, A+ for my uterine lining. Then we discovered that there was no dominant follicle. This is where I got a D. Ugh, you guys. This is all so aggravating. The discovery of no dominant follicle is not the best news considering the Cycle Day that I was on for this appointment. I will explain why in a minute.
After the ultrasound, I went into Dr. Lu'…

On The Road Again...

On Wednesday of this week, I had my fertility appointment with Dr. Lucky Lu (I really hope he doesn't mind me calling him this). I am sure he doesn't. He is a great doctor with a passion for what he does. And I cannot even begin to tell you guys how reassuring that is. I almost cannot put into words the way Dr. Lu puts me at ease. Just being in his office again made me feel more confident than I have been since my husband and I have starting trying for a baby again. Dr. Lu just has way of talking to you and remembering everything about you, even though it has been 3 years since we last saw each other. And I know that he has notes. But he makes you FEEL like he doesn't even need his notes. He just cares, plain and simple.

Exactly what I expected to happen, happened in the appointment. We discussed my history, and how I have had three spontaneous pregnancies, only one of which was successful. Just in case you all don't know, in the fertility world, spontaneous pregnancy …

Only Dead Fish Go With The Flow

If there is one thing I have learned since the very beginning of my baby-making journey it’s this: you have to be flexible. You have to be willing to go out of your comfort zone, and you have to be willing to be your own champion. No one is going to fight for your right to have a baby the way you will. So when you notice that something is up, you need to take action. Even when you would rather just ignore that little voice inside of your head telling you to just take the next step.

Back in February I told you all about this class that I was looking forward to taking. It was a class with a more "natural" approach to things. Well, I ended up not going. I talked with my husband about it and we came to the conclusion that we would try to get pregnant for a few more months on our own before seeking help. So I went online and purchased the Advanced Digital Ovulation Prediction Kit to use for my cycle in March. This advanced Ovulation Prediction Kit (OPK) is supposed to be bigger a…