Sunday, January 31, 2010
Still here - still alive! The last two "natural" months have not worked. Timing has been an issue - the fertile window fell Christmas week in December and we had company, which made "doing the deed" a little difficult. Then in mid-January, my husband broke his arm snowboarding and was totally wacked out on meds during the fertile window. So, to be fair, we didn't "try" as much as we should have. We will do one more natural month, then another IUI in March. Work has been INSANELY busy and I've been in court multiple times a week for the last two weeks. I'm almost completely off the Zoloft and feeling good and positive. I've started Weight Watchers and am trying to stick with the plan, though I've been somewhat lax about it. I was thinking about completely cutting out sugar and dairy for a month or two, but I don't think it's a good diet for TTC. I also started a new power hot yoga class which is awesome! Hope everyone is doing great.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Checking in... happy new year everyone. We are still in our "just relaxing" phase, probably won't do another IUI until at least February. I am continuing with the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). I saw my TCM lady last night and we looked at my charts for the last 5 cycles (since I started TCM). You can definitely see a shift in my temperatures, especially during the luteal phase. They have gone up into the mid-98's and my luteal phase has gotten a little bit longer. She once again says that she really thinks I can conceive naturally, as long as we have intercourse at least 3x during the fertile window. We'll see if she's right. I'm also weaning myself off Zoloft, which I have been taking for about 3 months after a pretty severe bout of depression. I've been feeling much better and am hoping that the TCM will help my moods as well.