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Monday, January 29, 2007

An Ovulation Test that Works

Finally, an ovulation test that works! I wish I could say it was a pregnancy test, but it's not, so don't get too excited. Earlier on I posted that we could never get a positive reading out of the other testers we had. I guess it just goes to show that you shouldn't take the cheap route and buy the 50 pack online for $15.99, instead you should fork out a little more cash for the good ones. That is, of course, if there is such thing as a good predictor. For all I know it could be like a placebo kind of a deal. Maybe they just give you instructions on when to start using the tests and in every box there are like two that give a positive reading no matter when you use it...hell, maybe I could even pee on one and it would read positive. Maybe I will set up a 1-800 number and I will predict when women will ovulate for a small fee of .99 cents a minute. I will simply ask what day of their cycle they are on and if it falls between days 13-18 I will tell them that they should try on that day because they are ovulating, and if they are on any other cycle day I will simply add up the days until it will be day 14 or so and shoot for that date. I think I am on to something here!! Anyways, we were excited to finally get a positive result, but the only real downside is that a positive result means that my wife should ovulate in the next 24-48 hours. It is like the weather man saying, "I predict there will be snow sometime in the next two to three days, so for those of you watching, it is up to you from this point. Good Luck!" The one thing we did discover is that if the test is true, then my wife ovulates later than we thought and so we probably have been trying to soon every month. So now we will wait and see.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Ovulation Predictor

So we are going back to the pee-strip tests to try and pinpoint ovulation. The Clomid is supposed to make it so that ovulation occurs 5-8 days after taking the last pill. That is the info that we have been going off of and obviously it hasn't been working yet. My sister and her husband bought the ovulation watch, so far they said it seems to work well. I have decided that I should probably invent an ovulation predictor. What I am thinking is that I will just add it on to the features of cell phones. Most cell phones these days are not only phones, but radios, internet tools, cameras, MP3 players, video cameras, personal schedulers, etc. So why not just add ovulation predictor to the list. I think it will work...just as long as you don't have to pee on it.

The anticipation building up to go see the specialist is killing can't come soon enough. We are both curious to find out more about our situation.

To see reviews and feedback on different types of ovulation predictors at Here

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Computer Rage

I don't know if computer rage is a term yet, but if not I am going to start it up. It is kind of like Road Rage, but instead of being mad at another driver, you are really pissed and cussing at the computer. My wife started this because her Sims game wasn't working. My wife is addicted to the Sims. For those of you who don't know about the Sims, it is basically a game where you create people and then lead them throughout life, building them houses, getting them married, having kids, etc. My wife is really into getting all of her sims pregnant right now. I guess she figures it is the next best thing to having one of her own. Anyways, the game kept freezing up on her and I knew each time it happened because of her computer rage (I am surprised the computer survived, because clomid and computer rage don't mix well). So we decided to take our computer in to be looked at by a tech pro. Of course when he hooked it up it worked fine and never froze. So we took it home and fired it up and within minutes it froze on us again...once again my wife's computer rage came out. To top it off, our internet wouldn't my rage was starting to happen. So we both sat in front of the stupid thing cussing. I finally got the internet up today so I apologize about the length between posts.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


So I just realized that I had the comment setting on registered users only. So if you are a reader and you haven't been able to comment because I am an idiot, I apologize. The setting has now been changed so that anyone can comment. I would love to hear from any and all of you!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Round Five...Ding!

I know I said my wife swore off the clomid, and as much as I would like that to be true, our options are limited and she doesn't really have a let round five begin. The only benefit to my wife being on round five of clomid, is that she now knows the side effects all too well and can somewhat control them. She can feel the inner Godzilla and tame the beast. She can sense the hot flashes and adjust accordingly. The random gagging is about the only thing she can't seem to control, but we have really gotten used to it. It would be like having hiccups for months, at first you are like, "what the hell?", but then you get used to it and it just becomes a part of everyday life.

We have decided to schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist to further investigate our options. It is exciting and yet sucks at the same time. Naturally, we don't want to have to get into artificial insemination or fertility shots, etc. We would like to just get pregnant already and avoid all of that crap, but we also want to know what it will take to get pregnant if we keep having problems. So I will keep you updated on what we find out!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Surrounded by Pregnant Women

My wife had this dream that she was at work and she was surrounded by pregnant women, they were all around her...wait a sec, that isn't a dream, it's reality. My wife works at a hair salon and right now there are 7 pregnant girls that work there. Obviously she is thrilled for each and every one of them, but it also sucks to be surrounded by pregnant women all day. I try to look at the bright side of the matter, that maybe this contagious "pregnancy bug" will rub off on my wife. Maybe it is like the flu and one day she will come home and say that she thinks she is coming down with "the pregnancy", it just so happens that she forgot to wash her hands and she caught "a baby" from one of the girls at work. You never know???

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Online Communities

Throughout this entire process of trying to conceive, I have come across many helpful websites. Some of the sites offer information and others are online communities. I have found that the best way to find other people in the same situation is to join these online communities. The people involved are very supportive, but also very informative. Many of the members are in different stages of fertility medications or procedures and are more than willing to discuss how things are going for them and what they have tried in the past. Whenever my wife and I are experiencing something specific in our trying process, I always ask the friends in the community to see what their experiences have been and I have been amazed at the things I have learned. Now of course, if it is a medical problem we always consult our physician...we aren't idiots. So I would like to provide you with a few of these online communities.

My favorites are:
Trying To Conceive
Babies Online

Some others to check out:
Just Mommies
I Dream of Baby
The Fertility Shop
The Baby Corner

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Enjoy it while you can...hah, yeah right.

This scenario happens to me more than once every day. I am chatting with someone that has kids and I am telling them that my wife and I are trying for a baby. After hearing this they say to me, "Are you sure you are ready for a baby? It is such a life changing thing, you guys should really enjoy the time without kids while you can!" Then after that statement comes the good ol', "Don't get me wrong, kids are great and all, I am just saying enjoy it while you can." What the hell is up with that? First off, if I tell you that we are trying for a baby then obviously we have thought about what having a baby will do to our lives, and after thinking about this we have made the decision to actively try for one. Second, do these people really think kids are great and all, or are they just saying it to avoid me from going around and telling people that they hate their kids. I guess what I am trying to say is, it is not very easy to "enjoy it" when all you can think about is getting pregnant, your wife is on fertility pills that make her crazy, and everyone in the world is pregnant but you. There you have it, that's my gripe.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

67 Year Old Woman Gives Birth to Twins

So I was reading up about the 67-year old woman that just had twins and I told my wife that she really needs to not be so concerned about getting pregnant because we still have about 42 years for it to happen...needless to say my wife wasn't amused! To read the story about this crazy 67-year old new mother Click Here

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Well, We Relaxed...Now We Will Wait

So our little get-a-way was very nice and relaxing. To know just how relaxing it was, well, we spent more time in our pajamas than in regular clothes and we barely made it to midnight on New Years Eve. Now we will see if we get pregnant this month and then I will really believe that relaxation is the key to conceiving.

This is now our fourth month of Clomid and it is starting to take a toll on us. My wife swears that this is the last time she will take it and if it doesn't work than we will just have to try something else. We have started to do the whole "try not to think or talk about getting pregnant, so we don't dwell on it" thing. So far it isn't working out to well. This is mostly due to the fact that everyone in the world is pregnant but us. Earlier I posted that everyone we know is pregnant...well now, everyone we know who wasn't pregnant when I posted that has gotten pregnant, so it is official that everyone in the world will be getting pregnant before we get a turn. So I guess if this month is not a success than we will be going to see Dr. Ding for a little acupuncture, but hopefully this is our lucky month and we won't need to. I'll let you all know!