Well, my friends, apparently all that hopeful spotting is simply AF. Yep, I’m pretty sure she’s about to show up in full force within hours. One week after ovulating. That’s never happened to me before. The Clomid and progesterone must have done a real doozy on my body. It forgot how to work on its own! I’ve always ovulated on my own and AF has always shown up exactly 2 weeks later.
This means that December is out all together. We’re out of town for a week at the end of the month and if I started IVF meds on CD2, I wouldn’t be in town to start Follistim two weeks later. If I want to start meds on CD21, I won’t be in town. It’s a lose-lose situation.
I should have insisted that I go on progesterone. I’m so bummed. I am trying to be patient in all of this, but it’s so hard. Maybe our future baby is testing my patience to prepare me for what’s to come once he or she arrives.
I feel like doing this:
UPDATE: AF is definitely here. Husband is helping to slow my tears with Christmas music, tree-scented candles, and an alcoholic brunch beverage. He doesn’t like Christmas music as much as I do, so the minute he put it on I sobbed and sobbed. He grabbed me and we slow danced around our apartment. God, I love that man.
I’ll call the RE in the morning and double check options for this cycle. I’m 99.9% sure we have to wait to start IVF until January.
One good thing is that my cycle was the perfect 28 days. I’m usually around 35 days or so. Maybe I missed ovulation and it happened earlier. I didn’t start testing until CD16, but that wouldn’t explain the ovulation-like symptoms I had last weekend. Hmm, I guess we’ll never know.