Sunday, November 1, 2009


And we're off and running in the final lap of the race to Babyland 2009.

My period arrived on Saturday much to my disappointment. Repeated disappointment. Because how dumb am I? Every month I think "oooh, maybe ..." and every. single. fucking. month I am wrong. We cannot just make whoopie and get pregnant. It's not that simple and I'm not sure when, if ever, I will give up my persistent hopefulness as my cycle draws to a close. Apparently I'm not alone in this wayward hope, Megan and her commenters get it too.

Anyhoo, moving on ... Today marked the first day of Clomid. I have not experienced the 'vagueness' promised by the pharmacist who insisted on giving me warnings before my purchase. Très décevant! I mean, really, with the dire predictions he'd imparted I expected myself to be delightfully ditsy and incapable of driving a motor ve-here-kel. Instead I retained full control of my mental capacity and got a slight headache. Dagnabbit!

Tomorrow I shall start sticking myself with 450iu of Gonal-F and praying that this mega-hit to my ovaries will result in one healthy baby. Due early next August. Because I'm sick like that too, every month I look up the due date calculators and find out when our potential baby would arrive. We don't have anyone in the entire family born in August - it'd be lovely to fill that hole.

This month I have to finish writing my literature review. Have to.


  1. Oh I hear ya, Pundelina! I'll be three weeks behind ya in the jabbing stakes. I've also checked when my next EDD might be. Here's hopin' I'm just behind you in that too...


  2. I don't know anyone who's gone on this crappy merry-go-round ride of IF and doesn't think, "oooh, maybe..."


    I have a really good feeling about the clomid/Gonal-F combo for you!

    Fingers crossed for you!

  3. I check my EDD every month, just to torture myself. I have a love/hate relationship with my reproductive capacity. Pure masochism.

    So great that you are starting a new cycle! I am hoping that when I meet with Mr. New RE this week that he can get me started, like, THIS WEEK since my period is due around the end of the week. I don't want to cycle through Christmas and ruin that holiday. And the thought of waiting yet another month to begin makes me grumpy. Unless he has a great reason to delay (needs to use priming before the cycle - for which we've missed the window - or needs to order and see results of new tests), I am twisting his arm HARD.

    And Clomid...I got wicked hot flashes and headaches on Clomid, but at least you only take it for ~1 week. It's temporary. YOu should be in the clear for using your brain for machine operation and other deep thoughts.

    Good luck with the lit times, no? ;)

  4. 3rd time's the charm honey, wishing you the VERY best of luck for this super cycle!!


  5. It's going to work, you know. One of these motherfucking times, it's gonna work. I hope it's this time, Pundy. SO MUCH.

    August sounds like a FABULOUS time to be having a baby. Right at the end of winter.

    Love love love to you.


  6. I like the sound of August!! I always check possible EDDs too.

    I did 4 cycles of Clomid and had nil side effects. It was just like taking an aspirin.

    And yay! We are cycle buddies. I think I start shooting Puregon (100iu - I'm a lightweight) tonight. Just waiting for the call.

    I'm doing a down reg though.

    Expectations being managed for both of us.

  7. Oye Yoy, one ticket to Babyland for me too!

  8. Good Luck. Will be here to cheer you on. Keep us posted.


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