Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CD 1, "The Talk", and My Plan

Yesterday was CD 1. AF arrived right on schedule...I suppose that I should be grateful that at least one part of my reproductive system is working right! I haven't been too upset at all about this CD 1. I think it is because I just never was really "feeling it" this cycle and because I decided to POAS.

On Sunday, DH and I had the adoption talk. I told him that I didn't want to stop TTC on our own and I hadn't given up hope of having biological children, but that I also wanted to explore the adoption option. He was initially very resistant, saying that it was too soon and he didn't want to "put his name in that basket" just yet. He also said that he thought we couldn't afford adoption, but then I reminded him that our insurance will actually contribute much more towards adoption expenses than infertility. We talked about it a lot more yesterday, and we decided that we will tentatively look into it. Meaning, we are planning on attending an orientation-type meeting at the agency we know we would want to use.

So, this is my plan:
  1. I am still working on getting the insurance to cover the chromosome testing. We are filing an appeal this week, but who knows how long it will take to get that to go through.
  2. While we are waiting on the insurance, my RE is letting my try Clomid this cycle. This will be my first cycle on Clomid. Any advice, suggestions, or warnings???
  3. I will call the agency and see when the next meeting will be.

I am feeling pretty good about things this month. I am hoping that maybe the Clomid will do the trick for us this month (or maybe just a miracle will happen). If not, I still feel like we are heading in the right direction!


  1. It sounds like you're in a really good place. I'm glad you and your husband had an honest talk about adoption and are taking those first steps to get more information and see if it feels right.

    And as for the clomid - take it at night, right before bed. Wear light clothing and jammies as you'll get hot flashes. And don't be too surprised if you get some major moodswings - I turn into a real downer on the stuff. I hope it's not too bad for you, good luck!

  2. I'm so glad you are in a good place and feeling good about things!
    As for the Clomid...the only side effect I had was the hot flashes. And boy did it come from no where! haha Good luck! :D

  3. If you are prone to migraines get the Excedrin Migraine ready. Starting about day 3 of Clomid I got a really bad one that lasted 5 days.

    Good luck on your first Clomid cycle.

  4. Sounds like you're in a really good place, and have a great plan of attack. All very good things when dealing with IF!! Good luck with the clomid this month, I was a little emotional...but only when they upped me to 100mg! Keep us posted, and good luck this cycle!