It seems that after some very convincing evaps last night, the old witch has found me. This cycle was definitely different in almost every way from the norm. I rarely have anything more than mild breast tenderness, but this time I was totally rocking the “preggo boobs” for about a week. Two to three days before AF shows, I am almost always laid up on the couch for at least a day with a splitting headache that I simply can not alleviate with any means, but this time the headache didn’t come; I also wasn’t forced to spend 24+ hours making a mental note of every bathroom within a 10 mile radius of my house, just in case I had to stop somewhere quickly to avoid showering my car (and toddler) with the explosive diarrhea that AF always sends my way the day before she arrives. (It’s just loads of sexy fun being a female, huh?) Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not complaining about my lack of misery this cycle, but I’m trying desperately to figure out what made this cycle so different than the rest. It was 29 days long, which hasn’t happened in over a year either.
So onto the next cycle I suppose. Last month (technically it was earlier this month), I took 2.5 mg of Femara on CD 4-8. I’ve wondered if maybe because I took it so late, that that in and of itself would be the reason that I O’d later than I thought I did. At least I think that I did. Judging from what I’ve read on many TTC forums, the vast majority of REs have their patients take their Femara on CD 3-7 to balance quantity and quality of mature egg follicles produced at O, so I think that’s what I’m going to do. We know that with my progesterone levels at 25.2 that I definitely responded well to the Femara last cycle, and I’m praying that I respond the same way this cycle.
I’m also going to chart my BBT again this cycle as well. The “not knowing” when I O’d and in turn, not knowing when I should POAS is making me a crazy person, not to mention that I end up pissing on a boat load of money by testing too early. Still not going to use any OPKs and such; I’m just over that part of it. So I’m crossing my fingers and toes that this cycle will be the one in which God will see fit to bless us with another child! I can’t wait to start my Femara!
On a separate note, my husband has a “man cold” that started yesterday. So on top of AF, I now have his drama to deal with. Fabulous.