I posted about a month ago regarding trying for number two and I thought it was time for an update. If you need to catch up read this post. After a lot of helpful comments and emails from you all I jumped on some fertility forums to search out options. I started taking B-50 complex vitamins to help lengthen my luteal phase, ordered a large pack of ovulation/pregnancy test strips (by the way I found a really cheap set here) and scheduled a consultation with my doctor.
I can't tell you how much better I felt just being able to do something. Taking the vitamins made me feel like I wasn't just throwing another month to chance and talking with my doctor honestly gave me peace. In fact, I was so glad to see my doctor that when he went for a handshake, I hugged him. Who am I? I'm totally not a big hugger, but I guess I figured after he had gone through Ethan's birth with me that this was acceptable. The very first thing he told me was that this wasn't my fault. I didn't even know that I needed to hear that. I bursted into tears on the spot. I know I didn't do anything wrong, but it was nice to hear it all the same. After a short chat about my need of a plan of action and what I thought was going on, he prescribed Prometrium (aka progesterone) for me to take for 14 days after I ovulated.
This month did not turn up the results I wanted. I took several pregnancy tests all resulting in a single line (I'm an impatient person apparently with very little self control). It wasn't completely a wash though. The B-vitamins most certainly did their job as I ovulated a couple days earlier and of course the progesterone gave me a 14 day luteal phase although I did end up spotting starting on day 11. (Is this TMI? I'm hoping it's helpful for those of you that are currently going through this as well.) My doctor recommended that we try this out for 4 cycles total before switching things up. So 3 more cycles before I head into the doctor again if needed although I do think I might call him about the spotting if it happens again this month. Maybe I need a stronger dosage?
I don't know why my body is betraying me, but I'm trying my hardest to trust that God knows what he's doing. For now I am just trying to keep myself preoccupied with other things like ripping the shelving out of the laundry room for an impromptu room makeover. Upon many recommendations I have ordered a book called Making Babies. I thought I had that all under control but apparently there is more to know than the obvious. I believe this book calls for some dietary changes and acupuncture among other things. I'm up for the dietary changes, but acupuncture I think not. I guess we will find out just how desperate I am right?
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