Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Shot Through the Ass and Sperm's to Blame

That, fellow young internetters, is wordplay on a Bon Jovi song. You may be too young to remember…but it was a really famous song and damn it I’m OLD.
What does it mean??
I took ye ole trigger shot in the ass today my friends.

My temp has been unusually low for days and my body is working really slow this cycle (today is Day 17) possibly due to my wonky cycle last month. I’ve been going to the RE since Day 11 as last month was such a short cycle. I got really down Sunday morning when I saw on the ultrasound that my follicles had hardly grown in 3 days and my LH was no where near peak levels.
So today I went back to the RE where they found two follies, one 18.5.
My estrogen is 316 and my LH 14.4.
Also, this morning I woke up to lovely EWCM in the panties and well, if EWCM on Day 17 doesn’t put a smile on your face, really, what will?

Thanks to all of my new online friends and friends in real life who called/emailed/texted to say Happy Birthday! I was feeling a bit down (just a bit, nothing to worry about!) and it made me feel loved and special. Plus, I’m older. Urh. But, on the bright side, I got carded at the last club I went to and still look WELL under 30. Use your SPF moisturizer ladies (and token gay man), it really does work.

I’ve been away from the internets due to no good reason other than I was getting a bit obsessed with blogs and researching. It’s summertime and up until the NYC heat wave sky-rocketed temps to 100, it was rather pleasant outdoors.

I’ve been concentrating on wrapping my head around what’s going on inside my body in healthy ways. What does that mean? Yoga, meditation, pilates, reading, dinner with friends, shopping, cooking, outdoor BBQ’s, foreign films, sitting in the park staring at the grass wishing I could smoke it (OMG, did I just say that!?) and my monthly “damn I’m not pregnant again” sampling of raw fish and wine.

Through conversations with my RE, nurse and acupuncturist we determined that last month was probably a chemical pregnancy (95%). This is partial bad news as it obviously didn’t stick. However, the good news is that my body got pregnant all by itself on a natural cycle—not even a trigger shot. It gave me hope that I can do it and I will do it. That is, me and the help of some progesterone suppositories this cycle, so that itty bitty sticky rice, STICKS.

Tomorrow? 11:30 am, Spermification v.4


Anonymous said...

Love that song! Had the album on vinyl and now have it on CD. Whenever it comes on the 80's channel on XM I turn up the volume and sing my heart out.

Yay for getting carded. It's the little things, isn't it? I only get carded if my wife orders something too. She looks 17, lucky me ;-) Of course, I didn't get carded when I WAS 17 so I supose it's fair that I don't get carded now.

Hurray for summer and ass shots and EWCM and big follies and nice numbers. Here's hoping for a break in the heat, and easy insem, and a baby 10 months from now.

Anonymous said...

Your title made me laugh. I am going to send postive thoughts to those follies telling them to release those eggs and meet up with some sperm. Also I hope the progesterone goes okay for you.

C&H said...

Are you kidding!?!...The 80's Rocked! I still have the LP. I can remember listening to this album with C back in HS...Oh, dear God we're OLD!

Sending you positive thoughts...go swimmers, go swimmers. :)

Lizzie said...

Title of this post made me laugh out loud. From someone definitely old enough to "get" it ... sigh. :)

shindagrl said...

Yep, immediately got the Bon Jovi reference...I'm plenty old enough for that. Thanks a lot; that song will likely stay in my mind for the next 24 hours.

However, being the nurse that I am, the first thought that went through my mind wasn't exactly related to your ass CHEEK, and for a moment I got just a bit worried about you and wondered if you've been hanging around the boyz too long??? ;)

Anonymous said...

A chemical pregnancy is definitely disappointing but I agree that it's also a really good thing (provided you don't have a lot of them). You can get pregnant! How about today? Good luck!

giggleblue said...

wishing those swimmers much swimming and egg catchin powers!

Gia said...

YAY!! for spermaification!

my cowgirl alter-ego said...

Good luck with spermification!! Yay!

evangeline said...

i wish i were too young to not be singing along to the title of this post as SOON as the page popped up...


good luck tomorrow! i'll be checkin in.

(and i changed your blog name on my roll...sory about that)

Anonymous said...

I love it that someone else gets all gleeful over "lovely EWCM in the panties!"

Hope you had a spectacular birthday!

Progesterone sucks, but it could make all the difference. All hopes for you darling.