Saturday, December 10, 2011

the last opk

So I have a lonely 7 day OPK sitting in my bathroom drawer. I have not POAS in 3 months cuz I needed a break and thought I still do, though for some reason those little sticks are calling me. "Please, please come pee on us!" DON"T WORRY I am not hearing little voices, yet something is making me want to see if I ovulate.There is a very good chance next cycle we will be doing clomid with an IUI. Does/has anyone still do OPK when you are being monitored for clomid, a trigger shot and IUI? I don't know if I would. Probably not.

I know I have no idea what the future holds, still I have hope that it will work. If not the first then maybe the second. This very well may be our last natural try for a while.

I know you are probably yelling at your screen "Just do it, what do you have to loose?" First off, I am not a big fan of POAS. Sometimes they scare me. Second, I would start Monday CD14 and the Hubby will be away on a business trip Tuesday and Wednesday night. When I do ovulate it is usually CD 17, 18 or 19 so he might be home in time. His spermies are so much better now so we have a better chance. I am just a little worried how I will feel if I do ovulate, he is around and I don't get pregnant. I know I will still be excited for the IUI, just don't want to make it bittersweet cuz that is not how I am feeling about it right now.

UGH! I don't know what to think! What should I do? The Hubby is all for me trying and keeps telling me he will be home in time. I have 1 more day to decide.

On another note, I added a reply option to my comments! I was thinking about doing Disqus until I saw a Blogger reply option on Alex's blog, First Time Twins. I asked her how she did it, unfortunately she couldn't remember and told me to search how which I never thought of, Thanks Alex! I found it! You can put "reply to this comment" next to the comment or now they have an updated version where you can actually put a "reply" button like I did. They have a whole bunch of options. You can go here for the updated version. You do have to change the HTML of your blog, but it isn't too difficult.

A couple things I wish they would change but cant:
  1. When you click on reply it opens up in a new little box. I wish they had an option to just make it on the original page.
  2. It does not notify the person you reply to unless you subscribe by email to the comments. I personally always subscribe if I comment.
I think I can live with that. I just hope people subscribe so they get any replies I or someone else makes. We will see how it goes.



  1. First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm guessing you found me via April's blog.

    Second of all, I'm guessing you would not use OPKs with a trigger shot because HCG usually makes OPKs positive, so I think it would just interfere. From what I've seen on other blogs, usually they monitor ovulation via ultrasound with trigger shots, but I'm just guessing. I don't know what to say about OPKs, but I hope you figure out what will make you the happiest with your cycle! Good luck, I'm crossing my fingers for you!

  2. Frick!! I had an awesome comment for you and it went away. Stupid iPhone. ANYWAY...

    Are you charting or anything? I mean, would you know if you ovulated without OPKs? If not, I say don't pee. Try Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Oh and tonight. Like right now. Seriously, stop reading this and hop in bed! And then don't test until next year.

    Or don't listen to me at all because it's not like I'd know what a BFP looks like if one slapped me in the face. (self-deprecating emoticon)

    Yea I figured you don't use anything while being monitored for an IUI.


  4. @aprilvak
    LOL! April you made me laugh so hard. No I am not charting or anything. I stopped 3 months ago to take a break and I would have no idea if I ovulate without doing something. I was kinda thinking the same thing, just making sure we get some shots in and don't worry about it. I have never been so relaxed and I think I am going to try and keep it that way.

  5. Hell yes I still used OPKs when I was being monitored on Clomid & trigger.


    Then again, I'm a control freak.

  6. @Kayla
    I knew someone out there would! I would be very tempted to, but don't know if I would.

  7. Thank you for commenting on my blog :)

    Good luck in whatever you decide!


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