How to Survive the Two Week Wait

How To Survive The Two Week Wait
How To Survive The Two Week Wait

Just kidding!  I have no advice on this subject as I have been scouring the internet for all early pregnancy symptoms knowing full well they only fuel speculation instead of provide any concrete answers.  Like a pregnancy test.  That I will take in two weeks.  Two weeks…

It is amazing how much about your life hangs in the balance during these two weeks.  For example, I need a new pair of black shorts for the summer.  Do I go out and buy a new pair or do I wait two weeks and maybe get to buy a maternity pair? Since this will hopefully be my second full term pregnancy I know full well that a) I will balloon out immediately and b) maternity pants are 100,000 times more comfortable. It is tempting… but no.  I will wait.

All joking aside, it does feel like life has hit pause.  Because in two weeks my life will either be exactly as it is today or it will be heading in a new direction.

In the mean time, I am going to fill my two weeks with working, writing, playing with baby J, a date night with B, happy hour with friends and maybe some shopping for new black shorts.

How do you survive the two week wait?

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Clomid

Clomid BBT Chart
Clomid BBT Chart

We have been trying for baby #2 for about 9 months with no success.  When we tried for J, we just assumed we were super fertile humans.  We got pregnant the first month we tried. That ended in a miscarriage, which sucked, but the next month we tried we were pregnant again.  Everyone was healthy and happy.  So when we started trying again, we didn’t foresee any issues.  Ha.  Hahahahahhahahhahahahha!

Enter Clomid.

This is our first cycle.  The good news is that, based on my BBT, I am 90% sure that I did ovulate.  The bad news is that we may have missed the ovulation window due to travel.  I will not be making that mistake again.  Clomid isn’t horrible, but it is no walk in the park either.  Here’s been my experience thus far.

CD1 – AF comes to town, nothing unusual.

CD3 – Start 50mg Clomid at 1pm

CD 4 – Take Clomid, AF leaves town.

CD 5 – Wake up DIZZY.  Like, the room is spinning and I may throw up.  Thankfully, this went away by lunch and I took my 1pm dose.

CD 6 – Take Clomid

CD 7 – Take Clomid

CD 10 – Huge dip in BBT, major fight with B, bloated and crampy.

CD 11 – Rise in BBT, really dislike B, for no reason, bloated and crampy, thinking maybe I ovulated.

CD 12 – Dip in BBT.  Well, that just pisses me off because I probably didn’t ovulate.  I am extremely sensitive, which is not the norm.  Seriously B, just stop talking.  Also, had no energy/strength/motivation at crossfit.  That just fueled the fire.

CD 13 – Small rise in BBT. Realize that I feel normal again and apologize to B for yelling, snapping, and generally being mean. Still feeling bloated and crampy.

CD 14 – Small dip in BBT. Feeling totally normal. The lens of normalcy helps me realize just how pissed I was at B – for no apparent reason.

CD 15 – Major spike in BBT.

CD 16 – Bloating goes away.

CD 17 – BBT remains high. 90% sure I ovulated.

Recap: From what I’ve read, a common side effect of Clomid is hot flashes.  I did not experience any the first cycle of Clomid.  That being said, Clomid made me really bloated and an unpleasant person for four days after my last dose until, this is my best guess, I ovulated.  Once I ovulated, my mood regulated.  While I am not looking forward to another round of Clomid, I will take it because it did it’s job.

What are your Clomid experiences?  Anyone get pregnant on their first round?