I just popped my last of 5 Clomid pills. I am happy to report that I haven’t had any of the horrendous side effects some other people did. I have taken the pill every night before bed, which I heard was the best way to avoid some of the potential dizziness and nausea. After I take it, I do feel a little woozy/sleepy, but since I’m already going to bed, it’s not a problem. Now we start the clock! I’ll start using an ovulation predictor kit on Wednesday, and I’m also still charting my temperatures every morning. Apparently between the two, we should know if I ovulate. The ovulation predictor kit will tell me when I’m ABOUT to ovulate (a.k.a. when it’s time to bump and grind), and the temperature shift should indicate that I just did (or that it is happening right then). Cross your fingers for me that the Clomid worked and ovulation occurs later this week!
I am generally a relentlessly realistic person. While I enjoy dreaming about the future, I’m very rational about what is and is not possible; sometimes to my more idealistic husband’s dismay 🙂 This time, however, I’m all unicorns and rainbows rose-colored glasses. I am REALLY positive about the Clomid working. And me ovulating. And the sperm finding the egg and all the magical stuff that needs to happen after that to make me pregnant. I know things haven’t gone according to plan up until now, but for some reason I just feel like everything is going to fall into place beautifully from now on. While my brain knows that it can often take several cycles to figure out the correct amount of Clomid needed to stimulate ovulation, and that even if I DO ovulate, AND we have sex at the right time, we STILL only have a 20% chance of conceiving; my heart is bursting with excitement and anticipation that it just.might.happen.this.week. I’ve already calculated out the potential due date if it works, and estimated how cute my belly will be for things like Christmas and friends’ weddings, etc. It’s hard not to.
Benjamin has been doing his best to be the rational one while my normally realistic brain is on a little vacay. But honestly? Between you and me? I am really, really, really optimistic.