Friday, October 29, 2010

Today, on Days of Our Ovaries

Today on Days of Our Ovaries, Ya Never Know woke up to the third temperature rise that allowed Fertility Friend to add dotted crosshairs to her chart, putting her at 3dpo.

Next week on Days of Our Ovaries, Ya Never Know enters the two week wait, and gets overwhelmed with phantom symptoms. Can she cope? Or will she crack and pee on a stick way too early to even tell if she's pregnant, then obsessively test every day after?

And the answer to the biggest question this soap opera face will be revealed approximately 9-11 days from now... Will Ya Never Know get her BFP?

Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pretty Knits :)

I found this hat pattern online. It was $7 for the pattern, and I bought it from

If you're a knitter looking for some patterns that are a little more modern than some of the stuff out there, I highly recommend taking a look through their patterns.

They're a little pricy, but at least the pattern is well explained, unlike the evil free hat pattern I pulled off a reputable magazine's website.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Little Disappointed, But I'll Live

I watched a youtube video about PCOS this morning, and it was so depressing that I decided not to post it here. It was supposed to be inspirational, but it just pointed out all of the things that PCOS is. I was doing a pretty good job at ignoring all the rest of PCOS and just focusing on the infertility part of it until just now.

Ugh. I seriously need to start getting on that exercise plan that I keep promising myself I'm going to stick to. I cancelled my gym membership because it was expensive, but I can run for free, and I think I need to get on it.

I think I have this stupid idea in my head that if I start running now, that it could affect my chances of getting pregnant this cycle, but I think this every cycle... and I think at this point, screw it, I just need to get off my ass and get moving. I sit almost 24 hours a day between my job, and my at-home laziness.

Maybe it was a good thing that the video made me feel fat, among other things.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Patterns that make me go crazy


may in fact make me go crazy. The pattern that I had before this one was even worse, and it was from Bernat (they make yarn, I would have thought they would know what they were doing)!!

This pattern in general is one where you have to constantly look at the pattern, which is annoying enough, but where the cables go in, the pattern is screwy there. I -THINK- I figured it out, but who knows. It sort of looks wrong to me, but I used this alpaca yarn that you can't really make out the pattern with anyway, so I guess it will cover my mistakes.

Oh Clomid, how I hate thee

I've decided that if this cycle doesn't result in a BFP, then I'm asking the RE to switch to something else. Being dizzy, nauseous, light sensitive etc.. is seriously not helping my work days fly by staring at a computer, especially since the symptoms seem to last up until O, which is usually about 20 days. 20 days/cycle is not something I'm willing to put up with at this point.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nothing to see here

Well, CD13 is here, which means..... absolutely nothing really. I have some hopes that I will O early this cycle. Last clomid cycle, I O'd on CD19, which is early for me, but here's to hoping that it happens even earlier.

There's a good chance that I could get pregnant this cycle, and that would be because it wouldn't exactly be the ideal time to get pregnant, LOL Meh, I'll take what I can get.

Since I'm going to Halifax Nov 15-19, I'm suspecting that I'll get pregnant and have the worst morning sickness by then, then have to climb aboard a small 6 passenger CESSNA plane that will probably make me even sicker.

I don't -really- care about any of that, but you know.... I couldn't have gotten pregnant sometime in the last two years where it might have been a little more convenient? haha... Oh well, beggars can't be choosers I guess.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Continental Knitting Just Made My Day

I wanted to find a way to knit faster, so I googled and came up with "Continental Knitting". I can't wait to get home and try it out because it looks like it will be SO much faster than what I've been doing.

If you're a knitter, and you haven't done continental knitting before, check out this video! It's easy to do, and will save you loads of time!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Here we go again!

Well, I stopped obsessing over my chart since my last post, since the cycle ended. *Cue disappointment sound effects here*

The results from the doctor showed that I did O on my last round of Clomid, so... that is good news. We are now on to round 2 of Clomid. Here's to hoping that this round turns out better than the last one! :D

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I give up on trying to decipher my chart this time around. I was sick, it messed with my temperatures, and now I can't tell if I've actually O'd, and am 14dpo (which has never happened, I've never made it to 14dpo), or if I haven't O'd, or if I O'd later.

O brother.

Monday, October 4, 2010


This week is just a week of waiting. As I sit here already waiting in a possible 2ww, I am also anxiously waiting for Thursday, when I will get Clomid results from my RE from our first round back in August, and Friday, when I have a day off (even if it will be spent gutting the house for the guests we'll have on Saturday).

I should be used to waiting by now. TTC is just one huge waiting process. It either teaches you patience, or drives you nuts.

Here's to hoping this week just whooooshes by.

Knitting for my niece

This is my first cable knitting project. I was delighted to find out just how easy cabling is, because it adds so much to a project.

I finished making this hat in one day on Saturday for my 9 year old niece, and I'm also going to make her a pair of mitts out of the same yarn to match. I am having trouble trying to figure out the measurements for a 9 year old's hands though. She's pretty tall, I'm thinking a women's small should do the trick.

I absolutely LOVE the yarn too. This hat is supposed to be for an adult (which is why I showed it on me, please excuse bad hair day), and it's supposed to be beanie-style, but I like it better as a child's hat. :)