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Thursday, January 26, 2012


Lately, it seems like my life is beginning to revolve around my cycles and I don't like it one bit.  Waiting for my dot (period) seems like an eternity especially when I have a shelf full of meds and needles ready to get my body into serious baby making mode.  I'm expecting my dot sometime around the second week of February and as per Dr. R's orders, I should most likely begin with Lupron injections on CD (Cycle Day) #21. Now if I could only get to CD #1!!  I know it doesn't seem like a big deal but my cycles tend to last more than the normal 28 days, try more like 38+ days.  Dr. R says this is due to some thyroid thing I've got going on which isn't serious at all, thankfully, but is just really inconvenient.  I ended up researching ways to help induce my dot sooner and read about a pill that can do just that called Humphrey's #11 Symptoms of Delayed Menses.

What it is:

"Since 1854, our remedy has been formulated using natural ingredients to gently stimulate your body to return to it's natural state of health.
Uses: temporarily relieves symptoms associated with delayed menses, such as cramps, backache, anxiety, mood changes, nervous tension, irritability, headache & bloating."

While the description says it basically just treats the symptoms, I've been reading many posts on message boards that says it actually helps regulate your cycle and bring it on within days of taking the pills.  The worst thing I've read in relation to inducing my dot is that it doesn't work, so if there are no horrible, life threatening side effects it sounds good to me.  Apparently, it can be found at your local drugstore, too.  Needless to say, I will be taking a slight detour on the way home from work to pick it up tomorrow.

Update: My local Rite Aid didn't have it.  I've been having such rotten luck this week.  :(


Wow, I just realized that I called this blog "Mommy Memoirs" when I don't have any kids and am not even pregnant. Am I getting ahead of myself here & did I mention I was anxious? Not surprisingly, I have found that the best cure for my anxiety is shopping. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who loves to indulge me with all my heart's desires. This brings us to the purchase of a crystal heart necklace from a new local shop close to my mom’s house. The shop, Glam Her, pretty much has it all... as the site says "Everything from the bedroom, to the kitchen, to the dance floor!" I'll definitely be making future purchases from here until I finally get pregnant and can start shopping for the baby.
My lovely necklace
Update: I wasn't able to get my necklace yet, but I'm hoping Saturday's the day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Appointment FAIL

This is my first blog post... YAY!!  Now that I got that out of my system, on to something else.

Today my hubby, Leo and I were supposed to be meeting with his urologist for the first time.  I really didn't know what to expect from this visit but anything that gets us closer to conceiving our baby is a step in the right direction.  A brief history on the matter: My hubby and I have been TTCing for about 2 years now since we got married on May 9, 2009.  He's in a wheelchair due to an accident that happened a couple of years before that, but we've been together since May 3, 2003.  Unfortunately, we haven't been blessed with a baby yet so we turned to the expertise of a really great infertility specialist, Dr. R, to help us out.  He'll be taking care of everything that I need and the urologist he referred us to will help with everything Leo needs.  However, due to major staffing issues at my job, I was unable to get out on time and we had to reschedule the appointment.  I'm kinda bummed out by this and now have to wait until February 15 to go back.   At least this isn't as bad as when I had to reschedule my whole IVF procedure last week for the same reason.  I was ready to begin the first step to the IVF process but now I have to wait for my next cycle.  It's making me anxious to wait this long because, seriously, haven't I waited long enough!  I don't mean to sound so inpatient, but I know I'm definitely ready for this!!
Here we are on our wedding day!