Friday, April 24, 2009

The End is Near?

Well, the pee sticks are still negative and the boobs don't really hurt anymore and it's 13dpo which I think means the end is near.

And, strangely, I have had uterine cramps nearly every day, most of the day, since about 8dpo. At first I thought they might be a sign of implantation, but at this point I think I am just experiencing extended stay PMS. Does anyone else get PMS cramps many days before AF shows up? They aren't very painful, just strong enough that you can't ignore them. I'm still new to this ovulation thing and not sure what's normal.

And the question is now: How long will my luteal phase be? Somewhere between 14 and 16 days... I'm kinda hoping for the 16 days so that I can prove my flax theory correct, but also I think the scheduling for next cycle will work out better if it's a little longer.

Speaking of next cycle, I have some definite thoughts about it. I don't want to go into them all now, but I would like it be my last clomid cycle. I've been lucky enough to ovulate on clomid, but I don't get pregnant. It's time for a change.


Michelle said...

I'm trying to remember how my last cycle was. I don't ovulate either so it was new to me, and I don't think I really had any cramping right before. I know I had a little going on about a week before, but it was short lived. But after it came, I had a lot more cramping than normal.
I'm still holding out hope for you.

Jill said...

Even when I don't ovulate, I get cramps before my period. Usually for 3-4 days before I start, I'll get really bloated and crampy and feel like it's going to start any second.

Good luck with your next cycle!

wannabmomma said...

I tend to get cramps early on too. Nothing painful, like you said, but enough to know "something" is going on.

As far as your lutheal phase, I think it is pretty much always 14 days, it's just getting to that phase that varies so much for all of us.

You can always ask Dr. Google - lol :0)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about the negative pee sticks. Everything looked so good for this cycle, which of course makes a bfn even more like a death.

I'm not sure about cramps. I ovulate so infrequently and usually need large amounts of drugs to do so, and I don't think I have a good sense of "normal" anything.

I ovulated on my first 5 cycles of clomid but didn't get pregnant. Of course that was before we knew about our severely crappy morphology and that we needed to do IUI. Those eggs never had a chance. All those clomid headaches for nothing!

I'm personally a big fan of Femara now...

Kitty said...

I'm not a normal ovulater either and I don't get cramps without O and I don't think I got them bad when I O'd either- I just felt the Oing I believe. Maybe your plan involves Femara. I highly reccomend it! Hopefully this is your month and you won't need a new plan but if not I think trying something new is brilliant!
Best wishes to you! I hope you get your BFP soon!

Tricia said...

awe man!! Now I think that is a pretty name!!! We are keeping their birthnames Jesus and Margarita but will call them by their nicknames. Their birthnames are all they have left of their old life and I don't want to take that from them!

Sophie said...

I sometimes get cramps a week before AF shows, it used to freak me out but then the doctor said it was normal.

Lately on clomid I've been having some cramps and a lot of ovary pain, I hope it's a sign that this medicine is workin :P.

Celia said...

I get cramping a day or two before AF. Like twinges.

Hillary said...

Man, I'm sorry the sticks are still BFN. You're cycle was going to great -- I know that makes it that much harder. (((hugs)))