Two Years and Counting


After Christmas
December 28, 2007, 9:24 am
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I’m officially enjoying my “12 days of Christmas”–my 12-day vacation from work.  I met a friend this morning for bible study, and now I’m sitting here with my kitty on my lap, listening to the rain outside–the makings of a great day!

M and I spent 4 fun days visiting my family for the holidays, then came back home to spend Christmas Eve and day with his family.  In essence, we celebrated Christmas 3 times!  It was wonderful! 

I’ve taken a little break from blogging about the IF stuff, mainly because there hasn’t been much to write about.  We’re still waiting to hear results from M’s SPA test.  I found out yesterday all my bloodwork came back fine, which I expected since my regular ob/gyn did my bloodwork several months ago and everything was fine.  We just want to hear about M’s stuff now.

I started my period yesterday–more specifically, I started it on an overnight camping trip M and I took on the spur of the moment.  That wasn’t the greatest thing, but it was manageable–there was a real bathroom just up the road, so that was helpful.  As usual, I felt a little bit of relief when it came–just to know something concrete, since the rest of the month is pretty much all unknown. 

I’m starting to have less hope that we’ll be able to conceive on our own.  I’m not totally giving up hope, because I know it can definitely still happen, it just feels that since we’ve tried for 12 full cycles now with no luck, we’re going to need some help.  However, I do keep thinking about this three month turnover rate for sperm.  That’s what I keep hearing, and if that’s true, then we’re about three months past the end of M’s triathlon training, so maybe this will help.  [If any of you don’t know what I’m talking about, doctors say men constantly produce new supplies of sperm, and it takes three months to have a fresh supply.  M trains for traithlons all summer, meaning hours on the bike.  Some people say time on the bike can affect sperm, some say that’s not always the case.  At any rate, M was off the bike at the end of September, so he’s now had three full months to produce that fresh supply.  Maybe they’ll be up and running for this cycle–if the bike even had an effect on them in the first place.]

I also received my copy of The Infertility Companion in the mail last week.  I haven’t gotten into it much, but I’m really excited to delve into it soon.

Hope you’re all doing well, and I’ll be back more regularly soon.

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