Thursday, 24 January 2013

On our way

Well sorry it has been a little while, everything has been a little hectic round here, but I wanted to check in and give you a little insight to the start of our journey.

As I think I previously said, I have been told I have to lose a rather large amount of weight before I can have the IVF and the doctor wants me to show a significant loss before my next appointment.

Now I have no idea what counts as a significant loss but so far I am down 10lbs and still losing so will just have to see what he thinks at my next appointment.

The start of our journey includes two months of chlomid to see if producing more eggs can help me get pregnant naturally.

It didn't happen last month and I recently finished this months cycle of tablets, so not it is a waiting game to see if my period appears next time.

Ovulation Kits

Ebay has been my saviour, I buy all y pregnancy tests from there as I begrudge paying ridiculous amounts of money for digital ones when a simple test strip can be used and cost about £2 for 5 of them
I also picked up 30 ovulation test strips from there to try to help me judge when and if I am ovulating as I think I am all over the place at the moment.

I have started walking again to increase my fitness levels and to get me more positive and happy mentally, I want to get out running soon, but I need new kit before I can do it as my trainers are shockingly bad and kill my feet!

I hope other couples out there who are on this journey are doing ok, and I am sending out lots of positive thoughts to the trying to conceive couples of the world!



  1. Hi there love.
    This is a great blog.
    I am all about trying to stay fit in life... I think it's something I started after one of my beloved family members got ill several years ago - I thought - whatever I go through in life, I need to be in okay shape to help me through. I think that now I am in my 30s, this is as true as ever... Darcy and I are still undecided on kids - but I know that IF the time comes - I need to be in okay shape - to even try. I don't have strong lungs, having had asthma since I was a baby girl - so I know I need to be able to breathe through it all okay too (the movies make it look like breathing is very important, huh?)... I don't take for granted either, that my body will all "work" for me getting pregnant if the time comes, either.
    Meanwhile - walking is a great way to get you blood pumping and start rebooting your fitness levels, the fact you've already lost 10lbs is amazing and you should continue to feel better in your soul - because you are actively doing something for yourself and your future - weight loss quite aside - you are working hard to help you and your husband make a baby. Well done girl. There are loads of us here for you. x.