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Friday, March 25, 2011

Say What?!

What a crazy week?! On Monday, I learned that I did not ovulate and was a little down about that. I was told this is common, but not to give up hope. Whatever?! Y'all also know about all of the changes I've been making this week. And I've gotten a lot of resistance from it over the past few days.

But yesterday, I was having some terrible abdomen pain. My first thought was a cyst. And after my surgery, I am terrified of cysts. I have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday, but I decided to call anyway. They got me in and I found out some very interesting information...

1. I have a small cyst on my left ovary.
2. I had a small cyst on my right ovary, but it ruptured. OUCH!!
3. The Clomid may not be working like it should since my progesterone test was so low. Fail.
4. And I'm ovulating. WAIT?! WHAT?! Day 26?!

Yep, I'm just now ovulating. I even decided to take one of these stupid OPK tests when I got home and yep, I am ovulating. (I call them stupid because I never saw a little smiley face until today).

This is NOT a pregnancy test. This is an ovulation stick. I repeat, I am not pregnant (yet).

So, thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and sweet words. They have helped get me this far. I feel recharged and ready to take on this journey.

I go back to the doctor on Tuesday for my annual and to discuss what the next plan of action will be if I am not pregnant. I am so excited and trying to savor every bit of excitement through this journey (and trying to forget the disappointments).

I know this post may have been a little TMI since I don't normally discuss details of our journey towards expanding our family. But, I want to reassure everyone that God is good all of the time, even if it's one small step.

Now, here's to baby making! Ha! Happy Weekend!

59 comments:

Midwest Elle said...

YAY for a smiley face!! It always made me happy when I saw those :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Love seeing that smiley face show up!!! And yay for ovulating! :) Have a humptastic week!!!! ;) Get on it girl!

Meghan said...

Congrats on the smiley! So happy for you! My husband and I just started trying ourselves, and wow. What a crazy journey it's already turning out to be!

Melissa said...

Go get it girl!! Love those smiley faces. I told you everyone is so different. Now go buy that book;)

Jennifer B said...

Bow chicka bow wow!

I can't wait to see your "I'm pregnant" post ;)

Marcy XOXO said...

Good luck girlie! Have a wonderful weekend ;)

Ashley said...

Soo exciting, at least you have an idea on whats happening now!!

Jacqueline said...

Yay to baby making!! ha! :)

Emily said...

Yay for you! Now get busy;)

Mateya said...

Yay! Happy baby making!!!! I am so excited for you! God is good! Can't wait to hear news about a little Smithwick on the way :)

Natasha said...

i'm here for your sweet lady!!! i know all of this is going to pay off and i just know you're going to be a mom someday...and not just to knox ;)

have a great weekend and i hope you and fred enjoy some quality time together!

Kristen :) said...

I used that test too and I was starting to think the stupid things didn't work at all until one day, bam - there was my smiley. And I only got it for one day. I hope this is a sign of good things to come for you this month!!!!!

Tami said...

So sorry to hear about the cysts. I have a friend going through the same thing right now and she said the pain is TERRIBLE! But yay for ovulation! That is great news and I'll continue to keep you guys in my prayers. :)

J and A said...

Boo to the cysts. But hooray you are ovulating!!! Awesoome news, so happy for you! Hugs!

Rachel said...

I am glad for the happy face and glad things are looking up. I hate that things we want often take so much time and are hard to get. Thinking of you...

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Lots of prayers for you!

I'm sure Fred will be happy about the smiley face - I'm sure he'll have one all weekend! ha!

The LaJeunesse Family said...

SWEEET!!!! You MUST email me after your appointment and fill me in. HAVE FUN TONIGHT!! :)

jenn said...

BEST OF LUCK!!!!

Emily @ EMILY POSTS said...

YAY! That's great news!

Stephanie said...

YAy!!! Best wishes and prayers for you both!!!

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Good luck! Never saw the smiley face. Good to know others are a little confused about the entire process too.

Meagan said...

You do realize I saw a picture of a stick and thought it was a pregnancy test and gasped and got so excited! I am really excited that you ovulated because it is a giant step in getting the positive pregnancy test. I'm also glad you talked about it on your blog! Are you going to announce a positive pregnancy test right away or wait awhile? Congrats again and have a great day of baby making!!

Suze said...

I'm beyond thrilled for you! i'll keep praying for you , baby steps (no pun intended haha!) Hope those cysts will go away soon girl!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Yay for a smiley face. Best of luck!

Natalie said...

Yay for the smiley face!!!! Hopefully the next smiley face we see is in the form of a plus sign.

A Wedding Story said...

How exciting!!!

Adrienne Gomer said...

that is SO exciting! I'll be keeping good thoughts for you, hope everything goes the way you want it to :)

Neely said...

So basically its a sexed up weekend for Carline..bow chicka bow wow...kidding. Good luck love!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Oooh I hope you have good end results which turn into a positive preggo test soon! My gf found out she ovulates right before her period too..

jen mccrady said...

I LOVED that ovulation test! It made me so happy to see the smiley faces!!! I really swear by it. We got pregnant after one full cycle using that! :)
Good luck!

Amber said...

So exciting! Love that it gives you a smiley face =)

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

Yay!!! Don't you just love that smiley face? BIG prayers for ya'll! Keep me posted:)That is awesome!

timlinzrowland said...

This same thing happened to me when I was trying to get pregnant with Adeline. It is frustrating!! After tons of tests and dr.appts. we finally got our little girl.
I am praying for you and I am not just saying that, I truly am praying for you!

Ashley said...

Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way! Yay, for smile faces :)

Jocelyn said...

YAY YAY YAY! congrats girly -- so excited -- this is a huge step!! :)

Jessica said...

Good luck girl!!! :D
I'm sorry you had some cysts though. Not fun.

Calista B Smith said...

I love happy faces :)

Tiff said...

When we had troubles.. I started on the clear blue easy fertility monitors.. found out a ovulated a week and half after I was supposed to! it was like day 22! I just thought, I know I am bad at math, but my body is too?!? ha! :)

Erica said...

Baby Dust, praying for you guys.

Check out my blog:asoonersweetheart.blogspot.com

I am having a giveaway next month, i don't have that many followers so you will have a good chance. I wouldn't normally do this just trying to get my followers up, since this my 1st and maybe last giveaway.

Jenny DB said...

Very exciting news Caroline! Thinking about you and hope your appt goes well :-)

Leah said...

Love it! So happy for you! Relax and enjoy your weekend. I'll be thinking about you. Keep me posted! Of course I'll do the same. xoxo PATA

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Well yay for the smiley! Oh, and not like I need to say it or anything, but enjoy your weekend...wink, wink!

Leslie said...

"Here's to babymaking"... You're so funny!
So glad you got to see a smiley!!!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Glad you finally got a smiley face! Cysts are no fun- I know from experience. I hope you have a lucky weekend :)

Mrs. S said...

I am so glad to hear that you are getting the answers you need.

Yay for ovulation. You are gona be a great Mama :)

Emily Ann said...

I had a cyst burst too, talk about painful! I'm so excited for you, that't the best smiley face ever! No doubt about it, those future babies will be gorgeous! Have a great weekend :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

OMG I thought you were pregnant!! Never heard of an ovulating test ....

Ainslee said...

Have fun baby making!!!

I gave you an award

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PaigeR530 said...

So happy for you! What a milestone!

Amanda said...

Yah so exciting! Hopefully we will see the pg post soon! Also love the painting from the recent post. I did that last weekend and it was a blast! :)

Beth Ann said...

Hey there- I feel for you. It can be so frustrating. Are you on progesterone supplementation? I highly recommend the Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor instead of the ovulation tests. I know what you're going through. I was having 38 day cycles and had low progesterone- was about to start clomid when I found out I was pregnant after 9 months of trying. I'm here if you ever need to vent! sbhubert@att.net Good luck! - Beth Ann

Lindsi said...

So, I guess I'm behind the times! I'm just now reading this ;) What wonderful news to share--sounds like we've been participating in the same events this weekend ;) Haha!! Keep my fingers crossed for you and saying plenty of prayers!

d.a.r. said...

Yeahhh for smiley faces!! Thanks for sharing this personal part of your journey. I am praying for you two--you would be a wonderful mama!

star said...

Yay! Congrats! My doctor told me that I am going to have a hard time getting pregnant because I don't ovulate regularly. It was good when we didn't want kids yet, but now that we do, it sucks.

I am so excited for you lady!

Kelly Marie said...

YAY FOR THE SMILEY FACE!!! I can't believe I didn't see this until just now. CONGRATS girl & I hope/know that positive things are in the future for you :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Good luck! I'm sending you good thoughts!

Erin said...

Hang in there girl! I'm sending positive energy your way! I just had a bunch of friends get pregnant so maybe I'm a good luck friend.

Ugh, yes we keep missing each other on twitter.

Beth Wilson said...

Hey Caroline! Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I'm thinking about you. I actually know exactly how you feel. I have PCOS and have been on Metformin for almost a year now (it'll be a full year on May 12). Last year around this time, I was beyond consumed with baby fever. I had been off the pill for over a year, and nothing was happening. I finally went to the doctor complaining of lower abdominal pain, and after a lovely ultrasound, my doctor found out that I had PCOS and was not ovulating. Long story short (which I promise to blog about one day)...the Metformin worked, I am now ovulating, and where I had 12-13 cysts on each ovary last year, I now have two total! Though I'm in a different place emotionally after the kidney stone ordeal, training for the marathon, etc., at least I now know that it's possible for us to conceive. So it'll happen when it's time. :)

The power of prayer is quite miraculous...and I am sending lots your way!

Molly said...

Yay for the smiley face, I didn't know they did that when you were ovulating! I'm praying for your family girl, a baby would be SO lucky to have you as a mommy! Can't wait to hear the news when you're prego, which I know will be SOON :)

xoxo