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Day 7 of Project Pee-a-thon

cd24 / 9dpo / 92111

cd24 / 9dpo / 92111

Day 7 Rundown

Cycle Day: 24
Days Past Ovulation: 9
HPT Result: BFN
Symptoms: Tiredness, cramping, tender breasts, tenderness in my abdomen, slight feeling of fullness when I lay on my stomach, backache, a little headache-y and sensitivity to light in the evening
Emotions: Irritable, mood swings, and on the verge of hopelessness
Notes: My temperature dropped in the morning and combined with the BFN, it just felt like a double punch; Louie’s been doing this long enough that hearing My temperature dropped today flashed sadness all over his face. It’s not over, yet, but I am already starting to feel disappointment and twinges of devastation. It’s a good I had acupuncture today, because it helped me regain my center. My heart felt a little less heavy and my mind less frantic. Maybe testing + temping = not such a great combination.

TTC is hard.

If you don’t know what this is all about, please check out this post: On Your Mark. Get Set. Pee.

A little info about this cycle: This month marks 3 years since we decided (that word makes me laugh sometimes) to have children. It is 6 months since losing Gaelen, 20 months since losing Rainbow, and 30 months since losing Calvin.

This month’s “protocol”: I am temp’ing and charting at Fertility Friend. I took Letrozole (generic Femara) from cycle days 2-6. I used the Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor. I am receiving acupuncture once a week and have been seeing my chiropractor (where I also receive N.E.T. get an awesome 10-minute chair massage from an extern) every two weeks.

To see my results from previous days, please see:

Please feel free to save and use the TTC badge, especially if you know the difficulties in TTC. You can copy it to your computer or grab the following code to add it to your sidebar or maybe in blog posts about TTC: <img src="" width="200" height="204" alt="TTC is hard." />

Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

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