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Day 6 of Project Pee-a-thon

cd2 / 6dpo / 91811

cd23 / 8dpo / 92011

Day 6 Rundown

Cycle Day: 23
Days Past Ovulation: 8
HPT Result: BFN
Symptoms: Crazy burning-type cramping (especially on the right side), a little headache-y in the afternoon, a little breast tenderness, tiredness, and small bits of nausea probably from the inconsistent temperature
Emotions: Anxious verging on hopeless; I think I’m just trying to prepare myself for another cycle of not conceiving
Notes: I had hard time getting to sleep last night (and most nights for the past several weeks). It’s not that I’m not physically tired, but more that I’ve been having a hard time getting my mind to be still.

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.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29)

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