The title of this post, “On to Round 2 of Femara” is a given that the
first round of femara didn’t result in a pregnancy.  I think we just didn’t time everything
appropriately.  I know I ovulated, which
is obvious due to my progesterone levels, and a sonogram I had afterward that showed
I ovulated from my right ovary.  The day
I ovulated is completely up in the air. 
My Wondfo LH testing strips showed I began to surge on CD11, but my
temperatures showed I O’d on CD14.  Plus,
when I had my sonogram on CD10 it showed that I had a follicle that was just
about to release “any day now” as my RE stated. 
I’m so confused!
When I got pregnant with mini me I used the Clearblue® Digital Ovulation Test, and it worked.  Plus, my
RE recommends that kit, too.  I was being
cheap by purchasing the Wondfo ones.  I’m
down to a few of them, and so far, for the last two cycles they haven’t been
helpful, so I purchased the Clearblue® Digital Ovulation Test that has 20
ovulation tests (enough for 2 months of testing).
The Clearblue® Digital Ovulation Test detects the rise of the ovulation
hormone LH 24-36 hours prior to ovulation and identifies the 2 best days to
conceive in a given cycle. You use the Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test
once a day at the same time each day, on the days around the time when you
expect your LH surge. Since I know I normally surge between CD11-12, and
ovulate around CD13 or CD14, I will start using the Clearblue® Digital
Ovulation Test on CD9 and continue until I receive a flashing smiley.  The Clearblue® Digital Ovulation Test is
easier than the Wondfo tests since it’s digital, which means there’s no lines
to read.  It takes the guesswork out of whether or not a test is showing a +/- LH surge.
After my most recent visit to the RE’s office, which took place on CD4,
the RE upped my dosage of Femara to 5 mg once per day in the evenings for five
days.  I return on CD11 to see how many
follicles the increased dosage of Femara produced.
 I told my husband that if this
doesn’t work this time then I think I am going to stop – at least for now.  He basically told me to not have a defeatist
attitude about it, and it will work out. Blah! It’s easier said than done.
Calculating Cycle Days
Throughout my posts about my cycle and trying for baby #2, I often mention
cycle days (CD).  I later realized that
some people may not even know how to count cycle days, let alone know what it
means.  I figured maybe I should dedicate
a post to figuring out your cycle.  What
do you think?
Speaking of cycles, I was thinking about trying the Diva Cup. Has anyone
used it before?

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Kim is a 30 something Brooklyn, NY native, currently enjoying Long Island suburban life with her husband and 8-year-old daughter, Chloe as they await the arrival of her sister in February 2020. She not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also shares her love for the things that she finds beautiful: her love of family, travel, cars, and makeup and skincare on Beauty and the Bump NYC. In addition to that, she is a writer for A Girl's Guide to Cars. Now, if that wasn’t enough, she also took on the role of class parent for her daughter's 3rd-grade class. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she gets it all done with style, grace, and of course, beauty.