With
five mature follicles, and my husband’s high sperm count you’d think I’d be
pregnant right now, right? Wrong!  When we met with the RE at the
beginning of my new cycle my first question was “So what happened?”
 He said several things like sometimes the sperm just don’t meet the
egg(s), and if it does, it doesn’t implant.  The woman’s egg quality also
has to be good, too because without good eggs all of the sperm in the world
will not fertilize it. Also, any woman who ovulates only has a 9% chance
of getting pregnant. I guess that makes me feel better.
Speaking
of sperm and eggs hooking up, my husband sent me an article discussing research
that found two receptor proteins that must interact to result in conceiving a
child. Read here: Oh baby:Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up.
The
Clomid I am taking, which he believes the current dose (150 mg/day for 5 days) is
producing amazing results (read last post), only does half of the work, which
is producing more follicles, thus increasing chances of at least one egg, is of
good quality, being fertilized. 
This
is my fifth medically stimulated cycle, and third round of Clomid.  We;ll see how many follicles are produced during this round.  I can only pray, keep my fingers crossed, and
hope that this is my last cycle TTC that will result in a healthy pregnancy.
Good things that came out
of this Clomid Cycle
  • My
    period was shorter, and less intense.  I didn’t even have to reach for my overnight or heavy flow Always pads.
  • My
    skin didn’t break out.  When I was on
    Femara, my skin broke out around the time Aunt Flow was expected to come.  My skin looks amazing, but, it can also be due
    to the new products I’m using in my daily skincare routine. You can read about
    some of them here, here and here.


Some Good News
Remember
one of my 30 Before 30 Goals was to be featured in Essence Magazine?  Well, I have a story, Multitasking BeautyEssentials to Pack when Traveling with Kids”, up on Essence.com. Please show your support by leaving a comment over on
the post. 
Since then, I’ve began to revamp my goals, and
update my vision board. There’s so much I want and need to do. And by the way, I have two more books to read in order to reach my goal of reading 12 books in a year.  I’m currently reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If you didn’t get a chance to read my post, “Resolve to know more…” please check it out. I’m still recruiting people to [anonymously]
interview to raise awareness during Infertility Awareness Week, which is April
20th – April 26th.

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.