Sunday, March 9, 2008


Since the whole divorce thing, I decided to start taking Vitex since I won't be taking any clomid. So hopefully that will help me get things in check when/if I ever get married again and start a family.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Lenten Season.

May God bless you!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


So my (ex/estranged?) husband is going to file for divorce. I've worked through all the issues with this and am okay with his decision. I don't want it, but he does. So we will be starting the annullment process soon. I will probably post about the process. I really hope we get it, because I can't see myself being single the rest of my life. I want to be married and I want a family. I don't know if I will keep posting here. Maybe just discussing things from a Catholic perspective.

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."--Anonymous

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Update 2

The trouble with our marriage isn't TTC related. I wish it was that easy. But I'm not going to go into anymore details. This is going to be a crappy Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Just wanted to let you all know I'm still here.

This TTC break may be longer than I expected. My husband and I have hit a very rocky patch in our marriage. I won't go into details, but please pray that we can get through this and become a stonger couple.

I will be starting a novena tomorrow to St. Therese


O Little Therese of the Child Jesus,
please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly gardens
and send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus,
ask God today to grant the favours
I now place with confidence in your hands...

(Mention your intentions here...)

Saint Therese,
help me to always believe as you did,
in God's great love for me,
so that I might imitate your "Little Way" each day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm surprisingly upbeat even though several people I know have told me they are wasn't even trying. This break is nice. I definately feel less stressed. I'm not sure when I will start taking my clomid again. I really just wish I could see the RE and actually get some tests done to see what the root cause is. I'm sure it could be any number of things, but I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to enjoy myself. I've recently started up crocheting again. I'm working on a blanket for our living room. That will definately keep my mind off of things.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

*Ding, Ding Ding* Round 3

My period decided to start showing yesterday. So it’s on to round 3…maybe. I still have a couple days to decide whether or not I’m going to take the clomid or not. I got really depressed last cycle when the clomid didn’t work. Even though my chart shows I ovulated, I really don’t think I did. Do I take a break now even though I got my pills for next cycle or continue with the next round of clomid and take a break if it doesn’t work? I’m very pessimistic this cycle. 2 failed cycles doesn’t give me much hope. I feel like I can’t talk with my friends on the Babycenter boards since they all have children now..and a year old too.

I’ll have to think long and hard about this.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Vitex and Clomid

I've been trying to do some research on whether I can take Vitex with Clomid. So far I've only seen message board posts stating that it is not recommended to take vitex and clomid. No luck on finding any concrete evidence.

So the search still continues....

I did find this website, which had the following:
"Vitex is not a fast acting herb and may take several months to build up in your system. When using vitex to treat infertility you can take it up to 12 to 18 months - or until pregnancy occurs. Should pregnancy not occur in that time span, seek the advice of a health care professional for the next steps in achieving pregnancy. Another note of caution - you cannot take vitex while taking the fertility drug Clomid - or any drug like Clomid. It seems that vitex and Clomid counter act each other. "

I will still see if I can find a better source of information.

I found more websites that had the exact same paragraph above. So I'm guessing I cannot take Vitex and Clomid together. I suppose it's a good thing I didn't take it today. I did take my 2nd pill to induce my period and I'm not getting any symptoms that it's coming. Well, I will have to keep waiting.