Almost. . .

I wish I had better news to report.  I started cramping a bit more yesterday, in a different place - more in front middle abdomen, just above my pubic bone.  Which is strange because I don't usually notice cramping in that area before my period.

Anyway, this "special" cramping seemed to lead into some very light brown/pink spotting, which still left room for hope. . . but by this morning, my temperature had dropped a couple of degrees and the cramping became more intense.  It was all over by this afternoon.

All things considered, I do believe something started to happen this month.  I guess it just wasn't meant to be.  There were two "firsts":  an implantation dip and one extra day added to my luteal phase.  This morning, Fertility Friend actually said something like, "You may be pregnant, you should take a test."  I never actually did test this cycle, and I'm kind of glad I didn't.

I feel sad and disappointed, of course.  But I guess I also feel like things clearly seem to be improving overall as far as higher post-ovulation temperatures, and then the "almost" that was this cycle.  So I'm hopeful as we jump right back into trying again.  I'm trying to get some Femara to add to the agenda for this time around. . .


  1. Interesting. I went through 8 tries and had all BFNs, but there were quite a few triphasic charts with clear implantation dips (and spotting around 7 dpiui to go with it.) I always wondered if something was close to happening, just not going all the way. I've moved on to adoption for now and so far I'm very happy with my decision. I remember those disappointing days well, though.

  2. Oh, Kristina, I'm so sorry. I really thought this might be the one for you. All the signs were so promising. :(

    As you probably know from my blog, I've experienced what I believe was implantation spotting in three of my cycles, so I know that feeling of being so close but just not close enough.

    Big hugs to you. I hope you have success with Femara.

  3. If you do femara, I can send you a link to a website which lowers the cost of the femara (if it's still good). Shannon sent it to me and I used it in the fall.