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Kristen .. Patient Expert

Annapolis, Maryland
I am a 20-something infertility survivor and new mom to my son, Nathaniel, born in July 2008. After 2.5 years of heartbreak, including 2 miscarriages, countless RE appointments and Clomid, I am extremely grateful for my little miracle. My blog - Sticky Bean - chronicles my IF struggle and my... Full Bio
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Egg Watch: CD24 by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today is cycle day (CD 24) and I still have no sign of ovulating on my chart. My temps have just stayed right around 97 degrees, my average pre-o level. DH and I have been ... Read on »
Welcome by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Welcome to my blog! I am a blogging novice so this is pretty new to me. I decided to start a blog because I've started a new chapter in my life. I feel like a caterpillar ... Read on »
Thoughts from an Insomniac by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, its 2am and I can't seem to fall asleep for the life of me. I have a feeling of exhaustion but I can't seem to reach the threshold where I drift away into dreamland. ... Read on »
It's About Time! by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened...I ovulated!!! Woohoo!!! Fertility Friend gave me my crosshairs today so now I'm officially 3 days into the 2ww. The 2ww i ... Read on »
Autumn is here by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This morning when I left for work, I could smell it in the air. The brisk wind, the fresh scent - fall was here. The weather the past few days has been wonderful. Not chil ... Read on »
Under The Weather by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Sorry for the long absence but I've had yet another busy weekend. Except this time, both DH and I were left with a souvenir of sickness. On Saturday, we went over to ... Read on »
Believe The Hypo by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's CD2, my heaviest day. I don't know if its the bloating going to my head but I've been thinking alot today about our situation. We've been seriously trying now for 5 m ... Read on »
Busted by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It's official: this cycle is a bust. AF reared her ugly head this afternoon. The all-telling temp dip occured this morning so I knew it was inevitable. Initially, of cours ... Read on »
Less Is More by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, we are finally back from our busy yet productive weekend. Yesterday was my dad's 60th birthday party. Actually, it was more like an intimate gathering, as the only p ... Read on »
Halftime Show by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Its been a few days since my last post so sorry for the wait! I'm still sleeping restlessly, waking up 2 hours earlier than usual. It is beyond annoying. I've had to temp ... Read on »
Temperature Rising by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Every since my night of tortuous insomnia, I've become quite a restless sleeper. I've been waking up at least twice during the night to empty my bladder. Much to my dismay ... Read on »
Mojo, Where Are You? by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Geez, it seems like the weekend just got here and now the work week has begun yet again. I'm not sure what is better anymore: to have a fun-filled weekend away or to relax ... Read on »
Revelation by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You can probably see from the time that I'm once again up late and can't sleep. As usual, I'm watching the World Series of Poker, which seems to help me relax in the wee h ... Read on »
Only Time Will Tell by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today has been another lazy Saturday. I've had a pounding headache for a few hours now and I'm just praying it goes away soon. My doctor called me and left me a message ... Read on »
First Of The Month by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wow, so I can't believe it's November 1st! Time sure has flown by, as it tends to do. Christmas is only 54 days away. It seems so much closer by counting the days rather t ... Read on »
Manic Monday by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Just another manic Monday...so much for a relaxing weekend. AF decided to show early Saturday and from there on out, things just got worse and worse. I guess you coul ... Read on »
TGIF by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Against popular belief, it is 15 dpo and AF still hasn't arrived to crash the party. I took an HPT this morning and got a BFN. I'm not as disappointed as I thought I'd be. ... Read on »
Triphasic: Trick or Treat? by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I got my first triphasic message from FF two days ago! My temps spiked up to pretty high levels and stayed there until today, when I got a small dip. I was hoping this mon ... Read on »
Past the Halfway Point by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm now past the halfway point - at 8 dpo. Overall, I'm feeling better today than in days past, with less symptoms to note. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. ... Read on »
Wait and See by Kristen .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It happened - I ovulated on CD 17!!! I am totally thrilled that it wasn't delayed like last month. I got my crosshairs just 2 days ago, so that puts me at 5 dpo. Yesterday ... Read on »