Leap Year: So we got gifted an extra day this year. The 29th. I didn’t really need or want an extra day, in February of all months, but I knew we were getting it anyway.
Somehow, the 29th arrived– and I also happen to be 1 DPO. I don’t know how I managed to ovulate this month– I was shocked myself. As I mention in my About page, I have anovulatory cycles. My follies grow, but I often don’t get a strong enough LH surge to either register on any OPKs or to strongly release the egg on my own. Hence the Femara (Letrozole) and the trigger shots (Ovidrel).
And so certainly– this month– with my 30 mm cyst on my good ovary– I assumed I wouldn’t ovulate. And yet, on CD 18 this month– this Leap Month— I got a peak reading on my Clear Blue Fertility Monitor. A peak despite my anovulatory problems and my cyst. Wow.
Sometimes when you’re feeling the most down (like my last post) you get something to lift you back up.
Now, I know that there’s a low probability this month (and every month), particularly in light of the not using any fertility meds– and also because we were only able to BD on surge day (as in, not yesterday– although I get the feeling O day is often too late anyway). But to have a completely natural cycle produce an ovulation is that little boost of faith I need when things get tough.
Plus, the countdown is on. No, not that one, not the TWW. The countdown to see a new RE to get a second opinion. I want my labs and body looked at by a second pair of eyes because I want to know if we are on the best course of action– if we are doing everything we can. Call me Type A– I just like to feel more in control. So, 8 days. Eight days until March 8 when I see someone I will call Dr Unicorn. Maybe she can be something rare and special and just the fix I need. Maybe between Dr Unicorn and my leap year ovulation, I’ll see enough natural miracles to make me believe.
Call it a Leap of Faith.