Cookie Dough & Taking a Break

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Since last cycle ended abruptly with a temperature shift and the appearance of my period, we knew it was time to reconsider our timing. We’d already decided to take a break, but putting it into practice is a whole lot more difficult than I imagined.

For the last 15 months, I’ve been doing everything I possibly can to increase my fertility and be aware of what my body’s doing. So to chuck out my thermometer and ignore my fertility signs seems pretty counter-intuitive. There’s not much else I’m changing – as far as things go, we’re certainly not preventing pregnancy. But it still seems ridiculous to forget about everything we’ve learned.

So far, this cycle has been extremely difficult. Not sure where all of these emotions are coming from; I’m used to sulking for an hour or two and then moving on. It’s been four days and I’m having a hard time shaking off this disappointment.

So, instead of sitting on the couch, losing myself in junky tv, I found a new recipe. The picture above is of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies, and they are delicious. Seriously, seriously delicious. I promise, as soon as I’m at a real computer again, I’ll post the recipe. But for now, enjoy salivating.

I hope you’re all doing a little better than I am.

8 thoughts on “Cookie Dough & Taking a Break

  1. Oh my god those look amazing!!!! I can’t wait for the recipe!!!

    I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through. Big hugs!!

  2. Your post brings back lots of memories…especially the tears every month! We tried for two years (with nothing wrong with either one of us) and the only thing that finally worked was one of those Clearblue Monitors that cost over $100. I found out I was off by a few days that the regular sticks (or thermometers) didn’t pick up on. Getting pregnant with the second one was a breeze because I knew exactly when to try. Taking a break is a great idea, and if you have the budget and haven’t tried the monitor yet, give it a shot. Sending virtual hugs and wishing you all the best!

  3. I just wanted you to know that I’m thinking of you. I know how hard those feelings are, we also decided to ditch the thermometer this coming month. Hopefully the break from the temp/chart stress will do us both good πŸ™‚ Those bars look AMAZING!!

  4. Those bars look amazing!!! Can I get one please?
    I’m sorry that you are having a really hard time right now. I hope the break from charting will help you. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

  5. I would be in a better mood if I could eat that photo. I’m in the dreaded TWW and not feeling confident….sigh….sigh….sigh.
    Very hard to give up the addictive fertility monitor devices….Good luck.

  6. Those chocolate chip brownies look AMAAAZING !!!! I hope this break does the trick. I am taking this cycle “off” myself, only because my husband is getting an SA done during what will be my high fertility week. We’ll still be trying, I just won’t be as obsessive because of a forced two days off! Maybe we’ll both get BFPs this next cycle!

      • aww thanks! Maybe I’ll buy some brownies tonight to celebrate the CD3 numbers, I’m still so pleased that it wasn’t the dire news I thought it was! πŸ˜‰

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