I have NEVER been so happy to start a period. This period is special because it was seemingly started by clomid, which means that perhaps I did ovulate on 50 mg after all!
Of course being pregnant would be a huge victory. But as this is my first non-provera-induced period since November of 2009 -- and apparently my first ovulatory cycle since February 2002 when I started the BCP -- it's a victory in it's own right. And I feel victorious.
I'm hopeful that maybe my ovaries can learn to cooperate after all.
The timing is a bit unfortunate, as the flow really started at about 4:40 on Friday, 10 minutes after Dr. Lovely's office closed. And she had mentioned perhaps starting 100 mg of clomid on CD3 this time around, but since Monday will already be CD4, we're going to miss that train. I'm trying not to freak out about that.
I'm also a little confused...if my cycle lasted 33 days, wouldn't it follow that I ovulated near CD17? Then why did I have ovulatory symptoms on CD24ish? I'm trying not to worry about funky luteal phases and such, and just be happy with my baby step in the right direction. It's appalling how little I know about my own cycle, and that's because I was a child the last time I had my own non-hormone-induced cycle.
I know in the coming months that CD1 will be a heartwrenching day. But this time around it's cause for celebration : )