CD 24 today, and still no sign of impending ovulation. I have exhausted the remnants of a 20-pack of el cheapo OPKs, a 6-pack of regular Clearblue OPKs (the package was short a stick), and I've put a good dent into the 7-pack of Clearblue Digital OPKs. I do quite like the digital ones, but wow, the cost is out of sight. I paid $34 for them at a local Walgreens, and then shelled out for the regular Clearblues as well.
I did, however, throw in the towel and buy a Clearblue Fertility Monitor off eBay. I got a fantastic deal on it, though, so it will actually amortize itself somewhat, given the number of OPKs I seem to go through. Yeah, I know you have to buy sticks for it too, but I'm buying those anyway, so it's just spreading the monitor cost out over the months. Besides, who knows? Maybe the Perversity Goddess will take this one as a suitable offering.
I'm going to ask my mom about another US, but I suspect she'll say it's not even worth fooling with at this point. The only thing it'll tell us is whether the follicle grew at all, and that's kind of a moot point. If a few more days' worth of sticks don't show anything, it's probably time to take Provera and put the squash on this cycle.
G is still waffling about the Clomid, which I kind of don't get. The fundamental disconnect here is that he thinks it "might" happen normally, and that it's worth giving it a little time, when the alternative is a somewhat increased risk of multiples. I suppose it might, but I think the weight of the evidence swings the other way. This is my fifth post-nursing cycle, and while we know I've ovulated for sure on some of them, and probably done a reasonable facsimile on others, I'm not doing so within the proper horizon for a successful pregnancy. Moreover, it seems to be worsening, rather than improving.
To me, it's so obvious: you have a history of problems, you currently have demonstrable problems, you stop hoping for rainbows and puppies and just do what it takes to fix the problem. Sure, there's a chance it might resolve spontaneously, but there's also a certainty that you will stress about it until it does. I don't see the point of waiting another couple cycles "just to be sure". If you know you're going to go there eventually, and if your chances of a successful pregnancy in the interim are low, why wait?