Friday, November 30, 2007

The Hunt Continues

So after my period started I got really bitter. Why am I now pregnant yet? What is wrong with me? Well since I've already had all the tests and have even had 2 surgeries to correct my fertility issues I have to believe that there are only 2 possible answers.

1. Male Factor. Just in case I had my husband go for a semen analysis on Wednesday. He is scarred for life. He said the place was so cold and he felt like everything was filthy and covered in other mens semen. So he wouldn't touch anything including the helper magazines. He didn't even pull down his pants. Just unzipped his fly. I told him things are much more difficult for women obviously. But he is still very upset about it it. Hopefully it will all turn out fine. In which case we move to possible answer number

2. Nothing is wrong. It is only month 5 of ovulatory trying. It takes most couples 6 months. So statistically speaking I should get pregnant in the next two months so I should just relax and try to have enjoy all the sex.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

2 cool things

1. The PATS are still undefeated. Ha Ha. And so now they are 11-0 in the standings and this game they beat the Eagles 31 to 28. So that in itself is cool. but here is why it is way cool. I amd 11 DPO and 11 is my lucky number. And I am 31. Therefore, I think I'm going to be undeafted this cycle and get my BFP. You'll all know in a day or 2.

2. Notes from the underbelly is coming back to primetime tomorrow. I'm so excited. I love that show and really thought they had cancelled it like they have cancelled all the other shows I really like. So even if BFP remains elusive in Novemeber, I will be treated with a great show that is all about pregnancy.....which is obviously my favorite subject.

Implantation Dip?

O.K. so after my freakout yesterday I thought it over and decided to put my ultra low temp into my chart. Turns out when I compare it to other charts my low low temp yesterday with my normal temp today makes it look like I had an implantation dip. I thought day 10 would be too late for that but when I checked on fertility friend ( is what I found on implantation dips:

11% of charts that showed ovulation but did not result in a pregnancy displayed this pattern.
23% of charts that showed ovulation and did result in a pregnancy showed this pattern.
Of the pregnancy charts that showed this pattern, the most likely days for the dip to occur were between 7 and 8 days past ovulation.
The data suggest that this pattern is indeed more likely to result in a pregnancy.

Hmmm. So I can be a little hopeful. Since my dip wasn't until day 10 that is not sticking close with their 7-8 DPO findings. But there always has to be an outlyer right. He he.

I know. I can make the data fit anyway I like to satifiy my goals. I gotta just wait and see what happens. Hopefully my temps will stay up tomorrow and Tuesday. And if so, I've got a digital just waiting to be peed on.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Achy, stuffy head, sneezing, sore throat agony

Yep. I'm sick. This sucks. My husband and I were planning on taking a weekend getaway. I wanted to get out the christmas decorations and maybe start Christmas shopping. But alas. I'm here feeling like crap.

And I'm freaking out a little because I had a crazy BBT this morning that doesn't seem right at all. But first let me start with my reasons that I don't believe it. 1. Due to my stuffy nose I slept with my mouth open the entire night. 2. We don't have our heat on yet and our bedroom was ice cold. 3. Due to my illness when I popped the therm in I realized that I couldn't really breathe through my nose with the therm in my mouth so took a couple of breaths throught my mouth while recording the temp. Only in about the last minute did I shut my mouth completely. So my temp was something like 97.8 Which is way loww for the 10DPO that I am today. So I had gone back to sleep after I took that temp and just had the thermometer save that temp. When I woke up an hour later I decided to take my temp again because that temp was so crazy. And this time got a 98.37. I know that after 1 hour of sleep that that temp isn't good to use. So I've decided to leave my temp empty for today in my charting program. And just wait until tomorrow. If I have to I will blow my nose before taking my temp. I know you aren't supposed to do anything before temping but if you can't breathe then you can't really take your temp. O.K. freak out over. Just putting down here has made my do-over logic sound even better to me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Symptoms?? Or simple mind?

So now I'm 6 DPO and I'm starting to have symptoms. Or so I think. Mostly I think I'm nuts because I have "symptoms" every cycle. I had weird poking pains coming from in my uterine area for the past couple of days. And today I've noticed that my breasts are sore. This doesn't usually happen this early in my 2WW. So maybe maybe. Errr. I don't know.

Being a scientist, I know that all the feelings I've had recently are not pregnancy symptoms. I probably just have indegestion or something half the time. The boobs hurting. I don't know why they should be sore already. This usually occurs before my period. But I'm going to go the logical route and blame it on my bra needing adjustment.

I'll let you know what other crazy things I feel in the next few days. I'm sure I'll be nauseous and craving pickles and ice cream for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The waiting game

So now that I've ovulated we have to just wait. Wait wait wait. Last month I was so calm. Now I'm anxious. Anxious anxious. I blame part of it on the fact that it seems like everyone around me is pregnant or already has a baby. And babies are all over t.v., pregnant celebs. I just can't get away from it. I'm going to try my best to relax. Maybe yoga. I dunno. Blogging is supposed to help. Right?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


So for the past couple of days I've been peeing on sticks. On the TTC boards we refer to that as POAS. I'm getting quite good at it. The last 2 days I had positive OPK tests. It is nice to know that at least my body is making the pre-ovulation hormone and at least that hormone is surging enough to be detected by the sticks. I'm about to go pee on one now. I've been holding my urine for the requisite 4 hours. Hopefully I'll get a negative. Which should indicate surge over and ovulation has occurred or will do so soon. We've been have sex every night. And I swear I felt ovulation pain on the left last night. But my temps don't show an obvious shift to indicate ovulation yet. I'll know in a few days. But seeing a negative OPK now will make me feel better. O.K> I gotta pee. I'm ready to burst.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

FLB Week

So this week I should ovulate. Should occur Thursday if everything works as it did the last two cycles. So my husband and I will be pretty busy. I'm going to follow the Halle Berry and Nancy O'Dell method. The method is doing it 5 days before ovulation and 5 days after. Technically it is a modified method. So we will be doing it about 3 and 3 days after. I think that is all we can handle. In my 20s I never would have thought that we could have too much sex. But we can. And I really really want this cycle to be THE cycle. So we are goint to FLB (F*ck Like Bunnies).

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Toning my uterus

So I've decided to add a naturalist approach to my obsession. I've added raspberry leaf tea to my arsenal. It is supposed to tone the uterus. Other benefits are easing menstral cramps. I took it during my cycle and found that it did seem to help my cramps. And Native American women and Chinese women have taken this leaf as a tea for centuries to help prepare the uterus for a child and also late in pregnancy to prepare for contractions.

So now I'll be drinking this tea at least once a day and green tea 2x a day. Green tea is supposed to help create lots of healthy fertile cervical mucus. Well. On the bright side if I don't get pregnant (yikes can't even believe i wrote that) this time around I'll be getting all sort of good anti-oxidants and stuff. Yeah tea!