Tuesday, January 29, 2008

All Smiles

A little late. But I'm not stressing about it. Trying to think positive and all that. But I will say that it was pretty nice to finally see the smiley face. I've always used line OPKs since they are cheaper. But I figured I may as well splurge. And I got my smiley face.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I lied

O.K. I didn't really lie. But I was mistaken. I do have EWCM. All the tea made me have to visit the ladies and what do you know. EWCM. Huzzah. So now I feel assured that I'll ovulate sooner than later. Perhaps I just missed my LH surge. I'm so relieved. Now I just gotta watch the temps. But I'll keep testing too. Just to cover all my bases.

I hate green tea

I'm sucking this stuff down just to increase my CM and blah. I guess I'm just not fertile. Because it just isn't working. And I'm getting water-logged.

I am now on day 17 and no OPK+, and no EWCM. I hope ovulation isn't delayed again this month like last. I thought day 18 was my norm and that last month was a fluke. Guess not. Guess I'm just not predictable. Blah. I'm sure that me stressing about it is only making things worse.

In non TTC new, I'm feeling so sad about Heath Ledger passing away. He was one of my favorite actors. A really gifted actor and I was a fan of his since 10 things i hate about you. It is weird to feel sad about the death of someone you've never met. But I do. And I'm sad for his baby who will never know her dad. Why should any little girl have to deal with that. So sad.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pins and Needles

I had my first acupuncture appointment yesterday morning. And I have to say that it was pretty relaxing. Kind of like going for a massage. The doctor actually did start with a light massage, then started the pin cushion treatment. It was weird. But did not hurt at all. I didn't really expect to have pins in my ears, ankles, forehead, and lower abdomen. After the needles were in, I was told to lay there and think happy thoughts. I thought of John Mayer songs and clouds. I would never have thought to do this if it were not for my friend who had her little miracle baby in September. She encouraged me to try this and even got a recommendation of which place to use from her acupuncturist. She also took herbs and swore that the combo of herbs and acupuncture did the trick. So I'm just going to see what happens. No matter what, I'll still feel relaxed after the treatment. And I keep hearing that if I just relax I'll get pregnant. So we shall see.

By the way, that is not me in the picture. Just something I googled.

Friday, January 11, 2008

32 Years

Today is my birthday....da da da da da

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I miss paradise

So here are a couple of photos from our lovely Christmas vacation in the Caribbean. I will visualize these images when I try to chill out and relax this cycle. Also to help with my stress I am starting infertility acupuncture. My good friend recommended this to me since it worked for her in 3 months after having 3 years of infertility, failed IVF, failed IUIs, chemical pregnancies, and miscarriages. Now she has a gorgeous daughter. And she claims it is all due to infertility acupuncture and herbs.

I was reluctant to start the treatment until my cycle got all wacked out last month. I am just sick of waiting for this to happen. And I'm not getting any younger. Actually my birthday is this week so I'm freaking out. I really thought I'd be a mom by now. So we'll see. I liked the acupuncturist. He gave me all of these dietary restrictions such as avoid seafood and wheat. Saturday I start taking the herbs and have my first procedure.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year so Far

Well I haven't blogged in a bit due to the holiday and travelling out of the country for vacation. I'll post some pictures soon. Anyway, I have felt really happy the past few days because I finally ovulated. You see, I really felt I wasn't going to ovulate this cycle and have to wait around for my period to start. All my OPKs around the expected time of CD 15-19 were negative. Also my temps were flat and still in the 97 degree marks (well under my normal post O temps of 98.1 and higher). I had all but given up when I started feeling frisky and got my husband into it to and had sex. Then a day later I noticed my temps were in the 98s. I was so excited. The high temps continued and I've finally been able to update my chart and was soooo very pshyched to see the cross hairs. Especially since we now have a small shot this cycle.

Now the unhappy part. I'm sitting in the airport awaiting my connection home and due to poor weather in crapifornia we have been delayed until..... So annoying. We were going to be getting so late as it was. I shouldn't complain. At least I was able to get on the internet. Yeah for wiresless hotspots.