Monday, March 26, 2012

5 DPO

It is now 5 dpo. I cannot believe I am well within the old two week wait. It hasn't seemed so bad so far, though I alternately convince myself that I both definitely am and definitely am not pregnant every few hours. I feel pretty relaxed as I know that there is absolutely nothing I can do now but wait and see. So, here's hoping my wait and see won't drag on and on and on! Fertility Friend tells me I can test one week tomorrow, Tuesday, but as you know me and my impatience, I'll test every day until then. I even tested today, knowing full well that there wasn't a chance in hell that it was positive yet. Guess what? Big old negative!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Think I O'd?!?

Well, I thought my ovulation test was positive yesterday but today the line is even darker - it is darker than the control. Definitely positive, methinks. My husband and I have been getting busy so now all I can do is hope my temperature goes up tomorrow morning so that this madness can stop.

In other news, I went to the dentist today, who rendered my pearly whites free of unsightly tea stains. I am no longer afraid to smile!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Countdown to Ovulation

AF has finally ended, now I'm waiting to ovulate. Should be sometime next week, the sooner the better! I get to start testing for ovulation on CD10, which is this Thursday. I'm tempted to start even earlier but I only bought 25 ovulation tests so I'll hold off, as I usually don't ovulate that early.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CD 1

It has arrived! The first cycle has commeth.

Aside from that, let's talk about men's facial hair. There's the goatee, but I have envisioned a brilliant new trend in men's facial design. The name? The sheepee. The look? A ring of hair around the mouth. My husband demoed it for me tonight and it's not as bad as it sounds. He looked cute and funky. Have the man in your life try it out. The sheepee. You heard it here first.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sperm Meets Egg Method

I have been reading up about this method and I like it. It really doesn't seem too diffcult! Basically, one "does it" every other day starting day 10, then with the help of an OPK, "does it" for 3 days straight after ovulation. One rest day, then do it again on the fifth day after ovulation. I like it! Sounds pretty simple, and hopefully it will increase my odds. I really think that this is going to be my month. Setting myself up for disaster? When don't I?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Waiting...

I have a photograph in my bedroom. It is of a typewriter with a sheet of paper in it. The only word on the paper is "Waiting". It seems that all I ever do is spend my time waiting and waiting. I am a very impatient person, so waiting makes me cranky (crankier than usual, since most days I can be described as cranky). It isn't even the two week wait yet, and that is exactly what I am waiting for. Terrible! I need to go do something to make these hours pass by.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

From Abstinence to On Demand

Being myself, as usual I like to make things as complicated and difficult as possible. For whatever reason, I decided that February would be a month of abstinence. You read that correctly. February would mean I could get in touch with my womanly self without being invaded by any man germs. To be terribly honest, I didn't actually get in touch with anything, but I did avoid man germs. With our busy schedule and only seeing each other 2 nights of the week, it wasn't difficult.

Now that March has arrived, it is time to rev things up again, and start to get serious about this baby making. If you've read any TTC chat boards, you might know that love making is referred to as BD, or the baby dance, or some such clap trap ridiculous nonsense. Saying that, I refuse to call it BD and will instead regress to adolescence and simply refer to baby making as doing 'it'.

This month we will be doing 'it' on demand. My demand. My cycle is such that there is no need quite yet, but I like to exercise my rights once in a while to make sure where the balance of power lies. So far, the scales are tipping to me, and hopefully this will continue for the rest of the month.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Preparation: Get all the right products!

Its important to arm yourself with the right tools before starting anything, right? Looking at many message boards, it seems I’m not the only one who goes a little overboard at the preparation stage. I’m prepared to list what I have purchased to the world:

1) Taking Charge of Your Fertility – by Toni Weschler
I highly recommend this book. It tells you everything you need to know about your body, trying to conceive or not. Trust me girls, take charge of your fertility. I’ve been charting since October, and everyone knows it!

2) What to expect before you’re Expecting
This book wasn’t so good. The same old “no drugs”, “lose weight” advice I could get by searching the web. I’d pass on this one if I were you.

3) 50 Pregnancy test strips
That’s right. 50. Internet cheapies. Need some? www.opktests.com

4) 25 ovulation test strips
Just to be sure sure. Bought at same place as above.

5) A VIP membership at Fertility Friend
It went on sale because I “liked” them on Facebook. Only $25 for a year. What a deal!

6) Pre-Seed
Supposed to help those sperm get to where they need to be. I haven’t received this yet, I’ll keep you posted.

7) Evening Primrose Oil
Ok, I didn’t actually buy this specifically for conception, but I’ve been taking it for a while and have heard it might help.

8) Baby Aspirin
This is where crazy starts to come in. But it can’t hurt… or at least that’s what they say. I’m going to try using it for the first couple of months.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March = Make a Baby Month

It has been long awaited, but March is finally here!

A little background: March is the official "Time To Get Preggers" month. I couldn't be more excited! I have been waiting for this month for a long, long time. About two years to be exact. Back when I turned 30 my biological clock started ticking rather loudly, and I started pestering my husband. He. Said. No. It took a lot of pleading, angry silences and finally I think he is ready to make a go of this.

I have decided to write out my feelings during this tumultuous period in an effort to a)not bother him so much, b)remember what this time was like and c)share with family and strangers.

Unfortunately for me, my cycle is such that any actual "Baby Making" is not going to be physiologically possible until the end of the month, which means that the current two week wait that I'm in will be my last definitely not pregnant. I'm trying to enjoy it by drinking copious amounts of wine and caffeinated beverages.

Like all planners, I am expecting life to follow what I want. We all know that rarely happens but one never knows! Think positive thoughts for me!