Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cramps

Well the past couple of nights I have had cramps. I can only assume AF is on her way. I think tomorrow if my temp is still up I will have to run out for a test or 2. Maybe Monday morning I will test. Also depending on if my temp is still up and looking good and if AF doesn't show her face by then....

On a brighter note, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

98.36

Here is my chart for your viewing pleasure. By now you have seen my epic fail for a sex-a-thon, and that my BBT is loving 98.36 the past few days....I don't have any signs or symptoms so the nauseousness was just a one time dealio. I did have another headache yesterday but I'm not really counting headaches as a symptom. They are pretty normal for me.

I don't know when I am going to test. Maybe after my temps do something besides make a pretty line. If they do. This is pretty odd for me. I have been charting since last december and I have never had flat temps before, might be time for a new BBT.

Monday, October 26, 2009

5DPO


Here we are 5 DPO. Andrew and I did not make our 10 day sex-a-thon run. We had a busy week. My friend who had been staying with us while she interned was moving out so needless to say we were just about exhausted. I also didn't get to drink my green tea. I had a couple of glasses the couple of days before O but I don't think it helped much. My EWCM was little if not nonexistent. For me it is always extremely hard to tell the differance from semen and EWCM so I didn't chart my CM this month leaving me with dotted cross hairs (CH). Our timing wasn't bad this cycle but we would have been better off at least getting close to our 10 day sex-a-thon. When you see my chart you will understand...I'm very dissapointed in our sex effort.


I am having phantom symptoms already too. They started in the middle of the night last night. I got woken up around 2:30 and probably didn't get back to sleep until around 4. I had a horrible headache and was extremely nauseous. Even though I was finally able to get back to sleep I still had the headache and nauseousness when I woke up for work. I ate some oatmeal around 9:30 even though I was still nauseous but I was so hungry I couldn't wait any longer. It took me until about 11:30 to finally took some Tylenol. I was hungry again around 12:00 but still not feeling too hot so I decided that maybe some saltines and soda would help...nope still nauseous. I laid down for a nap this afternoon and was surprized when I woke up 3 hours later!! Headache gone, nauseousness still there...On top of this I am definitely feeling some happenings in my ute. Who knows...it's way too early to tell!
I am down with the nauseousness, acne, all around feeling of yuck if it means my BFP is around the corner though!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Drs

Has anyone seen this show? The other day I was watchin Rachel Ray cook up some grub and decided to channel surf a bit. I checked out what was on afterwards and its was a show called The Drs. I read the little blurb about it and the last part of the sentence said "magic hour" to conceive...I thought wow I should watch this maybe learn a few things.

The show starts out with 4 doctors at a table talking about different things, answering audience questions, taking street people questions, and there is usually a guest doctor wither by phone or in person who comes out as an "expert" on whatever the case may be.

After probably 50 minutes of the hour long show not one thing has been mentioned about conceiving and so to not miss anything I haven't changed the channel so I have forced myself to watch numerous mind numbing commercials....then finally an audience question....

A woman stands up and talked about her husband and her trying to conceive and asks a question (I don't really remember, something about timing) and the doctors are like just have sex around ovulation...UM DUH! The woman who was asking a question was already on clomid and they told her to have sex around ovulation and relax. BRILLIANT! Not only was this the only question they didn't have an "expert" opinion on but this is what they told her? Yup, and then the show ended.

So ladies...stick to Fertility Friend and Taking Charge of Your Fertility...

Monday, October 19, 2009

We don't have to go outside or anything...

Lets talk positions. I have actually noticed a couple of places online where the only thing a couple has done different to get their BFP (big fat positive) is switch up their position to...doggy style. This made me curious so I googled me some best positions to get pregnant. The top few are:
1. Missionary.
2. Missionary with a pillow under the butt.
3. Spoon.
4. Doggy style.

All positions are thought to introduce the most sperm into the cervix. And yes it only takes one but at this point there needs to be no sperm left behind. I have also read that the female orgasm is fairly helpful as well as it helps to push the sperm up.

While we are avid users of positions 1 and 3 it seems as though 2 and 4 are on the table this month. However, the only thing I can think of is in Knocked Up and how they are trying to have sex while she is pregnant and he offers up doggy style and she says, "NO I DO NOT WANT YOU TO EFF ME LIKE A DOG," and he says, "It's not like a dog we don't have to go outside or anything, it's just a style, it's doggy style." Haha!

Who knows if there is any truth to this but hey I'll give it a shot, never hurts to switch things up.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Business Time

So I am not sure if any of you have heard of Flight of the Conchords (I guess they have been around for a bit; however, I had no idea who they were until a couple of weeks ago) but they have this song called Business Time. Hilarious. Pretty much sums up the TTC process. And here it is for you enjoyment.





P.S. The pom juice is now being referred to as "Business Juice."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Waiting to O

Not much to say...I am anxiously on cycle day 7. I have 10 days before I usually ovulate. Andrew is taking his multivitamin everyday and drinking pom juice. I am taking my 100 mg of B6 and pom juice. I''ll start drinking green tea this weekend and sexfest 2009 officially begins...

So I'm still here, just, waiting.....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CD1

Its officially cycle day 1. I have started charting again and am ready to TTC this month. Andrew and I both are. Its a good feeling. I am back up to 100 mg of B6 to extend my LP and taking my prenatals as usual. Andrew is also taking a multivitamin every morning. Also on the table this month is green tea, pomegranite juice, and loads of sexy time.

Often times women use green tea to increase cervical mucous. I have tried this a couple of months and notice a difference, so for me, it works. Pom juice is supposed to aid in both women and men. I have heard that for women it helps to thicken uterine lining and for men it is supposed to increase motility and sperm count. Cheers!

I think this month we are going to up the sexy time as well. We usually do about every other day around O but I am thinking we need to move to every day starting around maybe cycle day 12 through cycle day...22? I usually O between cycle day 17 and 19 so that should cover us. 10 days of sex everyday really doesn't sound too bad but I'm sure after consulting with the vag that week she will have more to say on the subject....did I just refer to my vag having a lot to say? Now I don't think we needed that visual....

I have tried the pineapple core thing with obviously no success and for those of you wondering what pineapple core is supposed to do it has an ezyme to help with implantation. Chop it up and eat it for 5 days after O. There are recipes for smoothies online so you don't have to just eat the core but its really not that bad. I little more chewy but tastes the same. I might try it again this month for shits and giggles.

Thats all I got so far. If I have anymore crazy ideas I'll make sure to toss them your way.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cramps&Cold

Well I still have those pesky cramps on and off during the day but no AF yet. I know she is lurking....the good news is the longer she holds off the better my LP is looking. On another note, I woke up at about 6:00 this morning with a stuffy nose, headache, chills, and a quesy stomach. I believe these would be the first signs of a cold. But let me ask you....how in the world with prenatal vitamins do we still get sick?!