Originally Posted by erthe_mama
W00t! Lookin forward to updates as always.
Umm... I'm like that without being preoccupied with ttc.
I'm usually saved by the fact that my bbp has an events calendar and makes a beep-y sound whenever I have something coming up. Sounds like you could use one.
I have a PDA, the problem is some days I don't even remember to look at it! It does have an alarm, but if it's it's deep in my bag, I'd never hear it.
Raene - I usually start testing around 8 DPO, because that's the earliest I think I could possibly get a BFP. But I'm slightly crazy, you might have noticed.
As for the sperm being cold...I go my donor's house, he does his thing, I take off with the jar, drive half an hour with it between my legs or tucked into the waistband of my pants or whatever, bring it home, usually keep it in my pocket while I let my dog out/boot my computer/get comfy in bed, and then draw it up, and it's not cold when I squirt it in, but that's because I've spent at least forty five minutes keeping it warm.
What kind of volume does your donor produce? I sometimes get around 10 ml the firist insem (which is kind of a lot) and then around 5 ML on subsequent insems each cycle - my donor is really into abstaining a bit before the first insem.
Do you use a glass jar? If you give him a glass jar that's already warmed, like you've had it in your pocket, or use hot water and then dry it thoroughly, it should hold its heat pretty well. Though, honestly, if you're using it five minutes later, I'll bet it's totally fine.
My update for today - 15 DPO - spotting a little tiny bit of brown, like I wouldn't even notice it on my underwear, but no actual bleeding, BFN on the test this AM.
Grrr! I don't feel pregnant, but I don't feel like I'm going to start bleeding either. I feel like I will be trapped in Waiting to Know Limbo FOREVER!