wow, there have been a lot of bfps on this board. congrats lisedea, AmandaHope, amyPDX, and anybody else i'm missing!
i hope everyone in the us had a good long weekend. even though i am wrapping up my term and preparing for exams there has been plenty of time to laze around the house with my dp.
a few questions for all of you queer conceptions experts--does anyone on here ovulate more toward 48-50 hours after +opk? when i started insemming a year ago, i wanted to try to conceive without doing any compulsive charting. even though i had read brill, i decided i'd save cervical checks, charting, etc. as a back-up in case i wasn't able to get pregnant with just opk's, lazy temping, and sperm. at this point (1 year and 6 insems later) i'm getting ready to do all of the evaluating and charting i had been avoiding. anyway, i always skip a handful of days after my +opk before temping and so i've never documented the first day of my temp rise. i do have a strong rise of at least a full degree, but i'm starting to wonder whether i am a late O'er in relation to my lh surge. i felt a pain i think was an ovulation pain around 2 full days post surge this month--and i remember last month i still had ewcm for a full day after the time i had expected to o. i know temping will be the best indicator of my ovulation timing--i was just wondering whether anyone else is on the later side of the 12-48hour time span.
also, any tips for someone just beginning cervical examinations?
right now i am taking a break until at least january, maybe longer so i have time to recover, chart, and lose some of the fifteen pounds i've gained from the stress of ttc over the past year. good luck to everyone in the tww! hoping for some more bfps! -e