wow...there are so many folks in the tww! i'm sending extra fertility vibes into the ether for you all, since i won't be needing them this month.
lisedea: do you feel like you've ovulated yet? do you normally feel yourself ovulate. some combination of stress and the full moon completely derailed my cycle this month...i hope your timing was unexpectedly awesome.
mami: how did your insem go?
max: so amazing you are trying an iui this month! i often ask my dp to tell me stories while i'm curled up in the re's office after an insemination...but if we ever go back i will definitely have her tell me jokes from now on. did your dp have any good ones?
escher: i'm catching up on the past few days here--i'm sorry for your bfn. about the brill recommendation of 3-4 orgasms per week--i'd personally hesitate about forcing a certain number o's, because i don't want dtd to be a chore. i read that type of recommendation as a reminder about the importance of having a satisfying sex life in a more holistic way--and if i felt like i needed to o more often for babymaking purposes, i think it would be solo stimulation. should i have prefaced that with a big TMI?
library: no more tang for you...happy to hear your sugars are under control. iron supplements can have a huge impact on energy and mood. my dp's iron levels were virtually nonexistent a few years back, and she was a beast!
seraf: i love your motto.
isa: beautiful quilts. testing yet?
amandamom: do you do anything else besides pineapple and green tea during the tww?
starling: how are you feeling? your refrigerator collage is a lovely reminder of tangible beauty and incredible possibility. i'm sending radical hope your way.
gracie: here's to a happy, lucky insemination week.
ahh, i just can't catch up completely. helllooooo
afm: my week has been insanely busy--i'm up at 5am and out of the house soon after, until 9:30pm--when i stumble back home and crash. dp has the flu, and between stress and an intense and cloud-free full moon two days before my expected ovulation--my cycle has gone out of control. ewcm has shown itself and left three different times, my ferning started and stopped and began again. my lh fluctuated in a way it never has before, and i ended up having to drive my vials up to portland last night to store them locally for next month. i missed angela davis since dp is so sick, and i am now off to bed for a few hours of sleep.
to everyone that charts cervical position/texture--how is "position" determined? can you tell visually, or is it more by feel? where is high? low? is there a drastic difference between high and low?