Hi everyone.There's a lot of action going on here today!
Purplefish, I hope everything is alright.I know how worrying it can be, but if it is brown (rather than red) spotting, it will probably be fine.Hopefully you can have some blood tests or an ultrasound to help ease your mind.
Waturmama, the fertility monitor measures estrogen and the LH surge. What I like about it is you test first thing in the morning, which suits me because with OPK's I sometimes miss the surge.Often the opk shows positive in the mornings, despite the instructions saying to do it after 2 pm. So the monitor shows when estrogen is building up, and will read as "high", but when the LH surge shows it will say "peak". This last time, I had a peak reading on day 13, and ovulated on day 14 (had +opk on day 13 but wouldn't have checked if it weren't for the monitor because I have been ovulating later than that in previous cycles, day 15,16 or 17.) I have wondered if going sugar free helped me to O earlier. I also had great ewcm for the first time in ages. But alas, no baby this month.Hopefully it means things are okay though, and it is just a matter of waiting for the good egg.
My temperature dropped further today at 12 dpo.I usually get AF on 13 dpo, so it will be interesting if my LP is the same or lengthens since giving up sugar. I've heard sugar plays havok with hormones, so I hope that along with all the other benefits, I'll also have better fertility.
That dream I had was so vivid. I did a little "dream reading" exercise, from Julia Indichova's book "The Fertile Female". It helped me to see that the dream is a way of helping me to let go of fear. In the dream I am worried the baby won't breath when I take him out of the water, but I lift him to my breast and he is fine.Then I feel happy, calm and joyful and I think the dream is reassuring me that I can feel those things again if I let go of the fear.
But reality isn't as simple as in the dream! I'll keep trying to let go of fear, I really want to open up to a baby.