Congratulations, Purplefish!!! Wahooooo!!!!!
Oh my, I am LOVING all the BFPs! Yowza! You women are unstoppable (and strong, and invincible, in the words of Helen Reddy -- thank you, WaturMama, that was pretty awesome).
Purplefish, I just love that you had also slacked off on the green tea and were enjoying your chocolate :-) I think Contactmaya had said she was also relaxing a bit in the dietary department when she conceived. Right on!
AFM, I'm 6dpo and feeling pretty darn good, despite having had my @#$% kicked by a cold that I feared was headed toward sinusitis (though I warded that off). We had a house full of out-of-town friends the weekend (I almost wrote, "the weekend that I conceived".... hmmmm....), errr, the weekend that I ovulated. In fact, all of my friends knew I was ovulating, which made for some fun, silly, conspiratorial conversations about finding a way to keep the kids busy while DH and I snuck away somewhere. We did manage, and in fact FF has given us a "High" probability of conception for the first time in months (I always seem to miss one day in that magical 3-day window, not this time).
My latest news is I'm thinking of seeing a fertility nutritionist / herbalist. My TCM practice is great for acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but they won't advise me on Western herbs, non-herbal supplements, diet, or lifestyle. It's a sliding-scale low-fee place (all I can afford right now if I want to go weekly), and I think they just need to have boundaries to make their business model work. I have been fantasizing about having one person, or one practice, that could guide me holistically on all of these things. I have been worried, in particular, about the growing cocktail of supplements I'm taking, and wondering whether some of them don't mix or cancel one another out, that sort of thing. I spoke with a woman at Pulling Down the Moon in Chicago, and it seems they offer such a consulting service. Has anybody tried anything like this? I created a new thread about this under "Trying to Conceive" but haven't heard from anyone yet. I know I can get all this info in books, but somehow that isn't cutting it for me... I feel like I need a live human being to talk to.
I also created a survey about supplements to see what other mamas are taking, and am planning to share my results when I get more responses (12 so far). If anyone cares to take it, it's right here! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7ZMBQC6
In other supplement-related news... I stopped taking DHEA. I think you said you had stopped, too, Kristin, but that you missed the way it made you feel. I'm worried about missing that, too, because I do feel it gave me energy and brightened my mood. But, even after lowering my dosage a couple of times, the acne has continued unabated, and I just feel that is an indication of imbalance. If it's turning into testosterone, it's certainly not helping me, right? I am woman, hear me roar, I need estrogen! My DH pointed out that the last chemical pg we had was right before I started DHEA. At the very least, I'm looking forward to having clear skin once again.
Maya? Gumblossom? How's it going?