Oh, what'd you get? I think I have a chelated iron hanging around, I wonder if that's still good? Hmm...
I don't know about frequency and s*x. I looked up s*x selection in both TAoNFP and TCOYF and they just talked about timing. As far from O as possible and still conceive for a girl, and close to O for a boy. I still think DH's job has something to do w/our girls, but I'm not sure exactly what it is about the job. There does seem to be a correlation, though, between how long it's been since the father was deployed and whether baby is a girl or boy (there are fewer boys after deployments in his field.)
It's NatureWorks European Liquid Formula Herbal Iron. It was $28.49 for a 17 oz. bottle. I wanted to check with M before I got it because of the herb and vitamin formula. I didn't want to take something that was contraindicated while pg or overload on vitamins since I'm taking a prenatal as well. Although there are a few herbs in it that are questionable according to my Wise Women Herbal for the Childbearing Year, M said the small amounts this late in pg would be ok. Floradix is an herbal formula, too.
I don't think the stuff about gender selection and frequency, intercourse position or pH are published in any books yet. It's pretty new and can only be found on the internet. There's a whole thing about how the Shettles Method, based on timing, has been disproved. It's much more complicated now. If I remember correctly, for a girl you want to dtd every day for 5-6 days leading up to and including O and 1-2 days after. For a boy, you want to abstain until the day of O or the day after O. There's also something about pH. I could never keep that one straight. Some women go as far as douching with vinegar or lemon juice to change the pH before intercourse.
Hmm...deployment affecting gender. That's interesting. I know it definitely affects how many babies are conceived and when they are born. Whenever there's a rush of births in a certain timeframe, you can usually count back 9-10 months and find a unit that has returned. Then again, when hasn't an unit returned recently?
How does it work? The sooner after getting home that you get pg is boy or girl? I tend to the think our boy trend has more to do with me than my dh since ds1 has a different father and I've had so many miscarriages.
I was going nuts stalking my favorite yarn co-op. It's the first one in months because the dyer was on pg bedrest and then had her baby. It filled in less than 2 minutes. I'm pretty sure I made it in, though. Whew! I was going to cry if I didn't because there was one colorway in there that I have been wanting for months.