Thanks Litmama. I'm sorry your test was negative, but as you say,it may still be too early.
I was in a cafe yesterday with my sister (whom I told,she's the only other person who knows except in the virtual world) and there was a teeeny tiny little baby in there. Boy,did we feel clucky!
I just don't want to get my hopes up,but it's impossible.
I woke up at 3am,hot and sweaty and feeling quite sick,and needing to pee. All good signs I think, though this head-cold I have has been pretty bad. I peed on another stick,and it seemed to take ages to come up with a second line,but it did and it's a little darker than yesterday.
As for the black tea - this month I think I've been drinking more than ever! I've tried to drink less, but I really love it. I try not to go over four cups a day, and I also drink herbal and green tea. But I never drink coffee. My colleagues at work are always ordering out for coffee - it's a regular ritual for morning break, so once a week I'll have a hot chocolate - I'm not sure how much caffeine is in that?
As for the progesterone issue - I'm using the cream, which I know doesn't give nearly as much progesterone as the prescription stuff.I am also taking "welcome womb" herbs :http://www.wishgardenherbs.com/products.php?finder=WEL#WEL which I have heard good things about. I may also go and see a doctor whom I know has prescribed progesterone for an acquaintance who had two miscarriages in her 40's,then had a baby at 43 and now is pregnant again at 44 with the help of progesterone.
If it is so "unproven", why do all the fertility clinics prescribe it? Is it just a money making exercise? Why do general practitioners feel so adverse to prescribing, if it apparently has no side effects? If it is me wasting my money, why would they care?
I still feel quite calm about it. My temps are reasonably high, though perhaps not as high as with my son's pregnancy chart.
I'm doing what I can - taking supplements, eating well, resting, and I know there's not much more I can do. If this baby is going to come earthside, it will.