Hello all. So finally back after a week with personals. It was DW's birthday week and boy did I spoil my lady. I surprised her with a mystery dinner theater show last night. Having never been, I found that the whole experience was definitely more fun than I thought it would be.
RS11, Mrs and Mrs., Cananny: Power to you girls on the same cycle and following the same course of fertility treatments!! Rock on bad selves. Ok random thought just entered my mind: Wouldn't it be cool if you could tell just by looking at another woman whether or not she was on the same cycle as you? Perhaps sometimes depending on your mood, it would feel like TMI. However for people like me so focused on getting pregnant, I think that it would be so empowering and less shaming if there were completely obvious visible signs that you and the cashier at Target were both on cd 14. Instead of chatting about the weather, you could have funny banter about pains of ovulation. Yup I can see it now.
Outdoory: Like others have noted already, I think that fertility friend can be an ally one day and foe the next, so be wary. I say this because last month ff told me first that O'd on day 9 after I got a spike in my temp. If I didn't remembered that I had woke up with a fever that day than I would have been duped by ff's charms. Interestingly, ff changed my O date about 1 1/2 later after my temp began to spike and stay up this time. Nos: I had no idea about the 3 days of elevated temps rule and I have been temping now since mid 2010. Outdoorsy, have you thought about simply asking your doc to test your progesterone levels on day 21 of your cycle to confirm that you O'd. If there is no dispute that you in fact did O, then this test may not be worthwhile.
Nos: Ok I think that it is day 15 or 16 past O for you, right? I completely understand if you are not up for a HPT (I never am) but girl, I think that you may want to POAS for good measure, considering the trigger shot may be out of your system by now, right? Fx for you.
Emily and Cathy: Welcome welcome. Congratulations on getting hitched. I can't believe that you have the time to get on here with all the things you guys must have to do in prep for your wedding. The last week before my wedding in 2010 is a complete blur at this point. I hope you two have an amazing day. I hope your stay is short once you guys start the process. Sorry to hear about your KD issues. I can relate to the nightmare of trying to find someone who is the right fit. I think DW and I first asked 2 good friends who either said no or didn't give much reply, which said a lot to me. I think that it is really smart to start looking for a donor so early before ttc. If I knew 3 years ago that it would take over a year to secure a good guy than DW and I would have started looking much earlier. I support your decision to go with frozen sperm. In some ways, the frozen goods are the best bet when you want guaranteed reliability. Regarding ovulation: I would monitor CM phases, and phases of cervix opening, as well as OPKs. Also, look out for posts by Krista for more astute info on detecting ovulation. She really knows her stuff.
Allison: Although charting temps is a helpful tool. It can be deceiving. Who knows?! I hope that this is true for DW. fx crossed.
AFM: nothing much to report. I'm on cd 10 and maybe getting sticky CM at this point. DW and I are excited to finally get to try with KD this month since last month's KD's wife had a miscarriage. KD is a really busy fella so I'm keeping him in the loop every day about my fertility signs so he can have a heads up about when to ship the goods.
In other news, I have started doing ashtanga yoga again, modified primary series, and I'm loving it. I go with my friend who is 6 months preg and do all the modified poses she does, to support fertility. The instructors sometimes get confused about my intentions, thinking I'm pregnant too not understanding why I'm not doing twists if I'm not pregnant. In those moments, I would love for there to be a special fertility yoga class, where I wouldn't have to explain my fertility focus and it would just be known.Watching my pregnant's friend interaction with others in the class and with the instructors, I think it is so interesting how little you have to explain once you are pregnant. Folks simply say "congratulations." Wouldn't it be interesting if more people would congratulate you if you said that you were trying to make baby via AI? Hmm...what a world that would be.
Well and to all and to all a good night.