Wow Emily and I must be trendsetters with the PhD thing.
Nico what are you planning on studying? Christina, what does you hubby want to study? I'm always interested b/c there are so few of us (even tho I'm surrounded by them IRL).
OK Christina I'm gonna tell you what you should've told me a couple days ago: SNAP OUT OF IT. Your temps would be higher if you were preg, right? That's what finally convinced me even tho AF was super light and early. Sorry, think of it as tough love.
You don't have to be crazy and obsessive and stop indulging during the 2ww, if you still want to try (but not try) while you're in Italy. Honestly, the embryo usually implants around 10dpo and even then it gets practically nothing from you. Think about it - the placenta is still forming and not fully functional. I think nature designed morning sickness to kick in at 6 weeks when the fetus needs the most protection. So a couple of glasses of wine and an espresso here and there (I don't know what limonocello is) are really not going to hurt anything, especially before you even know whether you're pg or not. Plus you'll be in ITALY, how romantic! That's my rant.
Nico I also found some info about taking soy isoflavones to help with ovulation. The theory is that the isoflavones are phytoestogens and block estrogen receptors, causing your body to make more estrogen. The estrogen helps trigger the LH surge, so it works like clomid. So that's something else you might wanna look into. I'm taking 80mg a day on days 3-7, which I found is equivalent to 1.5 veggie burgers! Doesn't seem like much but I hope it helps me.
Emily I'm so glad that your midwife finally believes that you're pregnant!
Sarah you're chart's looking nice!
Kat so sorry AF found you.
Since the clouds have lifted for me I'm back on the upside of the roller coaster. I realized that I used Preseed both times I got pg, so using it this cycle dramatically increases the odds that I'll get pg again. Now it just has to get here in time!
Xenon the Preseed is always packaged like that & a lot of women agree that there's too much in each tube. I found it worked better if I used a lot (shake the tube down first to get the air out of the tip) rather than trying to use it sparingly or externally. Sounds like with your high score on FF you won't need a "next time" though!
Holy crap I wrote a book!