Join Date: Aug 2004
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Well - I went to Wallgreens and I bought 7 sticks. I can just pee on these every day for a week before expected O, right? They were around $20 and I figured that would be a good place to start.
Why did those of you go for the electronic monitor instead of the sticks? Did you feel you were wasting money or that the monitor would be more accurate?
In my heart I feel like we aren't timing things perfectly and we really need to now. DH is a bit older and on some medication that he has to stop taking when we're going to have sex. It stresses him out to go off the meds so I want to be precise. It is also exceedingly difficult to find time without our partially co-sleeping 4 year old. we have to wake up at 5 am, go to another room and hope she doesn't miss us. Sometimes we're just too exhausted to do it. And this isn't practical for the entire 2 weeks before O!
The women in my family have a long history of early 40s and late 30s pregnancies, so I feel like it just "can't" be me.
I think the sperm test for DH will be problematic. He has to ejaculate in the cup (so more time off meds) while having abstained from sex for the previous 5-7 days (so it can't be around O) and then we have to get it to the lab within 30 minutes (so we'd be looking at a weekend, I guess). And I haven't even brought this up with him.
Third generation WOHM. I work by choice.