Sunday, May 27, 2012

1 dpo...FINALLY!

After over a week of negative OPK's, it looks like ovulation may have actually happened regardless. After all my stressing, I'm surprised!! Below is my BBT & Ovacue charts. As with the last few months, it shows a rise in my temp and my readings on the same day, making yesterday O day. I've never been so relieved to be in my 2ww!!

Another thing that has happened since my last post is that I've made an appointment with an RE. I wasn't able to see him until August 23rd. Actually, I'm okay with this. It gives me a solid 3 months of winging it on Clomid (unmonitored) before I see him, so I feel that at that point, I'll have exhausted my options at my obgyn. At that point we'll have been TTC for 14 months (not counting the months off during the pregnancy/miscarriage) AND I'll be 35. I think that puts me in a new age bracket for all of this. Awesome. Having this appointment has given me a sense of calmness. I'd rather be proactive now and have to cancel it if we do get a BFP vs. waiting until several months of BFN's, only to then have to wait 3 more months for an appointment. So overall. This makes me happy.

We've had a great Memorial Day weekend so far. Date night on Friday, we drove to Cincinnati to see my mom's in-laws yesterday, with a little Mexican and Margarita date night after and today we cleaned, ran errands, sat outside and had a pina colada. This is the last day I'll drink for the next 2 weeks, so I enjoyed every last sip! Then we hit a local farmer's market and make gazpacho for dinner. We plan on sitting outside and enjoying the night together, lounging!! Maybe one more effort on the baby dancing front, then a pool and bbq day tomorrow. Ahhhh...I love holiday weekends that we aren't going all over the place in a million different directions. This rarely happens for us!

The next 3 weeks are pretty crazy. So I'm hoping that will spring me right through this 2ww with as little anxiety as possible! I'm on shopping lockdown thanks to my dear husband...oh well. We've got his sister's 40th birthday next weekend, the following weekend we'll be in Kansas City for birthday's, retirement parties, etc...and the weekend after my sister will be in town. The great thing about this is it means 4 day work weeks for 3 weeks straight!! The bad thing, it's a lot of functions where people are going to wonder why I'm not drinking and will start speculating.

Hope everyone is having a happy, safe Memorial Day!!!


  1. Yay!!!! So glad that you finally detected O! Man, is there any part of this process that *isn't* stressful? Cripes, at least when AF arrives wine can be had. And that's the only good thing about AF! Sigh.

    It sounds like you guys are having a great holiday weekend! Ours has been low-key and very nice. I'm currently obsessed with the ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. Been trying recipes from my Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream cookbook. The salted caramel flavor is to die for!

    I totally agree... I suspect we'd make fabulous lunch and shopping buddies! Luckily for our husbands we don't live in close proximity! LOL. ;-)

    This sounds dumb, but I don't know with certainty how many days post-O I am. Since I currently don't temp, I can't pinpoint it. I got my first high on Wednesday, along with my positive OPK. That was CD15. Got my peak on CD16. According to my monitor, CDs16 and 17 were my peak days, with 18 being another high day. So... Based on that, maybe I can call CD17 my O day? I didn't feel any cramping this cycle, which is a bit of a bummer. That helped me last time to pinpoint a day. We DTD the day before I got my high, my high day, both peak days, and the last high day. So five days in a row. Sweet holy Moses! My bits are tender and I think Calvin has been drained. Giggle! Took yesterday off, which was CD19. Maybe tonight? Though I think stuff would definitely be done by now.

    What sucks is I remember the symptoms I felt with the last pregnancy, but I'm trying not to look for them this cycle. My lower back hurt the whole 2WW. I don't feel that right now. Bah!!! Hate the 2WW.

  2. No! It's crazy stressful!!! All of it! We had some "troubles" getting it done this cycle, but Trevor pulled it off everytime, regardless. I really hate the pressure this puts on him. We DTD 10 times in the last days! Worn. Out. I am absolutely too old for all this action! ;)

    Sounds like y'all had a great weekend! Today was another relaxing day. Hung out at the pool for a bit, then bbq'd this evening.

    I try not to read into symptoms too much, probably because I had ZERO symptoms with my pregnancy. (that was stressful in itself and I really hope for some good ole morning sickness if/when this finally happens for us.

    Back to work tomorrow. Boo.

  3. Holy crap, 10?! Major props to him... he's a machine! LOL! I hear ya... I actually couldn't believe that Calvin was able to do five days. It's an insane amount of pressure all around. O week is like a marathon you just can't possibly train for! ;-)

    The signs that I saw with the last pregnancy are all in hindsight. I did not have the typical exhaustion, sore boobs, or the like. I had a nosebleed, the back cramps, and an increase in CM after O week (which is not a full-proof indicator of pregnancy, but I usually don't have that happen to me and didn't realize it until after the fact). So now here I am, hoping for a good old nosebleed and looking for increased CM. Must... stop... the madness... When I got pregnent with our son eight years ago, I was so totally clueless about TTC, and I think I preferred it that way. Just assumed I O on CD14. And it only took five months, but at that time it seemed like an eternity. Had no clue I was pregnant until I was eight weeks along and started to feel the sore boobs and exhaustion at that point. (My cycles were really crazy the first time I went off BC, so it was not uncommon for me to have six-week cycles... hence why I didn't take a pregnancy test until I was REALLY late.)

    Yes, I feel the same way... sounds silly to wish for morning sickness, but considering I felt totally fine with the last pregnancy, I'm hoping that to feel SOMETHING should I be lucky to get pregnant again. Now I know why women on BBC would post and freak out about not feeling pregnant.

    I think I may take another break from BBC. I was OK being on it for a while, but I logged on yesterday and saw a post about how women shouldn't be drinking caffeine during O week. Bah!! I know that caffeine can be enjoyed in moderation, and mine comes in the form of one cup of coffee a day. I don't drink soda, and if I do it's a sip of Calvin's caffeine-free Diet Coke. But all it takes is one post like that to make you start to second-guess yourself. You think you're doing all you can... Not good for the psyche.

  4. I try so hard not to think about the signs and symptoms so early on. If I did, I'd be completely stressed that every month, 2 dpo my breasts are sore until a few days before AF. This cycle, not even the slightest bit sensitive. But I'm not thinking about that at all. Ha. (who am I fooling?!)

    The boards can really be stressful sometimes. I try to remember that these are women that are as hormonal and frustrated as I am, and boy, some folks really have their opinions! I don't drink soda or coffee, nothing to do with TTC, I just don't like it. But I love my tea. I'm not going to let anyone tell me that a cup or glass of tea a day is bad. Not only that, but most doctors say even a tad bit of caffeine a day is fine during pregnancy. I'm all about following the rules, but I'm not a freak about it either.

    I had someone recently tell me that if I'm not ovulating this month it's because I probably don't really need Clomid. "Well thank you for that really helpful advise..., you should consider becoming a doctor." I try not to spend a lot of time on BC. If I have questions or I'm freaking out, I'll go on, and offer comments when I feel as if I have something halfway insightful to share, but other times, like the 2ww, I like to take a step back.

    Hope your week is going well. I'm anxious for my progesterone test on Monday to confirm whether or not I did indeed, ovulate.

  5. Snicker... Yes, no matter how much we think we aren't paying attention, we are. As crazy as it sounds, I'm dreading the weekend. I know I'll be on the lookout for spotting, and will be crestfallen if I see it. I'd love fast forward to next week.

    Oh yes, lots of strong opinions on the boards! But so many supportive people, too. It's probably been the most positive board I've joined on BBC. I try to be selective about the posts I read... You can usually tell which ones to avoid. LOL

    Ugh... Everyone has a solution, right? Annoying!!! Last week one of my friends told me that I need to be more lighthearted in my approach to TTC and that I can't let my miscarriage define my life. Really? She's never had a miscarriage... She has no idea. I find it's often difficult to talk to my friends about this. One of the good things about the BBC boards... The ladies there KNOW.

    KMFX for your progesterone test next week!!! Already feel like I see a glass of wine in my future... Sigh.

  6. Oh I love the boards. I've met some really great gals on BC and on my Ovacue Forum!!

    My husband seems to always ask me what I'm doing when I'm reading one of your comments. Last night, he asked, well what did she say? I told him, his response, "she sounds really cool". You officially got the seal of approval. Ha.

  7. Woohoo, a seal of approval!! LMAO