Boy am I like clockwork! Exactly 14 days from 1st day of period, I’m ovulating. Those 2 little pink lines came up clear as anything today, after days of single line, negative results. And we’ve already taken advantage (and very very nice it was too!) Swim hard little fellas and make us a baby 🙂
Testing, testing Tuesday 25 September 2007
As expected, only a single line today. Feels exciting to be on this stage though, this month has dragged on and on. I’ve already succumbed to the wretched http://www.bounty.com forums, although I’m only reading them rather than getting involved (yet!).
Have completely given up on basal temperature taking – which is a bit crap isn’t it?! Oh well, hopefully my cycle will stay nice and steady and the testing strips will be enough.
On a completely unrelated topic – what is with the cadbury’s chocolate ad with the gorilla??? Very disturbing if you ask me, it almost puts me off chocolate. Almost.
Still thinking ahead Friday 21 September 2007
And even got my husband doing it too! NCT classes, hypnobirthing, maternity wear, unguents, swimming, sleeping, you name it, we’ve discussed (and continue to discuss) it. It’s so great that we’re both really excited about this, as usual I have my paranoid moments of thinking he’s just going along with it to keep me happy. But I truly believe that isn’t the case and we are both looking forward to being parents again.
OPK use starts on 25th, counting down. Can’t wait to see those two pink lines agan!
Time of the month Monday 17 September 2007
Oh yes, bring it on! Almost exactly to the day as well. I really don’t think I’ve felt quite so delighted about having a period before, but really this feels very exciting. I’m definitely on a 28 day cycle which means I should be able to predict almost to the day my next ovulation date. With a bit of help from the strips (I fear my temperature taking has been a bit lame) we should nail it. And then husband dear can nail me 😉
Shopping later and the intention is to stock up on lots of ‘good things’. Not that we eat particularly bad things generally but I should have lots of leafy greens and steak. Mmm steak.
Roll on the 30th (or thereabouts) 😀
Feeling yuck and making some early plans Friday 14 September 2007
But it’s nothing to do with periods, ovulation or early pregnancy – just an upset tum 😦 Nothing much going on at the moment, period due around the 16th and for once I’m looking forward to seeing it as I can start counting the days until the next round of OTS. And getting down and dirty 😉
I’ve already started making enquiries into midwifery care. We got on so well with the one who saw us through No 1, but I’ve since moved to a different GP surgery and it looks unlikely that we’ll be able to book in with her. Oh well, at least it will mean more local antenatal appointments. Last time, it was ok at the beginning but as I got bigger and bigger, it became quite a drag to get to the appointments – taxi!!
I’ve also started to look at the price of birthing pools on ebay, still not sure if it’s what we’ll end up doing but it’s good to have an idea of prices/makes etc. For sure we’ll use a TENS machine – it was a godsend last time (apart from when one of the pads came loose and I thought my leg was being shocked!). At this rate, I’ll have everything sorted without actually being pregnant yet!! Must be more patient…
Waiting Wednesday 12 September 2007
I’m growing increasingly impatient as the month limps slowly along (or so it appears in my world). For once, I’m actually looking forward to getting my period, although it’ll probably show up during our weekend away, just like the cold I’ve nearly got will probably explode nicely! Next month of course, I shall be hoping that there is no period at all…
Haven’t managed to check my temperature for the last 3 days as daughter awaking early (and screaming) makes for a leaping out of bed without a thought for the whole, reach-for-thermometer, wait-for-it-to-be-ready, lie-with-thermometer-under-tongue-for-a-couple-of-mins-to-get-the-most-accurate-reading, log-result shenanigans. Maybe tomorrow… At least I’m managing to keep up with the folic acid though.
Just remembered another thing I’d like to do this time – make a belly cast a few days before the due date.
A shortish post about something and nothing Saturday 8 September 2007
Another night alone so certainly no ‘practising’ going on. I’ve been really tetchy today, could be down to a disturbed nights sleep or early PMT, or both. Hoping for a better night and a calmer day tomorrow. On the plus side, finally met a friends 9 wk old baby boy who is adorable (and was fast asleep) and played with a couple of toddler boys – I need to learn more about cars & vehicles if we have a boy!
The month seems to be dragging along, I just want to get to ovulation time and get this show on the road 🙂 Soooo impatient to get to the exciting bits and allow myself to get reading anything and everything (again). If our plan succeeds we’re hoping to send first scan pics to the grandparents as an early Christmas card – that’s assuming we can keep it quiet that long.
Only one more thing to report, husband dearest is having a user name for this blog so he can put down his thoughts and feelings about the journey too.
A rare night in without my darling husband and a late posting. Today had a couple of unexpected turns but overall was lovely. I had a great day with our daughter who made me laugh long and hard many times – her speech is really coming on and I adore listening to her nattering away to herself. Amazingly both lunch and dinner were consumed happily, with not a crumb left on the plate; bathing went without a hitch and we had story and bed with minimal fuss.
None of which has much bearing on ‘the quest’ except to say, any wobbles I may have had regarding the sanity of going for another withered away completely today. Which is a good job really seeing as protection has gone out of the window. Metaphorically.
Don’t hire me as a scientist! Thursday 6 September 2007
Hmmm my basal temperature is up and down like the proverbial knickers and unless I’m about to ovulate again (within 3 days of the last time, I don’t think so) I’m clearly doing something wrong. Or I’m an uppy-downy temperature kinda girl. Who knows?
No 1 child has been keeping us on our toes the last few days, and I have to admit that I’ve had nearly second thoughts about No 2 on several occasions. Still, when it comes down to it, we think 2 kids will be right for us. And we believe that our daughter will benefit greatly from having a brother or sister, so I guess my wobbles are just a natural part of it all. Once I’m pregnant I’ll move on to worrying about myriad other things instead!
Nothing to report Wednesday 5 September 2007
Well, not very much except we may give the end of this months fertile time a try, which could mean a June baby. In the meantime I’m trying to distract myself by planning to do some long overdue DIY and having the seeds of a business idea. More on this later maybe…