I peaked at some of the TTC boards but don't look like they are super active, so maybe you guys want to help me out??
So this month was our 1st month TTC for #3 I went from thinking we would JLIH to actively TTC. (I had a feeling that would happen - I get too impatient:wink:).
A little history here - with DD, we didn't do a lot of work, we decided we were ready to TTC and after the 1st try, I was pregnant. With DS, we ended up trying for 8-9 months before I got pregnant. I was starting to get really worried when trying for DS since it didn't happen right away. I temped and watched fertility signs, tried OPK's; started researching anything I could do to help increase our odds -- taking vitamin B6, Robitussin, cutting out caffeine, drinking green tea, etc. Experimented with DTD every day around ovulation vs every other day, etc!
So on to this time.....OK, we're talking TTC, so a little TMI along with it too....
This time, I did start temping and watching fertility signs for about 7 months already - not religiously, but just to try to help me understand my cycle. It generally lasts 29-32 days. I seems like it almost alternates every other month - 29 days then 32, then 28, then 31 - is that weird???
Oh - and what do you guys feel about "ovulation pain"? I have some friends who say they know exactly when they ovulate b/c they can feel it. I've been noticing in these past few months - every other month - on my "shorter" cycle, I have had pain/cramps for a short time mid-cycle.
So this cycle I had the abdominal pain on my left side/flank on CD 12 - for about an hour it was fairly intense (weird, right?). I could hardly have ovulated that day though b/c it was my 1st day of EWCM?!
We DTD CD 12-15 when I had EWCM. I had some left over ovulation test strips from TTC for DS so used them even though they "expired" within the past year - not sure how much that matters. On CD 14 I got my most close to a positive but it wasn't totally convincing - but the next two days got for sure negative tests.
My allergies have been insane and since we are TTC I haven't taken any decongestants (this is the only thing that helps me). So, I can't breath through my nose at all & my temps have been at all time lows because I'm breathing through my mouth all night (just in the past few days things have gotten slightly better & can breath better - my temps are up to post-ovulatory levels so I am confident that I did ovulate -- sometime - not 100% sure when though). So I don't have anything clear - I ovulated on X day of my cycle!!! :angry1:
I want to try to wait, but I can't......When should I POAS?? Tomorrow is maybe CD 8 or 9?