CD 1: Calm

So last cycle is officially over (see, I told you I was predictable).

Honestly, I'm not as disappointed as I thought that I would be. I think I'm just kind of at a point where I'm viewing each failed cycle as one more cycle that puts me closer to conception. I'm sure that if this drags on for an extended period of time I'll feel differently but for right now, I'm at peace.

I'm also in a lot of pain at the moment so I'm going to be very brief. Ah, the joys of being a woman. Still, I'll take it and ask for another if it means that my body is doing what it should.

This cycle my husband and I have decided that we're going to try and BD every other day beginning on CD 10. I'm not going to use the ovulation predictor sticks as I honestly believe that that process would be both stressful to me and also encourages a fixation that I frankly, don't need help with. I'm already spending more time than I think is necessary obsessing on this process. Using the ovulation predictor sticks would only add fuel to that. I'm still going to chart and check CM and occasionally my cervix but that's it. I'll use those factors to determine ovulation- it helps that I always get a pre-ovulation dip. :-) We'll BD three days in a row beginning on the day of my pre-ovulation dip- that will hopefully give us the day before, the day of, and the day after. We'll skip a day and then BD one more time two days later.

Will we be able to follow through with all of that? Probably not. This time of the year is really rough on my husband with allergies and I know that that will make all of that BDing difficult for him. Having said that, I refuse to allow myself to stress out about it. We'll stick to the plan as often as is possible and let go of what isn't.

So welcome CD 1. It should be an interesting ride!

1 comment:

  1. Uggg, CD 1 was always my bittersweet day. Sucks so much to know I was out that cycle but excited that the next one could be it! I think taking off form OPK sounds like a great idea. It all gets so stressful! That BD plan sounds like it should get the job done too :-) I hope this cycle is "it" for you and we can be preggo buddies! THank you again for all of your amazing support and for setting me strait about testing. When my tests are gone, I'm done testing. Big buckets of babydust!!!