Archive for December, 2009


December 18, 2009

Still doing the “TP tango”… have an appointment for Dec. 29 either way.

We’re leaving Saturday to go see my family in Savannah so I may be awol again for a bit – hope the holidays are kind to you all…!



December 17, 2009

So here’s the thing.

I have no idea when, or if, I have ovulated this cycle.  My own fault for doing no monitoring at all.  This is the first cycle I’ve had since V. stopped nursing.  The ticker (scroll down and look right) I put up here has a guesstimated ovulation date, based on my typical pre-pregnancy and unmedicated pattern of ovulating on day 18, followed by a short 10-day luteal phase.  My period started again post-partum this past May, and my cycle lengths have varied from like 18 to like 36 days – so that doesn’t help me figure out whether I’m actually overdue for my period right now, or not.

I had what seemed like fertile CM on day 25 of the current cycle, but it was in the middle of my conference and so there was no follow-up with Mr. Bear.  So, allowing for a generous luteal phase of 14 days after that, I’d still be due to get my period by tomorrow, at the latest.

T. wanted me to call the doctor on Monday, to set up an appointment.  And I… forgot.  Honestly, I did.  I had a bunch of other rather urgent things I needed to take care of, and this one… slipped my mind.  Ok, so maybe I didn’t make an EFFORT to remember… but he really wants me to go talk to them.  When I remembered on Tuesday I thought, well, I’ll call on CD1.

I told T. that I may be a day or 2 overdue… he thinks I’m jumping the gun on getting my hopes up.

AND I AM!!!  I totally am!!!  I have NO symptoms whatsoever (though it would, of course, be early for that anyway… but) not even sensitive nips/sore breasts – which I totally had by O-day when I did get pregnant.  Of course I was on progesterone then too…

This is stupid.  I should just call them tomorrow and let the chips fall where they may.

Another good read

December 17, 2009

Anxious Mummy posted this lovely meditation about her air plant some time ago, which I bookmarked to link up here though it’s taken me AGES to do so!  The pictures alone are worth checking out!


December 15, 2009

Not that I’m counting or anything… tell me, ladies, on a DIY cycle when you’re not sure exactly when you may have ovulated, how long would you wait to go buy the HPT?  I feel like doing so would just be tempting fate.

sorry been awol

December 13, 2009

Sorry I’ve been AWOL here; Thanksgiving passed in a series of big meals (we had THREE turkey dinners on three consecutive days…) after which I was apprehensively busy getting ready to attend a professional conference, followed by said 5-day conference, and then recovering from the conference.

I just realized I’m on cd 34.  According to my ticker, I’m 16 dpo, but I’m kind of thinking I ovulated really late in this cycle – really just 9 days ago.  So I’m expecting AF on Monday or Tuesday.

And kind of thinking that I’ll call the ob/gyn on cd1.