So, this is it… no pressure… right? Easier said than done. This is my last month to try and get a bun in my oven on our own. Next month is my 6th month follow up to the Endocrinologist. I just know he is going to ask what have I been doing to try and get preggers, and I can honestly say everything I can! I know you may be thinking that’s my problem, right? That’s why I am not getting pregnant? Well, on the contrary. I don’t know how many of you have tried to get pregnant but its a lot of waiting. I quickly learned I cant waist energy stressing and hoping that I was successful. SO, when I say “trying”, I mean being conscious of the signals my body is giving me.
For example, I was reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”, and it suggests the best way to get a handle on what the body is doing, is to take your basal body temperature. I got the special thermometer, and every morning when I wake up, I take my temperature orally. It has to be before I get out of bed… or it can alter the accuracy. The idea is that by charting your cycle, you can learn about what your body is doing, since we cant very well look down at our abdomen and see the magic happening. If only… but I digress. This is also an excellent method for women who are trying to AVOID pregnancy. The first half of the cycle is the follicular phase. Obviously, this is when the egg is swelling in the ovary. Your temperature is low during this time.. like 97.2º or something. Once you ovulate, your temperature will jump to 98.0º+ and stay there until your period starts which is when it drops back down to low 97º again. What is also awesome is that you can use the temperature to know if you got pregnant or not before a home pregnancy test would show. After ovulating, if you have 18+ days of a temperature over 98º, you are most likely pregnant! If you want to know more about charting, click HERE. Remember, you have to have a basal body thermometer. A regular one for when you are sick wont work. They look and cost about the same as a regular one though.
Also, I have obviously been humping like there is no tomorrow… and I have no complaints from my husband
Aside from that, what can a girl do? Exercise and eat healthy, take her vitamins… check, check, and double check! Cross her fingers… honestly its a miracle anyone is born.. the way everything has to be just right and whatnot. I was happy to hear recently that a girl I work with who is close to 40 finally got pregnant after so much trying. She and I have been confiding in each other through our trying. Congrats to her… and no its not Bobpuin… though I wish it was
Until the time is right, I have my baby books (which I need to finish reading and then review), my baby sewing projects (which you know I’m up to my ears in), and my baby-less friends (some trying too, some excited to be Aunts one day). I am blessed… and it will happen when the time is right
PS! There is a new poll on the blog about Santa!