Thursday, April 8, 2010

Slamming Shut

Here's your weekly TMI posting:

I've been reading a book called Trying Again.

I love it.

The first time Jay & I got pregnant, it only took two months.

So blessed.

This time has proven to be a bit trickier.

So, I started reading the book.

While I was reading yesterday, I came upon a paragraph that said, "just before the woman ovulates, she is most fertile."

Okay, duh - we already know that.

But THEN I read the next sentence - "once she ovulates, the possibility of getting pregnant slams shut."

SLAMS SHUT people.

Now, I was paraphrasing the book - but it DID use the term "slams shut."

Ouch.

Doesn't sound too hopeful right!?!

So this month, after chatting with a girlfriend (thank you Corrin!), I started using an ovulation kit (which test for your LH surge - which your body produces right before you ovulate).

Just to see what's going on with my body.

I think of it as getting to know myself.

A research project if you will.

Let me tell you something.

The book was right!

Check out these tests from day 19 - 21 of my cycle (ya, apparently I'm a late ovulator) ...

You see that?

You see that slam shut?

Day #19 ... no LH surge yet.

Day #20 ... today is the day

Day #21 ... SLAM SHUT!

Crazy stuff I tell ya.

Crazy stuff.

5 comments:

marisabutterworth said...

I was going to make some kind of vulgar comment about opening your legs or talk about spreadin them, but I thought through it and thought it might be a bad idea... you know, being a pastor's wife and all. I'll just stick with... good luck with your tracking! That's what we did with both boys. :)

Sadie said...

WOW...that's crazy and very interesting...really, thanks for sharing! BTW **whispering** I'm praying the goalie was WIDE OPEN on the 20th! Maybe even a goal! ;) {{HUGS}}

Anonymous said...

You should try this site for ovulation strips. It's a company out of Bellingham that ships from Bellevue so you get your stuff the next day (if you live in this area). I found it while tracking my ovulation before kids and loved the prices. You get about a million ovulation strips and a few pregnancy tests for nothing compared to the cost of one or two of the drugstore ovulation kits.


http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/.

It's kind of addictive once have so many strips for so little money.

Shawna said...

I think I told you about this book awhile ago, but I really loved Taking Charge of YOur Fertility. It was fascinating to read and I learned so much. We had been trying for months before I realized I was not on a 28-day cycle, I was actually on a 31-day cycle, so we were missing our opportunity each month. Check it out if you haven't already. XOXO

Renae said...

Found your blog thru a friend of a friend of a friend. I second Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Lots of good information.

Would it be possible to email you? I would like to share a website with you but don't want to post it on here. But it might provide some comfort and hope during this journey. You can email me at Nicho2005@hotmail.com and I can send you the info if that works.

Renae