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Thursday, May 31, 2007

I need to chill!

I need to stop thinking and rethinking and just tuff out these next 2 weeks BUT I can't! I know I HAVE to, that I have no other choice but I can't stop thinking. Let me just tell you what's running around in my head with a million other things. Maybe you can help me out. It's about CM(cervical mucus) and the "fertility window" and lifespan of the swimmers and egg. This will probably be a bunch of rambling and not make much sense but maybe me just getting it out of my system and on the screen will help. So, I've read, well, I'll just copy and paste what I've read.

*The maximum length of the fertile window is six days.
*The most likely days that intercourse will result in conception are the two days before ovulation and the day of ovulation.
*Fertile window of just THREE DAYS each cycle: the TWO DAYS before ovulation and the DAY OF OVULATION itself
*When estrogen is high and you are most fertile, cervical fluid is stretchy and resembles raw egg white.
*In a typical menstrual cycle, cervical fluid starts out scant and dry just after menstruation, becoming sticky or pasty, then creamy before the more fertile, watery and egg white fluid is observed when you are most fertile around ovulation. After ovulation, cervical fluid is again scant and dry
*Ovulation usually occurs around the last day that fertile quality cervical fluid is observed. This is often called the “peak” day.
*Ovulation is most likely to occur on the last day that fertile quality cervical fluid is observed

Here's my issue. Day 11 I had super CM. Day 12 hardly any and a positive LH. Day 13 hardly any and was inseminated and had some left abdominal twinges, like I had ovulated.

Can I have super CM one day, then hardly any for 2 and THEN ovulate? After reading everything it sounds like I should have ovulated day 11 when I had the super CM.

I didn't temp this month but the previous 2 or 3 months I did and it looks like I ovulated on day 13 or 14.

I'm just worried that I ovulated on day 11 with the super CM and missed my chance by not having swimmers until day 13. But on the other hand I think it was good timing because I believe I didn't ovulate til yesterday evening, day 13 and the swimmers were there waiting.

Heck! I don't know and I know I wont know for another 2 weeks but good grief!! It'll happen when it happens. But I'm a planner and this is going to drive me insane!

M and I are hoping to keep ourselves occupied for the next 2 weeks with stuff and not think TOO much about this....yeah right! We're going kayaking again Sunday and heading back to Ky Tues-Thurs and then....uh oh...there is nothing else!

Crap! That still leaves a week!


Michelle said...

Just read the update (you two have unofficially become our inspiration on our TTC journey)

We have our fingers crossed for you both and hope all goes well.

Hope to meet you on the cruise and be able to congratulate you on some good news!

Michelle & Dawn

Kim said...

We're an inspiration! Yall hear that?! Thanks Michelle! Thanks for the well wishes...we need them. Im planning on emailing you about the cruise..just gotta get my head together. Thanks again and good luck to you and Dawn!

K J and the kids said...

The doctor bypasses the need for the CM by implanting the little swimmers right in to your uterus. :)
You are fine. The most important thing is that you ovulate....the rest is up to those tough swimmers.
Just keep swimming...just keep swimming....

By the way...in answer to your comment on my blog.
Only if you are lucky :)