Well. Here I am. Definitely not pregnant. Not surprised, but a bit sad. It was a challenging first month. Timing was difficult, with my husband’s stressful work schedule. Next month’s fertile time is a week after his office’s big move to a new building, so we’re going to have to plan ahead.
Also, as I just got my period today, I now have a 25-day cycle. It just keeps getting shorter and shorter and I am NOT HAPPY. I don’t want MORE periods, thank you. According to my ovulation test instructions, for a 25-day cycle I should start testing at CD8, so that’s what I’ll be doing.
I’m just about out of FertiliTea so I just ordered more. There are pills too, for men and women, but I think I’ll wait till the 6-month mark before giving those a shot. I also found an interesting book called Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility. The reviews are very good, but I think I’ll wait till 3 failed cycles before I buy it. I know, logically, that this could take a while and still mean nothing is wrong. Emotionally, I’m all OMG IT’S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. I’m a wreck like that. All the time.
I didn’t eat as well as I could have this past month. I’m not blaming myself for not conceiving, but I know I could be doing more to maximize my chances. With two low waking temps and 3 negative pregnancy tests as of yesterday morning, I sort of went nuts yesterday. All the caffeine and booze and food. And I felt like CRAP. It wasn’t worth it. Despite having my period right now and wanting to eat ALL THE THINGS, I’m trying to eat light and healthy and natural as much as possible. My sister’s fiancee, a heavy-ish woman with a baby from her first marriage, said changes in her eating made all the difference for her when conceiving. Also, trying to exercise more again, even if it’s just walking.
So here is the past month in recap:
Wish me luck next month…