Sunday, October 18, 2009

CD13 Chart Update

Boring. I know.

The best news about this cycle so far is that my CBEFM had me start testing later & has given me 6 days of Low readings from CD8-CD13-- It's the exact opposite of last cycle, which was full of High readings. Sure, I'd like for it to give me a High reading (better yet, a PEAK!) but I don't want it to lie to me and I'm pretty certain that I'm not going to ovulate within the next few days. (It is possible to go from Low to Peak with no High, but my guess is that I'm still a good week away from ovulating, if I ovulate at all this cycle.)

After my appointment last week, I've stopped using the saliva OPK-- my ob/gyn says that it's just not reliable, which was extremely unfortunate to hear, as we spent nearly 5 months using that as our only indication of when/if I was ovulating. Evidently the estrogen surges that create the ferning pattern can happen at times other than ovulation-- it's best to use an OPK that measures your LH surge. So now, I'm temping and using the CBEFM as well as tracking CM & CP. That should be more than enough.

More than enough to confirm if/when I'm ovulating, I mean. It may not be enough to get me pregnant.

I'm not sure what that's going to take.


  1. This could be the month! You never know. You're doing everything you can to be informed and give yourself the best shot at success.

    I'm hoping you get your results back soon and can get a plan started. And I'm hoping you get pregnant this month before you have to start :)

    I guess I'm just full of hope right now, so I'm giving some to you.

  2. Thanks for this! Your faith means so much-- I know that you understand where I am and how difficult it can be to stay optimistic.

  3. Oops, I just sent you an e-mail from my personal address and only titled it "Hi!" You'll have no idea who it's from! So when you get an e-mail titled "Hi" from a yahoo address that is a full name starting with C, it's from me.

    Got it? :)