Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waiting is the hardest part...

This has been the most difficult 2ww for me since we started trying to have a baby.

I can't help but stare at my chart, analyze my body for early symptoms and hope.

I've spent a lot of time looking at this chart overlay of my last three cycles-- The green line was cycle #5 that started at the beginning of August. It went on for 58 days, only to end with a dose of Prometrium, so I'm not sure if the "post ovulation" temp pattern is quite in line with what other cycles have looked like for me. The pink line is last cycle (completely unmedicated-- no Clomid, no progesterone) so I feel like it is a good gauge of how this cycle is shaping up.

My post o temps are so much higher this cycle than they were last cycle. I'm sure that doesn't mean anything, but it's nice to look at. Last cycle, temps dropped at 10dpo then rose for 11-12dpo and finally dipped again on 13-14dpo.

So really, I have about three more (excruciating) days before any of these temps actually "mean" something. Because, as Egg said,

"My temps are looking good, but let’s be honest folks, temps look good until they look bad."

Wiser words were never spoken.


  1. haha - very true! Well maybe the higher post O temps do mean something. I guess you'll have to wait and see. I hate waiting - I hate the 2ww but I do love feeling "hopeful" every 2ww until I see my temps start to droop and realize AF is about to visit. Let's hope this is your cycle!

  2. I know, the waiting sucks. Hang in there, I'm with ya.

  3. We become experts at the waiting game, but somehow it never gets any easier. I have my fingers crossed for you.

  4. Good luck, Stefanie! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for the next 3 days!

  5. I wish the waiting got easier! Good luck to you!

  6. Honestly, everything does look really good! I know it's true that they look good until the one day they don't... but either way, you're building a really great data set to use for future cycles. Or this could be the one that you look back on and laugh at yourself for thinking you WEREN'T pregnant!

  7. the waiting is torture. Hang in there, only a bit longer...

  8. I have everything crossed for you!!!

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