Hi Ladies well we got our BFP a few days ago @ 9dpo so I thought I had better post my attempt before I forget our sway. We swayed for a girl; as this is going to be our last baby I wanted to make sure I had as much as I could covered. I joined IG in April 2008 and knew nothing of swaying. Decided to start taking Vitex to regulate my cycles and starting temping to get a better idea of when I O we had a couple of attempts in the early part of this year which resulted in a BFN and have actively been trying since June. I feel I’ve done my best and will update when we know the gender.
Updated: It's a 100% girl, hubby, kids and I are over the moon! Thanks IG I truly believe we would have had another DS had I not found this fantastic site.
Swaying Attempt - Natural, EGS (TBM, SU, GDC, MSU), High Tech (IUI, IUI/MS), details?
TBM with Diva Cup/Moon Cup.
Normally 6.5 – 7 supps brought it down to 4.5 – 5.0
7.2 after supps
Douche type and when:
Yes – Fresh Organic Lime/Distilled Water 1 hr before attempt 2:1 ratio. PH2.2. Checked PH in cup for 0-2 attempt. Hubby dtd...after half hour it had climbed so added more straight lime to bring the splime PH down. Checked again half hour later climbed to 5.8 added more lime to bring down to 5.4. Took cup out next am and did a fingertip of Replens. Knew how important PH was so douched 1ml lime/dw every 2 hours during the day from c/o to ovulation which kept PH at 4.5.
For our 0+1 attempt: douched 1 hr before our attempt and replens before inserting the cup. Hubby dtd into the cup I then added straight lime to bring the ph down to 4.8. I inserted the cup and half an hour later I removed and douched with the lime/distilled water (1ml) then reinserted and kept checking every hour fortunately my PH stayed within the limits. After 4 hours I removed the cup and added a big glob of Replens. No tampon as I felt that would be too irritating my cervix was bleeding from all the douching and replens which concerned me thankfully no harm was done.
Replens and when:
Yes every day from CD16 – CD23 and 5 mins before inserting the diva cup, the next am after c/o and the eve of our 0+24 ish attempt instead of lime tampon.
Low potassium in fact had bloods done: phoned for results and was told potassium/sodium were low and was encouraged to eat Bananas and salt my food!
Low sodium not salt on anything and watched levels as best I could.
Calcium 600mg/Magnesium 300mg
Started the French Diet Jan’09 and then changed to the IG one end of May’09 pretty much followed it strictly for 6 months. I had a couple of cheats in the 2WW period this time still avoiding all the big no no’s though. I found the diet hard but hopefully worth it. Lost 1.5 stone (21lbs). Made sure I ate plenty of cottage cheese, rice cakes, cucumber, plain pasta with parmasan cheese, rice, noodles, with plan chicken and leeks, omlettes, scrambled eggs, white low sodium bread with unsalted butter, strawberries/raspberries, total greek yoghurt with aspartame, natural yoghurt, craisins in the pm only, milk, cranberry/raspberry juice low cal version with aspartame, peppermint tea & crystal light.
No only P/T or Hot Cranberry with aspartame.
No coffee for a week before and till O was confirmed. He would have tea but would make sure his last cup was in the early afternoon.
Peppermint Tea. Cut back on P/T this month as I felt it made my oestrogen levels too low.
Vitex 2x400mg tablets a day, B6 2 x 50mg a day.
yes 10,00mg increased to 60,000mg from CD18 – CD24.
Yes from CD18 – CD23 twice daily
Folic Acid 800mcg, Vit E, Baby Asprin & Vit C 500mg.
Liquorice Root x 3 times daily, Cranberry 10,000mg, Vit C 500mg and Calcium/Magnesium.
BD cutoff (# of days)
2 days before
BD thru O:
Later than 0+12 more like 0+24.
Frequent BD/how many days:
DH released CD16 & CD17, CD18, TBM CD19 and CD22 releasing on days in between.
Charting O with Temp:
Charting O with OPK:
Yes - TBM night before smiley face. OPK was very faint and positive on smiley at 11am next day. O’d the day after according to temps.
Fertility monitor used/type:
CBFM only dtd on high days for all attempts.
Suspected O date:
CD21 - 10th November
Oed in what moon phase
Full moon –
waning moon and under a girl sign Virgo. Biorythms for DH & I were in girl time.
Changed ions in other ways?
Wore Kyflow neg ion bracelet, ran air purifier 24/7, used salt rock lamp (everyday), rock salt candle holders, fish in main living area, hematite in bra, hematite braclet on other wrist, neg ion hairdryer, anion neg ion pads on from CD17 – CD23.
How many kids do you have?
# of months TTC
5 or 6
TBM inserted standing up and then lay with knees on chest for 20-30mins.
Jump and dump
EWCM present/how much?
Yes couple of days before O not as much as previous months none day before O, day of O or day after O.
DH undies type:
Briefs which he hated!
DH hot bath/shower:
No used warm lime to heat splime swished it around checked PH and inserted.
OWT - anything under bed?
Yes little pink jacket and a card that I received from another IG lady which I’ll post back to her if we do indeed get our little girl.
I feel we did the best we could for our DD and just wanted to thank everyone for all the help I have received over the last 18 months.