|Swaying Attempt - Natural, EGS (TBM, SU, GDC, MSU), High Tech (IUI, IUI/MS), details?
||4-4.5 (usually 5 without using any Replens but forgot to test before I started the diet and supps)|
||8-9 (we couldn't lower it no matter what we tried!!)|
|Douche type and when
||no. We did use Sylk during BD though.|
|Replens and when
||yes, I used 1/3 of the applicator on the morning of our attempt, a fingertip amount an hour before attempt, and fingertip amounts on the days leading up to O|
||1070 mg in supplements plus lots of yogurt and high calcum foods|
||700 mg in supplements plus diet|
||followed the IG list of foods and cookbook, low|
||followed the IG diet, low|
||1000 mg of calcium, 600 mg of magnesium|
||DH and I both followed the IG diet pretty stictly... it was so different than how we normally ate...I knew it must be a big factor in this! Didn't eat until noon, made my own bread, lots of smoothies, milk in everything. The scone recipe in the IG cookbook is what gave me a little bit of pleasure in what I ate...they are so good...I added dried cranberries to them. We were on the diet for 12 weeks total...but loosely the first 4 weeks and then got more strict in the weeks after.|
|Did you continue diet after attempt/ how long?
||Yes, I wanted to make sure we still were on the diet if we needed to make our next attempt. However, we did give ourselves some breaks...and I started to expand my diet a bit more as I started to feel pregnant and my early tests were showing positive.|
||No, and this was a huge thing for him... he was a soda drinker big-time!|
||Crystal Light, Milk for DH, Smoothies with milk, Kefir, yogurt for me...3 a day (I couldn't drink milk by itself...but I added milk to almost everything I ate!)|
||Yes, we both took it...I could never figure out the fruit ratio on any of the brands I bought...so we just took a lot of it! DH took 3 pills, 3X a day from AF-O and I took 2 pills, 3X a day from AF-O.|
||Yes, we both took 2 a day|
||Yes, 2 hours before attempt (this was so awful...it totally gave us insomnia the whole night!! :(|
||I took a multi-vitamin as well... USANA Daily Essentials (this isn't always recommendated for TTC girl I know, but this just makes sense to me... I was very unhealthy in most every other way!! ;)|
||Licorice Root, D-3, and Boron Chelate|
|BD cutoff (# of days)
||5 (was aiming for 3 though!) DH had 12 days of abstinence before our attempt. I also fasted for that evening and night...to keep blood sugar really low.|
|BD thru O
||no, we just had one attempt|
|Frequent BD/how many days
|Charting O with Temp
||yes, every morning for 3+ months before|
|Charting O with OPK
|Fertility monitor used/type
|Suspected O date
||5 days after our attempt. I was unsure when I O'd at first because my temps and O signs were a little different this month... it wasn't a very "clear" date until I looked back on everything and FF's last guess for O date was cycle day 16... 5 days after attempt.|
|Oed in what moon phase
||New Moon, Biorhythms was girl|
|Changed ions in other ways?
||Salt lights around the house, fans always going in all rooms, open windows daily/nightly, lavender soap/lotion/spray daily, lavender candle burning during attempt, lavender reed diffusers in bathrooms, baltic amber necklace and bracelet always on, daily walks or bike rides with family, USB Ionic Ionizer for computer, nail polish and remover every couple-3 days (I never did this before!) neg ion watch (DH and I both wore one).|
|How many kids do you have?
|# of months TTC
||29 (30 in August)|
||Missionary, shallow |
|Jump and dump
||No. propped hips up for a couple hours after, then went to bed and got up later in the night to go to the bathroom.|
|EWCM present/how much?
I did have quite a bit on the days leading up to O (which is funny because the month before I don't remember having any! I didn't have as much on actual O day though. The only difference that I can think of is that I stopped drinking CL on days leading up to O...I just wanted my body to be a bit healthier for a potential start of a baby!
|DH undies type
|DH hot bath/shower
||DH took frequent hot baths on days off/etc....and he also took one right before our attempt. I think hot baths actually raised my Ph, so I took a hot shower before.|
|OWT - anything under bed?
||No, but we did have a special girl blanket in our room that I have held onto for many years in hopes of our daughter joining us.|
| First of all, I must thank you all for helping me along this journey! This was so mind and body consuming for us. And like I said above, this sway forced us to do so many things differently, but it felt good to know that we were stepping into so many different things in hopes of changing our body chemistry together. I was so thankful and thrilled when my DH said he was fully on-board with the sway... we both are strong believers in God's will for our lives and so ultimately we know that He will choose the best baby for us and our famly... but from the start, my DH and I were united on this sway and that gave me so much hope and reassurance that God brought us to this point together for a purpose... to grow closer, and to hopefully welcome a precious daughter to complete our family! My boys always comment about how they would love to have a little sister and I love that she would be one very protected little girl in this family!! Thank you all again for all the encouragment...I am not sure I could have done this without knowing that so many others have gone before me. Now we pray for a healthy baby and pregnancy and I will keep you all up to date of course!!|