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I will update in 17 weeks when I know the gender.
I was on the girl diet for 3 months, and used the IG TTC a girll cookbook for all meals. I was pretty good about it, and I ate lots of dairy. I lost 20 lbs, and worked out 5 days a week in those 3 months. However, at CD 7-10 we had a family vacation and I cheated (I was so good beforehand!) . I had a 2 bites of hamburger, and a handful of my kids french fries. I couldn't help it. But I ONLY ate yogurt w/equal and strawberries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 4 days until "O" to make up for it.
I had my salt lamp and humidifier on at home as much as possible . Humidifier was on all night while I slept. I wore rose quartz bracelet and had tourmaline and hematite in my bra for 3 months until confirmed "0". I took a shower every morning and night. I work all day on the computer, and only have the salt lamp and fan on at home. I thought I might look funny at work with a fan on when it was so cold.
I removed my IUD in late Febuary. I Od unexpectently in mid-March, but fortunately did not get pregnant. Was taking 1200mg of Calcium, 600 of Magnesium, 81mg of ASA, 1000mg of Folic acid, 1 prenatal vitamin, Cranberry (as much as I could), Sudafed the day before and the day of attempt. DH was taking Cranberry and licorice root. I drank crystal light like there was no tomorrow and had about 1-2 cups of peppermint tea a day. I did a fingertip of replens every other day until confirmed "O".
Dh is an avid mountain bike rider but was taking the week off since we were on vacation. He was doing a lot of biking when I concieved the boys too, so that never really helped.
I usually O around CD 17-19, but my Ovacue reported "Ovulation confirmed" on CD 13. I got the confirmed reading at about 9pm on CD 13, had bloody cm at 6am the next
morning on CD14. I Bd at 6pm
that evening on CD 14. I didn't have any cm so it is hard to say if I really had changes, but "I think" I did based on my cervix getting firmer. There was a very big difference in my cervix on CD 15, AFTER temp change. I never did get a positive OPK.
My pH always hovered around 5. I did the Hanna tester and pH strips. I can't say I am confident on what my pH was- the hannah tester drove me crazy and I could never calibrate it correctly, but it read the same as the strips. No bding for 9 days and Dh abstained for 5 days (we tried for the 7 but got a little carried away over vacation and he ended up releasing -TMI). I used replens 1 hour before attempt and rephresh as a lube. It was very shallow entry, him on top no big O. I douched with 3cc of store bought vinegar douche 5 minutes after attempt. Ended up douching with 1-3 ccs every 30 minutes for 4 hours since my pH never dipped under 5. I had a Diva Cup in for the first four hours. After the 4 hours, I put in a lime tampon in for 4 hours.
And I had a cute Gymboree pink dress under the mattress
Here are my ovacue readings:
CD 3 04/05 67 178
CD 4 04/06 89 182
CD 5 04/07 104 168
CD 6 04/08 141 158
CD 7 04/09 107 208
CD 8 04/10 113 148
CD 9 04/11 97 123
CD 10 04/12 97 132
CD 11 04/13 114 89
CD 12 04/14 127 98
CD 13 04/15 128 114 *ovulation confirmed
14 04/16 135 201 *vaginal reading
was done 3 hours after bd, and I was still douching every 30 minutes
CD 15 04/17 137 125
CD 16 04/18 104 107
And my chart:
My BFP was VERY light today on 13 DPO, so I am a little worried about it sticking. But only time will tell!