I love the exchange of ideas and suggestions here. It will help me out so much!
Tiffany asked about pH strips. I have two kinds, one is just a paper than changes different colors and that doesn't work for cm but it worked find for semen. The other kind I have is a plastic strip with two colored papers pasted on it. I think Booey had put some pictures on of hers a few days ago for Tamara to look at and they look just like mine. My brand is pH ion Balance and I got them off Amazon. I think the color changes are hard to read, I'm debating about getting a digital tester because it would be more exact. But I'm actually thinking of doing lots of lime and other stuff to lower pH so maybe it isn't as important to get exact pH readings.
That leads me to the next topic of lime. I have read a lot of post about ladies not getting pregnant with lime but I'm wondering if it is the O+12 that is really creating the problem. Yesterday, BeadinBabe posted a link to a sway by Praying4aprincess where she used all kinds of lime and replens, she said her cervix was bleeding because of all the stuff she used (I'm going to try to avoid that part). The thing about her sway that stuck out was that she had two attempts at O-2 and O+1. Also, there is a great sway posted by ThreeWillys were she did TBM with lime and she said her attempt was more like O+8/9. She used diluted lime to add to semen for TBM. I asked her in another post about what kind of strength she used and she said she made a mixture of 1 part lime to 4 parts distiled water. I think this was her recipe for douche, tampon soaking and to add with semen for TBM. I'm going to make that mixture today and test with my pH strips to see what it is and I'll let you know. But my thinking on the lime is if you use the diluted recipe and try for around O+8 you will have a good chance of getting pregnant.
Aidan&RyansMommy asked about the diet and how long you have to be on it. I think the FAQ says a minimum of 6 weeks. But I'm not sure if you are on it and then take a break for vacation and get back on it. Would the break totally cancel out the time you were on it or would it take less time for your body to adjust back to the diet and you would be okay with less than 6 weeks? Not sure?
I saw a couple of people asking about essential supplies. I have bought an indoor fountain, a house plant and lots of lavender stuff. I also just bought a salt lamp, the anion pads, negative ion bracelet and rose quarts necklace from amazon and am waiting to get them. I also bought some low pH tampons made by rephresh. I haven't seen this suggestion anywhere but I was thinking of wearing the tampon the day of our attempt to dry up cm. I know you need at least a little cm to get pregnant but my body makes so much that I thought wearing the tampon would dry up the clear stuff and then after o the cm will start changing to creamy and that's all that will be left, instead of a mixture of clear and creamy. What do you all think of that idea?