Jedie - when is your due date? I just went by LMP and according to the internet it's March 22. Do you want to find out the gender?
Kat - I'm 39!!! I had my first baby with 37 and I didn't do any special exams or tests then either. Not planning on having any during this pregnancy. I'm with a group of midwives and I love it. They try to do everything as natural as possible (of course I'm not talking about medication free birth ). Give me a lot of pain killers, I want to feel as little as possible. Had an epidural last time, but it didn't numb the whole area and they decided to have me push him out instead of repeating the epidural. It was painful enough. I don't need more! Unfortunately I think the midwives don't do gender scans. So imight have to go and get a paid one. Do you know where and when you can get it? What's the earliest for gender determination? I don't know how to make it through the next weeks without finding out!!!! If you have tips on that!
I've been cheating on the diet a lot after our attempt. Like I mentioned previously we attended my SIL's wedding and had a 4. of July party at our house. Since then I've been eating chocolate (I ususally eat sooo much I shouldn't even be talking about that), drinking soda (which I usually don't) and eating salty (like olives etc.). I didn't really have any pregnancy symptoms, but everything "seemed" like I'm pregnant. Imagine I ordered more cheap OPK's on Amazon and received a book instead!!! Never happened to me before! I could return it for a refund but they were not able to send me what I ordered. I would have to order it again. I did not because I thought: this is a sign! Everything just lined up perfectly with the parties, my planned cruise and so on.
Maybe I have time to post my attempt tomorrow. Here's a short version: BD after a month (!) of abstinence only once a few hours before O. I had very little EWCM. The combined pH was 5.2 so I used Rephresh to lower it = didn't relly work, then I freaked and used lime douche every hour = it still didn't seem to go below 5.0 - 5.2 (maybe I was just not getting the mixed stuff for testing IDK). After that I used lime tampons which actually did keep pH down. I was watching pH for 2-3 days, because my rise in temp didn't happen. That's why I'm not absolutely sure when I Oed. I was very strict on the diet and supps, DH was just for diner on the diet with me involuntarily hahaha. He said when are we going to stop having chicken, green beens and leeks? The first time I told him when I get pregnant, after that I only said you know when hahaha
I feel pretty good about our attempt although I didn't go down to 4.5 in pH. I liked Alsestis sway, maybe you read that one, she seemed to have really put a lot of research into it and she got a girl. Strange enough I think when I got pregnant something kicked in and all of a sudden I didn't care that much about the gender anymore?!?! Did you experience that?
Sorry for the long post, but I'm still sooo excited I got a BFP! Oh and pregnancy symptoms: I had some milk leak out of my breasts (stopped breast feeding my son less than a year ago, then no PMS (very unusual for me), also a little bit nauseous (can that already be MS?).