Name : Jessica Rabbit
Swaying attempt : Natural
Gender resulted? : Don't know yet, will update when I know.
Cm ph : 4.5
Dh ph : Don't know
Douche type and when : Was going to but DH was really against it and thought there is a certain about we have to leave to fate, he didn't like the thought of it being totally "sterile" an experience iykwim
Big O : Yes, accidentally I tried really hard not too and failed at the very end
Calcium : 800mg a day
Magnesium : 375 mg a day
Potassium : IG diet
Sodium : IG diet
DH minerals : Follwed IG diet with me, but I was a bit stricter. Also took 800mg calcium and 375 mg of magnesium.
Dietary changes : Followed IG diet pretty strictly for 5-6 weeks before attempt. So did Dh although he carried on drinking Tea. I did have a few cheat days when I was out of the house but tried to stick to the basic rules of what to eat. Did sneak some salad and baked spuds in when I took DS to a play centre. Also carried on drinking alcohol, not massively, but the normal amount we would on a night when hubby was off
Did you continue diet after attempt/how long? Dropped it like a hot potato!
Caffeine : one cup of tea a day, peppermint tea the rest of the time, and the odd latte
Dh Caffeine : yes
Drinks : Peppermint tea 3 times a day, loads of milk, a couple of times I had crystal but it made me feel sick
Dh : tea as per normal
Cranberry : I took 400mg which is roughly 10,000mg equiv fresh
Acidophilus : Nope
Sudafed : Yep, about 6 hours before DTD
Others : Sanatogen Mother To Be
Dh supps : Dh also took about 10000mg of cranberry per day, calc, mag and vit c.
Bed cutoff (#of days) : No
Bed through O : No
0+12 : Yes, was probably more like 0+14 I think.Used Replens about 2 hours before to keep ph about 4.5. Didn't check after DTD. Did jump and dump, then cleaned myself out iykwim (sorry for tmi) and just went to bed. DH was really poorly with a chest infection and throat infection and wasn't what you would call keen when I first told him we had to DTD as he was on the verge of falling asleep in bed!!!
Frequent Bdding : No, did have a naughtly moment 7 days prior to Ov but that was more or less it
Charting O with temp : yes, although even with reflexology I have erratic BBT
Chartin O with opk : No
Fertility monitor : Clear Blue Ovulation Monitor
Suspected O date : Friday 30th September 2011
Oed in what moon phase : New moon was 3 days before attempt
Changed ions in other ways : Plenty of showers, 1 salt lamp in the bedroom that I kept on all night every night, used natural lavendar soap,used aerosols, had an ioniser in the car and one plugged into laptop whenever I was using it, wore 2 neg ion bracelets (hermatite)
How many kids do you have : 2
Gender(s) : Boys
#months ttc : 1 (Can't believe we caught on the first time we tried!!
Your age : 31
Bd position : Missionary
Jump and dump : Yes, and sorry if tmi but cleaned myself out after.
Ewcm present, how much : No, and when we actually DTD my cm had changed to creamy
Dh undies : I bought him tighty whitey (actually tighty blackies) but he wouldn't wear them and stuck to his boxers
Dh hot bath/shower : No, he had got home from work on lates and was poorly so literally crawled into bed!
OWT : Under the mattress a little baby girl dress that I saw when out shopping and fell in love with
COMMENTS : We started doing everything to the letter about 6 weeks before ov but the week of ov was a bit poorer. Both of us were feeling incredibly ill on the diet and I was a bit concerned about my blood sugars as I'm on metformin as was starting to feel quite faint and out of it alot of the time. DH was a miserable arse the entire time we did the diet but he's lost loads of weight!! I didn't lose as much (just about 9lbs in 6 weeks) but I've already lost 6 stone since having DS so the closer you get to your target weight the harder it seems!! Also was very hard at certain times to stick to the diet as we were invited for tea a couple of times by SIL so I couldn't dictate what she cooked and it ended up being Beef Chilli Con Carne with nachos!! Which is probably everything you shouldn't be eating on IG diet but my word it was amazing , but a part of us was starting to feel that we were having a very negative association with TTC. I'd already been told before DS that I was supposedly infertile due to PCOS so he was a suprising miracle, we didn't want to taint the experience of ttc iykwim. Ironically when we started we were adament for a girl, now it's about 60/40 in favour of a girl. We decided we would rather conceive within a couple of months and have a boy, then be trying for years in the aim of getting a girl (like alot of my PCOS friends have).
Overall, I wasn't as good as I could have been, but I was sticking to the diet about 90% of the time. We basically lived off ricecrispies and milk, or special k and milk lol!!
I've just had my BFP today at 11 dpo, so very very early day xxxx