Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Not a Chicken. I Can't Lay an Egg, Or Can I?

We have decided to start 'trying' for another baby. My plan is to get pregnant in July or August to have an April or May baby.

I started researching how to choose the gender. True, there isn't much you can do on your own, but there are theories. Many of the studies you read about are very small and seem a bit biased. Anyway, the theory is that the girls swim slower, but live longer and the boys swim fast and die fast. So you do the deed every or every other night for a week right after Auntie F leaves and then stop for a girl. For a boy you wait a week, then do the deed for as long as you want I guess.

This all boils down to knowing when you ovulate. I am not deemed worthy of this information. My family member comes and goes when she pleases and never asks what I would like. So I kind of guessed. I also bought some ovulation predictor tests. At this point it's been 10 days and no egg. Well, no LH surge anyway. So one of three things has happened.

1. I have not ovulated yet, though it's getting to be almost past a reasonable amount of time.
2. I did and there was no surge to detect.
3. Faulty tests.

Husband thinks I'm currently with child. Too early to test, but I don't feel it if I am. Of course I didn't know I was pregnant last time until Flo just never showed up. I didn't know until almost 7 weeks.

I guess we'll just wait and see what happens. Fun.


Karaoke Diva said...

When you say "10 days", what does that mean? 10 days since what? Day 1 is typically the first day of "full flow" (I can't make this stuff up) and most women ovulate between Days 12-16. So if you actually mean 10 days since you started your period, you probably haven't O'd yet. Keep peeing!

And as the resident OPK expert, I recommend testing in the afternoon when your LH levels are highest.

Good luck!! :-)

Mutt said...

CD1-5 was Auntie Flo days. Since I had no idea how long the cycle was I started testing on CD6 (for kicks since I figured I wouldn't O that soon) and now it is CD16. In theory I could still O, but after Friday it's going to be pretty late for the egg to drop.

I've been testing right at noon since I can remember to do it before lunch. Maybe I just haven't found my peak LH time.

I'll give it another couple days of testing and then just wait and see if I get my ".", if so we'll just start over next cycle.

Karaoke Diva said...

So what's the word, bird?

Mutt said...

Negative Ghost Rider.