Wishing you courage

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rambling then a charting question

Every woman in my department is pregnant.  EVERY ONE OF THEM ;) 

AND the closer in physical proximity they are to me the more likely it is they will have a boy.  A couple of years ago EVERYONE had son's but now there are some baby girls, but only if the woman's desk is at least 30 feet away from my desk.

I'm very happy today and these thoughts are making me laugh at myself.  It all started when one of my students said his wife was having a baby this summer.  They have a toddler son who is adopted and conceiving a child was not something they expected.  It's now a story that their friends of friends will use as encouragement to infertile couples - "Just adopt, then you will get pregnant!".  Anyway, I gave him a high five.


My situational infertility is coming to an end and it is helping with situations like this.  Thoughts of "that will never be me.  I will never have a baby" are being replaced with "that may happen to me soon". 

According to my fertility charting, I did not ovulate this month.  Which is worrisome, even though I know I should be more strict on getting basal body temperatures at the same time each day and this is the first cycle since stopping hormonal contraception.  The first 10 days or so were just like the examples said they should be but temperatures and cervical fluids have been all over the chart since then ;)

My temperatures were taken before getting out of bed but are they useless because they were taken at different times of the morning?


Anonymous said...

Maybe not useless, but certainly not reliable. From what I've read, it's reeeeeally important to take your temp at the same time each morning. I think you may have ovulated and not known it because of the wonky temperature-taking. Any way you can set an alarm before your usual wake-up time? That's what I used to do, then I just went back to sleep for an hour or whatever.

Crossing everything for you that soon you will be one of the "every woman in my department." :)

Kakunaa said...

Oh, man, I hated temping! Get some of the internet cheapie OPKs too!

jill said...

Not useless but much less accurate. There is a conversion system I've read about - like, every half hour difference to your usual time, add or subtract .1 degree. I don't remember what it is exactly but it should help the "off" temps be a bit more accurate. (I'm by far not a charting expert and I haven't temped for a long time now.)

Jenn said...

I've found through about six years of temping that, for me at least, it doesn't really matter what time I take them as long as it's within an hour or so each day. I would bet that it's wonky because this is the first month off hormones and it will take a few cycles to get itself worked out. My two cents, anyway. :)

Kristin said...

All I can say is good luck. I never charted so I am clueless.

Reba said...

congrats on being free! (divorced, that is)

i've never charted, but i've heard from friends that you have to do it at the same time every day.

i also know from experience that my cycles were funky the first few months off the pill.

good luck anna!