I’ve officially made a pre-pregnancy doctor appointment. September 6! (I would have preferred sooner, but I wanted to make sure it was with my doctor, because she’s awesome, and that’s the soonest she had available, the popular minx…) So to hold myself over until then, I ordered a few books on amazon–and rushed the delivery so they’ll arrive before we head to the beach on Saturday.
A few things I’ve already determined: We’ll be using the every other day method, (pretty self-explanatory regarding what that is, but the reasoning behind it is that sperm’s potency has more of a chance to build up if it’s not… used? (ew) every day) and I ordered some pre-seed from amazon, too. (L told me about it, a lube that helps people get pregnant.)
I also ordered some ovulation prediction strips, in case I suck at taking my temperature every day. Sure, now that I just started I’m on a two-day streak of remembering… but who knows how long that’ll last. Or even if I do keep it up, I’m all for multiple methods to track. 🙂 PLUS. From what I’ve read, testing morning urine is best for prediction strips–but as long as I stay within the same SIX HOUR window every morning, I should be able to get accurate results. Yeah. For me?
6 hour strip window > 30 min early am temperature window.
Speaking of, my temperature was much lower this morning (97.90) but I don’t think I’m ovulating because my period is about six days away. Or maybe I’m a weird ovulater. Ha, is that even possible? (It’s certainly not a real word…) I have a lot left to learn. Maybe I did something wrong when I took it yesterday? Or maybe the room was hotter while I slept? Maybe there really is that big of a difference, depending on the time you take it? (Yesterday I took it around 6, today around 7:50.)
So according to the app I use (My Days, also recommended by L) I should be ovulating in September (the month we’re going to start trying) starting the 15th. We’ll be at a wedding that night, so I won’t start trying that day–it’ll be my last moment of drunk partying. But the next day? It’s my BIRTHDAY–so it kinda feels like the perfect day to start trying! (And I can tell how much readier I am now than ever before because I just totally grinned while writing the previous sentence.)
I have exactly a month and a half to get physically ready to start! We’ll be in the Outer Banks (Kitty Hawk) for two weeks, so I’ll probably do and eat whatever I feel like while there. But when we come home? I’ll be back to hitting the gym hard–5 days a week, if I can–and incorporating healthy eating habits. (Yikes. NOT something I’m good at…)
Dun dun dunnnn.