Thursday, December 18, 2008


I'm writing this at 2:30 in the morning because I can't sleep.

It happened just a little after 6:00pm yesterday as we were driving out for our anniversary dinner. I had to think about it for a second when I first started to feel it. It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would. I have only ever knowingly ovulated once before and I thought back about it. When it happened that time it wasn't especially painful either, but distinct from other twinges of pain I'd felt down there. So if I remember correctly, this time was probably pretty similar. I felt sharp pain, and then again and again and again for a minute or two and that was it.

I wasn't 100% sure ovulation had happened, but before dinner was over I noticed that I hadn't had any more pains since the assumed mittelschmerz. Before I had regular pain every couple minutes at least. I still occasionally feel a little dull pain, but I figure that is consistent with ovulation and especially a gianormous follicle like I had.

Needless to say, but we had some very special anniversary sex.

Well, despite some pretty hard evidence, I really wanted to see if my temp shifted before declaring ovulation. I normally take it my BBT in the night and for the last couple of nights I have taken it multiple times per night. The first time I woke up was at the same time as I did yesterday for my first BBT of the night. It was definitely an elevated temp in the LP range. But the way, I was also sweating terribly and sticking to the sheets, just like I do on the prometrium.

After that I couldn't go back to sleep. Partly because I was still hot, but mostly because I'm so filled with hope right now I can barely contain myself. I've never been here (the 2WW) before. The other time I ovulated DH was out of town. This is such a big deal to me. Right now I'm trying to keep focused on the progesterone and not think about pee tests and betas. Let's just see what the P4 yields.

So I'm thinking every thought I could possibly have. Everything from hope to fear.

I laid in bed for a couple of hours trying to go to sleep. My target time for getting a BBT is 3:30am, but since I can't get back to sleep, I'm giving up. I still took it several more times before I finally got up (I remained very still to keep the readings legitimate) and I never got anything remotely near the FP. I'm going to go lay on the couch now and forget about any more BBTing tonight.

I'm very proud of myself this cycle for #1 trusting my instinct and going for that u/s and #2 getting the trigger shot. We all know and hate that phrase "You need to relax." Well who the heck knows what would have happened if I just relaxed, but I don't think I'd be doing a post right now on ovulation if I had "relaxed."

I also really want to thank my bloggy friends right now. The comments you all have left really are like hugs that comfort and make me feel better. And reading your blogs and sharing in your experiences has really helped me this cycle. There have been so many time that I have smiled or laughed lately that wouldn't have happened without this support network. I know that this has contributed to any success that I have had with the cycle. Thank you.


Celia said...

This is rockin! I am so excited for you! Yay!

Anonymous said...


Good luck to you! Hopefully 3 months prior to your next anniversary you will be holding your baby in your arms!

Celia said...

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I highly recommend Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu was a Sissy, and What Would Machiavelli Do. They work.

*I am a trainer and office supervisor at a bookstore.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Sending baby dust your way.