Monday, September 21, 2009

Ferning!!! {And a Giveaway, my first!}

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED***

I decided that although we are on an obsession based break from trying for a baby, I still cannot help but wonder when I am ovulating and all...

I have picked up a few times the Fertile Focus Saliva Scope from Fairhaven Health I received a couple months ago just to see if anything is going on within this crazy body of mine. Lately, it's been big fat nothing! NADA. I began to wonder if I A) was not using it properly or B) I was broken or C) it was broken.

Then it happened!

This afternoon I decided to give it a whirl... I placed my saliva on the glass and took the dogs outside for a little sunshine {sorry to rub it in to those of you in the South who are being drenched with rain} and fresh air. When I came back, I saw it!

It was beautiful to look at!!!! Ferning like I've never {obviously} seen before!!!! It looked like little crystals before my eyes under a green light! I wish I could take a photo of what my ferning looked like but due to the high resolution and itty bitty eye opening, I cannot. So instead, you'll have to have a view of photos thanks to google image search. :-)

The top is what I have been seeing. Nothing. I never saw the transitional... Mine went right to a beautiful {much prettier than the 'fertile' ferning on this image} ferning image!!! I will continue testing over the next few days to see what happens but am pretty darn excited about this!!!!

Since I am so very excited, I'm going to do my very first giveaway!!!!

If you, or someone you know is thinking about trying to have a baby or currently trying to get pregnant, these resources are just what you need! The winner will receive a pregnancy wheel from Fairhaven Health and the book, The Ovulation Method: Natural Family Planning!

The winner will be chosen at random from an automated system. All you need to do is leave a comment {about anything really} but be sure to include an e-mail address where you can be reached if you are the winner!

Giveaway will close Friday September 25, 2009! Thinking Fertile thoughts!

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!***

ETA: You can purchase items from Fairhaven Health by using the coupon code Autumnblog for a 10% off discount

14 comments:

Abby said...

Congrats!! how exciting to see some "ferning"!

I'd love to win your giveaway! I think I could use it (although I wish I didn't need it) :)

squirrelgirl said...

I've used the OvuScope, too. I found that it works better in the afternoons (like OPKs), and it's hard for me to go more than 2 hours without eating or drinking in the afternoon :-o So I depend mostly on charting and OPKs - I can ALWAYS POAS in the afternoon!

Melis.sa said...

have you read the book? have you read TCOYF? what did you think?

Pixel Perfect said...

Hey! My name is monica and found your blog off of the comments on sara's blog. I created a blog button for her family. Please go to my blog to get it and place it on your blog to bring awareness to their situation! Praying for a miracle!

www.pixelperfectblog.com


Thanks!

RSD Awareness said...

how nice of you to be doing a giveway. i would love to particiapte in it, although i wish i didnt need it but it would be great to help me along with my secondary infertility!

Sheletia said...

Happy Ferning... And thanks for giving us all a chance to be a part.

Amy said...

Hi Everyone I'm Amy with Fairhavenhealth (we make the products she is giving away) Just wanted you to know that if you want to order anything from our site, you may use the coupon code Autumnblog for a 10% off discount. It's good until Nov 1st! Good luck all. -Amy

Stephanie said...

I really hope this ferning means you get to catch the eggie this time. Yay for a giveaway :)

InfertiliBaby said...

How exciting! My CBEFM hasn't been working so I was gonna switch to the saliva scope...hopefully that will work, I really don't want to do anything drastic....
@infertilibaby

Slee said...

it took us 5 years to conceive my son. i would go nuts going through that again, so um yeah... that'd be awesome.
fentonslee at gmail dot com

kat said...

after 11 years of primary (still unsuccessful), it would really be exciting to see proof positive of ovulation. Congratulations on your ferning and good luck with your giveaway. I am quite interested to see how well this actually works.

marcy said...

e mail- marcydouglas@gmail.com

thats soo cool i have the ferning test shipping in the mail and hoping to see whats going on with my body!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and thank you soooooo much for blogging this! It gives me hope! I bought the fertile-focus personal ovulation microscope about a month and a half ago from Fairhaven Health and have seen nothing on it yet. I will keep on testing!!!
Thank you!!!
Miriam

Melissa said...

Thanks for the comment! I am so glad you found my blog so that in turn I found yours! Your blog really gives me hope! How exciting for you! I have been using the ovulation kit for a few months now and nothing. I'm getting so frustrated and don't know what else to do. Happy ferning to you!