Monday, March 8, 2010

What we did "differently"???

Part two... The cycle itself.

This is one of my favorite questions to ask those that I just learn are pregnant. You know. So I can try what worked for them thinking it'd work for me too. hahaha! It's all fun though. :-)

Really though. Not much was "different". I was still taking the Vitex, Red Raspberry Leaf, Vitamin D3, Calcium/Magnesium, Flintstones Vitamins, and up until a few days before Ovulation the Armour Thyroid once every 4 days until I just stopped as my levels were still dropping instead of normalizing some. The day of ovulation {didn't know until later}, I started back on the Folguard 2.2 X2 a day per Dr. Pearlstones encouragement. That's all I was taking.

We went on a power have-sex-like-crazy week after those beautifully positive OPKs and super strong ovulation pain I was getting. It's not the first time we've done that so that's not really new either. I switched from laying on tummy one day to laying on back with hips propped the next and back and forth. We alternated a lot of stuff and something clicked! But really, I have no clue what "worked".

During the two week wait, I had virtually no cervical mucus. Usually I get creamy. Nothing. Whatever I thought. I was also sick for the first like 11 days of the two week wait so not sure what that attributed as well. Starting about 8 days past ovulation, I started getting tons of period type cramping. Thought for sure it was going to be a short cycle. Not until after my period was officially late did I start to notice some things like heartburn for no reason that lasted for a few days and then disappeared. Or pinching and twinges and heaviness in lower abdomen area. But even now at 5w 4d, I feel great. I have some like a dry mouth, peeing a little more, hungry more often yet am only able to eat smaller portions, etc. Had I not known I was pregnant, I would not know.

Tomorrow... Learning we are going to be parents!


The Millers said...

Whatever you did, it worked!!! Did you get my email?

squirrelgirl said...

Just you wait, darlin'! The fun really begins around 7 weeks. You'll know you're pg by the sxs then ☺ Meanwhile, just bask in the glow of success.