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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

nothing to report… until now!


I have seen the *most exciting two pink lines of my life!

*Hopefully they will be followed by two MUCH more exciting pink lines in the following weeks.

If you’re a veteran out there, you probably know what I’m talking about. They weren’t the heart stopping two pink lines of a home pregnancy test… but rather the two pink lines of an ovulation test.

I’m beyond THRILLED!

In case you haven’t been following since the beginning of this little blog OR you’ve just forgotten, {how dare you forget what cycle day I’m on?!… haha} but this is only my second cycle trying to conceive as well as only my second cycle off of birth control. I didn’t use the ovulation tests last cycle and my temperature chart was a mess and most likely indicated that I did not ovulate:

temp chart

I mean SERIOUSLY.. what is THAT suppose to tell me? Possibly the blueprint to a really cool new roller coaster, but not the chart of a perfectly normal, fertile young lady. Very unladylike indeed!

After last cycle, I chalked it all up to the unpredictable first month off of birth control, kept my attitude positive with help from the hubs and soldiered on to try again this cycle. This time, hoping the unpredictable first month did not turn into an unpredictable 3 months off of birth control… or longer. Thoughts of PCOS and the inability to ovulate kept floating through my mind which I tried to kick out as soon as possible. Stressing over the unknown wasn’t going to help anything and I try to keep my thoughts with the most positive possibility of any given situation.

We’re only halfway through the second cycle and already we’re seeing much more exciting news than last time!

For one – my temperatures have remained more constant this cycle, the first encouraging sign I’ve noticed. Not jumpy and ridiculous looking like last time, only slightly so on the mornings I slept late or got up unusually early. Even then, when applying the rule of “deducting 1/10 of a degree for every 30 minutes slept later than usual or vice versa”, the chart is looking – dare I say? – pretty normal.

Next encouraging sign, as I already mentioned, the holy grail of TTC occurred: a positive ovulation test.

That was only just today – so we’ll see if I get the follow up temperature spike that indicates ovulation did actually happen after the LH surge that caused the positive. No clue what I’m talking about? I’ve learned lots today just stalking PeeOnAStick.com. Very informative and I love all the well documented pictures. I had already learned more than my fair share of information about pregnancy tests in the past, but ovulation tests are very new to me and extremely different from a HPT.

Now even MORE good news!

Not only did I get the verification I needed from the urine tests but… wait for it…

Waaaaaaaaiiit for it…

Are you really ready for this?

The saliva scope actually WORKS!

{I talked about using this crazy contraption before.}

Are you frickin’ surprised? Most of you should be if the last question poll was any indication as nearly NO ONE recommended it or said they had used it. I can’t say it is 100% reliable since this is the first time I’ve used it or that I would ever trust it SOLELY, but an additional confirmation of ovulation is more than coveted when you’re trying, grasping for any hint as to what’s going on down there. The past couple days it has shown the most gorgeous fern pattern I have ever seen, indicating impending ovulation a full 24 hours BEFORE the urine test!!! I know I’m getting crazy when I keep going back to look at the the most gorgeous saliva I’ve ever seen – ha!

I can’t figure out a way to sneak a picture of it inside that tiny eye piece, but it’s been text book according to these slides this month, with the “fertile” picture starting yesterday:

Isn’t science amazing?

I’m also paying attention to cervical fluid as well – text book this month too. Can I get a HALLELUJAH from the choir?!

Even better – hubs and I both ended up having to go out of town for work – and thank the good Lord above – ovulation seems to have waited till we were once again united. What a magical coincidence♥

We are BOTH so excited that even the “we need to do it NOW!” urgency has been a blast. We’re having FUN trying and have surprisingly, become closer than ever. We’re in it together and it’s lovely. I can’t say I’m surprised that he’s enjoying all the extra R rated fun, but I am blown away at his genuine excitement over pee sticks and saliva scopes – he’s actually pumped we can tell ovulation is here! {Even if it is only one tenth of my excitement – that’s still A LOT =)} And no male freak outs yet, major brownie points.

I’ll keep you updated on the crazy drama of cycle number two. So far, so good!


  1. Hi, I don't remember how I came across your blog but I am one of your followers. I read this post and...wow...I didn't realize that there was so much stuff dealing with figuring out ovulation.
    I hope the best for you and your husband in trying to conceive. I know for myself I was pregnant right after my second cycle of being off of the pill so hopefully it will happen soon for you guys too!!

  2. I'm excited for you. This is going to be a really fun adventure for you. I can only imagine how excited I'm going to be in the same situation.

  3. Wow, saliva test! That's a new one on me! Good luck to you and the "gotta do it now!!"


  4. LOVE this!! Keep these posts up! I can't wait until we decide to start trying. I'm going to use all your pointers! Have fun working towards your baby goal :)

  5. That's GREAT news! Btw, I can already tell you're gonna be a great mom...I mean, look how excited you are at that saliva already! : )

  6. How exciting! This might be it! I am praying for you :)

  7. I hope this is the month for you! If for whatever reason it's not, keep up your positive attitude because it (and intimacy with your husband) are what will get you through the adventure :)

    Who knew ovulating could be so exciting?

  8. how exciting!! good luck this month .. try try and TRY! ;)

    ps - we are on the same cycle. maybe we'll end up pregnant together!

  9. praying as we speak for two more pretty pink lines :)

  10. With my two oldest kids, it was one month of the pill and the next month I got pregnant. Good luck to you. :o)

  11. woohoo...looking forward to seeing the other two pink line, I know its going to happen I can feel it :)

  12. Congrats! I remember how excited I was for that first positive OPK! I will say though...the month I actually got pregnant, I never got one. Go figure! Apparently I did in fact ovulate that month cause I have a 4 week old baby to prove it!

  13. Oh my goodness! YAY!!!! I will say a prayer that this is "the" month!!!

  14. This is so exciting. I just had a baby 5 months ago... I say just because I can't believe he is 5 months now. It's all so amazing, can't wait till you get pregnant and blog about it. I blogged about it for my family in Costa Rica, so they could share a little of the pregnancy with me from far away. It was great and my son is the most amazing part of my life now. I'll definitely read up to see how your adventure pans out. Lots of luck!!

  15. Never knew that about the saliva! Very cool!

  16. New reader! HOW FUN! This is so much fun to follow. :)

  17. Hey, I just came across your blog from another one I follow and just thought I would wish you luck!! If you don't mind, I may follow from time to time. I also have a blog @ http://lifeasiknowit2009.blogspot.com/

  18. Amazing! I promise you that miracles can and do happen. My little miracle is nearly 8 months old, I had a kidney transplant (very risky with pregnancy) and there are only about 5 other women in the world with my disease who have been able to have successful pregnancies. Keep believing! Good things happen, I truly think that. Even though I am a stranger, I am cheering for you!

  19. WHERE ARE YOU?!! I need an update, please!! I'm living viciously through you and I need to know how things are going! :) Hope you're well! Can't wait for an update!