I can’t believe how much I am obsessing over this on the first cycle… not a good indication of how I will deal with 2 week waits!
We have inseminated twice: once on CD15 and again on CD16. We are skipping tonight because our donor is busy and I don’t want to appear too needy.
Today is CD17, and I have had 4 days of flashing smilies (indicating high fertility, but not peak fertility), and the test instructions say you should get 2 days of high followed by 2 days of peak. And then you should ovulate.
I have been poring over my fertilityfriend charts trying to figure out if I agree with its predictions or not. I have been googling stats on the Clearblue Advanced OPK, and how long sperm can live inside the fallopian tubes. Every morning that I have temped since the inseminations started I have been frustrated to see another low temperature, indicating that ovulation has not yet happened.
Why am I such a nut case about this right now? I am only on CD17, and the average ovulation date over my past 3 ovulatory cycles was CD19.
If I could just have sex with my spouse to get pregnant, I don’t think I would be so obsessed. I am stressed about needing more sperm donations than my donor might want to give this month, I am stressed about wasting the donations he has already given if we started too early, and I am once again stressed about being away for the Thanksgiving weekend if I have a late ovulation.
Someone talk some sense into me… Fingers crossed that I will feel pretty stupid about this post come tomorrow when something – either the OPK or my temperature – brings me some clarity.
*An update from CD18: smiley face is still flashing, and temp was still low. The frustration continues…