Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Quick Update

Sorry things have been so quite around these parts! We had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend that included 5 of our friends from college driving down from Kansas City, Illinois and St. Louis to crash at our place. Let's just say there was copious amounts of drinking (not on my part unfortunately,) and shenanigans all around. There may have even been boob cake.

As far as baby makin' goes, I had a surprise yesterday (no, not that surprise!) While we were out for dinner, I felt some pangs in my left ovary. Normally, I have pains every couple of days or so throughout my cycle, but these pains would not go away! They lasted for over two hours which made me suspicious that perhaps I was ovulating. I hadn't been taking any OPKs because yesterday was only cycle day 14 and I've been ovulating on cycle days 18-21. Typically I start taking OPKs around cycle day 15 or 16 so that I don't have to waste too many during a cycle.

Once we made it home, I beelined for the bathroom and took an cheap internet OPK. Quickly, the test line came back nice and dark, one of the darkest I've ever seen. Thankfully, I was smart enough to save my urine, so I also dipped one of my Clear Blue Digital OPKs which came back with a smiley face.

I was stunned. Suddenly, I was one of those "normal" girls who ovulated on cycle day 14. I didn't know what to think. Thankfully Keegan and I had sexed that morning (for fun!) and we did it again last night. I tested again this morning and got positives on both a cheap OPK and the digital one, so it looks like another romp in the sack is on schedule for tonight.

I hate being this way, but I'm so skeptical of my body. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful that it gave me a "sign" that I was about to ovulate so that we were able to time intercourse correctly, but why the sudden change? Since I began tracking ovulation, I've always ovulated between cycle days 18-21, never as early as cycle day 14. Now, I would understand if my ovulation days had started to trend towards cycle day 14, but they were pretty steadily around cycle days 18-21. I just feel like this is so out of the blue that it must be a fluke. I hate doubting my body, but it hasn't exactly been instilling confidence in me lately.

Since I'm so doubtful, I'm going to continue taking OPKs until the digital one gives me a negative, or throughout my "normal" ovulation window, which ever one comes first. I guess I'm potentially in my two week wait now!

On a somewhat random note, I found out about the June Blog Challenge that Waiting For Baby is hosting from Frozen OJ (if you don't follow her, you should! I love her Punday posts.) I've decided that I'm going to participate because I feel like I'm in a bit of a blogging slump lately. I feel bad that all of my posts are either about ovulation or how we have another failed cycle. I've wanted to include posts about how Keegan and I met, our wedding, and our families, but feel like they don't quite fit on an infertility/trying to conceive blog. The June challenge will force me to write (hopefully) everyday, and will also give me an excuse to share a bit more of myself with you all. I will still do quick TTC updates, but as I'm sure you've noticed, there's not a whole lot to update on around here.

Also, I'm not participating in ICLW this month because I plain forgot to sign up. It's probably for the better because any updates from this weekend may not have been the most coherent ;-)

I hope that everyone is doing well!


  1. Wow! How extremely exciting and great that you managed to get the timing just right. I'll be following to check for updates.

  2. oh man i started the may challenge but got so bad at it! fail on my part!
    cant wait for you to do the june challenge, i love reading your blog!
    and I AM JUMPING WITH GLEE FOR YOUR BODY!!!!! i would never have a clue on ovulation. YOU ROCK GIRL. this is a great thing!

  3. Even if it's weird for you, I'm glad you're hopefully ovulating at a "normal" time! I know how much late ovulation can suck. It's probably a good idea to continue them just in case though, as sometimes you'll have a double peak and you do not want to miss that!

    1. So this might be a stupid question, but by "double peak," do you mean that I would ovulate twice?