Yet ANOTHER post

Yeah, I’m posting a lot.

Soooooo…….. AF is still not here. I’m now on CD 33. I haven’t had any more cramping, or spotting/tinging since this morning. Josh and I even DTD to try and “get things going” (hey, it usually does the trick)…… And nada. Not even a hint of color when I wipe.

I’m giving it ’till Tuesday morning. I bought some HPTs tonight, and I’m going to give AF ’till Tuesday morning to show up before I take one. I’m just so confused!

AF is MIA

Okay, so AF is still a no-show. I am now on CD32. I haven’t had a cycle this long since April of 2008. I have had a 26-30 day cycle since after the miscarriage, with the exception of April of 2008. What the hell?

I was sure she’d come overnight last night, as I was cramping while lying in bed. I got up around 2 AM to use the bathroom, and when I wiped my mucous was tinged, VERY slightly, with pinkish. I was satisfied (albeit a little disappointed, naturally) that she was finally coming. When I woke this morning I was fully expecting to see a bloody mess, but no. Nothing. Nada. No hint of color when I wipe whatsoever.

WHAT GIVES?! I took a pregnancy test yesterday morning, BFN. If I were pregnant, wouldn’t it show up by now? I’m still feeling moderately full down there like something is just waiting to happen. I’m just absolutely perplexed, I don’t even know what to think.

I’m not going to test again until Monday morning.. If she doesn’t show before then, of course.

Cervical confusion

The cervix is the most confusing thing on the face of the planet. It really is.

So when you’re not fertile, it’s supposed to be low, firm, and closed. When you are fertile; high, soft, and open.

Also, your cervical mucous is supposed to be like egg-whites when you are close to O time. Creamy, or sticky indicates that you may be fertile, but that EW is what you’re looking for.

So, let’s take a look see at my cycle thus far.

Since my miscarriage, I have been having 31 day cycles, with an ovulation day of around 17. Cycle day (CD) 6-9, I had egg-white cervical mucous (EWCM). This is not typical for me. I started taking Mucinex this cycle in hopes to thin my cervical mucous (CM) out a bit. Well, it ran out of me like water. It was EWCM a-plenty! I figured that it was just because I was taking the Mucinex.

I began using my ovulator predictor kit (OPK) test strips on CD 10, and after all that EWCM, my CM was just creamy or sticky. My cervical position (CP) was decent; mostly medium height, medium texture, medium opening. Much to my surprise, on CD13, I got a positive OPK. This generally means that your body has detected an LH surge (the hormone that is present during ovulation), and that you will ovulate within the next 24-48 hours. I also had a complete dry-up of my CM. There was nothing to be accounted for whatsoever.

I continued to use my OPKs, just to be on the safe side. All negative; one right after the other. So, I assume that I ovulated sometime over the weekend. Great, grand, wonderful.

CD15-16, my CP is LFC. All of a sudden today, CD18, my CP is HSC, with an ABUNDANCE of creamy CM. What!?

This is by far, the most confusing cycle I’ve had trying to conceive. I am completely confused as to my body’s fertility signs. They seem to be all jumbled up, and I’m just left scratching my head, going, “What?” and hoping that we timed everything right this month. I’m starting to think that maybe local colleges should start offering “trying to conceive” courses. Screw chemistry, astronomy or physics, trying to interpret my body’s fertility signs is like a science in and of itself. If I manage to get pregnant from this crazy-ass cycle, I should receive a Nobel Prize.. Seriously.

So I’m considering myself in the 2WW now. I’m going to try and not over-analyze anything that my body may do, because last month I honestly thought I was having some really good pregnancy symptoms. It just goes to show you, though, my body is a confusing liar. So here I wait, trying to remain calm and sane, and patient.

With my fingers crossed, of course.

Cycle confusion

So, I’m not temping this month. I decided not to, because my waking times are too sporadic and I don’t think using a BBT adjuster is reliable.

Anywhoo. Tuesday-Thursday of last week, I had PLENTIFUL CM. And it was very much EW, some creamy. I mean, there was a lot. I wrote that off to the Mucinex.

So Thursday, we BD. Josh didn’t finish, because his back was hurting. No worries. Friday, I was as DRY AS A BONE down there. My CP was still pretty good, but I had NO CM to speak of. Not even using the Mucinex! WTF? So I’m thinking maybe I O’ed RIDICULOUSLY early, and we already missed it.

Nope. I got a + OPK Friday. STILL no CM to speak of. So, DH and I BD’ed Friday. Saturday, still no CM. We didn’t get the chance to BD, but we did first thing Sunday morning. My CM is all dry now, and my CP is LFC. I was expecting to ovulate TOMORROW, not Friday or Saturday! WTH?

My body’s weird. It’d be nice if we got pregnant this cycle. Our 3 year wedding anniversary is this month. That’d be a lovely, wonderful anniversary gift. If we don’t get pregnant, I will be disappointed of course, but we will try, try again. I’m just confused with my CM not corresponding with my + OPK. Whatever…

Oh, and this is sort of funny. I think I hurt myself BDing. DH had me in this weird position, and I woke up yesterday with this horrible pain in my lower back/butt. It’s just on the right hand side, but I honestly think I pulled something while BDing!!! Whoops.