Stupid OPKs…

So I’m using OPKs again to find out when I’m ovulating, not only to try and catch the egg but because of the Origin vitamins.
I forgot what a pain in the ASS OPKs are. Why? Because you’re not supposed to use FMU like a pregnancy test, you are supposed to test around midday. Not a big deal, right? Wrong. You also are supposed to get urine as concentrated as possible, which means, NO PEEING FOR THREE TO FOUR HOURS.
It’s murder, I tell you. In the mornings, I generally eat, drink a cup of coffee, and go to the bathroom by 8:30, so I can test around 11:30-12:30. Two days ago, my bladder was fine with this. I had no problems waiting until then. Today, however, I’m already having to go. I went to the restroom around.. Oh, I dunno, 8:45 A.M. It’s 9:45 A.M. right now and my bladder’s like, “HEY BITCH. IT’S TIME TO GO.” and I’m all like “NO, BLADDER. NO.” and it’s sitting here screaming at me, doing jumping jacks or some shit. Gyah!
Ugh. The things I do to have a baby….

Origin Update

I’m currently on CD8, and have been on my Origin vitamins for a week. They are massive, gigantic horse pills, everyone. They smell funny, they’re hard to swallow, and they make me queasy even when I take them with food.

However, I’ve already noticed some signs of the beginnings of fertile CM. Yesterday it was a bit watery, so I’m taking that as a good sign. I have always been lacking in the CM department and I think that may be one of the reasons that we’re having a bit of difficulty conceiving. I’m going to start using my OPKs on CD10, which is Thursday.

I know I said that I was trying to be relaxed about trying and I am. I have to try and pinpoint my ovulation, because with these vitamins you’re only supposed to take them ’till 7DPO. 2 a day from CD1 ’till ovulation, then 1 a day from ovulation ’till 7DPO. Then you switch to your normal prenatals. I told DH that I was either going to use OPKs again or start temping. He vehemently balked at the temping, as he hates waking up in the mornings to beep… beep… beeeeeeeep….

I can’t say that I blame him.

Here’s hoping that I won’t be able to drink anything but water or juice this St. Patty’s Day! Woo!

WHOA.

So, here’s a fun little mathmatical equation for you.

Origin Vitamins + My Urine =

Class dismissed.

Finally Have An Answer

Well, I finally have an answer to this cycle.

AF showed up, full force this morning. I’m bloated, cramping, and oh yes, she is definitely here. I am, of course, disappointed that I didn’t get a surprise (and late) BFP, but at least now I know and we can move on to our next cycle.

I’m going to have to start temping again, because I need to know when exactly I ovulate. I’m taking these Origin vitamins that are supposed to be for good reproductive health (they’re not just prenatals, they have a LOT of stuff in them) but are not for pregnant or nursing women. I’m supposed to take 2 a day until ovulation, then just 1 a day until 7DPO, then switch to regular prenatals. So I need to know as accurately as I can when I ovulate so I know when to switch from two to one, and one to none.

Here’s hoping #8 will be it for us.