Friday, May 7, 2010

Check-in after a long hiatus

It's certainly been awhile since my last post, and life has been getting in the way of writing.  My son is involved in swim classes that clash with dinnertime, my father-in-law moved to Tucson which takes up some our weekend time (happily so!) and I've finally become a full-time Crossfit gym member, so that I can become as buff as my hubby.  Okay, maybe I'll just be able to keep up with him, but that's good enough for me.

My quest for a daughter is ongoing, but there have been breakthroughs.  The last two months my cycles have been longer and ovulation much later than normal.  I've also had a lot more fertile cervical fluid, which makes conception more likely.  Unfortunately, I've been timing sex much too early for conception to occur because my ovulation has always been on day 11 or 12 and my cycles always been 24 or 25 days.  But in March, my cycle lengthened to 28 days, with ovulation occurring on day 15.  This is the stereotypical normal cycle for women to have.  It happened in March and again in April.  I didn't want to correct my ovulation calculations for it, because it was so sudden and I wasn't sure that it would happen again.  Then, I read the FAQ (which I skimmed over in my first reading) of How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby.  One of the questions was, "Should I try the Shettles Method while breastfeeding?"  The answer was no, that you should wait until 3 months after weaning to allow your cycle to regulate itself.   Funny, my cycle lengthened about 3 months after I quit nursing my son.  So, while it has been an interesting year of trying to conceive, I think this revelation will finally allow me to get my baby girl sometime in the next few months.  Besides, my dad called last week asking if I was pregnant.  I mean, he knew we were trying, but nothing beyond that.  He told me that he had a dream that he bought me a beautiful crib made out of driftwood.   I think this is a sign that it's coming soon!  At least, I hope it is.

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