CD21, 6dpo which means I am in the two week wait again. As always I’m desperately trying not to symptom spot, not that there’s many to spot anyway, and trying not to read anything into my temperatures.
This is my second cycle charting my BBT (basal body temperature) each morning, using Fertility Friend, and I have to say I’m a little obsessed with it!! It’s really interesting to see my temperature all plotted out on a graph, and it’s the only way to confirm ovulation has occurred, besides a blood test of course. I also like that you can log what medication, if any, you’re taking along with any “symptoms”, and it works out your chances of conception based on when you BD’d.
A quick run down for those of you who’ve never charted – the chart is split into two phases, the first part is the follicular phase which is dominated by estrogen, and after ovulation, the luteal phase which is dominated by progesterone. In the follicular phase estrogen keeps your BBT quite low, although due to Clomid mine aren’t as low as they perhaps should be. However, you will notice from CD11 my temperature dropped, this was the morning after my first acupuncture session – coincidence or not? In the luteal phase progesterone causes your BBT to rise and for a pregnancy to be maintained your BBT needs to stay elevated, and if it’s still elevated at 18dpo there’s a pretty good chance you’re pregnant!
So, the two week wait that always feels at least double that… I’m trying to stay positive and be happy for those around me announcing their pregnancies, good karma and all that. My Acupuncturist told me that instead of saying when or if I get pregnant I’m to keep repeating “I am pregnant”… let’s hope in a week or so I’ll be saying that’s true.