the waiting to pee on a stick part. I wish you could really just do this immediately. I hate waiting for anything. I especially hate waiting for something you really really want. I'm all about the instant gratification. You should be able to pee on a stick right after you have sex. Then you would know for sure whether you really hit your ovulation and whether you need to keep trying for the next few days or so...
I've been using fertility/ovulation tracking software. There are some really cool ones out there. My favorite is Hormonal Forecaster. With this one you can mark the days that you have sex! As well as record any kind of info you want (ie. icky body fluid tmi stuff) And if you add previous menstrual cycles it will give you a really accurate ovulation prediction. I used this one when I was trying to get pregnant with baby girl. I learned from this software that I tend to ovulate early - from about 9 days instead of 14. You can download a trial version that you can use for like 45 days or so. You can also download a palm version and sync it up with your desktop. Pretty cool eh? I wish I would have bought it, but it only took the 45 day trial period to get pregnant with baby girl.
I used it last time I was trying to get pregnant too. I had gotten a new laptop, so I could download it fresh again. Although that time it took a little longer than the 45 day trial period - thinking ahead I wrote down the dates it said I should be ovulating... and once again it proved to be pretty accurate. Again, I didn't purchase it because I figured that it would be the last time I would need it. Little did I know...
This time I am using two different free trial versions. I downloaded Femta, which is also pretty nice. You can add all the menstrual dates you want, but you can't record the dates you have sex or any other info... but also I noticed that the more dates I entered the wider the graph got for ovulation... so it doesn't seem to be quite as accurate as Hormonal Forecaster. And it doesn't seem to have the most friendly user interface. I also downloaded the Ovulation Calendar. This one has a better user interface, but again, you can't record other information on the calendar, and it doesn't even let you go back and record previous menstrual dates... But apparently, if you purchase the regular version you should be able to conceive your choice of gender ;)
I think I read somewhere that to conceive a baby girl you should have sex before ovulation because baby girl sperm can last longer... whereas if you want a boy you should have sex closer to your ovulation date or like on you ovulation date... I don't know whether I completely buy that one.
I know, I know, I obsess much. I just thought if anyone else is out there trying to get pregnant you might want to check out one of these helpful tools :) That way you know which days you can stick with the "I'm too tired tonight" routine and which days you should save some energy for later.
In other news, remember the award from last week? Well I didn't give it to Jo-Jo because I saw that Darcie had already given it to her, well she in turn awarded me ;) funny how these things work isn't it? But it all works out ok because after I awarded it to my "followers," I realized that a couple of my consistent commenters were not on my following list, so I felt bad about leaving them out. So, go look here for the award post because I'm too damn lazy to upload the picture and copy the rules into another post. And this time I award it to: Lola from Sassy Mama Says, Aubrey from the Fam Five, MamaNeena, Jen from Coconut Belly and Kristin from Street Lights to Starry Nights.
Now I must go make a bunch of phone calls I put off all last week... I hate making phone calls. Can't I just email everyone?
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