Sunday, August 26, 2012


Today when I updated my chart, I was informed that I'm 3 dpo now. Um, yeah... I don't think so! Pretty sure that the interpretation will change in the next few days! If I change the detector setting to "FAM" it gets rid of the crosshairs. I think that if I have ovulated already, it was more likely to be CD14 than CD13. Still, I had way more EWCM yesterday than I did on CD13 so I'm not convinced that it's happened at all yet. I guess we'll find out soon. This is how my chart looks at the moment (I got a free trial of the VIP features for a few days, apparently.)

I'm kind of looking forward to our appointment with the specialist on Wednesday. I'm sure when the time comes I'll be nervous as hell, but I really want some answers! I discussed my LP with my gynecologist, and she said that it was fine and that the spotting I have for a few days before AF is nothing to worry about. I've been wondering though if it is an issue, though, so I'll definitely be bringing it up with the specialist at our appointment. I'm hoping that he might do an ultrasound, and possibly a blood test to check my progesterone levels. I should get my AMH tested too; I think that's about the only bloodwork I haven't had yet. I already had FSH, TSH, testosterone, LH and a bunch of others including a 2-hour glucose tolerance test.

Can anybody think of anything else I should ask him to test for?


  1. Ask about Hostile Uterus, or muscus: Cervical mucus must be of the right consistency and pH to welcome sperm and help the sperm travel from the vagina into the uterus. If the mucus becomes too acidic it will kill the sperm. Cervical mucus can become hostile to the sperm as a result of infections, trauma or antibodies.

    Infections: Bacteria or viruses can invade the cervix and the infected cervical mucus becomes a barrier to the sperm's travel.

    Trauma: Past procedures or surgeries to the cervix can scar the mucus producing glands of the cervix.

    Antibodies: Antibodies are our body's natural defense to invaders. Antibodies cling to invaders and immobilize the invaders. For unknown reasons, some women create antibodies that attack sperm.

    Just an idea! Good luck! Cannot wait to hear the outcome!

    1. Good ideas, Ali! Thanks! I'll have to make a list of things to ask the Doctor, there's a lot! :)

  2. I used to be a charting queen; the information was invaluable. However, it also drove me insane- analyzing every point drop or raise to the point of exhaustion. When I started seeing my RE she gave me firm instructions to STOP charting. She said that not only was it not going to give us any new information, but that it was stop stressing me out. You know what? She was spot on :)

    Maybe with your pending appointment, you can get some relief in knowing that someone else is going to be helping you with your fertility- and it won't only be left to you anymore.

    1. Thanks, Tami! Yes, it can be really annoying charting. There have been many times I just wanted to quit, but felt as though I couldn't because it might stress me out more to not know what's going on. I'll see what our RE says on Wednesday. I wish I would just ovulate the same day every cycle, then I could easily quit charting with no worries! :)