Riddle me this

May 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm (Uncategorized)

Oh what a clever and original title that I’m sure no blogger has ever used before.

Whatevs, anyway, here’s my situation: I think I ovulated. For more than a week, I had lots of EWCM, which got really clear towards the end. During this period, we had sex about every three days (e.g., Saturday, then Tuesday, then Friday, etc.). Then the EWCM went away and–get this–I think I’ve had a real honest-to-goodness temp rise. It’s tricky and unclear exactly when everything happened because over this past Memorial Day Weekend, around when I think it happened, I drank a little each day so I didn’t bother with my temp the next morning because it is incredibly inaccurate when I drink. But it has generally been in the 97.2 range over the last several weeks, and then on Tuesday it was around 97.5, on Wednesday 97.8, and today it was about 98.1 (by far the highest yet this cycle). The last time we had sex was Sunday evening, and the EWCM pretty much went away after that.

This is all pretty cool and everything, but there are a lot of uncertainties:

1) The obvious one: I don’t really know whether or not I ovulated. Which wouldn’t really matter, except that…

2) My husband and I are leaving for our Hawaii vacation on Sunday. Which is great! But assuming I ovulated approximately this past Monday (which was DAY 51, mind you), that means that our vacation will fall exactly during week 2 of the 2ww, which is exactly when I shouldn’t be drinking. I don’t want you all to think I’m some kind of booze hound, because I’m really not. But I like to enjoy myself with a glass or two, and was really looking forward to forgetting about IF on this vacation and just drinking when I wanted to drink. And honestly, I really don’t know how good the chances are that I could be pregnant, so it would just suck to have to miss that part of the fun of a vacation for no real reason. Especially not knowing for sure that I’ve even ovulated.

3) I picked up my birth control pill prescription just in case I got my period on this trip, so I could start up in preparation for IVF. But if I ovulated….well….should I still do IVF? Should I give acupuncture longer to work its magic? Guys, it has been almost 16 weeks of this, and something has definitely happened (period, EWCM), but can it fix me? Should I be willing to let this go longer?

What should I do? Should I drink lightly or not at all? If it appears I ovulated but then I later get my period, should I start up BCP anyway and move on to IVF, or should I give acupuncture longer to work?




  1. Mel said,

    Day 51, huh? I do know that you can obviously be pregnant, and I am a firm believer in the “when it seems it shouldn’t happen is when it happens” kinda pregnancy, too. So, I would say take it easy. I think you can have a drink here and there in your 2WW, but def take it slow.
    Do you have the patience to deal with the longer wait of acupuncture? Late ovulation can be problematic… the egg quality can be poor, your lining might not be optimal. But like I said before, it happens even when it shouldn’t sometimes. I am not a patient person, so I would probably move on to IVF. But you have to do what’s best for you… hopefully your lovely vacation will help give you peace about your decision?

  2. Angie said,

    I say, drink what you want. You are on vacation – and in Hawaii of all places!! Enjoy it. If you are pregnant, it truly is not going to hurt the baby. Don’t get me wrong, I am not about drinking while pregnant, at all. But think of all the people who end up with surprise pregnancies and who’ve had a cocktail or two before they found out. If you’ve ovulated, then you will either be pregnant or you won’t. It is out of your hands at that point and having a few drinks is not going to hurt anything.

    I agree, that you should use this vacation as a time to push all your IF stress aside and enjoy your husband and Hawaii. You’ll never get this trip back. If you’re not pregnant, chances are – you will be soon. You’ll never again get to take a guilt-free vacation without having to worry about your child(ren). HAVE FUN!!

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