DH loves to bike . . . hmm . . .

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DH loves to bike . . . hmm . . .
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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 10:27pm
He doesn't normally go far - about 10 minutes to work and 10 minutes back. Is that going to interfere with our plans to have a boy? I know it's best to keep those fellas cool. What do you think?
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Tue, 06-30-2009 - 4:21pm
I do not think that 20 minutes a day should be a big deal. Its not like he is on a bike several hours a day. I know that DHs should try to keep it cool, but when we were TTC both of our boys, my DH wore tight underwear all day for work, because he had to have the support. So even though he should have worn boxers during those months, it did not hurt our chances as you can see.
Have you decided if you are going to do any supplements or diet stuff yet?

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Wed, 07-01-2009 - 2:28pm

Whew! He would stop biking in if I said he had to, but he would NOT be happy about it!

Yes, I've gotten the supplements and started on them. I tried the diet for a week, but I quit it yesterday. I don't think I can handle the "no dairy" part. I'm addicted to milk! I seriously can't get enough of it all day long. When I couldn't drink milk I started eating junk instead, and I'm not normally a junk food person. I was sick to my stomach all weekend, and DH blamed the diet and strongly recommended I skip it and stick to the supplements. (He also tried looking it up online and didn't find any substantive evidence that the diet works at all.) So that's what I'm doing now, although I'm worried I'll be upset with myself later if we get another girl.

So if you know of anything beyond "two small, unnamed studies in the 1980s" that give any evidence of the diet working, I'll be happy to hear about it and might give it another shot. Otherwise, I'm sticking with the supplements, the pH factor, and Shettles timing, and just hoping for the best. If only milk wasn't so darned good!

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Wed, 07-01-2009 - 3:57pm
I do not know of any studies besides the one conducted way back when the guy made it up. And even in those, it wasn't 100% and he admitted to not really knowing why it worked. Don't worry yourself about it. I'm thinking that since you have Shettles down pat, changing your ph level should be key.
I know that if we decide to have #3 I won't worry about the diet stuff either.
I think the hardest part of GD is not gender disappointment (at least for me, I really truly wanted kids, any gender would do just fine) its the dealing with the fact that you "failed" the experiment. Its like finding out you failed the final exam in the hardest class you ever took in college, even though you studied for like 80 hours. I know for me, I couldn't even deal with an A- in college. I seriously cried when I got one and it ruined my college 4.0 GPA. ( Funny now, I could care less what grade I got.)
So do not beat yourself up about this, just try to relax and have fun, isn't that what sex should really be about?

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