So I got a positive LH this morning..

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So I got a positive LH this morning..
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 1:35pm

I'm pretty sure it's positive, but I will attach a pic. I tested about 8pm last night and got a neg. I tested at 11:30 this morning and got the pos. We are hoping to TTC a boy.

So, since there was no testing between 8pm and 11:30am, would 30 hours be ok to BD, or do you all suggest a different time? And would it be ok to BD at 30 hours then again at 36?

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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 2:10pm

So if you got that first positive this morning around 11:30, you should plan to DTD about 24 hours from then. Remember, the best research says you O about 30 from when your LH surges, but it takes about 6 hours for that surge to show up in your urine, so that it makes it 24 hours from the first positive. How is your CM quality right now? Also, are you temping in the AM at all? Just wondering if you have other factors to consider.

Now, is DTD an option for you tomorrow around 11:30 or not? If not, I would consider doing it the latest in the morning that is possible, like if you have to be to work at 9, try and do it as late as you can before you need to leave. In my opinion, I would rather do it a couple hours early because it takes the sperm a couple hours to actually make it all the way up there. That way, you will as close to O as possible. I would not wait until later in the day, unless you were able to DTD by 2 at the latest.

For us, we DTD only once, as close to O as I thought we could get, but not after. I would not DTD again a few hours later, for one thing, that can lower the sperm count, which you do not want for a boy. Also, that puts you in a gray zone that is after O has occurred and there is not a lot of research as to whether this might in fact be beneficial for a girl.

Do you know the boy steps to use in your attempt tomorrow AM? Like position, and orgasm, and caffeine? If not, read the post above about the newbie wanting a boy, I gave her a little check list we used to get our two boys.

Good luck, and let me know if you have more questions, I'll try my best to help!!




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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 2:52pm

Well.. I have to work from 7:30am-2:30pm tomorrow. So would it be best to BD before I go to work, or after I get home (I can be home and BDing by 2:50pm)? (I wish it wasn't at school so I could sneak the hubby in, lol) I guess BD at 7 in the morning would be better, because since I last tested at 8 last night, my LH surge could have been any time between 8pm last night and 11:30 this morning?

I'm not temping (I know, I should be). My CM is very good today. EW and stretchy.

I do know the boy steps, I've been educating hubby in what all needs to be done tomorrow. I've been taking potassium, upping my sodium, and plan to use baking soda an hour before we BD tomorrow. Hubby will be having his coffee about 45 mins. prior to BD also.

Thanks so much for your help. Hubby works out of town a few days a week so we are lucky he will actually be home tomorrow.

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Edited 12/8/2009 3:38 pm ET by hayatiggs
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 3:40pm
I would bd tomorrow before work. They also say sperm count is highest in the morning so although it is not quite the 24 hr mark I am thinking it will be a good time. Jina will have more info for you since she actually did shettles for her two boys mine just came to be from ovulation day sex and lots of cm..lol..found all that out after the fact.
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 6:25pm
Yep, I would do it before you leave for sure. Especially since your CM is already good now. I hope this attempt works, it sounds like perfect conditions! Good luck!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed.



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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 7:38pm
Thanks, I'm really excited. This is the first LH+ I've gotten since going off BCP that hubby has been home. Thank you both for the help :)
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 7:29am

Well, I got up this morning to get ready for work, and did the baking soda finger about 6:00am. Turns out I'm not going in to work today though..

So, I can wait until closer to 11:30 to DTD, but should I do the baking soda finger again? Will it mess anything up?

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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 10:51am
Sorry, I'm getting on here late today, my DH also didn't have to go to work (snow day) and he got up with the kids so I could sleep in!!
I have never done the baking soda finger, but my guess that it would be fine to repeat it, since it wasn't a whole lot to begin with anyway.
Sorry to not be more help. Good luck!



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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 11:20am
No, you both were very much a big help, and I'm very thankful. I went ahead and did it a second time because, like you said, it wasn't that much to begin with. Now the 2WW :)
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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 2:47pm
What's the baking soda finger?