am I going overboard?

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Registered: 02-12-2010
am I going overboard?
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 3:50pm

I think I might be going overboard... I now have:

-been drinking 48-70 oz of water a day (compared to 8-12 before)

-have some robitussin (no dm this time - to replace the mucinex dm)

-bought some grapefruit juice

-ordered preseed

-ordered Wondfos (50 for under 10bucks on amazon what a deal - I only hope they are easy to read, even the CBE brand OPK's are not that easy to read. I have had some medium dark lines and some barely visible lines but certainly nothing "as dark or darker than" the test line as suggested in the enclosed literature)

My CM sucks usually but I think it is slightly better now a few days after drinking a lot of water. Still, I would call it scant but watery (with little white blobs in it... not sure what that is exactly). It isn't that far into the cycle I feel I would have EWCM yet though, I think tomorrow is the day for EWCM and hopefully a darker OPK line.

THe last time we TTC'd I didn't really do any of this, no charting or anything... so the effort this time should certainly be rewarded :) I say if not this month, then by December with all my attempts. Not that I give up if nothing happens by December but I think that is when I will begin to get more discouraged.

BFP's to all!

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Registered: 02-12-2010
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 4:31pm

Oh yeah, I forgot about the DHEA I also got... I feel a little nuts, seriously.

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Registered: 04-21-2010
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 6:18pm

Is that all you're doing? No,

My Ovulation Chart <img      


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Registered: 12-10-2005
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 6:22am
I think it's great Michele! You are doing everything you can to boost your chances and I hope you are rewarded with a BFP very soon. I'm going to follow your footsteps a bit and up my water intake. I drink about 3 glasses a day which is terrible! I'll try and do 8 and see what happens.
Ayo 43 yrs old My Ovulation Chart
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Registered: 09-21-2009
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 11:17am

I am right there with you Michele. When I conceived my other children it was so easy! How can 2 years make such a difference? When are you testing with your OPKs? I'm a nut and test at least 2x a day so I don't miss it. Some cycles I get a very strong pos that lasts for 2-3 days and some cycles it is barely pos and only lasts for <24 hours. I find the wondfos pretty easy to read, and after a few cycles (Which I hope you don't have) you will get use to what is a pos for you. I like to keep all mine lined up until after I am sure that I O'd so I can see how they look. They are always so pretty. Now if only the Pink wondfos would do the same thing!

Good luck this month


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Registered: 02-12-2010
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 11:29am

Thanks you guys! EmorysMommy, I test once a day. I only bought the CBE combo pack for this first month of OPK's. One HPT and 7 OPK's so I only have two tests remaining (but should get the wondfos by then). To be honest it says not to test if you have peed in the last 4 hours, really??? I pee every 1-2 hours while awake, because I pretty much am drinking liquids the entire time. I can't give up a beverage in my hand to test multiple times a day, so I only test in the morning on 1st pee. Maybe I should try to test multiple times a day once I have a better understanding of when it will be I could do multiple tests closer to O time.

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Registered: 06-19-2005
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 1:14pm

Oh nah not overboard at all!

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Registered: 02-12-2010
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 2:34pm


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Registered: 09-28-2011
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 4:06pm

Lol. I love this!!!