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Taking its time [May. 2nd, 2010|09:13 am]
[Current Mood |anxiousSlightly disappointed]

Well I still haven't ovulated. At this rate we could have waited until our donor was back from his weekend away. I'm still getting twinges, positive ovulation predictor tests and fertile mucus. I've been reminding myself of things by researching online and the stats on how long sperm can survive inside the body vary between 2-3 and 5-7 days. I did have fertile mucus when we inseminated so hopefully a few of the little swimmers will have made it up to the fallopian tubes and be happy hanging out in there for a day or two yet, but we're now two and a half days post insemination so we're getting to the end of the lower time scales.

I think, for the sake of sanity, I'm going to assume that this cycle is a no-hoper. We can put it down as a learning experience as we get to grips with my new and evolved post pregnancy cycles. Fortunately I don't feel horribly disappointed by this prospect - I don't think I ever expected it to work in the first few attempts. Still, it would have been nice to have a good chance. Oh well. When we conceived last time I was having acupuncture and using hypnotherapy, neither of which I'm doing yet. In preparation for this I did ask P for a course of acupuncture treatments for Christmas and I've been saving them. I've even found myself an acupuncturist that I like in our new local town so as soon as my next period arrives I think I'll be off to get needled. It's all part of getting into the swing of it again, isn't it?

Today I'll take my mind off it by taking our lovely daughter to the historical re-inactment weekend at a local castle along with one of her friends and her family while P has a day out with friends. If I can concentrate on anything other than keeping her out of the way of the archers or the pewter furnace then I'll be amazed. The joys of parenting! I love it. :)

[User Picture]From: easttowestpoppy
2010-05-02 02:13 pm (UTC)
Just reading your post is bringing back all those little details of inseminating. Be gentle on yourself, lots to remember and as you say it is post pregnancy body, so may be all a bit different. Enjoy the experience and have fun today.
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