I know know know I shouldn’t let myself get excited about anything yet, not until I have a confirmed temp rise, but it’s so hard. I’m pretty sure I got a positive OPK yesterday and Sunday – it was suddenly super dark and I’ve yet to get a true positive in the four cycles we’ve been using OPKs, so that’s probably all I’ll get. PLUS super dark coupled with partial ferns and lots of EWCM? Yeah, I’ll take that as a sign.
We’re doing the birdshot approach this time around anyway, so being super close to exact ovulation isn’t as important as when we were snipering. Birdshot being the kind of shell you use in a shotgun to hunt birds – it’s one powerful, concentrated spray of pellets, which I feel is an apt description of our new method. It’s actually a lot less stressful this way – I don’t have to worry about getting the timing exactly right, just within a few days.
The problem is that this is CD13 for me and waaaaaaaaaay early for ovulation – so either: a) this is a fluke month where I’m just ovulating early for funsies, b) that dark OPK wasn’t actually positive, or c) maca powder is magical. I’m leaning towards c because that makes everything nice and neat and predictable and means that we might actually have two tries before our March cut-off.
…see what I mean about counting my chickens? I haven’t even confirmed ovulation and I’m already planning on not only having ovulated early, but doing so again next cycle. Silly! But I can’t help it! This is the stage of the month where I’m actually optimistic!
I guess it’s good I’m just excited about potentially have a normal cycle (or two!!) right now. We insem’ed yesterday and idk, that was a thing that happened. I’m way more excited that I might be about to ov than that it worked. I’m sure that will change in a few days. Nothing is for certain until it actually happens. Isn’t that the nature of the beast?