Well I’ll get straight to it…I wasn’t ovulating yesterday and am still not ovulating today. I thought the test line was gradually getting darker and maybe I was going to have an LH surge but that still hasn’t happened. Today’s test line was pretty much nonexistent just like CD 11. I have been trying to test around the same time each day but would just an hour difference affect my results? Also, another blogger pointed out that your LH is lower in the early morning so maybe I am just testing too early or even drinking too much water on some days. I may also start charting my BBT just so I can see if I get a more accurate idea of when I am ovulating. I am still just trying to go with the flow and my husband and I have still been BDing even though I don’t seem to be ovulating.
On a different note, yet another friend just announced she is pregnant with her second child. Usually I feel jealous and wonder why so many people around me keep getting pregnant while I just sit here waiting. I am actually thrilled for her though! It took her a very long time and a couple of miscarriages before she was blessed with her first child. It gives me hope because I know how much she longed to be a mother and now she is going to have another baby. I know it may take a while and I may hate that it takes longer than I want…and that’s okay. One day, years from now, I may be announcing that I am having a second child and this desire to have a child will be just a memory.
At least, that’s what I am hoping.
Test strips from yesterday and today
Well today is CD 14 and I don’t have much to share since I’m still not ovulating. I thought the test lines were getting darker each day but after today I am thinking that’s not the case. My test line today looked pretty darn similar to yesterday’s. You just gotta love confusing ovulation test strips!
Here’s a pic from today’s though:
Also, I just love this meme because my husband will always ask me if I’ve peed on my stick for the day
Well today is CD 13 and I am still not ovulating, but I am hopeful that I will be soon! Since CD 11 my test line has gotten darker each day and I am assuming that’s a good thing. Even though it’s probably just a coincidence…for some reason I feel like I might actually ovulate this month.
I feel like a lot of women who are trying to conceive can get down in the dumps if it takes longer than a month or so to get pregnant. I will admit, I am one of those women! It hasn’t even been a full four months that we have been trying and yet I am still so impatient. There are people out there and even in my life that it took a year, two years, or longer to get pregnant. Then there are the people who will never get to experience the joy of pregnancy at all. I don’t know my ‘fertility fate’ yet so until I have been trying for a year then I am no longer going to be so pessimistic about it. It can definitely be annoying hearing “just relax and it will happen” but I think it is a pretty valid statement. Unless you are struggling with infertility, of course. One of my friends was trying for months and then once they took a TTC break then a few weeks later she found out she was pregnant. I am not quite ready to take a break yet though since I feel like my body is still just taking some time to get back on track.
It will happen when it’s meant to happen! (The other annoying thing I keep telling myself since that’s what people keep saying to me)
Test line gradually getting darker!
The line is very faint but here’s a close up!
If you are interested then here is my vlog from today as well
Well today was cycle day 11! I tested and sadly I am not ovulating. I am still going to test for the next 6 days and we’ll see if I ovulate at all or not. I don’t really have an accurate cycle length since I missed my period for two months and was just hoping it was a 28 day cycle. Maybe one of the tests will come up positive on one of the remaining six days but if not then I’ll just wait for my next period to get an exact number for my cycle length.
Also, I just want to say thanks to my subscribers…all 4 of you! I know this can be a tough journey and it’s nice to have some ladies who I can relate to. I enjoy reading your posts and I wish you all luck on your journey from TTC to pregnancy!
If you want to check out the most recent video regarding CD 11, here it is:
It is getting close to cycle day 11!! In two more days I’ll be testing and will see if I am ovulating. I’m still not sure of what my cycle length is since I went two months without a period so we’ll see if there is an LH surge or not. I’m going to test starting on CD 11 and will test for seven days. If I don’t ovulate at all then I will just wait until my next period so I can get an accurate cycle day length. I know it may take a while but eventually my body will be back on track!
Hopefully these next couple of days go by fast!!
Also, (unrelated to TTC) I just want to say Happy Veterans Day to all of those who have served, past and present. Thank you all for your service! My husband has been in the Air Force for 8 years and he is definitely my hero!!
Even though I was disappointed when AF showed up, I was also glad because it meant I would finally be able to track my ovulation.
As you know, AF just showed up at the beginning of this week. So why would I take an ovulation test already? Because I have issues! HAHA. It is WAY to early to test for an LH surge and I know that. I just got anxious and decided I would take one just for the heck of it I guess. My Wondfo ovulation test strips haven’t come in yet so that means I wasted one of my more expensive ones.
I need to stop being so darn impatient!
Even though AF showed up really late, I am going to test my ovulation based on a 28-day cycle this month since that is what my cycle used to be. I promised myself I would wait until CD 11 before I test again. Here’s to keeping my promise to myself!!
The BFN…no smiley face.