Thursday, November 20, 2008

A different kind of temping...

I used to be a temp for HPP, now it looks like I'll be doing a different kind of temping...

Since trying to get pregnant without any aid whatsoever is not working and it appears as though I will have to do some work in order to help this process along, I am going to start taking my Basal Body Temperature (BBT), as soon as my cycle starts up again (this week hopefully.)

Thoughts on this: I don't want to do it, plain and simple.

There are a few reasons:
-It's a pain in the ass. You have to remember to take it at the same time everyday, meaning you have to get up at the same time everyday to record it, which for me only works 5/7 days a week. No more sleeping in. And if you forget a day? I'll have this thing hanging over my head as soon as I wake up. Blah.
-It seems quite complicated. Fertilityfriend is going to help me out alot to keep track of it all, but still, reading the charts is going to be a challenge.
-I was told that it takes about 3 months of temping before you can actually predict your Ovulation day, which for me seems like a long freakin' time!!
-If I don't even ovulate in the first place I don't see how this will help me (I guess it will tell me if I am or not, which is handy)
-By doing this, I am effectively "trying" to get pregnant, which to me equals a lot of stress and thinking about it, which only makes it worse. Up until now I've tried to keep this whole affair fairly light hearted, and I've been keeping an "outta-sight, outta mind" philosophy, because thinking about it really stresses/depresses me out, so having that daily reminder that "oh, better take my temp so that I can get pregnant because, ha, look at that, I'm NOT pregnant, for the X# of months" could potentially make things worse.

So, yeah, that's about it. I know that it's the best thing I can do right now, and realistically I should have started awhile ago, so hopefully in the next few months I'll have a clearer understand of what's going on with my body and whether I will need even further help (if I'm not ovulating, which at this point I'm thinking is a 50/50 chance that I am...)

Let the temping begin (and the complaining end).

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