Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sperm-Friendly Lube?

I heard that synthetic lubrication can decrease sperm motility, I guess being too gooey for them to swim through, so last month when we were trying to conceive most of the time we didn't use extra lube, just in case. Still, I did masturbation shows using my regular lube and who knows how long that stuff hangs around in my vag so . . .

I just placed an order for this stuff, the pornographically-named "pre-seed". The entire website has a snake-oil vibe to it, but whatever . . . I can't wait to photograph our "Free Packet of Good Luck Baby Dust With Each Purchase".

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


So. We took a pregnancy test on Thursday, July 12th. If I properly detected my ovulation then my period was due on Wednesday, July 11th (the day before we took the test).

Anyway, it came out unambiguously negative.

Either my period is going to be really late or the test was wrong / we took it too early. Before I was on the pill, it was pretty average for me to be on a six week cycle, which is really annoying. So here I am, a week "late" but that could mean absolutely nothing.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Due Near My Birthday

My last period started June 12th, so according to this calculator the baby (if we're indeed pregnant) is due March 18th. My birthday is the 17th!


Monday, July 9, 2007

PMS or Pregnancy Symptoms?

My period is due this week IF I am regular/detected my ovulation properly and DIDN'T get pregnant.

I have *no* idea if my symptoms since ovulation have been pregnancy symptoms or PMS things, especially since this is my first cycle off of birth control in two or three years. I did have some strange mild cramps right after ovulation -- could it have been a symptom of implantation? I don't know.

So my period is due this week and for the past week I haven't felt anything like the kind of PMS I used to have. I haven't been craving carbs and I'cw even felt strangely LESS hungry than usual. I've been constipated the past three days which could be because of my schedule being out of whack, but apparently it's also an early pregnancy symptom. I have a headache and nausea tonight which are also early pregnancy symptoms, but that could be from caffeine withdrawals and the nausea could be from having Indian food earlier today which does have dairy stuff in it and I'm lactose intolerant.

I started feeling crampy-ish today, though, and am starting to feel bitchy so I've been feeling like we're probably not pregnant yet. Also, I have more zits than usual but then I just read someone on a message board saying she broke out when she got pregnant, and in places she never breaks out like her back and shoulders, which is funny because the past week I've been worrying a zit on my shoulder blade which is someplace I haven't had a zit in, like, ten or fifteen years. I've also been more sensitive than I normally am to odors, but that's always spiked around the time of my period. My boobs did start to feel a little bloated and tender-when-squeezed tonight, but again -- that could be PMS *or* pregnancy.

Anyway, we should know sometime this week.

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Friday, July 6, 2007


My skin is pimplier since going off the pill. I have a constellation of zits on my chin. I wonder if this means I am having PMS / my period is going to start. If so, then I'm not pregnant.

Going to test for it next week if my period doesn't start by, say, Wednesday.

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