Hey ladies! I'm back...for the 2nd time! Let me introduce myself, since you may be seeing a lot of me! My husband and I just started TTC this month...we wanted to wait until our daughter was close to the age of 3 (she will be 3 in April). It happened SUPER quickly the first time...I'm talking one time of unprotected sex on our 1 year wedding anniversary...oops...definitely a heat of the moment kind of thing and not planned.
I don't know why, but I'm super worried it's going to take a while this time around...I struggle with anxiety, so I just need to learn to RELAX...(easier said than done). There's definitely a lot more pressure/stress to make it happen when you're TTC vs. the unexpected pregnancy.
I have a couple questions for the fertility "pros" out there. I have a longer than normal cycle (anywhere between 31-35 days for the past year). I've been performing the ovulation pee tests 2x/day for the past WEEK but they have ALL been negative. I'm currently on day 17 of my cycle.
I've also been doing the cervical mucus method, and yesterday/today it was SUPER watery, wet, stringy, etc. Why do you think my LH surge wasn't detected on the ovulation test? Do you think I may just have a short surge and missed it? Should I stop relying on these tests to predict my fertility window, and just rely on my CM instead?
We had sex day 12, day 16, and day 17 of my cycle...my LMP was January 8th. When do all you typically have sex throughout your cycle. Anyone else firm believers of the CM method?
Sorry for all the questions...just need to talk to some other mommies and hear their experiences. Great to meet you all! Take care!