Monday, April 30, 2012

2.10

My nose finally cleared up enough to do yoga again.  I think I did a good job for being so rusty.

I'm not sure, but with the fatigue and temp spike I had today, I may have O'd yesterday.

I'm very emotional still.

Friday, April 27, 2012

2.7

Emotional and tired for no real reason.  It's like major PMSing, but my period has been over for 2 days.  No pain to speak of, but slight nausea.  I wonder if it's a reaction to one of the new drugs?  Maybe the saw palmetto is making me too feminine?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

2.6

Grrr...I told myself I wasn't going to miss any days this cycle.  Actually, I think someone stole the 25th from me.  It's like it never existed.  I forgot to do my self-exam as well.

WARNING! TMI!  So, AF went bye-bye today and I celebrated by trying the RePhresh gel.  Seriously, I think I will use it every month after AF, because it just made me feel so much better.  It's like all the yuck just disappeared from head to toe as soon as I used the stuff.  Headache, cramps, everything, was still lingering when I woke up, and then POOF!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2.4

I went for a looooong walk today.  I left the house at noonish and didn't get home until 4:30.  At least I stopped at the library and a friend's flat.  Before I got lost.  Discovered that walking in moderation helps with cramps, but too much makes cramps worse.

Monday, April 23, 2012

2.3

So, I still haven't gotten back on the Wii Fit because I still have a cold.  Took DS swimming this morning.  It was clearly the yoga that made AF so light and painless last month, because my cramps are HORRIBLE and so is the nausea.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2.2

Went for a walk with the boys today and dropped in to surprise my BIL and SIL.  It helped my cramps a bit and the fresh air seemed to do my nose some good.  Because 24 hour Sudafed doesn't last 24 hours.  However, it did help me get a good night's sleep for the first time in weeks.

Thinking about trying to do the Wii Fit again tonight since I can breath a little.  I'll let you know what routine I end up with for menses.

2.1

After further research and the supplements I took last month not killing me, here is the new revised list.
Menses--take a pregnancy test before starting regimen, even if bleeding comes on time!
Daily:
100mg Vitamin B-6
1000mg Vitamin C
81mg Aspirin
800mcg Folic Acid w/ Vitamin B-12
450mg Saw Palmetto
500mg Magnesium
400mg Vitex
up to 4200mg Cranberry plus vitamin C
600mg Calcium plus Vitamin D
Acidophilus
400mg Echinacea
Acupressure with Lavender/Rose/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
As Needed:
Caffeinated Beverages
Maalox
Sudafed
Acupressure with Lemon/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
Follicular Phase
Daily:

100mg Vitamin B-6
1000mg Vitamin C
81mg Aspirin
800mcg Folic Acid w/ Vitamin B-12
450mg Saw Palmetto
500mg Magnesium
400mg Vitex
up to 4200mg Cranberry plus vitamin C
600mg Calcium plus Vitamin D
Acidophilus
400mg Echinacea
Acupressure with Lavender/Rose/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
Every 36 Hours:
RepHresh suppositories
As Needed:
Maalox
Sudafed
Acupressure with Lemon/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
Luteal Phase
Daily:
Acidophilus
500mg Magnesium
600mg Calcium plus Vitamin D
81mg Aspirin
800mcg Folic Acid w/ Vitamin B-12
100mg Vitamin B-6
Acupressure with Lavender/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
As Needed:
Maalox
Sudafed
up to 4200mg Cranberry plus vitamin C (use sparingly due to the vitamin C)
Acupressure with Lemon/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
If Pregnancy Occurs
Daily:

Acidophilus
500mg Magnesium
600mg Calcium plus Vitamin D
81mg Aspirin
800mcg Folic Acid w/ Vitamin B-12
100mg Vitamin B-6
Acupressure with Lavender/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
Progesterone suppositories through first trimester


As Needed:
Maalox
Sudafed
up to 4200mg Cranberry plus vitamin C (use sparingly due to the vitamin C)
Acupressure with Lemon/Vanilla in Grapeseed suspension
Preggie Pops/Pop-Drops
Up to 2 caffeinated beverages per day




Thursday, April 19, 2012

1.27

Still can't seem to lick this cold, and I can't do yoga when I can't breathe.  I think I'm also gearing up for a visit from Auntie...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1.26

Last night, I didn't get to blog b/c of a power outage.  I really wanted to tell you that I relieved my toddler's headache with acupressure at GV24.5: Third Eye Point (the crease just above the bridge of the nose and between the eyebrows).  I was glad that I didn't have to give him medicine when he woke up from his nap with a headache ("Huwt head, ow, Mommy!"  "Would you let me try some acupressure?" "Twy pwessure, please."), and he liked it so much (and/or the headache returned) that he actually requested I do the acupressure again at bedtime.  "Hand fodehead, Mommy, fumb fodehead, pwessure fodehead, please!"  whilst grabbing my thumb and pressing it to the Third Eye Point.  He's not yet two.  I love that kid!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

1.23

I fear I've been horrendously inconsistent with this.  I'm going to let being sick be a good enough excuse for right now.  I'm kind of annoyed that the Vitamin C and Echinacea I took during my menses and follicular phase didn't prevent this.  Also, I've not been exercising this week.  Oh well.

I feel kinda stupid for not thinking of this before tonight, but I found some head cold pressure points online and used my lemon-vanilla blend.  I was already feeling much better today, but that gave me a great deal of relief.  I will try that from the beginning of my next illness...if I remember to do so...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

1.21

I've missed a bunch of days.  Sorry folks.  I've also been missing days on my Wii Fit.  I have another thermal shift, but I may have a fever.  Does a head cold (not treated with cold medicine) cause fertile cm, though?  Feeling like crap with a headache and runny nose and sleeping all day and up all night not breathing.  Please pray for me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1.20

Crosshairs are still dotted, I felt like I had mittelschmerz again...oh, and my BBT thermometer has gone AWOL.

Monday, April 9, 2012

1.17

I'm going to cheat and skip my workout tonight.  I went to the pool with the kids today, at least.  But after my son waking me up every two hours in the night (to ask for a snack and then throw it at me each time), and dealing with my kooky kid sister and eating too many sweets...I'm just too light-headed to feel safe doing any yoga or strength training.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

1.16

Feeling pretty good; just beat an 8-year-old at a dance game for kids...I must be in shape!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

1.15

Finally got some dotted crosshairs, and it was the day I thought I ovulated.  I'm pretty sure I didn't conceive; thankfully, because my due date would be Christmas Day if I were preggers :-/.  Now I just need to make it through the 2ww and on to the next cycle! Yay!

P.S.  For the first time in my (non-pregnant) life, I feel fat.  My BFFs Edwardian corset was murder to get into, and I can't tighten the laces even the teensiest bit once it is fastened.  I hope I can still eat a big brekky tomorrow.

Friday, April 6, 2012

1.14

Luteal/pregnancy exercise routine (safe until 36 weeks, or discomfort, whichever comes first--maybe safe until delivery if baby is in wrong position):

Deep Breathing
Tricep Extensions
Downward-facing Dog
Side Lunge
Bridge
Rowing Squat
Warrior 
Lunge

Thursday, April 5, 2012

1.13

Anyone want to stalk my chart?  It's too early to see cross-hairs even if I'm correct, but I think there's a clear thermal shift (need one more day of high temps to confirm) and my cervical position bears up my theory that I O'd 2 days ago. I had some brown spotting for 2 days, which is abnormal for me whether or not I ovulate.  But I'm still having Über  fertile CM and today I had like the worst Mittelschmerz  EVER...wondering if the egg-white mucus is due to the supplements I've been taking?  Should I be concerned or is this a sign that the supplements are doing their job?
Stalk my chart, please?

1.12

It doesn't look like we're going to get our weekly swim this week.  DS threw up before we could get ready to leave for the pool.  I think when my health club membership runs out, we will just buy a punch card instead of paying monthly.  This sort of thing happens too often.  I only hope I stay consistent without the guilt of wasted membership fees to drive me.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

1.11

I'm not so sure "they" are correct about exercising and endorphins.  I still struggle with depression, even on days when I work out for hours.  Maybe Reese Witherspoon's defense of her client in Legally Blonde was not a good one..."Exercise makes people happy; and happy people just don't kill their husbands."

Don't worry.  Hubby is still very much alive.  Someone who knows us in real life can call him and check on that if you think I'm lying.  I'm just making a point here.

On the other hand, I feel a lot better physically, if not emotionally.  I'm improving at my exercises.  Yesterday I ran faster than I had been; today I spent 2.5 hours walking with DS and my sissies.  As for my nightly Wii Fit routine...

This is my follicular phase Wii Fit routine:

Half-Moon (tonight I got 91pts--4 stars/Yoga Master!)
Warrior (tonight I got 100 pts--4 stars/Yoga Master!)
Torso Twists (tonight I got 100pts--4 stars/Bodybuilder!)
Tree (tonight I got 100pts--4 stars/Yoga Master...however, I cheated a bit and used a chair for stability)
Downward-Facing Dog (tonight I got 73pts--3 stars/Yoga Trainer...I've gotten higher scores in the past)
Plank (tonight I got 55pts--2 stars/Exercise Novice)
Cobra (they don't score this one)
Bridge (they don't score on this one)
Shoulder Stand (they don't score on this one)
Spinal Twist (they don't score on this one)

Monday, April 2, 2012

1.10

Realized that the other thing I fell asleep before doing on Saturday was running. I'm going to have to run like 4 times this week if I want to get my monthly quota in.  Hubby sent me for a run before dinner while he watched our son.  I made pretty good time, considering I've only run once this spring and considering I got like no sleep last night...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

1.9

Hey all, sorry I forgot to post yesterday.  I was just too excited!  I never would have believed it, but you can get confirmed ovulation on CD 5 and a positive beta on CD 8.  That's right; it's only CD 9 and I have a confirmed pregnancy!  Fertile Myrtle over here!  Highlight below if you want to know the sex of my baby!

*Actually, no.  That's not possible.  I fell asleep before I blogged last night because we had a crazy busy weekend.  I slept through exercising and reading my Bible, too.  I just April Fooled you!*