Let the Trying Begin

After nearly 10 years on birth control my husband and I were ready to start our family... and that's when I stop getting my period, natch.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Charting Clues

Not a whole lot of excitement to report at this point, but I've been trying out a couple of different charting programs to decide if I want to invest in one or not. Being the nerd that I am, I like being able to type in the data on my computer and see the graphs and get the feedback that some of the software offers. I tryed the TCOYF free trial and I'm currently using the free VIP trial of Fertility Friend. I prefer Fertility Friend, though I'm not sure exactly why... perhaps it's because it says I ovulated? And that you can share your Fertility Friend chart. I've still got quite a bit of time on the trial at FF, so we'll see how that goes before I make any committments.

According to FF, I'm on 9dpo. While I'd be thrilled if I was pregnant this cycle, I'd actually be nearly as happy if AF came -- it would be my first non-Provera period in 2006, and it would make me feel like the Metformin was doing its job. Perhaps it's too early to hope for that to happen (I haven't even been on the full dose of Metformin for this whole cycle), but we'll see.

We're heading out of town to go to a babyshower this weekend... Because our friend was on bedrest for the last 10 weeks of her pregnancy, they decided to wait to have the shower until after the baby's arrival, and I'm excited to meet their new family member.

3 Comments:

  • At 7:32 AM, Blogger ms. x said…

    I started out using FertilityFriend way back in the day (probably about 6 years ago now) and I switched to Ovusoft (TCOYF). I like it much better. The aesthetics where what really sucked me in at first (although I'm a little sick of looking at that horrible flowery border!). Now that I am comfortable with it, it seems much more user-friendly than FF (to me at least).

    The only downfall is that you really have to know your stuff (and by stuff, I mean what's written in TCOYF) in order to adjust your settings properly and such. Ovusoft is much less likely to give you an ovulation date if things look questionable. It is kind of stingy with the eggs, but in some cases that is a good thing.

    -x-

     
  • At 2:53 PM, Blogger Lady S said…

    ah, interesting... i'm going to keep up with this free VIP trial before I make a decision...

     
  • At 11:44 AM, Blogger ms. x said…

    I just remembered one of the other reasons I don't like FertilityFriend (and this will probably seem very trivial, but I'm picky about weird things). I don't like that they refer to sex as 'BD' (aka - babydancing). That term has always irritated me. I figure if you're not mature enough to say 'sex' or 'intercourse' then you're probably not mature enough to raise a child...sorry, but like I said, I'm picky about weird things. ; )

    -x-

     

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