I find myself, once again, a lady in waiting!
Despite all the confusion with the multiple days of positive opks, I feel really sure that I ovulated late in the day on cd 17 based on all my signs and the fact that my cm has completely dried up / my symptoms are gone. I haven't been doing opks long, but I've been charting plenty long enough to know to trust my body on this one. I would even admit that possibly O happened shortly after midnight on the morning of cd 18, which might explain why my LH levels hadn't completely dropped when I tested yesterday. I went to the Dollar Tree this morning to grab a couple more opks and they were completely out, so I took that as a sign. Stop with opks, Spazzle, the wait has begun! :) We'll try to get one more dtd in tonight, just in case, but otherwise I'm not going to worry about it.
All that being said, I'm 1 - 2 dpo and feeling really great. Yesterday I woke up early, got a TON of stuff done: 3,000 words on my new novel; took a break to clean and ended up scrubbing the baseboards for a while only to end up scrubbing the tile grout of half my kitchen floor; made a scrumptious dinner; wrote some more. I have no idea where all that focus and energy came from. DH and I didn't dtd, but we were both exhausted, and as much as we want this I'm not willing to force us to dtd when I know we'd both rather just cuddle and fall asleep together. We dtd on cd 16 and 17, though, so hopefully those swimmers really did channel their inner Michael Phelps this time around. ;)
My plans to make it through this wait unscathed: 1) continue my yoga workouts during the first thirty mins of my lunch hour each day; this has made an amazing change in my stress levels, and it really gives me that midday boost, 2) help DH clean out one of the extra bedrooms (which is currently just, idk, a junk room, lol) so that we can paint and know that it's ready when we get that bfp, 3) work on finding a good balance to stay on top of chores around the house, because I know after a little one comes I'll be glad I have some semblance of a routine / crock pot meal repetoire to work with, and 4) picking up something new to read: I'm thinking Bluebeard by Vonnegut (already on my shelf) and 100 Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez (because I simply adore his fantastical world). I'm going to try my very best not to test until AF is due, which is March 15th. I think this will be the best way to keep my positivity for the longest amount of time and also keep me from obsessing about accuracy and percentages at X dpo.
Where are my other ladies in waiting? What are your plans to get through this tww? When are you hoping to test?
As always, may your beans be sticky and your symptoms be for real this time. ;)
7 cycles ttc - 8 cycles off bcp - cd 19 - 1-2dpo
P.S. I uploaded a fun picture to remind us all to laugh a little. ;) Hopefully none of us return to the dreaded cd 1.