Hi and welcome to Emmacharlene & MartiJae! Emma, sorry AF showed, but at least this cycle is a fresh start. Good luck with the Royal Jelly, I know a lot of people have lots of good things to say.
MartiJae, I totally know what you mean about feeling silly asking for something from the doc. Back in January, I was so convinced that I was pregnancy and not showing positive on the home tests that I had called the doctor a couple times and the second time I just felt so dumb for doing it even though the nurse was really nice about it. I had the same feelings about maybe I'm another one who doesn't get a positive urine test since my sister-in-law never tested positive until she was over 3 months along (and now has a lovely 1-year-old boy--basically the reason for my journey, lol). Anyway, long story short (ha, like I can do that, as you'll find out
) we'll almost always understand when you have something to vent or any questions, they are always good ones to us! OH, and I think you asked about temping? I'd go ahead and start whenever, with long cycles you can sometimes get enough data to see ovulation even if you're already well into the cycle. For example, in my January example above, I was able to tell that I finally ovulated on about January 17th (though didn't realize it at first because I was sick and had missed 1 day of temping right when I think I O'd). It was confirmed because I had a chemical pregnancy that month, so I know that I had to have ovulated right about then due to the very low HCG levels with negative tests days before. Anyway, the next month I was again able to see ovulation pretty clearly, and that helped me relax so much because I was worried about my cycle being still messed up from birth control and then the chemical on top of everything. I think that de-stress really contributed to the conception.
I'm kinda behind (again, lol), so I'll just say I'm seeing a theme of this month I'll be more relaxed and try not to stress. I am lovin' that. That's what I did after the chemical (or at least tried to), and I think that it really did help. At the very least, I didn't feel so pressured to have sex today because this could be it! We just had sex when we wanted to, and it happened to work out, which was awesome.
AFM, I had a great day off yesterday (worked last weekend). Hubs took the day off too, and we went out to help my dad go maple syruping. I hadn't gotten a chance to really do that the last couple years, so it was very fun. Some of my best memories from childhood are from going syruping. Basically tromping out in the woods, gettin muddy & poking the fire. And of course, licking the yummy warm syrup! As an added benefit, I felt really great yesterday and all the walking in the woods actually worked the kinks out of my lower back so I feel better than I have in the last week! I also got to see Grandma. I feel bad that I don't go visit as often as I should, especially since she's been getting so frail the last few years. She's 88 now, and while she doesn't really look it, you can tell that she's having a harder time moving around. She's still sharp as a tack, though! She'll give you a run for your money playing cards or Scrabble, that's for sure.
I really think I'm almost done with the morning sickness, though not necessarily the easy gagging at certain smells/icky thoughts, lol. Had a hard time finishing my banana this morning when I had a thought that we were out of eggs while I had mushed-up banana in my mouth, lol! Otherwise, I'm feeling great and starting to really notice a pooch, which sounds like it should be a bad thing, lol.
Gotta get me some maternity jeans or something because I'm resorting to lounge pants or my work pants (at least I thought ahead in that department!).