Sunday, September 6, 2009


I caught a nasty cold from the little girl I nanny for. I had a fever of 101 Saturday, but thankfully I haven't had one since then. My weekend was most spent rest and watching tv/movies. I still have a sore throat and a bad case of laryngitis. I'm very tired and just want to go home and sleep. I ,of course, started having good CM last night and I have to see if I can convince D to use one of the next two days or the weekend. We are going to visit our parents, but I'm leaving earlier than he is, Friday won't happen and Saturday probably won't either since we are going to a newlywed party for his friends and there will be beer involved.

Last Friday, I was at a product party (where a person was selling spa and beauty products), and the topic of IF came up. It's amazing that women who have been pregnant have so little idea of how fertility works. I explained a bit about NFP, both for TTC and postponing pregnancy. They aren't Catholic and brought up if I would need to go on BC to "normalize" my cycle. I told them that I was never going back on BC and that there are other medications that will actually correct any hormonal problems. One of the girls is currently pregnant (well she's actually having a c-section today because her baby is sick) and said that they tried for 18 months and finally succeed after putting cycle info into one of those on-line calculators. I wish it was that easy.


  1. Hope you are feeling better and yes..I know alot of fertile women that have no idea how lucky they are...most never have given ovulation a thought...they are just having sex at the right times(especially the teens). Crazy, huh? It's the lovely world we live in. Haaa!!!

  2. That cold thing has been making its rounds. I am glad you were able to rest and get better.

  3. Hope you are feeling better! It is amazing how much people don't know about their own bodies. We actually found ourselves teaching a midwife some stuff after our first loss - aren't midwive's supposed to be all about doing things naturally? I couldn't believe she didn't know about hormones. It is great that you got a chance to talk to the other women and maybe get them to think twice about birth control. Not many doctor's will tell them that they don't need it to fix their cycle problems!

  4. I hope you're feeling better.

    When I was first learning NFP many years ago, I was amazed at what my body could do! Now I'm amazed at what it can't!