Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cycle # 10

It's been 10 months. 10 Looooong months. I can't believe that much time has passed.
That's long enough to have carried a pregnancy to term. I didn't actually try the first cycle, so technically this is the 9th cycle of trying. *sigh* I just keep waiting. 
I was given a supply of opk's  (thank you Maria!) I have two left. I was hoping to be pregnant before I needed to buy any. I don't know how my husband would feel about that. I do have my Ovulation Scope (see here for a similar item). But I don't always remember to spit on it before I brush my teeth, and that could give me false readings. My sweet friends Maria and Jayme are hosting a giveaway for an OvaCue Fertility Monitor. Now, that would be a sweet win! 
It's actually a double win!
There will be two winners!!!!
If you read this and decide to enter the giveaway, put my email (toribeardatattdotnet) as your referral and then we could both win!
Go here to see how the OvaCue works.
This little baby will keep track of all your fertility information.
Did I say ALL? I mean ALL! How cool is that?
Here is the description from

The OvaCue Bundle - The Ultimate in Ovulation Prediction
The OvaCue Bundle contains the OvaCue Fertility Monitor (w/ Oral Sensor) and the Vaginal Sensor — it's the ultimate in ovulation prediction. Order the OvaCue Bundle and save $20 off the purchase price of the separate products!
The OvaCue is a saliva-based monitor that detects changes in the electrolyte levels in saliva. These levels shift as levels of the hormone estrogen rise and fall. Simply place the oral sensor on your tongue daily and the OvaCue will track and record your fertility for that day. It looks for trends in your electrolytes to mark the beginning of your fertile window — this is the selection of your dominant follicle. With 5-7 days advance notice of ovulation, you are able to identify the time when you are most likely to conceive. This FDA approved monitor is over 98% accurate in predicting ovulation. The OvaCue keeps track of your current cycle day and current fertility status and also stores up to 4 months of readings.
The Vaginal Sensor increases the accuracy of the OvaCue and is able to confirm that ovulation has occurred. When using the vaginal sensor the monitor is able cross-reference additional data points from the electrolyte level trends it observes in your cervical mucus. This will allow the monitor to detect when your estrogen levels are decreasing and your progesterone levels are increasing (indicating ovulation). It is extremely beneficial for women with irregular cycles to use the vaginal sensor. Irregular cycles are commonly caused by hormonal imbalances. For women with a hormonal imbalance, ovulation may occur before or after the predicted time frame the oral sensor provided. If you happen to ovulate earlier then the oral sensor predicted, the vaginal sensor will be able to notify you 1 or 2 days in advance and ovulation is actually occurring sooner. This is also the case if ovulation is occurring later than the oral reading had originally predicted. It will extend your 'fertile' window until the progesterone dominance has been detected.
You will also receive free, unlimited access to a full-featured fertility charting tool that allows you to store, graph, and print your OvaCue readings.


  1. The waiting is so awful, you're right. I hope it's your time soon!

  2. Thank You KH! I hope so! Hoping you get some results as well! Crossing my fingers for all your paperwork to be finished and your home to be officially open ('cause we KNOW your hearts are!) for some special kids!