The Pre-Seed and FertileCM arrived and so did my period. We were not successful in September.
I started taking the FertileCM right away (2 per day, rather than the suggested 3 per day) and starting taking my basal body temperature too. This was very hard. My husband is a restless sleeper and after my parents left following Thanksgiving weekend, the dogs stopped sleeping through the night. I was constantly waking up and could rarely take my temperature at the same time as is suggested for BBT.
I did see trends though and surprisingly, Fertility Friend (an online tool used for identifying ovulation) put my ovulation day a week ahead of other online calculators. I had read that this was a possibility, and one of the side effects of the FertileCM. It annoyed me, because my schedule had really settled down and I was worried what a change might mean for future months. The only plus side was that FertileCM really improved my sex drive, and even though I was not set to ovulate for another week, Alain and I had been practicing quite a lot leading up to ovulation.
To make a long story short, this was the month we succeeded in TTC. In spite of the nagging thoughts that I was too skinny and that I might have trouble conceiving, I got my first positive home pregnancy test on Sunday, November 7.
From now on, I'll be keeping a weekly (or bi-weekly) journal it'll be part of a series too, and posted after the fact. I hope to get caught up with everything in the new year and publish real time. Once I can be sure that this baby is going to stick, I'll be excited to share everything with the blogging world.