Monday, March 17, 2008

Ovulation prediction

Saturday I started testing out the Ovulation Prediction Kits. The instruction say to use them at the same time every day, sometime between 10am and 8pm after holding your pee for four hours and not drinking much. I chose 6pm so that I wouldn't have to do it at work. Saturday I was planning on doing this, held my pee, got distracted, peed, and then remembered and forced out a trickle at 7:30. Oops. Yesterday, I peed right at 2pm, then we took a nap and I woke up at 3:30 really having to go. But I held it until 5:30 and it came out as a burst. Who knew this would be so hard?

So far I'm not ovulating, though I think I had fertile mucus this morning. My signs don't seem to line up, which worries me. But I'm trying not to worry because what good does that do?


j.k-c. said...

It takes a little practice to get into the OPK routine...I have learned that it is also easier to pee in a cup and then dip the test.
I would also recommend the CBE digital ones with the smiley face. I use them as back up so when I "think" the two lines match on the regular one I pull out the digital one to confirm
Good luck holding your pee (oh, and two hours of holding works fine for me).

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear j.k-c say that two hours of holding works. I really hate that four hour wait!

These OPKs are confusing... I had a couple of days where the line was almost as dark and now it's light again. My temp spiked one day and went back down. I'm so confused.