So this morning I was woken at 5:30 by my loyal cat, I took my temp, it was back down like I expected. I peed in a cup and stuck various sticks in the cup, the OPK was darker but still negative, but the CB Advanced whatever it’s called came back with a blinking smilie.

So, I began to feel optimistic about ovulating this cycle.

That optimism has paid off. The cheapies tested positive when I tested next at about 3:30 pm.


So I think tomorrow will be the big day.

I have Solo’s post bookmarked and read that chapter in The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians (I’m too weirded out by the idea of a spectrum outside a doctor’s office so I’m not going to be following it, but hope that won’t hurt my odds too much). Any other advice? I haven’t opened the box that contains the tank yet, but I was told it has thawing instructions, which I will follow to the letter.

Also Latte’s being super sweet about all this and is super cute and excited. 🙂


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15 Responses to Surge!!

  1. Yay! Still a catheter virgin so no advice here, just excitement and baby dust 🙂

    • DeCaf says:

      That’s fair. I feel that the only person I ever want to see my cervix is my doctor. If we decide to bump it up to IUI I would prefer a doctor do it.

  2. Caitlin says:

    Yay! I get five days of flashing smileys before my solid smile, so don’t freak out if it doesn’t happen in 1-2 days like the box says. I’ve heard of people having up to 9 flashing days before solid. Others just have 2!

  3. turtleflower says:

    I feel the same way as you do about using speculums for inseminations. Luckily the Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth does not recommend using speculums. The book says, “if you use a speculum, much of the sperm will get pulled out to the opening…as the speculum is removed.” So don’t worry about hurting your chances. Your body knows what to do 🙂 good luck and have fun!

    • DeCaf says:

      I figured propping my butt up and staying there for a bit then using an instead cup would be okay. Also my body is fairly incompetent 😉 so don’t put too much faith in it.

    • Idk how much fun one can really have but we tried for almost two years so that’s probably why I think the way I do. I wish we were able to have had more good times 😉

  4. AndiePants says:

    Yay! Good luck!!

  5. Just elevate your lower half as much as is comfortable and pee before you inseminate so you don’t need to get up for a while.

  6. We used a speculum a few times and I used a syringe and catheter to put the baby juice right up next to the wife’s cervix. We decided it was worth a shot but a couple times when removing the speculum we had some loss. That was so disappointing. I cried. Our success came from the instead softcup.

  7. Molly says:

    Excited for you!

  8. I’d offer advice but we haven’t had a success yet so I can’t be sure what we’re doing is absolutely working. That said, I never even considered using a speculum. If you keep your hips up, it should find its way to the cervix, shouldn’t it? Esp if there’s lots of EWCM action.
    I would definitely advise not forgetting the towel, tho. Good luck!

  9. Good luck! There’s not too much to it, but it when you first start out it feels like there is. We thawed the sperm for about 15 minutes on the counter, put a little dollop of pressed in 15 mins in advance, sucked up the sperm in a syringe, I had my hips/butt up on like 3 pillows (the time it worked I had my legs up the wall), put the syringe in as far as it would go and pressed in the plunger slowly, and that was that. Laid around for about 2 hours watching junk on netflix. Sometimes I’d feel a little cramping afterwards, I don’t think that’s uncommon so if that happens don’t worry about it.

    • DeCaf says:

      I had mine up on two but rolled my hips upward so nothing could possibly fall out. After a half hour I put an instead cup in and continued to lie for another 1/2 hr. I hope it works. Fingers crossed.
      Also, I’m getting that little cramping. I hope it’s a good sign? 🙂

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