My ugly chart

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fertility Friend decided to give me crosshairs today, which is surprising because of how bad my chart is.  My temp today was the same as abysmal 97.66 F.  Really?  I never understand how this can happen.  In my few months of charting, I have never had a chart this ugly.  I did a little chart surfing this morning and found very few ugly charts like mine that resulted in pregnancy.  Crap.

I decided to try the pineapple core trick this cycle.  I have not tried it before, but have heard that it helped others with implantation.  I went out to the grocery store last night, bought a pineapple, and sliced it into 5 equal parts (I did my best with the whole equal part).  I ate the first slice last night, core and all.  I know you are supposed to go from 1dpo - 5dpo, but I wasn't exactly sure if I had ovulated so I gave it an extra day.  Apparently the bromelain in the pineapple core is supposed to help make the uterine environment more friendly for implantation.  I guess you'd have to have a fertilized egg first though and I am not sure I got that.  We'll see what happens.

Yummy, yummy

So now I am in the 2ww once again.  Luckily I have a bunch of things to look forward to in the next 2 weeks.  I have a special acupuncture session tomorrow...I would assume for impending implantation purposes?  I am going with one of my sisters to visit my other sister in NYC this coming weekend.  Girls weekend!  Then the following week and am driving across the country (ok maybe only like 1/8 of the country) to visit my family for most of the week.  I should be getting my period around the day before I leave to come back.  I am going to try not to test while I am there, but if I feel pregnant, I might just cave and test.  I always say I am not going to test and then test anyways.  Who the heck am I kidding?

In the meantime I am thinking fertile thoughts!

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8 Responses to “My ugly chart”

  1. I'd heard that pineapple can help with implantation, but never that it was the core you needed to eat. I hope it works! And at least you'll be busy the next two weeks so maybe it will help (kinda sorta) in keeping your mind elsewhere. Joining you in thinking fertile thoughts...

  2. Hi there! Here from ICLW. It's so great that you have lots of distractions coming up. A dull, eventless 2ww is never fun. Have a good time on your trips and good luck!

  3. I'll send you my chart for this cycle when it's done... we'll see who's is uglier!!! I might try vag temping next month? Have you heard if it's more accurate than oral?

    1. Yes, I have heard that it is more accurate. I thought about switching, but I feel like more times than not when I first wake up I am totally uncoordinated and sometimes fall asleep with the thermometer in my mouth! Also, I would wonder how far you have to stick it up for it to get an accurate read. Maybe I will try it next cycle. I would love to see your chart when you are done. We can have people vote on who's is the ugliest. :)

  4. Stopping in from ICLW. Best of luck with your 2WW, it's good you have stuff to keep you busy during it! I have heard a lot of people mention the pineapple but not the core, I will have to make sure I add that to the routine my next treatment cycle.

  5. I hadn't heard of eating pineapple before. Even if it doesn't work, at least you'll have had a tasty and healthy treat!

  6. I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you :)

  7. Looking at your chart it is so hard to tell what ady you ovulated. I think you definitely need to throw out one temp but which one? if you throw out wed it looks like you ovulated Thursday, but if you throw out Thursday you could have ovulated Tuesday which is when your opk was +. Not that it matters too much but it would give you a great excuse to test early if you are looking for one ;)
    I have been taking bromelain capsules to build me uterine lining, I didn't know it helped with implantation too, I will keep taking it through the end of the cycle just in case. Also, I was going to blow off acupuncture for the next two weeks since I usually only need it for ovulation, I didn't even think about it helping with implantation. Guess I better try to get in, what day do you recommend?