This fertility journey requires tremendous patience and a lot of waiting. My 2014 begins with waiting to ovulate.
Today is cycle day 21. Guess what? My basal body temperature has not risen. No confirmed ovulation. In fact, my BBT has been very low, way lower than usual. Yesterday’s was 96.5. It’s usually above 97 before ovulation. I thought that the thermometer was broken so I went ahead and changed the battery. Today’s temperature was 96.7. Still no O. For someone who usually ovulates on day 13 or 14, this is like missing a flight and waiting at the terminal for another plane that may or may not have room for a standby passenger.
I usually don’t spot mid-cycle. The one and only time I had mid-cycle bleeding was exactly one year ago. In that cycle, ovulation occurred on cycle day 29. My cycles are usually 25 days to 28 days. Not ovulating until day 29 felt like an eternity. Currently, no sign of ovulation on cycle day 21 also feels like time is standing still and not moving. I wonder if the mid-cycle bleeding I had from cycle day 12 to cycle day 14 was due to the cyst. There is no way of knowing.
This is a little bit frustrating. Natural conception or the next IVF cycle will not happen until this body decides to release an egg or to just go directly to breakthrough bleeding.
Plus, BD every other day gets a little…. tiring. I am sure Bob will agree with me.
Back to waiting……