Lazy Day

WordPress has changed up a few things around here. I’m trying to get used to the new way of writing up posts, so excuse the mess if it ends up looking a bit off. It’s gonna take a bit of getting used to the new format of things….but I think they’ve made some great changes. Looks like it’s going to be a lot easier to use!

Anyway, back to TTC. I’m half way through the wait. Woo! Bring on the pseudo symptoms:

  • Sore breasts for the last 3 days. Very unusual.
  • Dull lower back pain.
  • Killer headache all day yesterday.
  • Huge appetite the last 2 days.

Here’s today’s chart:

In other news…….K and I are having a nice, lazy day. I am currently in bed, under covers. Hair is a bit of a mess, glasses still on, and I haven’t done my makeup. It feels nice to just relax. The latter part of the week was crazy, with a 16 hour day draining all our energy. We’re going out to dinner with some friends at 6pm…so I still have a little bit more time to just LAZE.

have been trying to keep my mind of symptoms and testing and so forth during this wait, and found this fairly new invention called the conception pillow. Granted, I think they have almost invented everything under the sun nowadays…. but, I did think it was cool. K and I always prop a bunch of pillows under me for the insems…and a lot of the times, they slide….so I thought this was pretty cool:

The Conception Pillow. “The pillow’s unique patented design follows the advice of fertility experts, which is to elevate a woman’s hips, legs and buttocks after intercourse. It helps to position the hips and cervix so that the sperm is kept in place within the cervix.

“Use the pillow for 20 to 30 minutes so that gravity can help nature take its course. Many experts believe that maintaining this position increases chances of conception. The pillow is contoured to fit the shape of a woman’s body.”

The pillow has been endorsed by obstetrician/gynecologist and infertility specialist Dr. Christopher D. Williams, author of “The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally.”

“It simulates the procedure I use in my office after a woman has undergone an artificial insemination of sperm,” Williams said.

“I used the pillow, and it worked for me,” said Drangula. She and her husband created and then discarded four polyurethane foam prototypes before they developed the Conception Curve Positioning Pillow, which is on the market today for $59.95 at

“It’s a success,” said Christy Carlo Musumeci Drangula, who’s working on her second invention. She’s hush-hush. about that.

Have any of you guys heard of this? Tried it??? I am hoping my “symptoms” are meaning something….one can only hope, right?? I’ve heard that have sore boobs is a pretty good sign…..And now, I’m off to have some ice cream! Happy weekend girls!


16 thoughts on “Lazy Day

  1. hello cute puppies!

    your chart looks great…symptoms are appropriate…keeping all fingers and toes crossed (sparky too).

    i’d never heard of the conception pillow. that’s a lot of money for some proppin! i say stick with the pillows or a yoga ball for a little extra lift. let’s hope you don’t have to think about it at all!

  2. The symptom I had, that didn’t even click was that I was INSANELY tired. Like come home and fall asleep at 4 pm tired.

    My boobs didn’t start to hurt until after my period was due. And they have not stopped hurting or growing since (I am almost 9 weeks now). LOL.

    Oh yeah! Right before my period was due, the smell of a salesman’s cologne and my friend’s perfume made me queasy. Since then, certain smells will hit me the wrong way and make me want to puke. Fun times!

    As for the pillow, unless you are wealthy, I wouldn’t waste the $50 + on it. Just prop your legs up with some pillows.

    Good luck!

  3. I love the look of your chart but that may be a bit soon to be excited about but definitely heading in the right direction 🙂 Never heard of the pillow but I guess if it makes people feel like they are doing something rather than nothing it could be a good thing. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like it in a IVF or IUI clinic so don’t know why a doctor would say that. Bt whatever floats their boat. Good luck with this cycle, fingers crossed its the one for you guys

  4. Oh I love the puppies pic… so cute.

    I have never heard of the pillow, but seems like a good concept… or you could makeshift your own!

  5. awesome pillow! when i inseminated, the pile of pillows slipped too and was annoying. I like that one – and I’d have bought it if it wasn’t too expensive! (i never tried one though).
    Sometimes makeshift (like 6 pillows stacked) just doesn’t work the same!

  6. Hey there. Read this yesterday. I feel I have no time for nothing. Pillow looks cool. How much is IT?

    I have foot prints on my wall. Hubby has threatened to paint the prints permanently. Thinks it’s sexy! HA!!!! Boy if we left now. That would sure give ‘m somethin to talk about since no one knows of our efforts.

    After I went back to sleep this morning GOT my good brighter surge at 9ish. SOOOOOOOOO.. I’ll be busy today! Hubby is out working on his truck! He promised not to be long. Smiles. Today marks 4 years since we became intimate, We’re taking this as a HOPEFUL SIGN!

    See my boobs have more painful heavier feeling from ovulation on. Sometimes right before.. BUT anything OUT IF the ordinary is ALWAYS a good sign. Love, love your chart Tiff! Seeems BEST yet! VERY VERY impressive. Steady too!

    How many more days before you can * SHOULD ” test?

    Just stopped in for a minute! Wanted to catch up….

  7. You have more symptoms than I ever did! Good luck and I hope this is it for you guys. December 2008 seems like the perfect time to welcome a baby to me!

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