BBT Hysteria!

So today was my third day of Clomid and all I can say is HOLY HOT FLASHES! Last night was the worst...as I am in one of my places of worship (also known as the Christmas Tree Shops), I felt like someone had 1000 of those little portable heaters on me. M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E! I mean for heavens sakes will someone just please turn on the air conditioning ...or I guess just open the door.....(I just had a quick glimpse of life during menopause and have decided that I will be staying 29 forever).

I have also ventured into the world of the BBT! ahhh the Basal Body Temperature. I know you are thinking how I could possibly be trying to conceive for three years and not have ventured into this world so far.....it's simple really...technology....OPK's and pregnancy tests to be exact! Actually when I think about it, a couple of years ago BBT-ing was something I thought people "in the good old days" did. I mean my mom said she bbt-ed...and that was 30 YEARS AGO (sorry mom). Hubby and I actually had to take a class on charting and bbt-ing BEFORE we got married (ahh that good old catholic church teaching us to procreate)......We thought the class was BS and we joked the whole time (LOVE MY HUSBAND). God how I wish I had paid attention (and yes I am actually talking to god here ...I do wish I paid attention during the class that we had to take to get married in his presence....I wasn't using the "lords name in vain" or anything...because I wouldn't do something like that .....anymore).

MAYBE just maybe ...If I had paid attention I wouldn't be going through what I like to refer to as BBT hysteria! BBT hysteria is a term to describe someone who WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT to see if it's time to test! Not only do I wake up in the middle of the night to see if it's time but I also freak out about moving to see the time. I'm a belly sleeper and I happen to be most comfortable when I am facing my husband...so to take my temp I have to carefully roll over onto my back....calculate the time to see if "it's time" (yes I said calculate...I can NOT for the life of me figure out how to change the time on my alarm clock and am way to embarrassed to mention that to Hubby ...who will read this and know...so BABE..mind helping me out here? THANKS!) and fish around on the nightstand (in the dark) to find the thermometer! It goes a little something like this: *CRASH* -crap that was my phone.....*BANG*- the alarm clock hitting the wall......*boom*- the remote hits the floor....THANK gosh (see I didn't use HIS name) I have never knocked the thermometer over ...because I would probably have a nervous breakdown and cry as I tried to pick up the thermometer with my toes while trying not to move any other muscles.....

And I don't know if anyone else has these problems but my thermometer seems to take FOREVER to read.....I swear its like 8 minutes long......This morning was the worst when I had to pee so bad that I was reasoning if my bladder would burst before the alarm on the thermometer beeped.

AND I know that my thermometer has last temp recall but I am so scared of it malfunctioning and not recording the temp that after the thing has beeped...I get out of bed...pick up the crap from the floor ..use my phone as a flashlight and read the temp and then right it down by my computer....SIGH....I am exhausted by 7:30 in the morning!!

Maybe this BBT stuff isn't for me....but I'm trying .....It makes me feel like I have something in my control....I'm not sure what that something is yet....but I have it =)

Next up:.......We start OPK-ing on Wednesday!!!


vervilledeb1 said...

What a great post! I have done the BBT and I was the exact same way! LOL Tone of baby dust to you!

vervilledeb1 said...

Sorry! That was supposed to be TONS of baby dust!

Dea.nna said...

Too funny! I wonder how women go the BBT route bc you're post is exactly how I imagine I would be.

Ashley said...

Haha. Yah charting in the morning is definitely not easy. :)

Pregnant Yuppy said...

I've been doing the BBT thing since we started to TTC. The worse issue that I've had is the cat trying to swat at it while it's in my mouth. And yes, it does take forever to read - I've timed it - usually about 3 minutes, sometimes as long as 5!