Saturday, November 1, 2008

See ya later, Fertility Friend!

I've decided Im just plain old sick of Fertility Friend. And charting in general. My charts always look like they should be in the "BFP Hall of Fame." Seriously. Each cycle, they are triphasic, I have implantation dips, I have a decent LP. I always think "this has GOT to be it, who has a chart that looks like this and DOESNT get a BFP?" (I clearly have a mind lapse at that point because the correct answer would be ME!)

So anyways, I am parting ways with FF and charting. Sure, I might come crawling back to it in a couple months but I started thinking about it, and why NOT take a break?! I know I ovulate, I know my LP is fine and we always have good timing. Im just tired of taking my temp every day, running to plug it into the computer and then staring (sometimes for hours) at my chart and the chart gallery to compare. Its a sickness and right now, Its just not worth it for me.

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday!

17 comments:

Shanny said...

You are strong and I'm weak. I cannot give up Fertility Friend no matter how much I try. I keep convincing myself that I need to know and I guess I could find better things to do than to stare at my chart for an hour or two but nothing is ever good enough lol. Good for you... GL though!

Silvina said...

I can totally relate to you. I had to take a break too and I'm totally enjoying it. For awhile I was waking up at weird hours in the morning look at the clock to see if it was time to temp. Sometimes we need to give up certain things in this TTC journey. GL hun!!!

Mary said...

I think a break is a wonderful idea. i hope it gives you the peace you need.

((Hugs))

april said...

The first thing our fertility specialist told us was "Quit charting". He feels like it's more hassle and stress (from wondering WTH!?) than it's worth. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I'm always thinking & praying for you!

-Brooke (I can't remember my user name or password for some reason!)

Kristin (kekis) said...

Way to go! I always shake my head every three months when I renew my VIP on FF. Look what it's gotten me so far . . . nada!

Bliss04 said...

Amen!

Bee said...

Good for you, Shannon! Kick FF to the curb!

jbwife said...

I let my FF run out last month and was so happy to let go of it. I needed to break myself from constantly over analyzing everything. You have it right though, you know your cycles, you know when to time it, why not let your mind have a break. Of course you're going to think about TTC, but why put something extra on your plate to stress about. I think this is going to be a good thing for you!!

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to conceive for 7 months and have been on Fertility Friend for 4. I like you have had it. It is a mental suck. I started phasing it out this month, plugging the same temp for LP. I've decided to just wait for implantation spotting, that and a positive test result is what I am looking forward to.

AMG said...

Amen! :-) Totally with you on that Shannon! I really hope the "break" works for us both.

osuraj said...

Fertiitity friend is horrible. Ditch it!

♥RedRose101307♥ said...

♫Freedom!!♪

Danse said...

I hear ya. I've been barely logging into FF for a while now and haven't been temping. Maybe I'll go back, but who knows. I've just lost all charting motivation. Hopefully you won't have a need to go back to charting.

Tara said...

I definitely understand. I'm trying to give up the habit again too. there really isn't any need for it if you know your cycle and it is just something else to analyze. Hopefully this will be GL for you!

Kristi said...

Good for Shan!!! I hope it gives you the peace of mind you're looking for! Besides, YOU know your body the best anyways!

Kathryn said...

Oh, Shannie! Who else will be up with me at 6 in the morning to stalk?! LOL. Seriously, I hope the break is good for you. Rootin' for you, babe!
-Flojat