My plan for when AF comes is twofold:
1. Try to somehow lower my pH. I've got a book from the library on the way about how foods affect your pH, but we'll see. While I normally am all for hippies, the whole pH diet craze thing doesn't make sense to my scientific side (lemons rasise your pH? what?). At the very least, I will forego my decaf coffee and tea, I do think those affect pH. (Forego only until after ovulation - then give me the occasional decaf coffee with high fat goat's milk, please!)
2. Get back into shape. Over the last many months (since my half marathon in September) I have been slowly getting out of shape. Part of it is being easy on my body (more yoga, not wanting to run and jostle a potential embryo, which may or may not be stupid), some of it is Winter, but a large part of it is lazy. I don't think this is good.
- If AF comes this month, that's it, we're aiming toward a May-timeframe IUI. I think it would be better if my body is strong and healthy come May, not weak and stressy and tired like it is now.
- And if a few IUIs don't work out - well, better to be in shape in general. Both to withstand what will likely be an arduous adoption process, and... well, I'm a firm believer in diet and lifestyle going a long way towards health and longevity. My Mom is super unhealthy, and I do think that if she'd eaten healthy and excersised, she would have a tenth the problems she has now. I do think that excersise can help heal the body as well.
Oh, and I have decided to do the Yoga class on Fridays with my local IF ladies. I was sort of stressy about this for a few days, since it really means turning my schedule upside down on Fridays, which means there are two nights a week I run my life around IF, which was starting to really hit home that my only hobby these days is IF... but I talked to my boss, she's ok with my skipping out super early on Friday, if I come in early, I just have to figure out if its better to drive or take the bus that day. I thought about it, and the chance to hang with the IF posse every friday night for eight weeks is too delish to pass up! :)
7DPO: Vivid dreams are in full swing, and boobs are medium sore. Skin is poor. I'm going to go eat some pineapple.