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By Nichole |

I have peed on approximately 25 sticks over the past six months.

And not one of them has been positive.

Not one of them has given me any real hope.

Not one.

Until last Friday.

I am truly elated.

How elated?

So elated that you would think that I had gotten a positive pregnancy test.

Finally, after not ovulating for at least the past two months, I got a positive on my ovulation predictor kit!

So, this past weekend was…um…busy.

And my husband must be…um…tired.

Today, my basal body temperature chart confirmed that I did, in fact, ovulate on Saturday.

So what did I do differently this month? What do I think made the difference?

I cut back on nursing my son and began taking vitamin B6 each day. I tried vitex, but had a strange reaction to it, so stopped taking it immediately.

That’s it. I still can’t believe it.

So now we’re in the two-week wait.
For the first time in months, I am optimistic.

Though I know that this is just one hurdle for us to overcome, my fingers are crossed.

Any thoughts, prayers, baby dust, or any magic tricks you can send my way are greatly appreciated!

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Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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0 thoughts on “Finally…Positive!

  1. Jen Has A Pen says:

    YAY!!!! Oh I know how pumped you must be! The two week wait is such a bear. I hope it goes by fast and you are able to put your mind on other things. I will be rooting for you, crossing fingers, and hoping something sticks.

  2. Elizabeth Flora Ross says:

    Oh you tease, you! I was all ready to celebrate with you. Soon, my friend, soon. This is indeed a very important step. :)

  3. andrea (@mamachaplin) says:

    sending LOTS of baby dust & prayers your way!!!

  4. Truthful Mommy says:

    COngratulations sweetie. Hopefully, in two weeks it will be a positive pregnancy test! Woohoo!Good baby dust and strong prayers coming your way!

  5. Janae says:

    Good luck!!!!!! ::baby dust::

  6. By Word of Mouth Musings says:

    And we all wait with bated breath.
    Sending baby dust and fertile thoughts your way :)

  7. BalancingMama (Julie) says:

    Oooh! Good luck to you.

  8. Tim@sogeshirts says:

    Great news Nichole. Wishing you and Craig all the good luck and baby dust in the world!

  9. Sherri says:

    I am sending baby dust in huge quantities….and a little something else. :-)
    Fingers and toes are crossed over here, sweet friend!

  10. Katie says:

    OMG! YAY!!!!!! I am soooo excited about this. Almost ridiculously so! Oh yay yay yay!!!

  11. Laura O'Rourke says:

    How exciting! Oh, I’m going to just be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for two weeks along with you. I refuse to think it is weird that I am this excited about your reproductive cycle! (Good luck, friend!)

  12. Cate @ Liberal Simplicity says:

    Very, very tricky of you….I thought this was the big news! But good luck all of the same. I’m so enjoying reading about your journey.

  13. Stephanie Dulli says:

    I’m so excited! I hope you guys caught that egg!!!!

  14. Tonya says:

    One step closer…. xoxo

  15. Gina Nash says:

    YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAW!!!!! Can’t wait to see you! Keep that baby OFF the breast!

  16. Izzy says:


  17. Brittany {Mommy Words} says:

    Baby dust coming at ya! I am sending all my crazy fertility your way since hubs won;t let me abuse its powers myself for now. Congrats!

  18. Rusti says:

    yay!! I hope all the efforts of the weekend are rewarded well ;) sending baby dust, good vibes, positive thoughts & prayers all your way!

  19. Leighann says:

    This is wonderful news!!
    Thinking of you

  20. Miranda says:

    AYAYAYAYYAAY!!! That’s awesome! Fingers crossed!

  21. Sara says:

    So excited for you! Thrilled to hear that your body is doing the right thing.

  22. Lanie says:

    Thanks for fakin’ me out like that – sending you lots of good vibes!

  23. Galit Breen says:

    So many good thoughts all coming your way my dear friend! XO

  24. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation says:

    Hip hip hooray!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited you ovulated! Sending you lots of ++++++ sings! xoxoxo

  25. Frelle says:

    yay!!! i took b6 and E when i was trying to lengthen my luteal phase… using those and taking regular store brand robitussin (thickens all mucus!) were a great help in conceiving my second child. I was cutting back on nursing as well! Fingers crossed for your efforts!!

  26. Kathleen says:

    Yay – funny how you can get so excited about about +opk! i hope it ends up with a positive hpt at the end. Good luck

  27. Jaime says:

    So happy for you and keeping every appendage crossed for the next 2 weeks!

  28. Sarah says:

    Congrats! :) I wish you buckets, tons, dumptrucks, and oceans of sticky baby dust!

  29. MamaRobinJ says:

    Great news! Here’s hoping.

  30. KateTietje says:

    I bet it worked!! Ovulation is the only thing you “have” to have to make a baby! And well, getting busy…but you know that, lol. Can’t wait to hear!

  31. Kir says:

    Now that is positively wonderful news!!!!! Abiding with you in the 2WW!!!!! Yippee!!!!!!

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