Monday, August 06, 2007

Yes, I'm Crazy...

And procrastinating...

Saw on a thread on a forum that a mum considering her next child had sat down and written out all her cycles for the next 18 months, what her corresponding due dates might be, and how old her kids might be when the new baby arrived, and it struck me that that might be a great resource to have... Especially considering all the variables I have in my head about what psychics have said and the studies I'm doing, and considerations of how old Bryn might be and what star sign the baby might be and how that would work with the rest of us, etc...

So, I've spent the past couple of hours devising my own chart, instead of doing tutorial exercises...

Here it is...



Ok, let me explain it...

The first thing I did was colour every second cycle, starting with the one I'm on now... Each row has four columns standing for Last Menstrual Period (so the date from which my last cycle started), the Estimated Date of Delivery, calculated from my LMP (and based on a 27 day cycle, which I usually have), then I added 12 days, because that's how long I went over with Bryn who was my only natural commencement of labour baby), and the last column shows how old each of the boys will be in years/months.

I've also shown what star sign the baby would be at birth if born on the EDD or 12 days over...

The "U"s show which cycles I'm unlikely/unwilling to get pregnant in (unwilling and unlikely for me are the same thing, but unless I'm willing and push for sex, it ain't gonna happen)...

The "X"s show which cycles are definitely NOT desirable for conception, mostly based on the likelihood of a particular star sign I do not get along terribly well with on the whole (some exceptions do, of course, occur, but not often)... If the Universe what me to have a child in these starsigns, it'll have to make it happen without my assistance...

The Stars show which cycles would be great, and two stars show my ideal cycle.

The block of purple/mauve'pink cycles show when Connie the psychic thought I was most likely going to get pregnant...

So, there you have it...

I have finished tracking in June next year because after that the baby's birth day would probably fall AFTER Dave's 50th birthday (April 10th, 2009)... So, I figure June cycle next year is about when I need to let go of having another baby...

4 comments:

Amanda O. said...

Sif, thank you for posting this so I know I'm not the only nut who thinks like this!!! LOL Your chart is prettier than mine though!

Juniper said...

Wow, you are a crazy cool cat! That is sure some elaborate way of procrastinating Uni work LOL! I love it! I would never ever in a million years thought to draw up a chart like that - but I LOIKE it! And I agree, it is pretty too!

loz said...

Fantastic I love it too I kind of did this in a mental picture before TTC K lol

HipbubbyMama said...

Oh my lord!! I'm intensely impressed by your brilliance and organisational ability (and yes as juniper says what a way to procrastinate!) and yet quite terrified at the same time! Ok, so you know I'm not one for planning or charts, but I am still very impressed :D

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