Oh, Cycle 11? Where are you?
Because I’m not exactly sure when I ovulated, I’m either at 13DPO or 14DPO; either way, I’m at the extreme end of any given cycle, but nothing so far. Nada. And that includes positive pregnancy tests before anyone gets excited.
And when I say nothing, I also include the heavy spotting that usually starts at 10DPO. While I have had some, it hasn’t come without some activity (don’t ask me to define that, please). And the spotting that has shown up is different, but for the most part, I just find myself marveling at pristine toilet paper (sorry, sorry). Also next to no cramping except briefly, at night, for the past few days.
Of course, we all know this means nothing until a second line shows up or the flow starts. Either way, I’m quite anxious for a resolution. I have a feeling my period will come, but it’ll show too late to do Day 3 testing this next cycle. Boo! Boo!
However, no matter what, I’m actually feeling kind of happy. The spotting is lessening and, the past couple of cycles, not showing up until past 10DPO. My RE gave me a prescription for progesterone, but I took my chances and didn’t use it this cycle (Day 3 testing and all that jazz). That the spotting is so much less gives me hope that my system’s getting itself into order (a little slow there, but okay) and I’m going to provide a nice, cushioned, warm environment for a blastocyst one day soon. If I need to use progesterone as a precaution, fine, but I’m starting to think that birth control really had a hold on me … and now that hold is going away.
Can I also admit that, though it may be slightly painful, I really want to do the HSG so they can take a look at my innards and give me the all clear? I have had a vaginal ultrasound in the past; I specifically remember the doc telling me that everything in there looked lovely. I’d like to hear that again, because I need to be validated, y’all.
And that’s my TTC update for the week. On the docket today: lunch with a friend, visiting a notary with the husband to transfer 401(k) money, and possibly a movie at the E Street Cinema. Yesterday it was taking the car in, doing some character sketching in Starbucks for about two hours, riding my bike to Bethesda for lunch with a friend, and watching World War Z. Exciting, isn’t it?