Who wants a TTC update!?
No one? Excellent! Let’s proceed.
Actually, there isn’t much to report. Cycle 15 is in progress, with ovulation happening as scheduled. Wednesday night into Thursday morning, I had my typical pain. Can I just say, again, with the exception of last month, I think ovulation pain is worse than period cramps? So much worse. Like, to the point where it makes me limp a bit. My husband will mock me, grab his side, and drag his foot behind him going, “Ovaries! Ovaries!”
Ass. He’s lucky he’s charming in other ways.
But our timing was impeccable and very stress-free. We got it done, but had a lot of fun doing it (this may be attributable to all our travel and visits; it’s been hard to get it on, period). I guess I’m about 1 or 1.5DPO today (seriously, since it seems to have started at 7pm Wednesday and was ongoing until lunchtime yesterday, I’m not really sure which day should get the prize).
We’ll see what happens with 10DPO; if I spot and this cycle fails, my doc will prescribe me progesterone for the next one. Don’t ask why I didn’t get it for this cycle; frankly, I wasn’t thinking about it.
My goal for the next nine days is to keep a positive attitude and try not to think about this too much. There is a lot going on at work that’ll keep me moving — and 10DPO hits right around my race and I cannot afford a mental funk during my 10 miles. I don’t know how I’ll handle that, but it’ll probably be a combo of a small vent on here, talking to the husband, and dialing up my mom and/or sister.
The great thing about being in a much more positive space than last year is that I’ve been better able to recast my thoughts into positive actions and other things going on in my life. I’m still trying to view Broad Street as a way to run 10 miles on a (hopefully) nice day with some never-before seen scenery (as I’ve never spent time in Philly). Perhaps it can be a “chase away the blues” kind of run if things in cycle 15 look iffy.
I guess we will see.