Isn’t it funny that we all know where this happy face is from? I’ve been tracking my BBT for almost two years now. I do it so I know when I can expect AF. I started using ovulation predictor kits when we were actively TTC. I used it for a couple months, and stopped because of the cost, and honestly, there was no point due to DH’s sperm count.
Since we met with the geneticist, we’ve been feeling a little better. We decided to start IVF in January since we are going to Asia over the holidays. This gives us a few months to try naturally. Before I knew about our infertility issues, I drove around looking for the best deal on Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Kit. They’re over $60 in Canada, so I made the trip to Washington to get them for less. Target and Walmart for some reason are always low on stock. So when I see the kits in the store, I tend to buy them all.
Last month I ovulated on day 17, which is early for me, so we completely missed the boat. I decided that since I still have these kits, I might as well use them. I opened my bathroom drawer and saw that I had 4 kits! I thought I only had 2! Haha. Last night I decided I will start today, CD10. I remember telling myself to put the kit on the counter because I will forget in the morning. But, I was too lazy to do that. So of course, I forgot to pee on the stick this morning. I have since taken it out of the drawer, so CD11 will be the first time I’m testing in 12 months. I hope I remember tomorrow!!
Meanwhile, my cousin announced she’s pregnant, due in the Spring. She’s the 6th person I’ve found out was pregnant in the last 2 months. I had a good cry, and a whole bottle of wine to myself that night. DH couldn’t understand why I was so upset, and I was just too upset to explain it to him. I noticed that only people who know or experience fertility first hand truly understands why I’d be upset with another person’s pregnancy. When I told one of my friends, the first thing she said was “why is that bad?”. I responded it’s not. Her response to that was, “oh, you’re just jealous”.