Jonathan and I have been praying for a few months about whether to subject my body to more rounds of fertility treatments, or just be satisfied in our mackerdoodle and leave it at that. We know that in order to go back on the Clomid/hCg cocktail we have to be able to show my doctor that I have been mapping my cycles and trying to conceive for three months. We figured it couldn’t hurt to chart the cycle, even if we weren’t going to go back on the cocktail, so at the beginning of September, the cycle after the mackerdoodle was completely weaned, I bought an ovulation predictor kit and started the charts.
This is old hat to me. Here’s how it looks.
Day one of cycle, mark chart with “Cycle begins”.
Day ten of cycle begin testing for ovulation. Write “no” on chart each day until the line darkens on the stick. Then write “yes.” Sometimes the yes never gets written at all.
Day (whatever day last cycle began), take home pregnancy test. Write “negative” on chart.
When cycle begins, begin new chart. Write “cycle begins” (day length of last cycle)
So imagine my great surprise on day 30 of my cycle, when I marked negative on my chart and THEN looked at the home pregnancy test and it said “pregnant.”
Yep. I did the same thing you just did. I kept reading and re-reading that test. I sat there for 15 mintues thinking “What did I do wrong?” But my doctor confirmed it yesterday. I’m almost 5 weeks pregnant.
My choice was not to share the information until after the 8 week heartbeat appointment, but Jonathan says the Lord is to be praised in this, even if we have another miscarriage, so here’s the news. I covet your prayers.