Just When You Think You Have It All Figured Out…

I’m stunned, I’m so surprised this morning! Today is CD25 of my bang on regular 28 day cycle and I figured today would be a good time to let the HPT obsession begin for this cycle. I went to bed last night and actually dreamt about POAS with my FMP today. I woke up before the alarm went off and lay there rather impatiently waiting for it to be time….

Finally, the alarm sounds, I jump out of bed, sneak the test into the bathroom, quietly open the wrapper, pee on it and sit and stare at it. Is that… Could that… Yes? No? Eventually after sitting there for ages I decide I’m being ridiculous and if turning the test in every angle and light to try and squint to see if I can see a second line, then it must be negative. So I grab a wad of loo paper, do whats needed and as I’m about to drop the loo paper in the toilet, guess what I see?? Yup, you guessed it! Blood! How is that for a prime example of how Murphy (you little f*cker) loves to mess with our infertile minds!

This is about the second time in my entire life as a woman that I’m having a 25 day cycle. Which has got me wondering……. Is there yet another problem about to be added to mix of my already topsy turvy confused fertility diagnosis or is this more about Divine timing. You see, I’m going on holiday to Cape Town to visit m family on the 9thAugust. Now if this was going to be a regular cycle length it would mean that next ovulation would occur while visiting my family which would mean that if my FS suggests we go the IUI route again, we’d have to wait a cycle. If he suggests we go the stimmed, timed route, well there is no way I’m having sex with W while my parents sleep in the room next door.

So, trying very hard to be my usual, the glass IS half full, silver linning type of person, I’m choosing to think that this is divine timing, this way whatever my FSsuggests when we chat next week we can still have an attempt this month.

But thanks anyway Murphy, for the wasted R40 on the Maybe Baby damn test that I pee’d on! Perhaps I should take the advise below, I’d probably also save a LOT of money on blast HPT’s!


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  • Reply Monica L.

    HA! No answers for you, sorry – don’t know enough about that kinda thing. What I do know is that I’m sure LOTS of your infert-fighting sisters and KuKd mommas out there appreciate your story. Haven’t we all been though such moments before.

    July 25, 2008 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Elize

    I’m so sorry it’s not a BFP, I was so hoping you wouldn’t have to go back to the clinic. It certainly sounds like divine timing and who knows? Maybe it will happen this month. Love your pic, very tongue in cheek! Take heart, and know that we are all praying for you.
    Love and kisses

    July 25, 2008 at 9:01 am
  • Reply charne

    i wish i knew what to say, but i dont…murphay is a real bitch! thinking of you…


    July 25, 2008 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Dee

    Hi S,
    So this means you may have ovulated as early as Day 10? Who knows, its all very confusing….Sorry sweety but maybe you can go for a timed cycle again,just to see if you have any follies on Day 10? Good luck! If you are doing a cycle with VL this month then we might bump into each other – I start IVF beg of Aug!

    July 25, 2008 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Murgdan

    Awww. How sweet. I woke up to the same thing this morning, only 4 days late. And hey, I’m down to only 2 wasted tests a month instead of 4-5!

    July 25, 2008 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply duck

    My cycles changes all the time ranging from 25 days up to 35 days, but usually i’m a steady steady 28 dayer too. I asked my RE who said it was normal to have some variation.

    July 25, 2008 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply jacke

    If you’re worried about having a short LP, that might not necessarily be the case if you ovulated really early. Don’t think of it as wasting tests, think of it as a weird…hobby. 🙂

    July 25, 2008 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply samcy

    I’m thinking we should order a hit on bloody Murphy!! Sorry my friend! You’re in my thoughts and prayers as always.


    July 25, 2008 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply seriously?

    Sorry that this happened. It always seemed to happen to me, I would test and then get AF the same day. Here’s wishing you sucess in your TTC journey!


    July 25, 2008 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply nh

    Sorry to hear that – and for me peeing on a stick always brings a visit from AF, alternatively white knickers!


    July 25, 2008 at 7:56 pm
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