Sorry, I know that's the lamest subject title ever, but that's all I've got. Today is day 13 post IUI, which I'm sure I could abbreviate like "13dpo" or whatever, but I don't do that sort of thing because I rarely know what it means. I'm trying to leave the testing to the final moment, because I know that my period will magically appear minutes after a negative test. It almost never fails.
I've been paging through previous blog posts, trying to gauge when my period may or may not be due. During IUI cycle #2 my period showed up 11 days after the insemination, and for IUI #3 it appeared 10 days after insemination. Naturally my little mind is getting carried away, now that I've made it at least 2 days longer than my previous times. However, all of this could be false hope because a) GLCP was shooting up all that sperm in IUIs 1, 2 and 3 to my kidneys b) I had a completely different medicinal regimen this time round.
Every once in awhile I think I feel a bit crampy and I panic. When I go to the bathroom I have to psyche myself up before looking at the toilet paper. Additionally, my lower back hurts which is almost always indicative of an oncoming period. Ugh. This whole infertility thing is a lot of work, you know? It's bad enough I've got The Dude breathing down my neck every time I step out of the bathroom. I feel like if I don't give him enough hints as to the outcome via body language that he's going to start trying to catch a glimpse of the toilet paper before I flush it. He also keeps saying, "I'm nervous." Yeah, no shit pal. Thanks for the added guilt trip.
Anyway, that's what is going on in my head at the moment -- do I pee on a stick, or do I just wait for the bleeding to come? Apologies for the lack of humour in this post as well. This is why I avoid talking all business; it even makes me want to yawn.
Oh, in reference to the word verification in the comments section...I apologise. I'm sick of blog spam and that's the only way to get rid of it. So far so good.
I'm going to go ponder stick peeing again.