I have been using OPK’s for well over a week now, ever since I received them in the mail on CD 10. I didn’t know what to expect from this cycle, so I started early with once a day, then moved to twice a day when I thought I was getting closer. The tests showed up with consistently faint lines until yesterday. Those were the darkest lines yet, although they still weren’t technically darker than the control and therefore positive.
Still, other signs were there and we are going out of town soon, so we decided to go ahead and call up our donor last night. I hoped and hoped and hoped that I would wake up with a raised temp, but instead it dropped. Which could be a good sign! I often have a dip before ov, so we’ll just have to see where it’s at tomorrow.
Now I’m left to fret and wait and calm myself. Either everything lined up right or I’ll end up ovulating midway through our trip and missing out on this cycle. If I don’t ovulate at all, we can try again when we get home. But there’s about three days in there where I’m crossing my fingers and hoping my body listens.
I really hope this one works. My feelings are all over the place: on the one hand, third time’s a charm. On the other, I have felt confident in the past only to have that dashed within 24 hours. It’s a waiting game, one where everything can change instantly. Really, I can only hope that this doesn’t screw up my cycle and body like it did the first time. That was really rough.
Meanwhile, all I can do is take care of myself. So here’s to another piece of coconut fudge and a ton of sleep tonight.
Edited to add: I also keep getting weird cramps the day after insem. Does that happen to anyone else?