Thursday, March 19, 2009

Two Week Wait, Desperate-Style

I am a little Wound. Up. this morning. I am not a morning person at all, but I woke up as perky as could be, and stared at the ceiling, counting and recounting days and trying to figure out if today was like, RIDICULOUSLY early to be testing or if it was just KINDA early to be testing. I finally reached the conclusion that today would be a total money-down-the-drain test, especially since I have never once gotten an early positive result even when I definitely was pregnant, so I got up and went about the morning routine without breaking out the hpt. But OH it was hard.

Then I called the doctor's office to see if my progesterone levels from my blood draw yesterday were in yet, even though the lady at the lab said probably not until tomorrow morning. And she was right. But I'm still glad I called, 'cause the nurse on the phone said they usually don't call the patient at all unless the results are abnormal. I replied, a little frantically, "Well, I want to know EXACT NUMBERS!" She said she'd make a note in my chart that I WANT TO BE CALLED WITH THE EXACT NUMBER PLEASE RIGHT AWAY KTHANX!

THEN I got online and checked out normal progesterone levels for a day 21 draw, both in a regular cycle (at least 8) and in a pregnant cycle (at least 16). So I am all set to obsessively evaluate my exact result and jump to a conclusion! Though even that will have an element of iffyness, since with Eli my day 21 draw was a 9, which is WAY LOW and made me think there was no way I was pregnant, and yet by day 30 it was up to 19, which was acceptable for a healthy pregnancy.

And, uh, THEN I went to peeonastick.com and carefully checked out all the pictures of positive results people have gotten as early as 10 days past ovulation. Pondered whether or not I chose the right hpt. Pondered whether I maybe SHOULD test tomorrow after all (tomorrow being 9 to 10 days past.) You never know.

Drank my second cup of coffee and decided I needed some protein, so I heated up a little pan and cracked in an egg. The egg? Had two yolks. I swear to you, I felt my heart SKIP A BEAT. Because, you know, IT'S A SIGN!

Boy, I sure just take things easy and go with the flow and don't over think things AT ALL, huh?

13 comments:

Hillary said...

This is how I was last month, when I was sure I was pregnant. I was not. Boo. But I have hopes again this month. Fingers crossed for you.

Swistle said...

OMG SO EXCITING. What you need is really cheap tests so you can take one EVERY SINGLE DAY and get to think ALL DAY about whether it's "negative because it's too early," "negative because it's negative," "negative because the cheap test is defective," or "maybe a faint positive after 2 hours in the trash?"

Shannon said...

I don't know anybody who hasn't obsessed over this sort of stuff. GOOD LUCK!

Mommy Daisy said...

That is too funny. I sometimes wonder about things, but I don't think quite as much as you. I tend to be a little more laid back about stuff. (Probably why I haven't gotten pregnany sooner/didn't start trying sooner....it will come, that's what I keep telling myself with no real concerns.)

Tess said...

TWO YOLKS? Oh god. I would bed-ridden.

Erin said...

I am DYING with anticipation for you. DYING.

Pickles and Dimes said...

Good luck! I'm on pins and needles over here for you. (And that egg thing would have made me a giddy, shrieky mess.)

Jess said...

This is SO going to be me when I'm trying to get pregnant. WANT TO KNOW RIGHT NOW THIS SECOND OMG OMG OMG.

CAQuincy said...

This is good. Now I can obsess about YOUR cycle instead of my own oh-god-what-if-I-am-it-would-totally-freak-my-husband-out cycle. THIS is much healthier for MY sanity!

Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm LOVING living this vicariously.

bat7mess said...

Usually just a lurker, but I had to comment. Wow- the egg thing- just wow. The dollar store sells hpt's so you could go by lots and lots and test every day! I'm hoping this is the month!

Scottish Twins said...

The two eggs have me in a slight panic for you.

Bird said...

Two yolk thing is crazy! Hey, two babies for the price of one, right?

Shelly said...

This is hilarious. And exactly how I am. Best wishes in your trying and waiting.