Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So! *claps hands* Last week was kinda interesting. For most of the week, I was convinced that I was pregnant. My period was about a week late, my hair had lightened up considerably (does anyone else consider that a fairly reliable sign of pregnancy? My husband swears by it.) , and some foods didn't sit well. I actually felt like I was having my food choices evaluated and sometimes rejected, just like when I was pregnant. I felt nauseous almost constantly, but if Rock laid his hand on my stomach, I felt better. I was all set to do a post and be like, "Dude, where's my period?". I stopped taking the medicines I'm supposed to stop a month before getting pregnant (whoops!). I went from mostly ambivalent, not really wanting to be pregnant, to happy and excited. BUT! I took three pregnancy tests and they were all negative. So I didn't tell anyone, and that turned out to be a good thing, because on Friday, my period started. Immediately, all the things making me think I was pregnant went away. (Except the hair - it's still lighter.) And I felt some abdominal pains and just generally run down and awful Friday and Saturday. Sunday, all that cleared up and I've felt fine ever since. But I'm a little sad, a little disappointed. So I guess we'll try again next month. I think I'm coming around to the idea of having another child. Even though they're loud little beasties, they are awfully cute and snuggleable. Just think boy thoughts for me, because I think another "high maintenance drama queen" (tm Shelly Overlook) daughter will kill me. I do have to say, though, that my body seems to have taken the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility a little too seriously. I mean, I had never even heard of ovulation spotting, much less had any. Now I have it more months than not. And this month was the first time in about 4 months of charting that my temperature followed the pattern it was supposed to. I wonder if I was pregnant and had a really early miscarriage. I think my cycle ended up being about 38 days, which is way long for me. Anyone have any experience with that? Or am I just crazy? That's always a distinct possibility with me.