Friday, June 26, 2009

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pee Sticks

Early this year, a friend of mine bought a pack of HPTs. As luck would have it, she became pregnant quite quickly and didn't need to use them - so she sent them to a mutual friend of ours, who was also trying to conceive. Amazingly, that friend also became pregnant and didn't need to use the sticks. And now that sweet friend has sent them to me, hoping the same thing will happen yet again.

I'm not a superstitious person, but I'll take whatever luck I can get, whether that's in the form of a four-leaf clover, a horseshoe or a pack of HPTs that have never needed to be used.

Heh, when Mr Bibliosaur saw this illustration, he got a confused expression and asked, "You have to a BOWL?" Apparently he'd never heard of HPTs where you pee in a cup instead of directly on the stick.

My earliest potential test date is tomorrow, 12dpo, although I'm thinking of waiting another couple days past that since my luteal phase is generally 14 days long. For the chart stalkers out there, here's how things are looking so far this cycle (remember that I'm not charting symptoms):

My temps are a bit up/down, but the general trend is upward, which is a good thing - keep in mind that charting is all about trends, not specific temperatures.

I normally get a temperature drop on 12dpo - sometimes it's big, sometimes it's small, but it's always there, so tomorrow is the day of truth. If I get a drop, I'll know that Aunt Flo is probably on her way in a couple of days and I won't bother testing. If I get a temp that is the same as or higher than today's, then I may use the last (non-lucky) HPT in my bathroom cupboard.

Cross your fingers for me!