I'm a little quirky when it comes to pregnancy tests. I know there are many people who can't wait to POAS, but I prefer to wait for AF and let my body tell me whether the insemination worked or not. I don't like to get bad news from someone else. The old school - 2 line pregnancy tests aren't quite so bad. You get to determine for yourself that there is no second line, and that waiting another 5 minutes won't make a line magically appear. The digital tests seem a bit harsher, telling you in actual words that you will be moving on to another cycle. But the worst of all has got to be the blood test. Fortunately, I have always gotten my period before the scheduled pregnancy test at the clinic, so I've never actually had one. I cringe when I think about getting a phone call from one of the nurses feigning sympathy as she gives me the bad news.
This time around, (try #7) was my first cycle with injectables. I did the trigger on day 10, and the inseminations on days 11 and 12. The clinic wanted me to come in on what would be day 25 for the pregnancy test, but I managed to get it moved. The latest they would go is day 28. Since I'm on progesterone, I just know that AF will be late this month. I'm pretty sure that attempt number 7 is a failure. I'm at 12dpIUI and do not have any early pregnancy symptoms yet. I'm considering calling the clinic the day before my test and telling them I got my period, even if I haven't yet, just so I can avoid going in. Does anyone else hate testing as much as I do?
1 month ago