Here we are again, at that excruciating “within a few days of knowing for sure” phase. Ugh.
Cycle day 30, approximately 13 days past ovulation. I’ve had + tests at day 13 in the past and got a BFN (Big Fat Negative) today with a $1 at about 4:00pm. Naturally, I’m not going to take that too seriously since it was so late in the day.
Either way, my cycles for well over a year have been 30, 31, and once or twice 32 days long, so we’re definitely in the home stretch. At this point in every cycle, I want to just KNOW and move on, even if it’s negative. Even a fresh start is better than wondering.
The last two days, I’ve had a couple of very inconclusive and nearly imperceptible “symptoms” but over all, I feel great! I actually have NOT been nauseated, and my appetite has been better–which is very un-pregnant like. My sense of smell does seem elevated and I’ve had a few ‘twinges’ here and there but nothing major.
I know I’ll want to test over the next day or two as I wait for the start of a new cycle, so I went out to get a few $1 tests and what came on the radio in the precise six minutes that I spent driving to the store?? “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. My sort of ‘trying to conceive anthem.’ Do I think that means I’m definitely pregnant? In a word, no. It means, however, that God wants me to remember to ‘keep my hopes up’ and keep trusting in His perfect timing. It was like a little reminder to me today as I wait…”Don’t Stop Believing” and it blessed me tremendously. I can’t stop smiling.
I’ll probably collect a specimen in the morning and wait to see if a new cycle starts before lunch like it almost always does. Or I may just go ahead and test. I’ll probably just test.
I really truly don’t have a strong feeling either way. The few barely-there symptoms definitely make me wonder, and announcing for Valentine’s Day and being due in October would definitely be cool. As always, we know that God’s timing is best!
We shall see!!
P.S. Even as I sit here, I feel a little crampy. Could be anything, though.