My day did not start well. I woke up at 4:30 AM to pee, and decided to use up my last pregnancy test just for giggles. Got a solid positive, not even faint this time, so okay, I guess that much of my day started well, but I had trouble going back to sleep after that, tossing and turning and maybe dozing off a bit until 5:30 AM. I decided to temp early at that point, then looked in horror as the thermometer read 97.78° F, which would be a -.66° F from yesterday. That strikes me as a really steep drop! Still above my coverline, but steep. I scowled and went back to tossing and turning and dozing and temped again at 6:20 AM, closer to my usual time. 98.15° F, still a drop, but not so steep. That might be cheating, but I’m taking it.
Why am I still temping when I have several positive home pregnancy tests? Because I like the feel of a nice, cold thermometer up my cooch at the crack of dawn, obviously. No, I’m just neurotic and if I’m going to be done with Fertility Friend, I want my charts to reflect two 37-day cycles. So I’m temping for 7 more days and then calling it quits.
I’ve had lower back cramps today though, the kind I used to get before my period, so if I hadn’t pregnancy tested early and gotten positives, I’d be really worried right now that is on the way. Now I’m worried that I’m miscarrying! This is agonizing. I’m hoping to God that my not-slacker hot doctor will call me tonight (yes, he has called me on Sundays before) and tell me that the pregnancy blood test I took yesterday looks good and my HCG levels were normal for 15 dpo. And that my temperature will have risen tomorrow morning, to give me some peace about this.
I also felt really irritable today, but I didn’t usually experience PMS pre-pregnancy and pre-Mirena, so I’m guessing this is probably a pregnancy thing. I was getting irritated at DH and DD over every little thing and forcing myself to say, “You a crazy pregnant woman. Knock it off! This isn’t reason, this is hormones.” Thankfully, my husband was really cool and sweet about it. I love him so much.