Meredith: Seriously ... seriously (obviously I am a "Grey's Anatomy" freak) ... what the hell is up with my husband? He is usually the most outgoing person. However, suddenly he has become camera-shy. He keeps saying, "This is your thing, not mine." I think it finally sunk in that I will be blogging about getting pregnant and what it involves. *Note -- Sex is usually involved!* For the record, my husband, John (sorry babe, I said your name), is the least prude person I have ever known. However, all of a sudden he has decided to become this shrinking violet. Honestly, it's not right! As if I would say too much about the goings-on in our bedroom. OK ... maybe I would. Oh well, enough about that.
I am currently in the in-between stage of conceiving. Meaning, I just failed my First Response early pregnancy test this morning. Tear ... I am now waiting for my period. I have even tempted fate, and went ahead and wore white pants today. That ought to speed things along. At least it always seems to. With me it never fails ... wear white pants and "Aunt Flo" is sure to visit early.
I have to admit, I am actually OK with getting my period this month. Now, I will have the opportunity to take the new First Response Fertility test. I guess it is supposed to tell you if you are able to get pregnant. I will be able to take that on my third cycle day. I am a bit hesitant about taking it, but am trying to remain optimistic. I will be sure to blog and video blog the whole thing.
Let it be known ... my whole cycle was thrown out of whack after a recent HSG I had. If you don't know what an HSG is, think Roto-Rooter for your fallopian tubes. I went to the hospital's radiology department, sat spread-eagled on a cold table, and allowed the doctor to violate my cervix with a catheter. Once she threaded the catheter through, she flooded my tubes with dye. Taking pictures (X-rays) the whole time. I was lucky enough to have no blockages and no pain with this very quick procedure. I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks. Fast-forward to six hours later, when I was having such bad cramps I felt like I was in labor. After writhing in pain for about 4 hours, I was finally able to go to sleep. Not to deter anyone from this procedure. It was certainly worth it to know I had no blockages. Also ... they say this procedure is therapeutic and often women get pregnant soon after. We'll see.
I am usually a very open person. This experience has forced me to be even more open than usual. I mean, who talks freely about getting her period and the invasive procedures we get?? Not me ... I assure you. However, I have vowed to be as open-book as possible. I know I am not the only woman struggling with this very same thing. Let's struggle and commiserate together.
I have joined the momlogic community and am excited to get to know everyone out there. Feel free to write me and leave messages ... I will write back.
Well, I gotta go for now, but I will write soon.
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