I had a box of Digital OPK's and a few Answer OPK's laying around...because really, who doesn't have $30 boxes of sticks to pee on laying around? Being almost SURE I ovulated last week I took one just to see how faint my line was. For those who don't know, the closer you get to your O date, the darker the line gets. The 24-36 hours before you O, the test line is as dark or darker than the control line. Once you are past your O date, the test line gets lighter and lighter. Makes sense, right?
So anyway, I tested today, just for fun and low and behold, it was positive. Like...really positive. I'm not dumb, I tested on the Answer tests (which runs about $2/test). I don't waste the digitals. Those suckers run about $6/test and using them everyday...well...it gets pretty pricey, especially when you have screwy cycles. And, sometimes, the test line and control line are so close you need the digital to make the final decision. It's really more confusing than it should be. Who thought getting pregnant would be so complicated? So, since I had them, I double checked the result with the digital. Three LONG minutes later, up pops the little smiley face. :) Ah. Yes. Just what I wanted to see!
(^The smiley face means I have an LH rise on the top test. LH rise= Body gearing up to O
The bottom test is the Answer test. The test line is on the left, control on the right. The darker test line means the same as the smiley in the above test.)
There really was no point to this entry other than I AM OVULATING ALL BY MYSELF! YAY! This is huge news to us and we are both so excited. So we are off to do what people who are trying to get pregnant do ::nudge nudge wink wink:: I am really hoping this is our cycle and we get blessed with an extra sticky baby who stays with us for 40 weeks and a life time after that.
And for the fun disclaimer: I LOVE that so many of you (friends, family, nesties, etc) read this. I really do, but please respect this information and leave it on the blog. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and I will, as always, be as honest and blunt as possible. So don't ask if we are pregnant in two weeks. If we are, we will tell you here. We may wait a while to let anyone know next time just so we don't have to untell, but we may tell right off the bat. It just depends on where our hearts are at the time. We love you all very much and haven't had a problem with this yet, but I know people get excited and word spreads fast. Last time we had many people tell others who had no business knowing but forgot to untell them. Then I would run into them later and would have the awkward "we miscarried" conversation. It's not fun for anyone. So please respect our info and leave it all here!
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