Okay ladies, and any gentlemen also reading… No judging, I know I’m crazy…
My beta to confirm I really and truly am no longer pregnant is Monday morning at 7:30am. Convenient since I work at the hospital, so I’ll just pop up to the lab before I head to my office. Since I know we are looking for a 0 level of HCG, I decided I needed to test on my own first. Yes, this is where the crazy part comes in. Three weeks ago I was testing to get a positive, now I’m desperately testing to get a negative. Life, I tell ya!
I purchased the ClearBlue with weeks estimator, as I figured that would at least estimate a higher or lower level of HCG still coursing through my body. I searched the internet, wondering what level of sensitivity each of the responses from these tests provide, but couldn’t find much… Does anyone know?
Okay, so I took the test earlier this afternoon, and dammit, 1-2 weeks pregnant.
Yeah, clearly my level isn’t 0, and who knows if it will be Monday morning. I fear I’ll be having an ultrasound, and what is that gonna show?? I’ll test again Monday morning, but I highly doubt it’s going to display Not Pregnant…
Realizing I’ve spent a small fortune on HPTs, I went online in search of a less expensive option. But I came across an interesting ovulation monitor instead. I already own the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor and it seems to work as it should, displaying peak shortly before my temperature would rise. Well, back when I was tracking everything closely. I got bored with that after the first year of no luck, although recently started taking my temperature again each morning. Anyway, the interesting monitor I came across is the OvaCue Fertility Monitor. It’s a bit more pricy than the ClearBlue variety, but appears to offer a few extra features. It comes with a sensor for saliva and cervical fluid, so measures different sources to predict ovulation. Has anyone used one of these, and if so, thoughts? It’s not cheap, but I’m not so concerned with the cost, as my FSA will reimburse me in full. Do we see any point in me purchasing this? Eric is all about trying on our own the next couple months before we can start the next IVF cycle… Frankly, I don’t see us getting pregnant on our own, but who knows I guess, since technically they still haven’t found anything wrong with either of us. Wishful thinking? I feel like at this point I’m willing to try anything, even another crazy monitor… Do I have anything to lose?
Off the subject, but… My vehicle, a Nissan Rogue, will be off-lease in about two months, so in-between rental showings today (don’t even get me started on those) I decided to stop by the Nissan dealership and see what they had to offer. Honestly, I wasn’t all that fond of my Rogue, but I’m over on miles and figure they’ll be more forgiving on penalties if I stick with the same brand for my next vehicle. So, I drove around the lot, three times, getting out of my vehicle four times before someone finally approached me. How is that even possible??? I was eyeing the Armada when the sales guy approached and I asked if they only had one of those on the lot. They did… Interesting I thought. So I inquired anyway, as I’d already told Eric I want something larger than the Rogue, but certainly not going to a mini-van. The guy asked what color I wanted, and I was like, um, that is the least of my concerns! I explained mine is off-lease soon and then he asked if I’m trading in. Um, did he not know how a lease worked??? I was like, no, I’m giving back my lease and re-leasing. I asked how much to lease the Armada and he asked how much equity I had in the Rogue. Um, hello, none, it was a lease. I’m fairly savvy when it comes to finance, and I’ve never heard of having equity in a lease… How does that work??? Anyway, I must have looked seriously poor in my University of Iowa Hawkeye t-shirt, jeans, and flip-flops, as he clearly gave me this, you can’t afford this vehicle look… I told him to forget it and I left. He really pissed me off though, as technically I could have paid cash for the darn thing. Ugh… how rude of him to judge me!