Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Test

I'm one month into this whole "trying" thing, and I've already taken a pregnancy test. This could get expensive. Not to be too graphic, but I haven't had a period in 42 days. And counting. That's not a bad thing...I am trying to get pregnant! But seriously, 42 days?

So, James and I decided we would get a pregnancy test at the grocery store. This decision in and of itself was, well, strange. First of all, I had no idea where the pregnancy tests were located in the store. By the condoms and yeast infection medicine, of course. Once we found them, we stood there for 10 minutes trying to figure out which one to get. E.P.T, First Response, Clear Blue Easy....???? Is this one of those times in my life where brand name is important, or can I indulge in my frugality and go with store-brand? One test or two? We decided on a pack of two tests, store brand. The whole time I was at the store I kept trying to hide it in my cart. What if I ran into someone I knew?

When we got home, I read the directions. I always thought you took a pregnancy test with your first morning pee. I have no idea why I thought that, but I did. So when the directions said you could take it any time of day, we decided to go ahead and do it then. I wanted James to be there when I took it, in case it came back positive. How sad would that be if I took the test without him, and had no one to share the good news with?!

We got out a watch and I peed on the stick. Then we stood around for two minutes kind of shuffling and giggling, like a couple of middle schoolers. It was negative.

At this point, I wasn't devastated or surprised. I was a bit relieved, since I'd had more than my fair share of beers and margaritas while my brother was in town. I would have been shocked it it came out positive...shocked, but happy.

So now, the waiting game. I wait to get my period, so I can know how long my cycle is, so I can know when I am ovulating, so I can know when to have sex. Or, I can just relax and have sex with my sweet hubby. Think I'll go that route for now...

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