Something to Show

February 26, 2010

So, the test is negative. And that’s a relief. The wondering and excitement about whether I was pregnant this month was distracting me from the massive OPERATION PREGNANCY I am about to UNLEASH on my household next month.

Now, I can go ahead and drop the 75 bucks on Robitussin and the evening primrose oil and prenatals and the pre-seed lubricant and buckets and buckets of bottled water and outlaw coffee and beer, knowing that I am not wasting money or causing myself undue suffering.

Not that I am at the point where I have to choose how to live with my little trying to conceive journey, but today seemed like a good day to post the poem that Wifebian and I happened to read on the night we inseminated.

Good bye try #2; you’ll be missed!

Tulips// Maybe our failed hopes rise like tulips,/ out of the cold ground,/ and when we look around,/ there their satin bowls are, chocolates,// and swaying, velvety clarets, aglow/ with memories of help we thought would/ appear and beliefs we watered./ And we do have something to show,// goblet-like reminders of our stubborn/ labors — or we don’t, and refuse/ odorless flowers and choose/ to live without consolation.// Mark Halperin


6 Responses to “Something to Show”

  1. Nicole said

    Since my three cheers for triplets didn’t work, here’s three cheers for Operation Pregnancy!

  2. Sorry to hear about the negative, but sounds like you have Quite The Plan. Nice work!

  3. I’m sorry. 😦

    I like the plan, too, and the poem you posted.

  4. LPC said

    Are you sure? How many days past ovulation are you? Lordy, I feel like I need to start marking your dates on my Google calendar. I did this all so long ago, and yet I remember that temperature chart better than many things gone by. Post-ovulation high temperature was what I should have named my son:).

  5. mrsbasement said

    According to Fertility Friend and Clearblue Easy:

    — inseminated cycle day 13
    — surged cycle day 14, 15, and 16
    — reached 98.3 on cycle day 15 (highest)
    — ovulated cycle day 16
    — reached 98.1 or higher cycle day 25, 26, 27
    — arrived at cycle day 27 today
    — ovulated 12 days ago
    — the test is 95% accurate if used within one day of the expected period
    — expect to menstruate tomorrow

    If not, I’ll test again Sunday 🙂

  6. EMQ said

    Ahhh, I feel like there’s as much relief as disapointment with those early tests. Now you have time to gear up, and enjoy a few more moments of life as you know it.

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