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Day 4 of Project Pee-a-thon

cd2 / 6dpo / 91811

cd2 / 6dpo / 91811

Day 4 Rundown

Cycle Day: 21
Days Past Ovulation: 6
HPT Result: BFN
Symptoms: A little headachy late in the afternoon, slight cramping, tender breasts, and feeling “fullness” in my lower, left abdomen (I hope this doesn’t mean I have a cyst like with the Clomid cycle); Also tired, but it’s probably making up for the lack of sleep during the work week
Emotions: A little sensitive and moody
Notes: Today I started Googling “earliest bfp dpo,” which is a sign that the obsessive part of this wait is starting to kick in. I think that the routine part has also been established because I was lying in bed and had to pee and thought about testing and using my “pee-catcher.” Between the fertility monitor and Project Pee-a-thon, I have taken 9 pee-tests—And that’s only because when I get my first peak, I stop feeding the monitor since I know it kicks into autopilot and don’t want to waste anymore sticks; it’s freaking $50 for 30 sticks!

TTC is hard.

If you don’t know what this is all about, please check out this post: On Your Mark. Get Set. Pee.

A little info about this cycle: This month marks 3 years since we decided (that word makes me laugh sometimes) to have children. It is 6 months since losing Gaelen, 20 months since losing Rainbow, and 30 months since losing Calvin.

This month’s “protocol”: I am temp’ing and charting at Fertility Friend. I took Letrozole (generic Femara) from cycle days 2-6. I used the Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor. I am receiving acupuncture once a week and have been seeing my chiropractor (where I also receive N.E.T. get an awesome 10-minute chair massage from an extern) every two weeks.

To see my results from previous days, please see:

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Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29)

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