Wednesday, April 6, 2011
It's been, well, an interesting cycle. I actually wasn't feeling all that positive about this cycle. We did everything right, hit the target 3 times during what should have been my fertile period and then...nothing. My temp didn't spike for another two days. I thought we'd missed the mark. I was bummed, but started planning for the next month.
(Fair warning: the following contains details about throwing up, my period and nipples!)
Then this weekend, I went to San Diego to visit my mom (hi mom!) Everything was fine and dandy, I had a lovely time. Until Monday night. We had gone to a seafood buffet at a local casino that my mom really liked. The food was tasty and I stayed away from anything uncooked (just to be safe). Then we walked back through the casino. Weird fact: even though we are in California, with no smoking laws, you can still smoke inside a casino. The smell of the smoke almost made me gag. Then we went to the movies. The smell of the popcorn was almost too much. In fact it was. 15 minutes into the movie, I went to the bathroom and threw up. After the movie, I went to the bathroom and threw up. We got home and I threw up. I then proceeded to throw up or dry heave every 45 minutes for the remainder of the night. At first, I thought maybe I was pregnant. But I had a pretty high temp (around 99.5) and that didn't seem normal. I thought I might have had food poisoning, but again, there was that high temp, which is not normal for food poisoning. I slept most of yesterday, crawled on the plane last night, came home and went to bed. Woke up with, for me, a normal temp.
Now this morning, my temp was normal for me, but still in the high zone, meaning my period wasn't on it's way. That would put today at 15 days past ovulation. I usually have my period 12 to 13 days past ovulation. So I thought I'd take a test. Plus, there were a few signs I was trying not to read too much into before. Signs like: nasty taste in my mouth; nausea after eating, and sensitive nipples.
I was expecting nothing. But a few minutes later and I was jumping up and down and running into the bedroom to tell Brian!
So if everything goes well, we should be seeing our little guy (or girl) in about 9 months. Looks like we're having a Christmas baby!