BFN on my blood test yesterday. Dumb. Then a very painful AF started today. I actually left work today because my cramps were so bad. Maybe that's a downside of having a nice, thick uterine lining?? Nah... my period every 3rd month usually sucks anyway.
On Sunday evening, DP and I discussed our plans in case we got a negative test... We are out of sperm, I am between having insurance (had it until July 31 from old job, starts on Oct 1 for new job), and we have bills to catch up on. Instead of paying $800 for Cobra for the months of August and Sept, we figured it would be a better use of our time & money to just pay off the bills from the July & Aug insems, and wait until October to do another try.
Not that I'm excited about waiting a month, and yet in some ways it will be nice to have a break. If you remember, we just bought our fixer-upper house in June. Most of the walls are primed, waiting for paint, but there was no way I was going to paint if I might have been pregnant-- even with a no-VOC paint. Now I can take this month, actually help out with fixing up this house, finally have our housewarming party with all our friends (and drink some wine!), and then when insurance starts again in October we'll start trying again.
We've also toyed with the idea of trying insems at home, because it's so damn expensive for every little thing at the clinic. But I'm reluctant to try that way because it puts a lot more pressure on me. Temping, charting, ovulation testing, making sure I'm right on my days... I'm not sure how some of you ladies do it!!! For me, I'm not sure that I will, or even can right now, devote as much time and attention as that requires. It's enough just trying to get to the clinic 6 or 7 times a month!
Congrats to all of you with BFPs!! It's so exciting to see this happening!!