Is that you, Smiley Face?

During my last appointment, the doctor explained that I would start progesterone 3 days after ovulation. Because my last cycle was my miscarriage I had no idea when I would ovulate next, so I went to Target and purchased a 20-count pack of Clearblue ovulation tests. I did not want to rely on the apps this month. To begin the home ovulation kit, I treated the start of the bleeding from my miscarriage as the start of my period. I calculated the start date of the ovulation predictor kit to be 2 days after my doctors appointment, which was also the day that hubby was finally coming home! A quick side note, that evening when I picked him up from the airport I felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders. Being able to talk to him in person about the loss of our little babe was what I needed. Now back to my daily ovulation tests…day after day I took the ovulation tests and the blank circle that means “negative” kept popping up. It became a part of my morning routine. Alarm goes off. Roll out of bed. Get a red solo cup. Urinate in that cup. Dip the test strip in the urine. Wait for the digital result to appear on the test. Shower. Get ready for work…blah blah blah. I started to think that maybe we missed my ovulation day and that my period would start sooner than later. Just as I was going to stop using the test strips because the result was the same everyday and the these ones are pretty expensive, I decided to take one last test. Thankfully I did because after 8 days of peeing in a cup, a smiley face finally appeared! It has never taken this long for me to get a positive on an ovulation test. Usually the positive shows up on the 4th or 5th day of using them. It was time to get to business…I documented the date on my calendar because three days after that I would begin using the progesterone suppositories. Smile, I ovulated!

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