I came across (okay fine, looked for it) a web site where women talked about telling their husbands they were pregnant. One woman had written in that by the time she found out she "was already twelve days pregnant." It reminded me of another time someone on a message board posted that for some reason home pregnancy tests "didn't work" for her because she didn't get a positive until she was four weeks pregnant.
Before I lose my mind and scream that stupid people should just stop reproducing I have to remember that just a few years ago I didn't really know this stuff either. Well, I knew you couldn't get re-pregant but not necessarily everything else.
And not that anyone reading this blog doesn't already know this, but pregnancies are usually dated by the first day of your last monthly period. So, by the time you can test positive on a home pregnancy test you are already nearly four weeks pregnant. There is no such thing as twelve days pregnant. On day twelve of a normal women's cycle she is gearing up to ovulate.
For people, like me, who don't have regular cycles, you need to use the date of ovulation to determine how pregnant you are. The first day of my last monthly period was January 31st. This, sadly, does not make me 64 days pregnant. If I am to ovulate soon (fingers crossed for this Saturday!) then I will be four weeks pregnant two weeks after that date. Does that make sense?
I just needed to get that off my chest!
Tonight is my last dose of Clomid. Then it's time to get this party started.