Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Preparing For A Temp Drop

When we started TTC again, I told myself this time around I wasn't going to get my hopes up.  In my life I always set myself up for disappointment, and therefore I made a pact with myself not to do this while TTC this second time around.  Well, that's way easier said than done.

I had told myself I wasn't going to get stressed out if 3 or 4 Clomid cycles go by and I'm not pregnant yet.  Maybe after 4 cycles I'll let myself start panicking.  And I for sure wasn't placing any expectations at all on this very first cycle.  Ha!  Here I am at 8dpo and I'm already imagining the "what ifs".  I swore I'd never be one of those girls that gets all excited over phantom symptoms.  Especially now that I know what it really feels like (or doesn't feel like) this early on in a pregnancy.  However, with every little twinge I feel in my abdomen I get excited thinking this is it. 


So, all I can do is try not to think about it for the next few days and brace myself for a temp drop.  I'm going to try really hard to hold out on testing until 12dpo because I think a temp drop would be easier to see than a BFN.  But who are we kidding?  A temp drop is going to sting just as bad. 


  1. It's hard not to get your hopes up as you go through this process. But my fingers are crossed for you that you don't get that temp drop!

  2. I can totally relate. This is our first cycle TTC again, and I think I O'd yesterday. I'm trying really hard not to get my hopes up, but my body actually O'd on it's own and on time for once! Good luck!!!

  3. The TWW is such a darned roller coaster. I hope this one ends well for you guys... really, really, fabulously well!