Note: Might be a TMI post :P
Last month I went off my continuous birth control. Right away I got my period and I assumed that my cycles would go back to the usual 25 day cycle. I think the birth control helped to lengthen it to a normal 28 days though because today is day 27 and I just had some spotting. Hopefully today or tomorrow it will start. I was originally planning three ICIs for this summer; one at the very beginning, one in the middle, and one at the very end. With the longer cycle I will miss one cycle because it will be much later. It's good in a way because I was worries about picking up the sperm because I was going to ovulate around the second of July and would have had to pick it up by the 28th. Right now our travel day is the 28th so I wouldn't be able to pick it up. I was looking forward to the timing of the first ICI because of when I would be testing but oh well. Two ICIs will end up cheaper, if I want I could do three instead of two per cycle. The tracking app I use needs three cycles to calculate accurately so I will know better beginning of June. The change also means that I will be able to know for sure if I am pregnant before returning here. Before my two week wait would be done after I returned here, therefore I wouldn't be able to prepare (like buying maternity clothes) while I was in the city. I'm hoping that two will be enough to make me feel like I tried hard enough. That being said if it doesn't work I might try again next summer. I guess I will just keep tracking, try to catch my ovulation so I can make sure that the timing for the ICIs will be on time. My biggest worry is that if my cycle ends up longer than 28 days I will only have one cycle to try because it will push my ovulation into when I will be at camp. I could possibly still do it but it would be difficult and not relaxing lol. I've never wanted me period to hurry up and come before but I do now! :P
I am 29, single, vegan, on my journey to becoming a single mother. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!