So, I am a lucky duck in the sense that I have quite regular cycles. I nearly always have a 29-31 day cycle, with most of them being right around 30 days. If I don't ovulate until cycle day 17 usually my luteal phase will compensate and only last 13 days. If I ovulate on day 15, I usually end up with a 15 day luteal phase. My body is neato like that. Well, for our new clinic the nurse told me to use OPKs cycle days 8-10 before 10am in the morning and she informed me that she preferred I use the clear.blue brand because of how easy they are to read and to call them when I got "the smiley face". Well, I decided against that as I'd rather spend my money on pee sticks of another kind, especially since I have roughly 50 internet OPKs that have ALWAYS shown me a positive before I ovulate. I had no intentions of peeing on my OPKs this early, but for some reason this morning I decided that I would go ahead and take an OPK. I glanced at it before I dashed out the door to work, about 10 minutes after taking it, and it was far darker than I've ever seen it at cycle day 9. I didn't really have the time to examine it, so after I got to work, I called MBL and asked him to send me pictures of the test. He did and it turns out my eyes were not playing tricks on me, the test line was clearly visible. I was bummed that I didn't bring another one with me to work! MBL decided to come have dinner with me and so he brought me one and the second was darker than the first! Could I really be gearing up to get a positive OPK on cycle day 10? This would mean that I would start lupron 8 days from tomorrow (on our vacation) and then begin stims the week of August 9th. Could we really be on our way?? AH! This is all so exciting and scary and promising! I guess I'll know more tomorrow. But, yay, I'm glad we'll be on our way sooner than I thought!
p.s. I totally peed on my hand. twice. You'd think it was my first time POAS (or peeing in a cup)! Sick. Also, I guess this explains why my oves (ovaries) have felt kind of crampy the last few days.