Alright, today is the blood draw. Hopefully I can call and get results tomorrow. My temp peaked on Monday so I was thinking WAHOO that means I ovulated on Sunday. But alas it went back down on Tuesday. And then sure enough it's back up again today. I need to see what the blood draw results are and if my temp is peaked again tomorrow. Then of course it's a waiting game for a couple of weeks to see if either Aunt Flo appears or I have a positive pregnancy test.
A friend and I were talking yesterday about how different life is for the couples that don't struggle at all with infertility. For a couple that struggles, the gender isn't that big of deal. I think naturally most of us have at least a slight preference for boy or girl, but when it's taken years to even get pregnant- it sure as heck doesn't matter the gender. You just want a healthy full term pregnancy! I definitely was excited when I found out I was having a girl, but had it been boy I would've adjusted and been happy in that direction, too. I'm not gonna lie, it's a little tough for fertility challenged couples see people who get pregnant super easy be so adamant that they only 'want' one gender. I know these couples by know means are trying to come across ignorant or hurtful, but that's exactly how it can feel to someone who's been trying to get pregnant for a long time and then has a friend who's extremely put off by whatever gender they are having. I think it's unintentional ignorance. You can't know how infertility feels unless you've been through it. You can't know how it feels to get pregnant on a whim, unless you have. Neither side knows how the other one feels.
What are your thoughts on this? And btw I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, I've known several people on either side of this situation. I just think it's good to open up a discussion and maybe help all of us to think about something we haven't thought about before :)