Seven US Dollars

Or thereabouts. That’s how much it cost to get my dang period to reappear. According to my little iPhone menstrual calendar thingey, I should have started back on the 14th. I know that since I’m still nursing Sadie (and pumping), there’s going to be a level of unpredictability with my period, but dang. My first two were like clockwork, and that was kind of awesome.

So why the seven bucks? That’s about the cost of a pregnancy test. That I took yesterday morning. Against my better judgement. Because I KNEW I wasn’t pregnant. But I sure had convinced myself I was as I was falling asleep the night before. What if that last period was implantation bleeding? What if the little crampies I’d thought were ovulation were really something else? What if I have to be pregnant before Sadie finishes growing her teeth? What if I have a baby before I’ve been at my job for a year and don’t get the rockin awesome maternity leave? Yes, these thoughts were enough to make me take the last pregnancy test in my stash, bleary-eyed at 5:30 in the morning. It was negative. Which I already KNEW. So I basically peed on $7 and threw it in the trash.

But guess what? I got my period today.

5 thoughts on “Seven US Dollars

  1. Shannon

    I have had similar thoughts and scares since having Nash. It’s like once you are pregnant the first time the reality sits in that you really CAN get pregnant so it’s more of a scare. At least that’s how it was for me.

  2. Mindy

    haha. I have done that many a time. I mean like, many, many, many a time. And it works like a charm every single time for me. Not happy about the $ spent, but always nice to see the one line versus 2 right? 🙂 And yes, you might as well go to the dollar tree. They work just as well! haha.

    1. Brooke Post author

      Um, yes. So glad for the lonely line. For now, at least. Going to have to start tracking my temperature, I think.


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