As I thought would happen, the spotting got heavier last night, and this morning became full flow. I cried on the phone with S this morning and made him share his feelings, too, though he was trying to steer clear of them.
The way my period started with so much dark spotting etc. over an entire day was very strange. I so wish I could know exactly what happened - i.e. conception occurred but implantation failed due to egg quality. That's what I think happened, but I'd like to know. The obligatory pregnancy test this morning was stark white.
I'm drinking coffee right now and plan to indulge in multiple glasses of wine at the fundraising dinner we are attending later.
As mentioned, S's birthday was yesterday. "Happy Birthday to You - this cycle didn't work!" right? But I did have fun buying him a couple of cool, new shirts and making a chocolate birthday cake. We are going to celebrate later before the dinner.
This morning, I put a call into the fertility center and am awaiting their callback. We plan to do an unmedicated IUI cycle, with a trigger shot, in consideration of my difficult cervix and to take advantage of the possible "fertility bump" after doing a medicated cycle.
Any thoughts on whether I should take progesterone the entire luteal phase? Progesterone supplements do not like me much, and the feeling is mutual. I'm also curious what my natural progesterone response is at this point. I'm thinking to maybe wait a week after ovulation, then test the level and go from there...