I am back from vacation and, surprisingly, glad to be back. I had a great, relaxing time and got to spend lots of time with my sister and nephew and do and see a lot of fun things. Still, there is something oddly comforting about returning to my usual routine, and I missed my goldens!
AF finally arrived on Saturday 9/19, while we were en route to DC. (Lovely to start your period on a plane.) Rather than place a (late) CD 1 call to my clinic from my sister's when we arrived and find a clinic for a beta hCG and a pharmacy for my drugs in her area, we elected to just TTC on our own again this cycle. (MM was in full agreement and was actually more adamant than I about not wanting that stress and inconvenience during our first day of vacation.)
So today is CD 10 of our 18th cycle TTC. We are proceeding unmedicated but will still try to make sure that we do "the deed" during my fertile window (not that this has ever been a problem for us in the past 17 cycles we've TTC). I checked an OPK today to see if ovulation is approaching, and it was negative.
Happily, I really didn't think much about TTC while we were away. Sure, there was the occasional fleeting thought when I saw a pregnant woman somewhere, but for the most part, I just enjoyed my time off.
I've been keeping up with reading blogs via my BlackBerry during my absence, but it's hard to comment when reading via Google Reader. I hope to be more participatory now that I'm back in the usual groove.