Who's there? Why, if it isn't AF about to make her regular monthly appearance.
Yep, no surprise BFP announcement here: for the past few hours, I have been having the mild, vague cramps that I usually get 12-24 hours before my period starts. A quick trip to the ladies' room just now revealed the tinest bit of rusty-brown spotting, also consistent with what I usually see 12-24 hours before I start. My body is nothing if not consistent.
Eh, I'm not really upset because I'm not surprised. I expected AF to arrive. I expected to--yet again--not be pregnant. Yes, there was a brief, faint glimmer of hope, but all in all, not a surprise.
Looking on the bright side, this does mean that I won't have any issues with getting the MRI of my right arm on August 4th. (It's needed to diagnose why my arm is still lumpy and painful three-and-a-half-weeks after my dog bite.) I'd had a brief fantasy that this cycle would be THE ONE, and I would have to live the rest of my life with limited use of my right arm for lack of timely and appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment of whatever the hell is wrong with it. (I had begun to think that the loss of some function in my dominant arm would be a small price to pay for finally being pregnant.)
We will be doing IUI + Clomid + injectibles this cycle. Not looking forward to days of giving myself injections, but such is life. At least my calendar looks pretty clear for (likely) CD 11 through 16!