I use the "iPeriod" app on my phone to keep track of when my period is due, and I remembered seeing that I was supposed to have it over my birthday this month. So when I realized this morning that my birthday had come and gone with no period, I checked iPeriod and found this:
Yes, I am apparently four days late. Funny how, in years past, something like this would have gotten me very hopeful and rushing for the HPTs and now it wasn't even on my radar until I opened the iPeriod app.
Thinking back over the past month, we did have unprotected s.e.x on at least one theoretically fertile day, at least according to iPeriod. (Honestly, we never bother with protection anymore because (1) we don't have s.e.x that often these days and (2) it seems a bit unnecessary to us.) I say "theoretically fertile" because really? After 40 cycles of TTC with and without medical intervention with only one chemical pregnancy to show for our efforts, I doubt that any of these "fertile" days are truly "fertile" for us anyway.
I did mention this to MM, and (in character for him) he is now mildly concerned about it. Honestly, I would think it is far more likely that I am in peri-menopause than that I am actually pregnant, naturally, at 42, with my own egg. But stranger things have happened, I guess.
Anyway. I imagine my period will make its appearance here in the next day or two and put an end to this momentary diversion.