So I could not, for the life of me, remember the start date of my last cycle- a rather important tidbit when trying to determine when conception might have occurred. I was so. not. paying. attention. anymore. I did know that I always tell my acupuncturist when I start a new cycle so she would have it on my chart. I started trying to get in touch with her on Tuesday, but no luck. She was home, very sick. And apparently not picking up messages early in the week and then when she was she still didn't have access to her charts. So I went to my first ultrasound without that little tidbit. It was too early to get an accurate date from the ultrasound. Apparently the ultrasound starts dating at 5 weeks so he was guessing I was right around 5 weeks along which would put conception around March 6th.
My family practice doctor, interpreting the blood test results and the symptoms was guessing six weeks. Apparently the level of hormones in my system indicated I was somewhere between one and three months along. O.K. so five weeks works too.
So I was figuring my cycle started in late February.
Then when I went to my reiki appointment on Friday my acupuncturist had left me a note indicate my last cycle started on March 8th and I had spotting for three days on or about the 21st. Hunh? My reiki practitioner confirmed this because I saw her a few days before the cycle start and was in the midst of a very bad three day headache that I couldn't understand at the time. But when my period started a few days later I e-mailed her to tell her that I understood the headache now. This was a classic p.m.s. symptom for me. It had been quite some time since that had been a harbinger of a coming cycle so I missed the clue.
So... either I had a period after we conceived.
Or... I'm less than five weeks along and just have very high hormone levels.
Or... no clue.
I'm looking forward to our first pregnancy appointment next Friday when I can present a midwife with all this jumbled data, when we'll have another ultrasound which will hopefully produce a date, when... some sense can be made of this.
So very strange.
I'm just so glad that it happened, whenever it did.