Anyone who has experienced IF long enough knows that paying attention to IPS goes out the window at a certain point in your journey. I think that my "breaking point" was nine or ten months in--right after my doctor gave me the official infertility diagnosis. I stopped checking to for implantation spotting. I stopped temping, because it only broke my heart to see my number plummet right before AF's arrival. I stopped feeling my boobs to see if they were sore. And I stopped pretending like the nausea I feel every morning when I get out of bed had anything to do with morning sickness.
So, understandably, I have excuses for every IPS I have (or someone else has) noticed so far this cycle:
IPS: Increased body temp
My excuse: I've been coming down with a slight head cold now for about a week. Must be that. Plus, I think the progesterone is supposed to keep your body temp up.
IPS: Increased thirst
My excuse: I blame this one on the cold, too.
IPS: Increased urination
My excuse: A result of me drinking a lot more water because of the increased thirst.
My excuse: Joey must be kicking me in my sleep.
IPS: Restless sleeping
My excuse: I never should have seen Paranormal Activity.
My excuse: My diet went a little off the tracks this weekend. I don't consider the Ale House's Zinger Mountain Melt and a Philly cheesesteak to be nutritious meals.
My excuse: A result of the head cold and weather change. Or a result of my husband now being home every night. I can't decide. :)
Those are all of my IPS for now. If any more pop up in the next seven days, or if I can think of better excuses, I'll be sure to post them. Oh yeah, and I'm technically in the 1WW--even though my beta isn't until next Wednesday. I doubt my "I don't like surprises" mentality will let me last until Wednesday without peeing on a stick.