I have been reading infertility blogs for a very long time. I started reading way before we ever even started trying for a baby. The ones I started with were girls who also had endometriosis, but then sometimes I just found girls I loved. As I read, I learned all the terms and initials and random infertility lingo. I felt fairly in the know about everything by the time I realized I too was about to take my blog from personal diary to infertility blog. But there was this one thing that I just could never work out. People used it ALL the time, and although I knew it must be obvious, and I knew it was some sort of count down, I just COULD NOT figure it out. It was all the
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT?
Seriously. I was lost. I tried to work it out. I DID. And that makes it more embarrassing that I COULD NOT figure out what it meant. I looked on peoples infertility keys on their sidebars. Nobody listed it! I knew it was a count down, but how does it work? For awhile I thought it was like "2 days past 5 days to" but that didn't really make since because the two numbers didn't add up to the persons pregnancy test day. I never cared enough to ask, but whenever I saw it, which in the infertility blogging world is a lot, I felt like I was missing something obvious. And I was. One day I was on Aly's blog and saw this:
9dp3dt and 10dp3dt
I was a title of her post, and then it hit me. Just like that. The key was that the second number never moved. I had NEVER noticed that! And I knew she did a three day transfer. And then it clicked. That means THREE DAY TRANSFER. The second numbers don't change!! It was like this long term light bulb finally clicked on and I just said YES! I GET IT!!
So, there it is. The mystery is finally solved. And I thought of posting today about how I am 2dp5dt, because I finally CAN because I know what it means! But then thought about those other poor souls who have not freaking clue what means. So here is finally a post that explains the obvious. For fools like me.
2dp5dt = two days past a 5 day transfer
Tomorrow I will be 3dp5dt. And on 8dp5dt I will be going in for my beta to see if I am pregnant. As you add those two numbers, the closer they get to 14, the closer they are to their test.
Look at me. Learning.