Read it. Love it. Bookmark it.

12 Mar

I’ve kind of been at a loss as to what to write about today. I’m all over the place. Still jonesing for a smoke, (haven’t broken down though – so yay me!) and not really feeling eloquent.

Then I hopped on twitter and it hit me. It’s time I wax poetic about the most awesome site ever invented – .

I finally joined twitter a couple of weeks ago (yeah, I know, welcome to the 21st century and all that good stuff). Since I joined, I have – in reply to several people’s hopeless pleas for help – tweeted the following:

@SomeOtherWomanWithTheBabyCrazies: I don’t know. But check out Read it. Love it. Bookmark it.

This has usually been in response to tweets such as: “check out this opk pic – can anyone tell me what this means?”

Or – “got a CLEAR second line on my hpt. WTF?”

And so on, and so forth.

My saga with this wonderful site started way before I joined this blogoverse. In those innocent days before my second miscarriage when I still thought I could control freak my problems away. I became obsessed with pee sticks. It was the one thing that gave me a sense of control after the first loss.

A completely misguided sense – but a sense of one nonetheless.

During this month of obsessive peeing and dipping – very early on in the month, I discovered this site, and in it, found my online soulmate.

The woman who put it together is even more obsessed with POAS than I am (was. trying to get over it). And this woman doesn’t even suffer from IF of any kind! She just – well – she likes peeing on stuff I guess.

She has done everything you possibly can do when it comes to HPTs and OPKs. She’s put them through the ringer.

Leaving your pee out for 24 hours to see if the HCG sticks around? Done.

Seeing if OPKs can work like HPTs? Done.

Seeing if it’s possible to RE-USE an HPT? Done.

Using BREAST MILK on pee sticks? Done.

Making a handy-dandy chart outlining what tests are good and which are notoriously bad? Done and done.

All of it with pictures, graphic descriptions, and very educational explanations. Especially for our reading/peeing pleasure.

If you have a question about a line on a pee stick – this woman’s site has the answer.

During my Pee stick obsession, I began to use OPK’s like tea leaves. Not just to predict ovulation – but to confirm pregnancy, make sure my hpts were not messed up and sometimes, well – sometimes I just used the opk’s to satisfy my endless need to control stuff.

Yeah – I think it’s a good thing I’ve decided to let those go this time around.

You know – I often wonder what it is about POAS that is so addictive?

Confession time: The first time I got a positive HPT I took an additional 5 tests. yes. that makes a total of 6 HPTs. All taken in the course of a few hours. By the third positive I believed the freakin test – but it’s like I couldn’t stop.

I found myself doing the same thing with positive OPKs. Once I got that second line I just wanted to make it magically appear again and again.

I think that’s the crux of my POAS addiction. That feeling of “look! I made a second line appear! My pee is magic!”

Yes – for me it’s not about timing the BD to get preggo. It’s not about CD 30, after two weeks of hell, hoping that a freaking stick will make me happy.

Nope. It’s about my all powerful magic pee making another line appear.

(Though to be honest – I’m sure a positive HPT is also a pretty big part of it. But still! Magic pee!)

So – I’ll say it again. Read it. Love it. Bookmark it.

5 Responses to “Read it. Love it. Bookmark it.”

  1. slcurwin March 12, 2011 at 08:38 #

    “when I still thought I could control freak my problems away”. Are you telling me that we have to admit we’re wrong here?

    and yes, your pee is magic.

    • mommyodyssey March 12, 2011 at 15:22 #

      No not you guys. Just me. I was way overboard. Completely over the top obsessed.
      And thank you for acknowledging my magic pee!!!

  2. Elphaba March 12, 2011 at 17:46 #

    Hey YOU sent me here in January and tried to draw me into your web!

    I love that the woman who runs this just likes peeing on stuff… that’s a little weird.

    And I agree, you have magic pee.

    • mommyodyssey March 12, 2011 at 18:00 #

      I know! But you are only one! The love must be spread.
      I’m very happy to see that everyone around here is recognizing my magic pee. It makes me feel special.

  3. starfishkittydreams March 13, 2011 at 05:52 #

    Wo! That site is intense. I now know that there are people more crazy about these things than me.

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