Today is 5 dpo.
If this egg fertilized, a tiny blastocyst is formed today. It has completed the long journey down the fallopian tube to the uterus where it will hang around for 3 to 5 days more before it implants in my uterine wall. If it is not fertilized, the egg will flush out along with my uterine lining in approx 8 days.
My wife experienced some cold feet last night. It was an uncomfortable conversation, as I get more and more excited about the possibilities… but it suggests that at least one of us is very aware of what a big, life changing responsibility we have just set ourselves up for. I have always been the kind of person to jump into new things with both feet.
My parents had me right before they filed for bankruptcy and lost their farm (no, it wasn’t because of me that they went bankrupt). It was all OK in the end. I was still raised with love, health and happiness. I am getting my PhD and I know how to find happiness. Having money as a child didn’t affect that. All you need is love and enough resources (be it money, family support, etc.) to provide your child with a healthy home, healthy food, and yes, for the first couple of years, lots of diapers.
I hope that my wife is able to get excited again soon, or our test day is going to be awkward…