Laughing Your Way Through Infertility: Are You a Toilet Paper Examiner?

toilet paper

A Toilet Paper Examiner, Noun

Definition: The act of (excessively) examining the toilet paper every time you go the bathroom for signs of ovulation and/or your period.

Infertility has turned you into a ‘Toilet Paper Examiner.’ Before you were trying to conceive, you would go to the bathroom and toss away the toilet paper without even a second glance. Now, you inspect every corner of that toilet paper, searching for signs of your period and/or ovulation. You examine the toilet paper while asking yourself questions like, ‘is this really my period or just spotting?’

Unfortunately, if you don’t lock the bathroom door, your husband might walk into the room as you are wiping and inspecting. Don’t bother to explain. He won’t understand. On one occasion, you thought you saw blood on the toilet paper a week before your period was expected arrive. You got extremely excited, believing that it might be implantation bleeding and then realized that it was, sadly, just blood from shaving your legs. It’s official, infertility has made you weird. Fertility Tip: Purchase toilet paper in bulk.

I hope you have a great week and don’t forget to find time to laugh and enjoy the journey while you are on the path to reaching your destination. 

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36 thoughts on “Laughing Your Way Through Infertility: Are You a Toilet Paper Examiner?

  1. Absolutely!! I couldn’t agree more with this post. It’s not always easy to be positive and enjoy the ride….but it’s so necessary!!!


  2. You know what is sad? I STILL check the tp every time I go to the bathroom and inspect it. And yes, my hubby caught me doing it last week. LOL! Except he knew exactly what I was doing!! I guess no matter what stage you are in, we are going to check the tp!!


  3. HAHA, This is funny. Thankfully my Hubs has never caught me in the act, however there was a time when I came running out in pure excitement exclaiming what I had found on my recent tp examination, and he was just baffled. haha. XOX Love ya girl!


  4. I’ve just recently stumbled upon your blog and I am very excited for this series!
    I laughed so hard at this because it is so true! I tried to explain this to a friend a few weeks ago who is very much not trying to conceive and she was mind boggled at the thought of people “actually doing that” and how normal I seemed to think it is.


    • bahaha! I read it to my hubby and before I was even finished he started laughing…he has been that husband to walk into the bathroom in the midst of me “checking”. tehehehehehe


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  6. 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility totally helped me on really, really tough infertility days. This is hilarious and so incredibly true!


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