I peed on a stick today. Why? Because it was there. No, that’s not strictly true. Because I wanted to see what would happen. Because I wanted to see how I would feel as the pee moved across the stick, as the control line appeared, as I waited for a hint of colour in the test line. Nothing. Not a jot. Just a damned evaporation line. It was an OPK. I am breastfeeding exclusively. I was disappointed. Some things stay with you.