Post # 1
So I am 17 DPO and day 40 of my cycle. It’s been a hectic month with us traveling and me getting food poisoning. I thought that was what screwed up my cycle, and I’ve reached the 40 day mark in the past which hadn’t resulted in anything. I bought the test and took it literally 5 minutes ago, just wanting to get the BFN so I could 100% expect my period without any questions in my mind. I’ve taken some tests before and nothing. So yeah, wasn’t expecting anything. Holy crap! At first I thought that was the control line, or one of those where it’s supposed to be a plus instead. Well, it’s not and according to this test I’m pregnant!
I will re-test tomorrow with first morning urine just in case this is a fluke. But, now I don’t even know what to do next. I’m leaving tomorrow to visit my parents back home and won’t see my husband until Sunday. How should I tell him? We’ve been having conversations lately about whether we’re really “ready” or not since we were going to TTC soon but now if it’s true there’s no turning back. We were doing the pull out method (successfully for the past 3 years), but this is going to be a pretty big surprise for him.
And how do I keep my mouth shut when I haven’t seen my parents in 3 months and they’ve been asking about when we’re going to have kids? My mind is spinning.
Post # 4
Congrats! How exciting!! 🙂
Post # 5
Conrats for one! But to answer some of your questions, I would wait to say anything until you get tested and confirmed from a doctor. Or from like 5 different pee sticks. Id hate to say anything and it just be a floozy which would end up being upsetting. All my kids have never been planned upon. All suprises. So its hard for me to say. But we have been debating on adding another kiddo. And if we do, I plan on having a suprise to family about it. No ideas at the moment, but id love to do a photoshoot or something. Hopefully I helped some.
Post # 6
Congratulations! I would definitely wait to tell your parents. If they ask, just say you guys are discussing it and you might be trying soon. That will hpefully be good news enough for them. Before you tell your husband, I would go get a few more tests and make sure you are really pregnant first. I can tell you the excitement of seeing that line doesn’t fade, even when you take 10 tests haha.
Post # 9
@tandem545: That’s so exciting to get your BFP just before you had planned. It takes all the stress away from TTC. Congrats!
Post # 10
Congrats! So exciting! H&H 9 months!
Post # 11
Congrats! I can understand you’d be bursting to tell your parents, but I’d zip your lips on this trip at least. Confirm with another test or two and for sure tell your DH first (and once you get a few positives, I think you can be pretty confident – after all, false positives are quite rare, especially on pink dye tests like FRERs). Are you thinking of surprising your DH in some special way, or just worried about telling him period? I’m sure he’ll be thrilled (if somewhat shocked ).
Post # 12
I can imagine how hard it would be to not say anything! Maybe after telling your DH and getting it out there it would be less difficult to keep it from your parents until you are ready to spill. I saw a really cheap, easy and cute way of telling your DH earlier today here: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/free-printable-to-announce-pregnancy
Post # 13
@tandem545: I’m so excited for you 🙂
Post # 15
Congrats! I got my BFP a few days before my parents came ot visit and it was hard not to tell them! That was like 8 weeks ago, and we’re finally getting to tell them this weekend! Can’t wait!
I’d definitely keep it under wraps until you tell your husband.