Post # 1
So I am guilty of peeing on something every day for the past two weeks since I got my bfp. The tests have been getting darker. Yesterday I didn’t poas and then this morning I did. It was still dark and showed up immediately but not as dark as the control and not as dark as two days ago. I remembered that this can happen as hcg levels get high so I tried diluting it with water and sure enough the line was darker. I don’t know my hcg level but based on what it was last Monday, it’s probably over 11,000.
I know I need to stop with my science experiments. So ladies with my same poas addiction. Just step away from the tests!
Post # 3
Haha this made me laugh. I haven’t tested at home since 12 dpo but had a urine test at the doctors at 17 or 18 dpo. I’ve been good about not testing but my first appt isn’t until im 8 weeks and a few days, which is a long time to wait! I’ve been thinking about getting some of the digital week estimators just to see the 3+ but… I know I should just chill and wait. Thanks for the reminder!
Post # 4
i am not TTC yet but i can see myself wanting to do this too. just try to relax and not stress about it
Post # 5
@PatientBee: oh my goodness girly you crack me up. I took two test. (yes, I stopped at two becuase the cheapest one I can find near me is $14!) anyways… I took two tests, the first there was a line there it looked similar to the control line but maybe just slightly darker if you stared at it long enough, I showed my SO and a few days later he said I should take the other test just for fun to make sure so I did. The line was so dark and so wide it was about 4x as bright as the control. His response was “No need to doubt that one, you are pregnant as h*ll” I haven’t tested sense that day but I think if they were more readily available for me I would probably be in your boat.
Post # 6
@PatientBee: Oh gosh, I am right there with you. I just took my last test this morning and I swear I am not taking ANY more. It’s just too much worrying. In general I think that having a lot of information about one’s body is helpful (I run with a GPS watch and charted for 6 months before we TTC, for example) BUT it definitely gets to a point where it’s just not worth the anxiety!
My feeling deep in my gut is that everything is going to go Just Fine with this pregnancy (and it will be a girl) but it’s so easy to get carried away POAS and googling miscarriage statistics! We should form a “back away from Google” pact!
Post # 7
Here are 6 of mine. There were another 3 after this before I put the tests away for good! I know how it feels 🙂
Post # 8
@jennyinstereo: Lol. I have more than that! My cheap wondfos came with a bunch of hpts so what else was I supposed to do with them? It’s not like I was buying $15 tests every day.
Post # 9
@jennyinstereo: What brand is that? I’d like to find some cheap ones.