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    Hopefully I'm not the only one who still is POAS?!

    Sometimes I feel "not so pregnant" so I POAS for reassurance, even though I'm sure it doesnt really mean that much.

    Today I POAS and was "happy" because the test line took almost all of the control lines color, so I was super pumped!! haha.. For some reason it makes me feel like things are doing well when I see that line keep getting darker.. I'm trying to savor some of the tests for later- only one FRER left and 3 ICs, I feel like I want to keep peein til I get that U/S!! Two weeks away.. eeek!!
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    Now they won't get any darker so they aren't as fun. Do what you need to do to make yourself feel better until that ultrasound!

    I ran out of tests last Wednesday so I haven't tested in a week. I did take 22 tests before I ran out though....crazy... I had bought 20 ICs for our months of TTC and then we got pregnant the first month and I started testing on 8dpo so I got through them pretty quickly.
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    Cait you are so cute !!!! I agree do what you gota do to help you feel reassured. I will admit the first week I took like 8 tests, everytime I saw the 2 line or the word pregnant I couldn't help but get a smile on my face. Than I bought some dollar store test. I sweat Pregnancy test can make me go broke lol !!!
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    I ordered 25 ic tests before I knew I was pregnant, and I'm still using those when I don't "feel" pregnant. I know this will be our last for a few years, so I have to use them all up...lol at least that's what I tell myself hehe
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    I have no morning sickness and it has made me want to run up to dollar store and take another test!


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    Just be careful Cait. At some point your hCG can be too high for the tests to read properly. I took a test last week (~10 weeks preggo) and the line was not "blazing" like I imagined it would be. It looked more like a 17dpo test. It got me really concerned. But I did read online that there is something called the hook effect that makes the tests not work right and you have to dilute your urine to get a more accurate reading. I have not tried again with diluted urine because I don't want to see a light line again. So I am just going to wait it out until my appointment on Wednesday or just test with the digital.
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    Haaa haa! Guilty!!! In fact I was *just* going to get up and POAS before I saw your post.





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    I had the same experience Mandy mentioned. I POAS weeks after my initial BFP and the line was actually slightly lighter than it was at 4 weeks. Interesting that it can have that effect.

    I stopped POAS entirely after I learned that, at this point, it could take several weeks for HCG levels to drop back to 0. So even if something happened I'd still be getting BFPs for a while. Totally ruined my fun/security blanket!
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    I have one stick left and it calls my name everytime I go into the bathroom cause its right by the medicine cabinet.

    I probably won't do it know after Mandy and Andrea's comment because I would probably end up in a panic attack if my line was lighter than last time!
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    I haven't tested in a couple weeks, mostly because of what Mandy said with the tests getting lighter as you get farther along. That and I ran out lol. But I was ok with no more testing cuz I had my u/s shortly after I ran out of ICs.
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