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!!
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.
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 !!!
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.
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!
Andrea: 33 (PCOS)
DH - Eric: 49
DS - Sebastian: 7/05/02
M/C - 3/20/12 10w 5d
D&C - 3/21/12
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!