Let the obsessing begin!

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momof5sweeties's picture
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Let the obsessing begin!

We bought 13 hpt's from the dollar store. I've been testing every day since 11/13, just for fun. Because I had an IUD for the last 5 years, I had no AF. However, I do have other cycle symptoms that make me about 90% sure that I O'd on 11/11. I'm thinking the earliest I could possibly see a 2nd line would be 7dpo? What are your opinions/experiences with this?

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Hi there! I haven't ever been pregnant so I can't say this from experience but I think that typically the earliest anyone gets a positive hpt is 8DPO, and that's still pretty early. Most docs still recommend that you wait until you miss your period or until you're closer to it. I usually test every day with FMU from 8DPO on. Haha. I don't listen to the doc's recommendations on that normally because I obsess like crazy! This time I'm going to try to wait though because last time I saw so many BFNs that I just got super depressed, but I'm not sure if my willpower will hold out or not. Haha. I say if you feel like testing and you have the tests and you don't think it'll upset you too bad to see BFNs for a few days if you're not or if it's too early to get a positive result, then go ahead. Good luck! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

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Hi! :wavehello:

Some people get a really faint line at around 8dpo, but for others it's more like 10dpo. I know one girl who got a BFN at 11dpo and a BFP at 12dpo. And since I am a total and complete POAS addict, I will tell you just to keep testing!! I hope this is your month and you don't have to wait for that BFP!

KUP!

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I got a BFN at 11dpo and a BFP at 13dpo with my daughter. I think I also had a BFN at 8dpo if I remember correctly. It sure is hard to not POAS!!! I'm only 7dpo and already obsessing. It's going to be a long week!
Good luck to you!

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Here is something to look at while you're obsessing: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/When-can-I-expect-a-positive-HPT-if-I-am-pregnant.html

Implantation occurs most frequently 7 - 10 dpo. It's possible for a faint line to appear 8 dpo, but that's probably the earliest. This all gets a little more confusing because even when women are tracking their temp and using opks it's hard to pinpoint the exact time of ovulation (although those methods will get you as close as possible). There's a little wiggle room. If someone thinks they are 7 dpo, they might really be 6 dpo or 8 dpo.

With my pregnancy, I had a BFN 11 dpo (AM) and a BFBT (big fat barely there) that night. I tested that night because I wanted a drink with dinner (all the BFNs had gotten to me, I think).

Hope this is your cycle! Wink

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Thank you all for making me feel a little less crazy! Smile When TTC my first 4, I didn't test at all until the day my period was due (#5 was a surprise pg, AF was way past due when I tested). This testing everyday thing is new to me. Since I haven't gotten a period at all since having my IUD removed, I have no "magic date" to focus on. Honestly, I'll be surprised if I get a bfp before having even gotten a period, but I'd really like to just have an answer, you know? I hate the wait!!

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"momof5sweeties" wrote:

Thank you all for making me feel a little less crazy! Smile When TTC my first 4, I didn't test at all until the day my period was due (#5 was a surprise pg, AF was way past due when I tested). This testing everyday thing is new to me. Since I haven't gotten a period at all since having my IUD removed, I have no "magic date" to focus on. Honestly, I'll be surprised if I get a bfp before having even gotten a period, but I'd really like to just have an answer, you know? I hate the wait!!

The waiting game is definitely the worst! I remember when I had gotten off of birth control and it took quite a while to get my periods back. I never thought I would see the day I wanted my period to come! I really hope you get an answer sooner rather than later Smile

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I know the obsession! My first DD was conceived immediately after stopping BC and back then I was so irregular it wasn't a big deal to miss AF, I tested because I was going to go back on BC (Exhubby didn't want kids) and I was shocked and excited. Last fall when I went off BC again (now with a wonderful new DH) it took 6 weeks for AF to come back and I tested obsessively expecting to get a BFP, unfortunately for me I'm 12 months later and still no BFP. Every month I get more obsessive with the 'pregnancy symptoms' and maybe this could be it, maybe I should take a test - just in case. The longer you go the crazier you feel!
Good luck and I hope you get your BFP soon!

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BFN this morning, at what I believe to be 7dpo...the wait continues...

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"momof5sweeties" wrote:

BFN this morning, at what I believe to be 7dpo...the wait continues...

Still too early. You already knew that though, didn't you? Wink

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OK...8dpo...just checked the fertility friend database and % of bfp by 8 dpo isn't even in there. The earliest they have is that 10% of pregnant women will test positive by 10 dpo. I'm not even close to ovulating (the only time I seem to see two lines!) so I'm living vicariously through you! Wink

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I *think* just maybe I see a VERY faint line this morning. DF says it's there for sure. I'm not sure though, still think we could be imagining it...

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How are things going at 9dpo? Hoping you have a second line to share! Of course if you don't I'll just have to remind you that only 10% test positive at 10dpo and you aren't even there yet!

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I bought an FRER for this morning, BFN. And upon further inspection of yesterdays test (Dollar Tree) it looks like there is a wrinkle where the test line should be, so we were probably just seeing a shadow. I'm just gonna keep on testing... hopefully will know something solid in a week!

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You're just entering the zone where 10% would test positive (90% of pregnant would still test negative!). How's the wait going?

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BFN again... Beth, thanks so much for checking in on me! I haven't told anyone yet that we're even trying, so it's really nice to have someone that's interested in what's going on. Smile

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At least af hasn't arrived!

Our families know that we're TTC #2, but no one ever asks about details. They all know what we went through to get pregnant with our DS and we've basically told them that we're hoping for another, but we aren't holding our breath. My MIL knows we're looking into acupuncture again and is curious to go with me sometime to see what they do. I think the details kind of weird them out. :rolleyes:

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We haven't told our families either, I know my MIL is anxious for a grandbaby and my mother has asked when she's getting another one, but we don't want the added pressure from them. I've only told my BFF and DH has told his 2 BFFs (they are married so couldn't just tell one lol). Unfortunately none of our friends are in our same situation so even though they offer support it's hard because they don't really understand. It's great being able to read and chat here with others going through similar situations.
Good luck with your testing, KUP!!

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BFN again today. 11dpo... wait, wait, wait...

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There's nothing worst than the 2WW in my opinion. I'm trying so hard to hold off on testing and I'll be 10DPO tomorrow. I hope your BFP shows up soon and that your wait is over!

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"momof5sweeties" wrote:

BFN again today. 11dpo... wait, wait, wait...

I hope you get your BFP soon! Af isn't here so it's not over yet! Smile

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Still watching and waiting for a BFP to turn up! At least one of the three of you should have some good news soon! Still early for two of you though and what the heck is going on with your cycle, Michelle?

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I caved and tested this morning with 2MU at 10DPO. I didn't really expect anything. I just had this urge to test and get it out of my system before the holiday festivities I guess. It was of course a BFN. That's pretty common at 10DPO right? I still have a chance?

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I'm with you in the BFN club today Leah.

12dpo: BFN+cramping= discouraged

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I hope you're just having some late implantation or early pregnancy cramping. I understand how you feel though. I've had some slight cramps off and on since I ovulated so...not sure what to think about that. Looks like I might have spotted a teeny bit again...not sure what to think of that. I have a super long LP so AF still isn't due for nearly a week. I hope we both get our BFPs this time! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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"mrs.doolittle" wrote:

Still watching and waiting for a BFP to turn up! At least one of the three of you should have some good news soon! Still early for two of you though and what the heck is going on with your cycle, Michelle?

I know! We need some BFP's around here! And I STILL have no idea what is going on with my cycle...still no signs of AF. Gonna pick up some pregnancy tests and test in the morning, been a few days since I tested. Trying to go as long as I can before testing because I hate seeing that dreaded BFN...it's so disheartening!

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I caved and tested this morning with 2MU at 10DPO. I didn't really expect anything. I just had this urge to test and get it out of my system before the holiday festivities I guess. It was of course a BFN. That's pretty common at 10DPO right? I still have a chance?

Leah...YES...only 10% of pregnant women test positive at 10dpo. I think it's something like 40% at 11dpo, but I'm not sure. "Most" (can't remember the exact percentage) will test positive 14dpo. Women don't usually know the exact day they ovulate. When you see tests posted that are positives at 7 or 8dpo there's a good chance those are actually 9 or 10dpo and in the 10% group. Imlantation varies, too (and hcg isn't released until after implantation occurs!). So, if you ovulate a day later than you think you really do and implant, say, 11 days later, hcg isn't going to show up in your system until at least 13 dpo. There could still be a bean floating around in there though!

I'm with you in the BFN club today Leah.

12dpo: BFN+cramping= discouraged

Tina...see above Wink

Surely you have had the early pregnancy symptoms that feel like af is coming, right? Don't give up until af arrives!

I know! We need some BFP's around here! And I STILL have no idea what is going on with my cycle...still no signs of AF. Gonna pick up some pregnancy tests and test in the morning, been a few days since I tested. Trying to go as long as I can before testing because I hate seeing that dreaded BFN...it's so disheartening!

Michelle...I'm frustrated with you! It'd be nice to know if/when you ovulated! Hoping you get some news one way or another soon!

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They all know that our experience and our DS is pregnant and we basically told them that we wish to, Wedding Cufflinks but we do not hold our breath.