LOL - pg test isn't until May 30th!! Still over a week to go....*sigh*. My back has been killing me since yesterday and overnight I got super horrible bloating that I've never had before....turns out all that is "normal" if you are doing the 2ww with IVF treatment. Did any of you find that it's the case? I am not sure how I will last the next 9 days!!!
I have one HPT IC and found my stash of OPK IC, so I decided to test yesterday...mainly to see if the HCG trigger is gone, b/c at 5dp3dt yesterday, ain't nothing to see! And negative (ie. snow white) OPK, so yay - trigger is gone! So I need to wait some more.
Tiffany, how are you feeling? Your first beta is such a high number, I also agree it must be twins. But...I couldn't see your picture. Could you please repost your pic?
I am gonna have to figure out how to post my pic. I have it on my phone and in my email account and it works on my computer. I don't want to save the pic anywhere online that family might inadvertently see. I had about 30 HPTs at home (got them when we first started TTC and then never needed them). I'd send them up if you were close.
I did not test until 9dp5dt. Hang in there. I know this is excruciating. I just assumed I was not pregnant until there was really overwhelming evidence that I might be and then I tested.
I've been testing with the OPKs, since I have lots of those and only 1 HPT. They are all ICs. I'm keeping the HPT for either the day before or day of my pg test (May 30), which is still 8 days away. So instead I've been peeing on OPKs....about 2x a day. I'm not putting any hopes or nothing into it....but it is curious that the 1st one I did at 5dp5dt - stark white. In the past 2 days, it's been getting slightly darker each time....but still, not positive, and I know from other people/websites/etc, that an OPK won't show you being pg any earlier than an HPT. I like to think it's encouraging though.
I've been feeling a lot better so I will go to work tomorrow. I guess I could have gone to work today but I think I'd have been pretty stressed, 1st day after a long weekend, 1st day back for my boss from his 4 wk vacation, etc. I did try to work on some work-related stuff at home, didn't really do a whole lot, however....instead I took a 2 hr nap after lunch and I feel a lot better. Of course I'm worried now b/c nothing hurts anymore...boobs, abs, back all seem fine at the moment!
Tiffany, I think that's the right attitude to take, assume not pg until you can tell you are. I can't remember if you said, but could you tell and what prompted you to test when you did?
Steph, like I said, for sure I'll test at home, but probably no earlier than my pg test. I'll probably find out May 31 or June 1st at the latest, but I'll test May 29 or 30 so that I have some idea what to expect.
I think it is wise to check early. I just don't deal well with surprises.
I also think it is wiser to be "not pregnant until proven otherwise" just to help with the let down that may occur. Of course you are doing all the work of being pregnant: i.e. dealing with crazy hormones, in my case gaining weight and not being able to drink caffeine or alcohol, taking your vitamins, etc.
In my last pregnancy I did not even find out I was pregnant until 7 days after my period. Thats how long it took for my cheap home pregnancy test to become positive. At least then I was already 5w pregnant, I am not sure it is really helpful to know any earlier.
I am praying this works out for you. I hope your torture has a happy ending.
I tested because I had been exhausted the last two days. Like I need to stop what I am doing and take a nap right now exhausted. And that rarely happens to me.