Confessions of a POAS addict

Remember when I said my husband was going to hide my cheapie home pregnancy tests? Well… he didn’t.

I’ve been testing every morning from 4dp5dt until today 7dp5dt.

This morning, I woke up to pee when my husband left at 4:45 am.

Peed.

Waited.

Looked at the test and…

It looked lighter? WTF? I considered it a dud (as we all know sometimes a prego test can crap out on you).

Went back to bed.

Woke up at 6:45 am.

Got up.

Peed.

Waited.

And this is what I saw…

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Now, I have been concerned with testing due to the fact that I am taking 15 units of HCG daily.

DrunkStorks suggested I email my clinic to see if HCG accumulates or not. I emailed them this morning. They gave me the run around and suggested I wait until Beta.

A few days ago, I spoke with AndiePants. She mentioned that HCG has a half life – meaning half of the quantity is gone from your system 24 hours later. This made me believe that if I saw a progression where the tests started to get darker, there would be a good chance that my body was starting to produce it’s own HCG.

As you can see from this photo, things look like they are progressing (I wish I had removed the dud from this photo though):

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It turns out that my sister-in-law is a pharmacy technician. I spilled the beans to her this morning and sent her the pics. She looked it up, did the math and validated that the artificial HCG would not accumulate in my system.

I’m hoping and praying that this is the start of a good sign. I’m going to buy a pack of FRER’s this weekend, but I won’t do the first one until Sunday (9dp5dt). *fingers-crossed*

My beta still isn’t until 12dp5dt on September 17.

❤ ❤ ❤

There has been lots of heartache in the community lately. After enduring a chemical pregnancy in June, Jen took the summer off and is now facing the potential of an ectopic. My heart just breaks for her. I drove to work this morning crying tears of joy that we may be pregnant and tears of sadness for Jen’s potential loss. It pains me to see someone who has been such a support to me go through another horrible experience. Please head on over to Infertility, Why Me? and give Jen some love.

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49 thoughts on “Confessions of a POAS addict

  1. I don’t know much about the 15 units of hcg you’re taking but that’s definitely a nice progression of pee sticks! Thank you for the love. Your love and support has meant so much to me. Despite what we’re going through right now I’m just so excited for you!

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  2. EEEEEKKKKK! (That is all I am going to say for now 😉 ) When you did the calculations – make sure you use a clearance half life of 48-72 hours (not 24). The 15 units of HCG is pretty low though compared to a trigger shot. Hoping and hoping and hoping!

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  3. OO That looks good!!! Keeping my fingers crossed. You are so sweet to reach out and help Jen. Hopefully others will read her blog and send her kind words. I love reading both of your blogs. The good and the bad. It pains me to see the bad, but helps me understand how lucky we are to have the good some day.

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  4. I saw some cute baby things today and thought of you! Looks like a slight progression starting. I think it’s kind of odd the keep you on the booster until beta since that will most definitely alter the results, but hopefully you get darker lines ahead of time so you know what’s up. I’m excited for you (duh) all the loses lately are hard to read so it’s nice to see your posts. XO

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    • Thanks! I agree. It’s been heartbreaking to read what everyone else is going through. The booster had to do with my risk of OHSS. They didn’t give me the full HCG dose on my retrieval day when they decided to proceed with transfer. I’m not finding much info online about this particular protocol though. It seems so minimal. Most people are on like 2500-3000 units every other day. In comparison, mine is peanuts.

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      • Well that sounds about right for the nurses. They are good at keeping things status quo emotions wise. So many of the progesterone symptoms unfortunately mimic pregnancy symptoms. They’re sometimes a bit too brutally honest, or maybe just the delivery is jarring…or maybe it’s just my hormones haha…but anyways, hope you’re quilt is coming along 🙂

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