I caved and peed on a stick. It’s 7dp5dt. Stark negative. Not even a squinter. BFN.
My meltdown on Saturday was because I felt like it didn’t work. Since then, I’ve been telling my husband that my side effects relate more to my failed IUI cycles when my hormones were all out of wack (freezing cold then hot flashes, sore boobs that come and go, sore lower back because cycle is ending, etc).
I’m not hanging onto hope. I’m not going to sit here and pray that we get a BFP in two days or a positive beta after that.
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.
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.
And this is what I saw…
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):
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.
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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.