Well, I managed to hold out until this morning. 8dp5dt. I woke up at 5:30 in the morning and thought to myself:
I went to the bathroom, peed, and then did something I never do. I watched the test. Normally I turn that shit over, set my phone alarm and walk away. This time I sort of figured that it might ease the blow if I just watched it the whole time rather than mentally torturing myself until the big reveal at 3 minutes.
It took 20 seconds.
|So, yeah. This happened.|
I want to be excited, but as I'm sure many of you know the experience of a prior chemical pregnancy kind of ruins that for you. I guess we could say I'm cautiously optimistic? The line is clearly much darker than it was for my CP, when I also tested at 8dp5dt. No squinting or lamp light required. Honestly, you could have knocked me over with a feather. I had several crying spells yesterday because I've been so convinced that this didn't work. I just somehow felt like I knew I wasn't pregnant. The total lack of any discernable symptoms hasn't helped.
So what's the plan? We leave for Vancouver early tomorrow, and my clinic doesn't do betas on Friday anyway ('cause no one gets pregnant on Fridays, duh). I'm thinking that I'll bring my remaining test and take it somewhere around 14dp5dt, when the Czech clinic recommends testing. If the line's still looking good I'll call my clinic and try to schedule a beta for when we get back. It's still up in the air whether they'll do that for me at all, though. Recall how unhelpful they've been with me getting meds and ultrasound monitoring because I'm not technically cycling with them or one of their "official" partner clinics. I'm hoping the tune changes with an actual pregnancy though, since I'd be covered by OHIP again and hence them getting paid is no longer an issue.
Oh yeah, one last thing. Last night just before bed I thought I glimpsed a teensy tinge of pink when I wiped. I did the TP detective thing (including sticking my finger up there) but couldn't figure out if it was coming from me or possibly a slight discoloration from the progesterone suppositories. This morning before I tested there was some very slight brown when I wiped. I figure it's a bit late for implantation bleeding but I know spotting is super common, so I'm not freaking out yet. But it's definitely contributing to tempering my expectations.
Now I just need to come up with a plausible excuse as to why I'm not drinking at the wedding this weekend!