KJM did cheer me up quite a bit, and did take me out for a delicious dinner! In my sweatpants, no less!
I am feeling a little more positive about the whole thing because she came over and stared at my $ tree tests and determined that there are lines on all of them, from 10 DPO, 11 DPO, the two I took the afternoon of 12 DPO, the one I took the morning of 13 DPO and the one I took the afternoon, all of them have very tiny little lines. THe one on 11 DPO just happens to be the strongest.
However, in spite of everyone's reassurances, I feel like the hCG level is simply too low. I looked at betabase all day, the median for 11 DPO is 24, which means that half were above, half were below. Even if by some fluke I didn't O until two days after the trigger, and I'm only 10 DPO, the median is still 16.
Keep in mind that those scores are calculated based on a heartbeat. While seeing a heartbeat is a great milestone to reach, there's a long way to go between heartbeat and what the fertility industry calls a "take home baby" and I hate that term, but that's what counts as a success in my book.
So, there you have it. My beta is at the very edge of the chart, nearly off the chart low.
It ain't over 'til it's over, but it's pretty darn close to over right now. I should get the second beta back on Monday, in the meantime, I'll keep peeing on things in the hopes of clear positive.
My stomach still feels weird, my nipples still hurt. These are both good things.