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post #41 of 429
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Hmm...Annie. Are you sure it wasn't there yesterday? You did say something about a weird +/-. Did you mean it looked + at first but you decided later that it wasn't? Do you have a pic?

JJ ~ The BFP I got at 10dpo with FRER when I got pg with ds2 was very, very faint. I had to take the test apart and hold it directly under the light. I do remember there was a pink line but it was really hard to see. That was 7+ years ago, though. Tests have gotten a lot more sensitive since then.

My lines at 10dpo with ds3 and my pg in May 2009 were light, too, but still obvious BFPs to me. I think it's all sort of relative, though. What a lot of people consider a very faint, not sure there's really anything there, line, I see as a definite +. I assume that's from years and years of looking at hpts.

My early hpts
post #42 of 429
I'm at work so no pics right now. What I meant was you know how a DT test shows a BFP as l l and then a BFP as l ? But then other brands show a BFP as a + and a BFN as a -? That's what it looked like. The purplish streak was super long and it ran vertically so it looked like a + instead of l l. Does that make sense?

I'll probably take another test here shortly. I know some people get evaps but I have seriously never gotten one. Even when they sit for long periods of time. AAGHHHHHH!
post #43 of 429
O.K. MW, I just looked at the pics you posted. The line on my test looks like the one on the test in the top right of your pic labeled May 2009 HPTs. The one with 5 tests.
post #44 of 429
OOooh! Annie!! Test again!!
post #45 of 429
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I'm at work so no pics right now. What I meant was you know how a DT test shows a BFP as l l and then a BFP as l ? But then other brands show a BFP as a + and a BFN as a -? That's what it looked like. The purplish streak was super long and it ran vertically so it looked like a + instead of l l. Does that make sense?
You mean it looked like a +/- test instead of the two vertical lines? Which line looked like a +, the test or the control or both?

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Originally Posted by AnnieA
O.K. MW, I just looked at the pics you posted. The line on my test looks like the one on the test in the top right of your pic labeled May 2009 HPTs. The one with 5 tests.
Those are from 9 and 10dpo. I have seen evaps before but they didn't have any color to them. They were grayish, shadow lines. I'm not sure what to say about the fact that you say you didn't see until today. My +s do get darker as they dry. Maybe it was just so faint yesterday that you couldn't see it and now that it has dried it's easier to see.
post #46 of 429
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You mean it looked like a +/- test instead of the two vertical lines? Which line looked like a +, the test or the control or both?



Those are from 9 and 10dpo. I have seen evaps before but they didn't have any color to them. They were grayish, shadow lines. I'm not sure what to say about the fact that you say you didn't see until today. My +s do get darker as they dry. Maybe it was just so faint yesterday that you couldn't see it and now that it has dried it's easier to see.
Yes, at first it looked like a +/- test instead of two straight lines. I think my brain is shot. I've been calling the smudgy line a vertical line but it was a horizontal line. O.K. so the smudgy line was a horizontial line that ran the whole length of the test. It went away about 5 minutes later.

I just took another test. There is the faintest hint of a line but it is seriously so faint. I'm not convinced that I'm not making it up in my mind. I've taken DT tests in the past that were obviously negative and nothing showed up even a week later when I went to throw them out.
post #47 of 429
Annie -
post #48 of 429
So with these lines being *so* light, I guess I should assume that I am 8 DPO instead of 10 DPO? The one on the test that I took about 90 minutes ago is darker now that the test is completely dry but it is still so faint that a normal person would have thrown it away and assumed it was a BFN.
post #49 of 429
Annie - I don't know that you can assume you are 8 rather than 10 DPO. I had REALLY faint lines at 12DPO. It all depends on how you metabolize(sp?) the HCG, right? Either way, a faint line at 8 or 10DPO is still perfectly acceptable.

Sending you lots of sticky baby dust.
post #50 of 429
If my temp stays up tomorrow and my test is darker, I'm going to get my friend who is a dr. to run my betas and also check my progesterone level. My natural inclination is to be more hands-off medically but this whole PAL thing changes the rules.
post #51 of 429
for a faint line, Annie!!

Looking at your chart, I think you're 8 dpo. I don't know if there's really any way to know for sure...

Does 2 days really make a difference in dating or with betas? I don't know. I don't think so...

I wanna see bfp pics!!
post #52 of 429
YAY for tests getting darker!!

I held off. I layed in bed for an extra 20 minutes, trying to decide if I should grab a test and see, but it seemed so awkward to try to grab everything without DH knowing (I don't want him to know -right away-, as I have a bit of a surprise for how I want to tell him.). I'll wait another day at least, and if I can wait another day after that, then we'll see.

My temps however, are not exciting me. I was 98.8, 98.8, 98.7, 98.8 and now the alst two days have been 98.6. As much as I'm sick of feeling hot, I want it to keep going up! lol I'm also cramping a bit, which has me feeling not as hopeful as yesterday morning. But-- still not out yet. I'm taking it easy today, and trying to give my body a rest, because we did some of the yard work again yesterday and I started feeling crappy.

Anyways, rambling over. Babycakes-- wonderful temp spike!!

MW- thanks for the photos. See I can only see positives in a handful of them. I feel like i want one I'll be able to show DH and not explain and highlight it for him Maybe that will keep me from testing too early now.
post #53 of 429
JJ - your temps are still up plenty high! Your chart is looking pretty awesome!! I will give you mad props for holding out til 12dpo. I'm not feeling as strong as I was earlier this cycle and I hope I can do the same.
But thinking about testing on Tuesday is getting to me...

Must...make it....thru...the weekend...
post #54 of 429
Part of it is because last time I had that one that seemed like it could be positive, and I got my hopes up, while waiting to take the next one-- but then in the meantime I get af. I don't want that ambiguity. It hurts too much. I'd rather wait a few days and see.

And Saturday morning I'm up and out the door at 6am to go to work, and then DH is picking me up afterwards. So if I get a pos that day, I should be able to pick up what I need on my lunch break.
post #55 of 429
While I'm thinking of it- Annie-- the DT tests I've been using so far are like... the size of my index finger. Are these the new ones you're thinking of? They're the only ones I've seen, so I don't know if that's new or old.
post #56 of 429
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While I'm thinking of it- Annie-- the DT tests I've been using so far are like... the size of my index finger. Are these the new ones you're thinking of? They're the only ones I've seen, so I don't know if that's new or old.
Yes those are the "new" ones I'm talking about. The ones that I'm used to are like the rectangle shaped ones in some of MW's pics.

I guess it doesn't really matter if I'm 8 DPO or 10 DPO. Just me being neurotic!
post #57 of 429
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for a faint line, Annie!!

Looking at your chart, I think you're 8 dpo. I don't know if there's really any way to know for sure...

Does 2 days really make a difference in dating or with betas? I don't know. I don't think so...

I wanna see bfp pics!!
Hahaha! I wanna see BFP pics too! Seriously I could take a pic of these tests but they are *so* faint that I doubt anything would show up. Maybe tomorrow's test will be darker.
post #58 of 429
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If my temp stays up tomorrow and my test is darker, I'm going to get my friend who is a dr. to run my betas and also check my progesterone level. My natural inclination is to be more hands-off medically but this whole PAL thing changes the rules.
I don't think the lightness of the line can tell you how many dpo you are at this point.

I totally understand. If I had the 2 years I thought I was going to have and I didn't have issues with RPL, I'd be much more hands off. Even if your test isn't darker (it can take 2 days for the tests to get darker, or so they say), I think you should see your dr. friend for that blood work.

JJ ~ I haven't seen DT tests that small. All the ones I have used have been the larger cartridges so far. Now you've all got me wondering what's in my boxes.

All my 10dpo tests were pretty light. The lines were darker IRL but a normal person probably would have considered them negative.

I still haven't Oed. DH has declined dtd tonight. He says he's too tired, old man. Maybe tomorrow night.
post #59 of 429
FX you have darker tests today!

I was at a church small group meeting and I thought it was rather funny that of the 5 of us, only one didn't have some sort of fertility app on her phone! (even though one of the women who did have the app husband has a vasectomy!)

MW: maybe it is for the best, give him and swimmers a day to rest and you can DTD tonight.

I keep forgetting to temp (hits self in head d'oh!) DH starts massage therapy school on Nov 15 in the evenings. he will be home at a reasonable hour to DTD, thank goodness, but I asked him, like, so what are we going to do about dinner for the next few months? and he was like, I dunno, haven't thought about that. Men! His classes start at 5:30 in the evening, so unless we are able to be done eating by 5, I don't see us eating together 4 nights a week. so I am cooking for 1, eating out, or joining my parents for dinner I guess. (totally OT I know) . . . . but I think we are OK to whatever this month . . .

I had a doc appt yesterday to discuss my long cycles and it was a major waste of time. I was hoping he would run some tests, or schedule some, just to give me an idea of things. But NOOO, basically just said, as long as I am nursing and have high prolactin levels, that is going to mess things up. I should by some OPK's (that was his advice). he said if I wanted to be more interventionist, we could discuss Clomid. Unless I am for sure not ovulating, I really don't want to go that route. I have friends who have done that, and it made them crazy, plus it dries you up, not a good thing! so. anyway. He is a nice guy, but he was 45 minutes late for my appt, which made me sort of nuts, but I think he was dealing with a new mama with a really unhappy baby.

On a happy note: DS has STTN every night this week, barring once. yay! hope this is something that will continue!

And I am only pumping one more week at work, and I am hanging up the bag! so glad to be done pumping. we will continue to nurse when I am home, but I am done pumping.

hope everyone has a great weekend. It is getting chilly out there!
post #60 of 429
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He is a nice guy, but he was 45 minutes late for my appt, which made me sort of nuts, but I think he was dealing with a new mama with a really unhappy baby.
I used to get really mad about that sort of thing. Now I try to remember that the doc is probably spending time with another patient and it's a good thing that s/he takes the time needed rather than rushing through. Hopefully, I'll get the same attention.

We are in the same situation with eating dinner. My dh doesn't usually get home from work before 7:30. 2-3 nights a week I am at Tae Kwon Do with the kids from 5-7:30. Unless I get something in the crock pot, we usually end up eating fast food separately from my dh. He eats whatever he can grab when he gets home. I can't seem to make food taste good cooked in the crock pot, either. Almost everything I've tried is really nasty, to the point that I can't even choke it down. Even on the night we don't have TKD, we don't eat together a lot because 7:30-8 is late to expect the kids to wait to eat dinner.

for being done pumping. I've never done it but can imagine it can be a pita.

Last night dh said he couldn't keep up with the pace I've been setting because he's an old man. I told him I knew that and that was why I was giving him EOD off. That's when he said he was going to take his night off, then.

We did dtd, though. I didn't let him off the hook. I was convinced with my increased sex drive that I was going to O so needed to get one more in. Well, my temp was still low this am. Every morning that my temp is low I get really disappointed. I keep telling myself it's not a big deal because I'm not even to my regular O day based on older cycles. It's hard, though, after having so many early Os. So frustrating. On a good note (always trying to look for the positive), the later I O the closer I get to my ideal EDD.

It's the weekend now so dh isn't going to get off the hook tonight. No excuses! 3 night in a row and maybe on through the weekend. I wonder if he'll survive.
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