Deborah, conrgats on the twins!!
cbaa, boring?! Cait totally cracks me up.
chica, I use those same tests and in my experience, they are extremely reliable (especially seeing them in person)...so I wouldn't doubt that those are +hpts! Sending tons of clarity- and stickiness-enchancing thoughts your way. Keep us posted!
Wendlynn - WHOA. Of course I am so, so happy to hear that your "cyst" was actually a perfectly healthy bladder but WHOA. I really am a calm person (on the outside anyway) but I would be livid. I really would have a not-so-nice conversation with the head doctor at your practice...
shesaidboom, you know what's funny? I've always had clear ovulation pain and yet this cycle with three mature follicles I didn't feel anything. Granted, I probably ovulated overnight while I was sleeping and I did feel a weird heaviness/soreness the next morning but I honestly thought I'd have felt something. Or woken up. Of course I don't quite believe it happened the right way 'cause I didn't get my usual pains. So yeah, o pain = knowledge = good. I hear you!
I'll just throw in my 2 cents about the reveal issue - obviously it's very personal - with DS we did not tell anyone except parents/siblings/extremely close friends before 14weeks and we've agreed following our loss last summer that if/when we get pg again we will try to wait until after the level II u/s. Last time I wasn't really showing much at that point so I hope I could potentially keep it under wraps.
So, finally 10 days past trigger (a.k.a. 7dpo) my hpts went neg. That's about all that's new around here. I wish I could stop feeling so gloomy. I'm no fun. The thing is that if I am not pg this month, that means that DS will be over 5 when we have another baby...not what I envisioned for my family at all...it really hammers home just how long we've been ttc. At first I thought, okay, three years apart...then four...now it will be over five...it is very hard for me to keep from crying in public when people talk about how big DS is getting. It's something that people use for small talk and it is so hard for me. See? No fun gozal.