OMG! It's real!
As advised (Thank you, Desert!), I got the pink line First Response test and was amazed to see two CLEAR lines!!!!! !!!! !!!
Anna, I didn't post right away because I have been wandering around the apartment in a daze, asking myself, "is this for real?" Thank you so much for crossing your fingers for me! And I'm sorry to hear about the BFN; enjoy the sushi and the wine and here's to the next try being a positive experience and successful!
My sweet partner is pretty destroyed by the flu right now and has had a much more downplayed reaction than I had expected... But, as Anna says, "whatchagonnado?" Poor buddy's got a fever, a horrible cough and aches all over -- but is still very excited!
I had braced myself for a TTC process that would take a long time, possibly years, so I am still in a state of shock that it worked on our second try. But, as my love bluntly stated from the sick bed, "Well, we put sperm in you when you were ovulating, so why are you surprised?"
I know, I know, SOOOOOOoooo romantic! ;)
Thank you all for your support! I am wishing the very best for all of you!