I think I may belong here!?
Well I think I belong here.
My husband and I decided to conduct a science experiment last Friday. I totally knew I was ovulating and usually tell him to back away slowly or something like that
This time we were alone in the house because my son (who's 3.5 and also still nursing!!) was at my parent's house; so before my husband went to pick him up we just did our little experiment.
From prior experience I know that if you use serum instead of urine on an hpt you can get a quicker result since hcg is more present in serum than urine. I draw blood for a living doing insurance exams so I have access in my own home to the supplies that I need.
So last night I test and RIGHT at the ten minute mark where you're not supposed to interperet the results I got a VERY faint positive.
Today I tried again and got the same result, although darker.
I'm going to just go ahead and say yup, I'm pregnant
I don't really think what I saw was an evaporation line. I've done plenty of hpts on myself in my time and when they were negative they were never like that; even after I dug them out of the trash can (come on, I know you've done the same thing lol)!!
So what I'm probably going to do is buy more tests and probably keep testing until I get that dark line within that 3 minute window that a positive will more than likely show up
Doing hpts is fun anyway eh?
There's always the chance that I got 4 inconclusive positives but I'm thinking not. If I'm really not pregnant I'll be embarrassed but oh well
I'm hoping for a midwife homebirth. This is my DREAM!!! We'll see if it's a struggle or not... I had a c-section my first go around (I was a surrogate mother), then a vbac natural hospital birth that took about 3 hours start to finish. You'd think I'd be a good candidate for another vbac but you know how that goes nowadays.
By the way, I've realized that if I really am pregnant, I am one of the luckiest women in the world. To be able to hit it (no pun intended) on exactly the day that I try and KNOW that I'm ovulating on my own and don't need any other assistance is truly a blessing. My heart goes out to everyone who doesn't have it as easy as I have had in the past.
Hopefully I'll be sticking around and we'll all help each other figure out how to juggle a new one into the family bed
(I think I'm due approx 2/17/05)