Just popping in to say that I just noticed that if we somehow managed to conceive this cycle FF is putting my due date at March 24...my son's birthday! What are the chances of that??
BTW, I think you should ask for the blood test when you go in on Thursday. But, if possible, ask for a beta so you can get an actual number. It's possible to test positive on a blood test at 9dpo, but some labs and Dr. Offices use different numbers to determine what is "positive" and "negative."
For example, with my last pregnancy, I had a blood test done and when I called to get the results the nurse said "negative" (even though I had four +hpts). When I asked for the number it was 14, which is low, but definitely not negative (especially pre-AF). My numbers went down two days later and I ended up with a chemical, but found out that if the lab thinks the numbers are too low, they'll call it negative.
Since you'll still be early when you have them test, it might be better (for your peace of mind!) to get the actual number.
Just a thought! I hope you get a BFP with a number that looks really, really good!