Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I only ever use dollar store tests, because I'm too cheap to buy a fancy kind. I took a test at 9 DPO, because that day, I experienced a really strong metallic taste in my mouth, which had been an early pregnancy symptom for at least one of my other pregnancies. That test was negative, but I still thought I might be pregnant, so I tested again at 11 DPO and got a faint positive with my first morning urine. I also tested later that day and got a negative, but I had peed only 90 minutes or so before that, so my urine wasn't very concentrated. I got another faint positive this morning, 12 DPO, with my first morning urine. Like Mama Chickadee said, the Dollar Tree pink line test (both positive times for me) took a LONG time to show positive! The box said to read it at 2 minutes, but not after 10 minutes. The second line started to show up after 4 minutes, and it was barely noticeable until it got a little darker around 8 or 9 minutes.
Anyway, my period would normally come tomorrow. After 2 positive tests, I am not expecting it to show up, but I will definitely feel pregnant "for real" after the next few days come and go without getting it.
If everything goes okay, my little one's due date is July 18! However, all of my other babies came late, with my 3rd pregnancy lasting exactly 42 weeks! So Baby might come closer to the beginning of August.
I am excited. My husband and I have gone back and forth for a long time about having a 4th child, and we finally agreed to start trying a couple of months ago. When Baby is born, my other kids will be 5, 7, and almost 9. It will be strange (and easier in a lot of ways) to have an infant now that the others are more independent. With my second and third babies, I had toddlers to care for alongside the new baby.
Happily married for 11 years. 9 year old son, 7 year old daughter, 5 year old daughter, and baby daughter.