First, an update on my "symptoms": since Wednesday night I noticed that my BBs would feel pretty sore and sensitive whenever I'd take my bra off. (But this wasn't happening much since most of the time I was at home wearing very loose-fitting clothing and no bra.) The painful, nauseating cramps went away after Wednesday. When I went in for my bloodwork on Thursday, I told the nurse about those and she said the progesterone is what does that. However, I have continued to have this.....feeling below my stomach. Hard to describe because it's not really a "cramping" feeling. It's like a dull pressure/heaviness/bloated feeling. And it is constant, making it really uncomfortable for me to wear anything but stretchy exercise shorts or pants that are too big for me. This is the one symptom that has been driving me crazy because it is so unusual and unlike AF symptoms.
So I planned to hold out until Sunday morning to test, thinking that since I only had one HPT in the house the desire to save money would tide me over. Ha! By Friday night, I was already getting anxious to test. That night, I couldn't sleep too well. I went to bed around 11:30, woke up around 2:30 to go to the bathroom, came back to bed, and had the weirdest dream. I dreamed that I used the HPT and the test line instantly turned really dark (the way it did morning after my HCG trigger). Then I wanted to surprise DH with the test by leaving it by the computer table, but when he finally came to look at it, it was completely blank as if it hadn't been used at all.
I woke up from that dream around 5:45 and had to go to the bathroom again (but not much). Thought I would go back to sleep but I just could NOT sleep after that. I kept thinking "Should I test or not test? Was this dream a sign to test or not test? I surely won't even get a dark line this early, but I should get something right?" Ok I eventually got out of bed about an hour later, having made up my mind that I would test. But I made the stupid decision of trying to drink a lot of water to make myself go instead of holding it for longer. So I used it, and thought I saw a line appear right after the control line, but it was sooo sooo faint I wasn't sure whether or not I was just imagining it. It was like deja vu of the olden days, when I would try so hard to make myself see a line when it was obvious there was no way I was pregnant.
So then, I did what any woman in my shoes would do......consult Dr. Google. Sure, THAT will calm my crazy head. After agonizing over what a 9dp3dt BFP should look like, I decided that I would go out and buy more tests. So I told DH I was going to get some shaving razors (hey it's true, I DID need razors). But he figured me out anyway; after he got up he was like "Did you buy more tests?" That man can read me like a book.
I told him that we needed to go somewhere today because I just HAD to get out of the house. We decided to go to the beach, but not until his friend came over several hours later. Just enough time for me to go even more crazy on the internet. So then we did drive to the beach....except the whole road was jam packed and there was absolutely NO parking ANYWHERE, so we just drove back home. That was a wasted hour. So we sat outside by the pool and played a card game to pass the time. Then the boys decided to jump in the pool.
While they were swimming, I decided it was time to go inside and test again. (I had made sure to hold my pee for at least a good 4 hours). I started to see a line very soon after the control line showed up. Then I started screaming/squealing/laughing to myself because the line kept getting darker! It was not "dark" but there was no way it was imaginary this time! Now I always thought that I would try to find some nifty way to "surprise" DH if I ever got a BFP, but I just couldn't keep it to myself! I ran out to tell him (or rather, I briskly waddled because of the heavy/bloated feeling). Of course he was in disbelief (I think he still is). I tested again yesterday morning: once again, BFP! So I called my mom before church to tell her the news and ask her to keep praying that however many little babies have latched on, for them to hold on tight for the next 9 & 1/2 months!
Last night, I tested AGAIN (okay, POAS addict here) so that DH could see it in action. I tried with a cheapie from the Dollar Tree first, and got nothing. DH was like "What? What's going on?" I'll admit I was freaking out just a little too, but figured that the cheapie must not detect as well as the others. So DH told me to use the pricey FRER, and sure enough, we got a line! I had him take a picture while we were still within the 10-minute time window (I couldn't get a good enough picture on my camera with the previous tests).
(Okay, you probably have to click to see it better)
And here it is again, next to the old tests:
I go in for the BETA this morning. Even with 3 BFPs at home, I'm still soo nervous about this. (High numbers please please please....)