I wanted this to be out there to give information to the women who don't ovulate or have pcos. I wanted to be the one they could sympathize or empathize with. I wanted this to be a current blog with new information pouring in. The only ones I have found, stop dead after a year or a few months. Some changing to pregnancy or mommy blogs, totally forgetting the struggles they went through to get there. Others just gave up hope because they never got their take home baby. It all left me feeling high and dry. I don't want to do that to you guys.
Maybe I should talk about my update so you know what Im talking about. The next day after my 8dpo post, I took another cheapie test I had.
At this point they are invalid, one is way past its time, and they are both out of the case. However, since my life has been a scince experiment for over a year now, why stop today. So I tweaked them a bit with saturation, and inverting the colors.
So at this point I have my hopes up a little, I post the original on Countdown to Pregnancy and got it pretty equally voted between positive, negative, and evap. I was leaning towards evap as well.
Next day, at 10dpo, dh is home and I want to surprise him. So Im holding all the while awake and waiting for him to get up and leave the bedroom. (Our bathroom with the tests in it is attached to the bedroom.) Once he does, I pee in my handy cup and use my second First Signal. Nothing shows right away, so Im bummed (with dd it was immediate once the dye went past the strip), but I wait. At about 3 mins, I see the line. About the same as the tweaked pic from 9dpo. So I break out the frer. All the while wondering if Im going to regret wasting my last one.
I was able to hide it, but it didnt last long. He kept asking when was a good time to test. If I could test today, or tomorrow. I told him today might be a good day, but that I would in the am and show him. He just wouldnt drop it, so I told him I would take one in a few hours. I had to hold me pee first. He seemed to hide his excitement well, but he would ask every once in a while when I was going to the bathroom. When I did, and asked him to look at the results himself. He said he didnt know how to read one, but I told him it spells it out for you.
This is what I got.
So I called my re for blood work, that eventually looked great. First beta at 12dpo was 60 and the second at 14dpo was 158.7. A doubling time of 32 hours.
I would like to say, that I still plan on writing about infertility and not so much about lovey dovey baby and pregnancy stuff. If I feel that its relevant to the struggle I will update, mainly because I am high risk and have had miscarriages before. I will still see my re for the first 12 weeks.