My last post of the first week of the 2WW was last Friday and I was feeling very down and negative about the cycle. I realized that I had a ton of digital ovulation tests leftover and since we would just be continuing with IVF if this cycle didn't work then I figured that I wouldn't need them anyways, so I might as well as them. I know, I know you are not supposed to test early, but I was going crazy in my head and this was the only thing that felt good to me. Plus, I have spent the last 7 cycles before IVF not testing early and that didn't help me to get pregnant either so I figured that I had nothing to lose. So, on Friday afternoon I tested the digital was negative, but when I popped the stick out there was a clear line and it had been stark white 2 days before. So, I went on my way. Saturday morning, still negative digital, but darker test line and it looked like my tests always look the day before I get my smiley face.
Sunday morning dawned bright and clear. I tested again. I remember staring at the blinking test and picturing a smiley face in my mind when sure enough...Positive digital OPK. OMG!! Now, the rule as I understand it is...if you get a positive OPK then a HPT should also be positive. So, I did what any sane infertile person would do (sane infertile, is that even possible??) and went to church and stopped by the store on my way home and picked up a cheap Target brand 3-pack of tests. I held my urine for 4 hours and tested with the HPT. Sure enough, a line popped up nice and quick. There I was only 8 dp3dt and I had the first positive HPT that I have seen in a very long time. I told CJ, but he didn't even really want to believe it and he was kinda upset that I tested early when we decided together that we weren't going to do that. (I don't blame him at all.)
I spent the rest of the week peeing on sticks every morning. At 9dp3dt I used another HPT and even darker line popped up right away. Then, at 10 dp3dt, I used another OPK and sure enough the smiley face was still there and the line was super dark. Then, on 11dp3dt I took my first ever digital test that showed the beautiful "Pregnant." It was awesome!! It was also CJ's birthday so I thought that it was a great gift for him, but he didn't even want to talk about it until after the beta. On Thursday, at 12dp3dt in the morning I took my last HPT and the line was almost as dark as the control line. I started freaking out. What if this wasn't real? Did I get my hopes up for nothing? So that night I took my last OPK and it was still a smiley face and the test line was darker than the control by a long shot.
And that is how I spent my 2ww.
My goal now is to google less and enjoy every minute that I am blessed to be pregnant. I am pregnant right now and so, so happy!!
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and support!!!