Saturday, February 11, 2012

The 2nd week of the 2WW...

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!!!


  1. Ahhh! You're pregnant! How exciting. Congratulations to you! :)

  2. CONGRATS!!!!!! Another October baby - Like me! :)

  3. Congrats! I can't wait to follow the next eight months! There seems to be a lot of BFP's going around, September/October is going to be a very great month!

  4. Congrats! I kind of figured you had POAS and that it was positive!! YAY! It's awesome and awesome numbers!

  5. Just wanted to say I found your blog recently as I am also finding my 2ww coming to a close (beta is Tues). So I've been quietly following you since you were only a few days ahead of me. Congratuations! You give me hope.

  6. Yay!! This is so exciting!! So happy for you!