This morning’s HPT test is just what I wanted to see especially after yesterday morning’s test was another shadow, lighter than the day prior. Suffice to say that messed with my head (and the boys) a little. Perhaps that is why some people don’t do the HPT thing. In the end I felt just fine with it but that is after getting a lot of reassurance from other surrogates and finding that that is NORMAL!
Today, no squinting required, this is a line! I posted this on my running update of symptoms and HPT’s
, but I think this one deserves a page of its own!
I am rationing out my tests. That faint line on day three fed an insane desire to POAS constantly. But I will not allow myself to purchase any more HPT’s. And I mean it. I’ve bought at least eight packs of two to three tests, which btw is not as many as some of my peers have used (had to get that in there in case you really think I’m crazy – I’m no more crazy than the next surrogate over). I have five tests left. I will allow myself two more today, two tomorrow and one Friday morning – the morning of our Beta hCG blood test.
Anthony (my ten y/o) thinks it would be cool if one day technology could allow the tests to have four lines, one line being activated per baby being carried. Until such a test is invented, unfortunately we have to wait until the ultrasound two and a half painful weeks after the beta blood draw to find out how many little ones we are carrying.
My aunt was pointing out how insane it is that I knew when I was three days pregnant. Back in the day women often didn’t know until they were months pregnant! Hello technology!
Update 9/5pm: I decided for my last HPT test today (taken around three pm), I would try my luck with the digital and this is what I saw! Hilariously the boys I think just needed to see it in writing, a little more black and white and less pink, blue and shadowy! Confidence is growing. 🙂