Saturday, December 15, 2007

Trigger Happy

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For those of you that have been following my blog in previous cycles, you already know my dirty little secret. For those of you who are just joining the fun, allow me to be brutally honest. There are people who are POAS-aholics and then there are people that take it to a new and probably unhealthy level. Then there is me. I have been known to go through upwards of five pee sticks a day.

Yeah, I know. I am sick. I wish they had meetings. I need to go.

When we first embarked on this IVF cycle, my husband made me promise that I would not test before the beta. After much discussion, I agreed.

However, my husband has since reversed his decision, especially after he picked up the scent of a possible pregnancy. It was with his blessing that I bought a two-pack of FRER this afternoon. What I found funny about taking this test was that it had a lot of mixed emotions behind it. Usually, I pee with glee, but this time, my hands were shaking as I did the deed.

The one benefit of my obsession and multiple triggered cycles is this: I HAVE NEVER HAD TRIGGER IN MY SYSTEM PAST TWELVE DAYS. Usually, by the tenth day, the lines are those ghosty lines that play tricks with you and come and go with a few BFNs thrown in. I have gotten a few extremely faint lines on 12 DPTrigger, but never have I had a trigger shot in my system on 13 DPTrigger.

This is important because as of 4:45 PM today, 13 DPTrigger: I got two lines. And the second line is NOT faint, it is strong and steady. So dark, in fact, that my husband even said, "Wow. That's a good one.

Reasons why I am beginning to have real hope that this worked:

1) I smell.
2) Faint AF-like cramps off and on all day.
3) BFP at 13 DPTrigger and 5 dp 5 dt (two blasts)

Of course, it could still be trigger. But that second line is awfully dark. And my hopes are getting awfully high.


A said...

OMG!!! So how many sticks will you pee on before you get a beta???? Yay!!!!!

A said...

OK...I know I'm a little slow sometimes...but was this really posted Saturday and I just now got it?

Either way...Yay!!!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Merry Christmas to you guys! That's awesome! So, what did you decide re the beta -- 23rd or 26th? I think now you should definitely go for the 23rd!

Katie said...

No, something is up with my computer and blogger. Not sure what, but it's driving me insane. Actually, it's Wednesday, December 19. My beta isn't until Sunday.

infertility just sucks said...


I am thrilled! Beyond thrilled. I read that post and my heart sort of lifted up in my chest and my face crinkled up and I smiled this big, fat, happy smile. My heart raced a bit faster with anticipation and excitement for you. I'm literally on the edge of my seat!

Keep POAS'ing. I am about to go buy some tests too. I hate tests. But maybe I'll learn to love them like you do. :)

Fertilize Me said...

Oh this so very very hopeful!

Anonymous said...

That doesn't sound like trigger to me!!

Sunny said...

I think you might be on to something!!!

Samantha said...

Old habits die hard, eh? Maybe you'll get your Christmas wish!

Anonymous said...

KATIE! OMGOMGOMG! This is so exciting. OMGOMGOMG! I just freaking ecstatic!

Sunday seems SO far away... :)

Tracy said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!

I had a hard time finding this post. Not sure why Blogger is doing this to you?

So, will you keep POAS? I can't remember when your Beta is???

OMG! I can't wait!!!!