A Faint 2nd Line???
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baby4us - September 25

Ok.. I am trying to keep myself from jumping out of my skin... it is 4 days beofre my period is due.. Wed. is the day I go in for my blood test at the clinic.. but I did my First Response this morning.. THERE IS A 2ND FAINT LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I almost fainted in the bathroom.. I was up at 5:30 (and it's a Sunday!).. I just couldn't wait any longer.. my poor DH stumbled in to verify the 2nd line.. but he is yelling at me right now to come back to bed and to not get my hopes up!!

I am sure he is right.. but this is finally something... something!!!!!

I am going to do a 2nd HPT on Tuesday... if I can contain myself!!!


WantsBaby2 - September 25

How long has it been since your HCG trigger shot? It can still register on an HPT if it has not been 10 days since your shot. I am just warning you because I have gotten false positives twice now because my body metabolizes that trigger shot really slowly.

If it has been more than 10 days....well that sounds very hopeful! It may be good news! Please keep us posted....we are all rooting for you!



pj - September 25

isn't it amazing how excited we can get over a faint second line on a little stick!? i got so tired of trying to see that second line that i started buying the digital read-out tests. they're easier to read, but it's also really hard to have a stick mocking me with that very clear "not pregnant" print out.
right now, i'm trying to be strong. my blood p/g test is tomorrow and i'm trying really hard not to go buy a hpt to use first. it's gonna take lots of luck and lots of willpower, but i think i can do it.
besides, i'm in the midst of a terrible cold, so i should probably just lay down all day and try to conserve my energy for tomorrow. any recommendations on how to treat a cold when one might be pregnant?


caroline - September 25


I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I hope this is the real thing!


Debie - September 26

Baby4us and pj, wishing you all the best.

pj I know what you're talking about re: hpts, I held those in different positions under different shades of light, natural or other, trying to find that SECOND LINE.... Things we do in this journey.

Babydust to all



baby4us - September 26

PJ.. I guess your test is today??? let us know how it goes.. I hope you are feeling better.
Treating a cold when you might be pregnant?.. I guess less is best.. drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest.

Good thougth WantsBaby2.. about the HCG still possibly in my system. I had done an HPT last ccyle around the same time.. and that one was negative... plus.. out of desperation because I was feeling so crappy on Thursday of last week.. I had taken an HPT (I know.. I am obsessed!) and it was negative... which was a really stupid thing for me to do because it was WAYYYY too early to test and it just made me upset all day!

So I am hoping this faint line isn't a false positive.. although I am well aware of all the other bad things that might happen... so hopefully Wed for my blood test will roll around really quickly!


silli_kitti - September 26

Wow baby!!!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!


shansy - September 26

I am praying for you Baby4Us- may this be the one!! :)


Meg - September 26

Good Luck Baby4rus:) I hope this is the one for you :)



Juniper - September 27

Okay...I don't want to get your hopes up too much but I did take HPT three times after my IUI...and they were all negative. No faint line. No nothing. And it was negative when I went in. SOOO, what I am saying is, it's hopeful! With the IUI you take less hcg than with IVF, so it may be a good indicator...at least, I SURE HOPE!! Good luck!!!


Fortyfour - September 27

Baby4us. -- I am praying for you and hope that this is it. Buckets of baby dust to you.


baby4us - September 27

Thank you everyone for your baby dust and kind words!! I had another 2 lines on my HPT this morning.. but I am not going to let myself get excited.. tomorrow is the offiicial blood test... so I sit and wait... some more!!!


pj - September 27

ever so much good luck and baby dust to you!!
it does sound promising, but the waiting is so hard! hang in there.


WantsBaby2 - September 27

It does sound like good news! I wish you lots of babydust! I will keep all my fingers and toes crossed for you! WOW how exciting!



baby4us - September 28


I'll be going back Friday for my second test... but I am worried.. what if my numbers dont double........???????


tinkerbell - September 28

baby4us, CONGRATULATIONS! don't worry too much about your 2nd beta test, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the PRESENT! (i know easier said than done, but sometimes we have to give ourselves a break, and rejoice the good news of the moment right?) :) one hurdle is over, and give yourself a pat on the back, so you can regain the energy when you go for your 2nd test... i hope everything will be perfect then. Congratulations again! :)


pj - September 28

i'm so excited for you. (it gives me hope for friday and my own test. ;) )
i'm sure the anxieties around the doubling numbers are hard to fight back, but please do take time to be elated over the positive beta. :)



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