Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'm about to turn blue. - Updated w/ bfp progression

How long can someone hold their breath?

I read David Blaine held his breath for a total of 17 minutes and 4 seconds just last month. (of course this was with saturating his blood with pure O2, but details, details, right?)

I have been holding my breath since Friday. And even though this allows me to take a few cheater breaths ...

... I still don't get to exhale and take in a new breath until Monday's return call for the results of beta #2.

As you may be able to tell from the photo above, the line is getting darker. I just can't tell by how much (quantitatively. I can see qualitatively) - and that is what is driving me batty. It looks to coincide with an early pregnancy, or in my case, a late implantation. Low Beta = Light HPT Lines = Late Implantation, but yet, I fret about it.

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Also - I have a question. If this pregnancy is, in fact, viable, (omg, I'm pregnant) I want a baby widget thing. BUT, these things freak me out. I don't like these creepy bouncing baby thingies. But I also love the fact it shows what the baby is looking like during that week.

Does anyone know of baby widgets (not the tickers, a widget) that isn't so freaky-deaky?

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Yet another progression with the newest one added to the end.


What I think is so crazy is these tests are only, at most, 12 hours apart. And heck, the time between the two extremes (top and bottom) is only 30 hours. Quite a change for just a day's time, dontcha think?

Note - I am working very strange hours this week. For instance, I had to be in the office the morning at 1:45am - so that is why I have a pee stick at such a strange time. I am obsessive, yes, but I'm not overly so!

35 comments:

Sarah R said...

I think it's a safe conclusion to draw that if the lines are getting darker, that's a good thing. That can only mean (in my opinion) that the HcG number is going up. I am so happy for you!

trisha said...

i think i have a widget site where you can make your own, ill dig it up

KatieM said...

I'm so glad Monday is almost here! I had my second beta on a Monday and I remember that weekend. As for the widget....what about a rotating one instead of the bouncy baby? Here is a link for one like that:

http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/pregnancy-calendar

jenn said...

Just make sure to take a few more breaths before monday- you don't want that lack of oxygen to make you pass out completely when you get those great numbers! Which I am sure are coming!

Waitng (im)patiently for monday wth you!

Artblog said...

YE, I saw, of course I saw, just waiting for the beta to yoop it up for ya!

lafemmebonita's* one i used wasn't too creepy, really informative and simple.

Merci for the kind, kind, words :) XXXXXXXXXXX

*http://women.evenhealth.com/image/cgi-bin/pregnancy-tickers.cgi

Cat said...

Check out this website, there is a list of preg tests that are only positive at 40-50 levels, if you can't wait until Monday:)


http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/hpt.html

Rachel Inbar said...

I liked this ticker:

http://babystrology.com/baby-tools/baby-tickers/

Wishing you the best of luck tomorrow!

Jenera said...

Psst, you're pregnant, lol.

I only know of the creepy bouncy one. It freaks me out a bit at this early stage so I'm avoiding it until I'm a couple months further along.

Duck said...

Wow this is exciting, the darkening of the line, hoping for a nice big beta on Monday.

Kim said...

Still hoping for you.

I don't know of any other sites, but I didn't put mine up until it started to resemble something more human-like than alien-like.

JamieD said...

I can't wait to hear about your big, fat beta on Monday . . . you are almost there!!

Woo-hoo!!

trisha said...

nancy, here is a widget site

http://www.springwidgets.com/widgets/


you can make your own there also

Our family is complete said...

You can definately see the lines getting darker as the days and hours go by. I am so happy for you.

Amy

kgrimm819 said...

Nancy, I am so happy for you. Best of luck to you! And Congrats!

HopingDangerously said...

i've had a busy weekend with my sister's wedding and i hadn't had a chance to check...last I read was the 'it's over' entry....as I clicked your link I hoped and hoped and hoped you were pregnant and then I was SO HAPPY to see you are. And those lines are getting WAY darker. it is very obvious. Congratulations! Can't wait to read about the good news you'll get tomorrow!!!!

Jenera said...

Just another note, I took my first HPT and the 2nd line was pretty light. Just to make sure I took a second one the following morning and just in that 24 hours, the line was noticeably darker.

~Joe said...

I had low beta numbers too(found out # from er visit because of pains and had to wait till my first ob appt to find out anything because of insurance/er costs :/) and I did the exact same thing your doing and the tests darkened just like yours are so I have complete faith that you have a sticky beanerino, I think Ringo stuck!

Anonymous said...

I'd say it's time to update your TTC history :)

Sharon said...

I do understand the waiting to exhale thing.

I confess that I peed on about 12 sticks in the days before my beta. The line is getting darker - good news.

Breathe Nancy - it won't be too long now.

Jewels said...

Thats a B-E-A-utiful Change in lines from the top to the bottom.

I'm so excited for tomorrow's Beta.

joyous melancholy said...

When my first beta came back low, the two days' wait for the second one was killer. Like you, I felt like I was holding my breath. I'd find myself stopping in the middle of whatever I was doing, closing my eyes, and just breathing a prayer of "ohpleaseohpleaseohplease..."

Like you, I ran out and bought a bunch of HPTs so I could see if the line was getting darker. I researched the ones that were least sensitive, and figured if they worked then my numbers MUST be going up.

I don't know if the logic is right, but they all got darker and my numbers went up and I'm due in a few weeks.

Also, like you, right before I got my results I was convinced that it hadn't worked. I was so convinced, I went on a huge clothing shopping spree the day before my beta.

Good luck to you, Nancy. Really - you deserve this, and I can't wait to hear tomorrow how your numbers have just grown by leaps and bounds.

Kim said...

They're getting darker! And look at that, it's almost Monday!

I have all of my crossables crossed for you.

Jennifer (aka Jen_1980) said...

Woohoo! Those HPTs are looking awesome!

Geohde said...

Hoping your second beta rocks- those lines are getting darker a lot faster than mine did- not that we're meant to compare lines on a qualitative test, of course ;)

J

Jessica said...

HUGS!!! double numbers tomorrow!!!

Poltzie said...

I hate to jump the gun but I can't help it! This is wonderful news CONGRATS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

omg! the difference is amazing in just over 30 hours! congrats nancy!!!! can't wait to hear what your results are tomorrow! happy incubating!!!!

merks23 said...

NANCY! I am so excited and happy to read all of this good news!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Can't wait for the update tomorrow!

Peace,
~jessy

Leah said...

You can bet your sweet ass I'll be checking for your 2nd number from my hospital bed. No doubt that the line is getting darker, so that's looking good. If you're ever in the mood for photographic evidence of another pee stick junkie, just check out my ramblings last Fall. I've got a serious addiction...

Thanks for your comment about the pictures I posted. I'm not usually into them, but figured they were good to document for posterity's sake.

Also, here's an official welcome to the Braces Bunch! I've been meaning to stop by since JJ sent out the list of new folks, but I've been a real slacker. I'm sorry. I'll be checking back obsessively from here on out to see how this baby keeps growing!

Kimberly said...

I know your second beta is this morning...i'm wishing you luck and wanted to say congratulations! this is amazing!

Kaci said...

I love that your line is getting darker fast! This is great Nancy, but it will be comforting to hear those beta results too.

Anonymous said...

Those lines look great! Can't wait to check out your update later today--I am so hoping for awesome beta numbers!!

--Kristin

Dana said...

I'm crossing my fingers and awaiting the results of the beta. I hope and pray this is it for you!

My husband and I have been trying for so long for baby #2 and each month I pee on those damn sticks and see a negative I burst into tears. I know it doesn't help matters, but it happens.

I'm sending good juju your way!

Jen said...

With the latest progression with the 11am time, I can definitely see the line is getting much darker. Good luck with the beta today!

Kim said...

Congrats! Dh did not understand my pee stick obsession - and asking him continually if the lines were getting darker to him! Congrats again! My second ds I went to the re and told them no way and I pg. I didn't even do a hpt b/c I had been pg and I knew! My 4 yr old is now in bed asleep!