Wednesday, November 23, 2011

5dp6dt: part one

Tuesday night is dart night. Buster is in a dart league, and on a team with his cousin, his brother, my brother and my father. Needless to say, they have a good time on Tuesday nights.

Which means I have a bad time (yes, like that time I had to clean up projectile vomit). My issue is that I am the lightest sleeper in the history of the world, and when Buster comes in trashed at whatever time of night, I am instantly awake.

Last night was no different. I'm not sure what time he came home, or what time he came to bed. But I do know that by the time he passed out, I was wide awake.

Also, I think he was having some episodes of sleep apnea. I'm not sure if it was alcohol-induced or what, but I've never heard him do anything like it before. I kept shaking him to get him breathing normally again, but after 5 minutes the breaths would shorten and eventually give way to some odd gurgling/choking sound. It was alarming.

Finally, it stopped. I'm not sure if he rolled over or changed position, but something fixed it.

At this point, I was awake and had to pee. BADLY. I was not going to get back to sleep without peeing. At 3:30 a.m.

I am still really hopeful that this urgency to pee is a good sign. I've never had this happen before. My luck, I'm just getting old and my bladder is weakening. Depends, here I come.

But I did look up the side effects for Dexamethasone, Prometrium, and Estrace, and none of them list frequent urination.

Symptom check:
Since this post is being written so early in the day, the only symptom I've had is the increased urgency to pee, which wakes me in the night.

I'm hoping some other symptoms crop up later today, but I'm not holding my breath.

Pee stick check:
What else is a girl to do at 3:30 a.m. other than pee on a stick?

The 88 cent Walmart test is no longer showing a line. The $ tree test is very faint, as is the FRER.

I am so ready for darker tests.

5dp6dt FMU FRERs

$ tree tests from the past several of days.

I joined a November FET group, and there are three other women who had FETs on the same day as me. Two of them got positive tests yesterday, and they are even darker today.

I can't help feeling like I'm on my way out. I know it's early. I know this. But, those women are getting lines. Shouldn't my lines be getting darker at this point?

Despair is creeping in, but I'm really trying to push it away.

I will POAS again this evening. Hopefully the line will be darker.

2 days until Beta!


  1. I am by no means trying to be argumentative, but I think that the FRERS are similar enough to be considered the same, especially when you consider the small amounts of differences in dyes from one test to another. The wet Dollar Tree test is almost as dark as the dry test and since they dry darker anyway, I'm thinking this is AWESOME. Can't wait to see that PM stick!!!

  2. tell me about this nov fet group! i want in!

  3. Prometrium makes me pee like crazy. Praying its a sxs though!! You still have lines, so dont give up yet!! We are all rooting for you!!

  4. I commented in TWW but I wanted to tell you I think your sticks look the same today and your pumping out your own HCG. =)
    Also my J and your Buster have incredibly similar Tuesday nights except J plays ice hockey and comes home and projectile vomits in the house LOL

  5. I think the fact that you are getting two lines is GREAT! I'm pretty sure that your booster would be way out of your system by now, so any second line you're seeing is most likely an early BFP. Don't compare yourself to other women, you may have a late implanter or you process HCG faster. (the fact that you are peeing all the time is a sign that that is the case.) :)

  6. Your 5dp6dt test looks just like mine at 8dp3dt...and mine was a BFP. I think the fact that you are still getting two lines is a HUGE deal. I bet tomorrow you get a "REAL" and darker BFP. Good Luck! I'm stalking you ;)

  7. Two lines is two lines if you ask me! I'm loving your pee stick photo journal. Fingers crossed for you!

    Happy ICLW!

  8. Kara you're 5dp6dt tests look identical to mine and I am currently 13 weeks preggers!!! I'm really hoping this is your BFP!!

    Stephanie- TWW

  9. It's way too hard to say if your line should be darker. Implantation isn't an exact science and neither is doubling of HCG. Those girls might just have faster doubling or earlier implantation - or hell - more sensitive tests! Don't start getting bummed - it's great you still have a positive test!


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