This cycle, I'd planned to have a little self-control. But it happens that I'm married to a man even more impatient than I am. Monday night, he looks at me and says, "so, when can you test?" I told him we'd be 5dpt on Tuesday and could maybe test, but that I'd planned on waiting a few more days. He asked me to change my plans.
So I tested yesterday, using the dollar-store cheapie I had left over from the last cycle. I find those tests reliable, but really darn hard to read since the whole test strip tends to turn pink, with the line (or lines) only showing up near the end of the testing time frame. But there was no mistaking it -- once the pink cleared, there were two lines. The second line was as faint as it could possibly be while still technically being called a line, but it was definitely there. We grinned goofily at it for a few moments before trading assurances that of course, it's still early, and anything could happen.
Of course, I cannot leave well enough alone. Yesterday afternoon, I bought a 3-pack of First Response early tests and took one immediately. Again, faaaaaint line. The kind of line that you know is there only because you've seen so many of those FR tests when they're resoundingly negative that you know even the faintest line means something.
The second test, I'll admit, made me a little optimistic. I dared to think myself pregnant, and decided to be happy in that moment, no matter what may happen later.
But I wouldn't be me if I wasn't worry about something. This morning's test (6dp5dFET) was no darker than yesterday's, and could even be a little lighter, if such a thing is possible. So I'm no longer thinking I'm really pregnant, but I also don't necessarily think there's a problem or that this cycle failed. I guess we just don't know much more than we would if I hadn't tested.
Bottom line, if I'd waited to test tomorrow and had come up with a line like today's, I'd be thrilled. It's just the extreme faintness of the lines combined with the fact that they don't seem to be getting darker that's keeping me cagey.
So now I need to hear from you. Tell me about your tests and when you tested and how it all turned out. I'd especially love to hear from people who've done FET (no matter how it turned out).