Oh, there is a line.
It was a regular urine fest over here. I peed on two different brands... as did Rocco. I asked him to serve as my baseline to evaluate how the evaporation line works. He is not pregnant. Whew.
The line is light, but it is there. One test shows positive and one shows more positive.
I can see how the last cycle I thought I read a positive on one brand. The Target First Response seems to be more "sensitive". If I were desperate and testing early enough to justify the faintness of the line away, well, Rocco just might be pregnant in my book.
The First Response Early Response takes longer to darken. It isn't as dark and glorious as the Target knock off, but Rocco has zero chance of being pregnant on that test. White as snow.
Lessons learned? Please chime in on this. You folks has some AMAZING feedback. Wonderful ideas coming from my veterans out there. I cannot thank you enough.
Things POAS Taught Me, the Hard Way
- Don't switch brands. I switched brands from the last four cycles. It is a mistake to turn your back on the experience you have gained over time. Familiarity is key.
- Use two tests. I am sure this is a sign of the depth of my madness, but variety was a life saver today. The test behave differently.
- Having day 5 as a blank slate proves a valuable reference point.
- Day 5 not baseline enough for you? Male urine saved my sanity. I cannot say I want to recommend this, but keep it in your back pocket if you think you see ghost lines.
- Photoshop, Picasa or photo editing software is like POAS porn. Thanks to Kellyanne for this one. It is titillating to darken your own line. Ooh, that really does it for me. For the record, this did *not* cause a line to appear on Rocco's test. Good stuff.
And now we wait.
We all know too well this is only the first step. There are many more milestones to achieve.
Your ever grateful friend,
Lost without your support,