My BFP's have been at 11dpo, 12dpo, 14dpo and now 16dpo. There were getting darker until my 16dpo which looks more like my 12dpo. I take it this means the pg isnt going to stick?
Please share any BTDT with me good or bad! I need to prepare myself and DH for whats to come.
Born 2nd Aug
my expired test was lighter the next day... did you take a different pack of tests or an older test?
Ady - 26DH - 29 - 9/2/08... TTC 6 anovulatory months then 6th clomid cycle BFP! - 12/18/09... surprisingly quick TTW BFP! - EDD 10/13/11... surprise (supposed to be TTA) 4 days before O BFP!
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For me that was indeed a sign of m/c, but for every story like mine on here, there's 10 where the lighter line didn't mean anything at all and healthy pregnancies progressed. for you!
There is still hope! You really can't go by darkness of lines. For my pregnancy the same thing happened -- lines seemed to be getting darker, then one day they were lighter. It was the same brand test, and seeminly same concentration of urine. I freaked out, got a couple of betas, and everything was fine. I'm 17 weeks today! That being said, the cycle before this PG, I got a super faint BFP at 14 DPO that completely disappeared by 16 DPO. That was a chemical. :(
Sadly, if your HCG is not rising (or is falling) there really isn't anything you can do to help. At this point, you have a couple of options -- keep taking the HPTs, knowing that they may change in color and you're still fine -- get a couple betas, which will tell you definitively if your HCG is rising -- or stop testing altogether and wait it out for a few weeks until you can get an ultrasound or confirmation by your doctor.
I'm hoping for the best for you! The wait is soooo hard!
Me (31) and DH (42) expecting our first on May 5, 2010!
Thank you so much for your replies
I'm sorry your your losses and you have healthy pg going forward.
I'm not sure what to think now I poas (well actually 3) this evening and for the 2 FRER the test line was much darker than the control. I also did a digi (Clear blue with conception indicator) and it said pregnant 2-3 weeks, which on Saturday it said pregnant 1-2 weeks so I hope thats a good thing!!
Here's a photo if anyone is interested
Your tests look wonderful! Im so glad you are feeling a little better! Hang in there..this is just the very beginning of a long 9 months!!!
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Tristan was Breastfed for 13 months & 1 week
I hate to use FMU it always causes confusion and troubles.
and a your tests are looking great!
DH A 41 Me C 33
BFP Surprise 7/16/10 EDD 3/29/11 #3!
Looks great! I think to keep your sanity you should probably stop testing. You don't want to try to read too much into the darkness of the lines. Congratulations!
Me: 33 DH: 31
Ravenna Corinne born 8/2/10
I also never ever use FMU for testing. I agree that your lines from the evening look GREAT! I wouldn't be concerned about the FMU test at all. Are you going to have betas done?
Those aren't fading. I never got a blaring BFP either, it all depends on the dye.
I think I'm with you ladies who dislike FMU.
Thanks for all the comments, I'm far calmer today and intend to stay away from the hpt now
I took a FRER on 15dpr with FMU and it was lighter then my 14dpr PM test. I got all freaked out and took one in the evening and have every evening since. lol My PM tests are darker. That FMU test is quite a bit lighter and gave me an all day panic attack.
My tests got lighter consistently over several days with my chemical, but that doesn't seem to be what is happening to you, I think you are probably fine and the lighter test was not as concentrated urine, or less dye in the test. Congrats and H&H 9mos!
Rebecca: 29DH: 32Married since Nov. 07Off BCP & TTC since Oct. 08Three furbaby cats:Jezebel-11Wilson-6Sophie-5 Cycle 10 chemical
Dec 2010 discovered via u/s 10w3d
I think they look fine. I'm sure the test you took had a different dye level than the others so it's not that big of a deal. *hug* Put down the pee sticks and baaack away. ;)
Your test look fab!! I am so excited for you!! Now stop worrying and enjoy your prego self