February 13, 2009

Gotta Pee

Well I've made it to 10dp3dt. This week was mercifully jam packed busy and I'm glad its over. Having been pregnant once, I'm finding all the "symptoms" much harder to take. I know that with all the progesterone and estrogen we're pumping in me they are bound to occur either way, but now that I've been on the other side there's no denying it feels like pregnancy. Some people relish these symptoms, but I really don't care for all the potential false hope. And the crazy dreams and lack of sleep are not helping anything.

I had originally thought I'd POAS on Sunday, 15 days past ER, but now I'm wondering if that's too early. I got my positive peestick with Piper on the day that would be Monday of this cycle and it was pretty faint that day. I am NOT a pee-every-day-until-it's-positive kind of girl. I just don't need to see any more negative tests than necessary, so I tend to be conservative. I usually pee the day before beta just so I know what I'm walking into, but this time I wanted to do it on the weekend when J would be home and work isn't beckoning. I don't know what to do. So I decided to ask you guys, when do you all think I should pee??

Sunday 2/15 - 15 days past retrieval (and get to share the news with the husband)
Monday 2/16 - 16 days past retrieval
Tuesday 2/17 - 17 days past retrieval
Wednesday 2/18 - 18 days past retrieval (Beta day)

What's your vote?

18 comments:

Kate said...

Monday--and make him take the day off, no matter what result you get. I don't want your hopes to be crushed on Sunday if there is no second line, but at the same time, even if there is no second line on Sunday, there is still hope. And being in limbo like that--a combination of hopeless and hopeful at the same time--is awful.

That being said, whatever you decide, I am completely behind you. Get some rest this weekend.

bb said...

I agree with Kate, Monday sounds good to me, but of course it is completely up to you and you will make the right decision.

Funny though how I was so sure about what day YOU should pee on a stick, but yet can NOT make up my own mind as to what I SHOULD DO. My beta is Monday. I guess I plan to POAS Sunday. But I am scared.

lostintranslation said...

Well, I don't really know as I've avoided POAS before beta day, but... I had my first beta on 12dp3dt, so if Sunday is already 15dp3dt for you, it doesn't seem too ridiculously early to POAS. Good luck!

Valerie said...

Good lord woman POAS now!!! Okay that is just what I would do. I vote for Monday.

stickybun07 said...

I can't believe how late your clinic does the beta! Wowzers. But, since the beta isn't until wednesday, it's a tough call, the potential for ambiguity might push me to try to wait until wednesday.

That said, waiting 21 days post ER would be so strong of you!

How's that for decisive?

My Reality said...

Pee when you really gotta go. And if there is a stick involved, so be it.

I didn't POAS until the day of my beta and it was negative. The beta wasn't, but it didn't exactly turn out. Do what you are comfortable with. You never know, you may be surprised, hopefully, pleasantly so.

Grade A said...

I'm the wrong one to give my two cents, as I am terrified of pee sticks. False positive or a negative...just can't do it. Before IVF, it was a different story. Good luck deciding, and I agree with Kate: make sure you have support.

mekate said...

Hi Sarah-
I agree with the other Kate-- whenever you decide to do it, be in a place where you can take in the information for what it is-- if it is negative, it might just not be positive *yet*-- so gosh that is a hard one. I have only taken 3 tests in my entire life, so I am not a good judge of these things. Go with your gut, but I wish you will do this with your sweetie nearby.
Thinking of you,
Kate

Jamie said...

Sunday!! :) But I'm a massive POAS addict. I did better this last cycle though. :)

Thalia said...

it should be late enough now to get a positive peestick - if a healthy beta on day 14 is around 100, then you should be at 50ish by day 12, which means at day 15, on Sunday, it would be odd not to get a positive. So me, I'd be peeing already!

littlebitofsomething said...

this is such a hard choice. i would go with sunday because you'll both be there together. but you've got to do what your most comfortable with. if the idea of spending three days possible worrying more than you would of if you hadn't tested on sunday... then you should wait. wow, that was totally unhelpful.

Tinker said...

I would have peed already. Ten days past retrieval (or equivalent) is generally the point at which I can no longer contain my curiousity. I seem to have chronically low hCG and I still got my first veeeery faint positives at 11dpo (singleton) and 12dpo (twins -- though that was the first day of testing that cycle).

When should you POAS? Sunday with your husband home sounds like a good day. The new FRERs claim to accurately tell you much sooner than 15 days anyhow.

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

I'm the worst one to ask. I never POAS. I only did it after my 3rd beta!

I hate the 'fakeo' feeling of all the hormones, and not knowing what is real, and what isn't.

Lindsey said...

My vote is for Sunday, but whichever day feels best for you trumps anyone's opinion. 15dpt should be sufficient for a slight line, even if faint if you use a FRER or good test.

Red said...

Oh, I read your post too late and didn't get in in time to vote for Sunday, so my vote is Monday. Best of luck!

Maredsous said...

Tuesday. I am a delayed gratification type of person, but I agree it is good to have a clue before you go in just so know what you are in for. You sound as if you are hopeful enough. You don't need the Pee stick telling you one way or the other.

Hoping for the very best no matter what day you test.

Kahla said...

I would think Monday would give accurate results. I'm scared of those things though and after my two negative cycles decided I wasn't peeing until I got a positive beta! Wishing you lots of luck!

Bumble said...

Oh do it today!! I could live vicariously thru you because I was always too chicken to test myself until after the beta. But I so hope the symptoms are the real deal, good luck!!! xxx