Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bubble bursted?

After celebrating my positive pregnancy test on Monday morning, I can honestly say I was on Cloud Nine.  I was thinking positive thoughts and just "knew" this baby was going to be the one we took home.  Keep in mind that I got my BFP at 8 DPO...I still had 6 days until my period was even due.

Fast forward to Tuesday afternoon.  Took another test because I am a serial tester.  Negative.  I was paralyzed.  I'm not one to believe in "jinxing" yourself and with all of my pregnancies I have shared the news early because I am simply too excited to keep it to myself.  I had told a few co-workers and my family about this.  Specifically people who have been by my side through my previous 4 losses.

After taking that test, my husband went out to get me the always-reliable "First Response" tests because I had been taking internet cheapo tests.  The First Response came back negative Tuesday afternoon AND this morning.

What the heck is going on!??!?!  I KNOW there was a line.  My husband even saw it, so I wasn't squinting-in-the-sunlight-with-a-flashlight looking at it.  It was plain as day.  I wish I had taken a picture of that sucker.  Here are my theories:

1.  Chemical pregnancy - essentially, another miscarriage
2.  Faulty test?  I'm going to wait a few days and test again because my period isn't due until Saturday/Sunday.

I'm on Crinone gel, which has made me a hormonal mess.  I spent over an hour last night crying to Tom and texting two of my closest friends through tears.  I've had some fleeting nausea and on Monday I was all-out SICK (vomiting, nausea, etc.)

Does anyone have any other ideas?  I'm trying to hold out hope, but it's fading...


  1. i'm so sorry!! I've heard of that happening when there was a chemical pregnancy. What about the Crinone gel? I don't know what that is...Would it give you a false positive? I'm so sorry that you're on this roller coaster right now! I know it must be so hard waiting and trying to figure out what's going on.

  2. I'm sorry you're going through this! I've been through a similar roller-coaster, myself, strong symptoms and hopes high before my period was even due, then crashing down again. It's really hard. (((Hugs)))

  3. @Birdie - the Crinone gel is basically a progesterone suppository (yuck)...I don't think it would give a false positive because it doesn't affect HCG. Waiting sucks.

    @Hope - It sucks doesn't it!!!!