There has gotta be something wrong about wanting to pee on a stick all the time!

Posted 11-12-2012 at 11:35 AM by Heather8183

DH and I haven’t officially started TTC, but we were planning to soon, and last week it seemed as though someone wanted us to get pregnant!  So, I’ve found myself mysteriously and thoroughly engrossed in the two week wait.

I took part in a co-op on DS to get some cheap pregnancy and ovulation tests.  I LOVE getting them for such a great price…that just means I can use more and not feel guilty!  I even bought a few for my sister-in-law and bff to keep “just in case.”

It started last week, with the ovulation tests.  I wanted to get an idea of where I was ovulating in my cycle since I don’t temp or anything like that.  I figured I’d start a few months before we officially ttc, so that I could just get an idea of how my cycle was.  So that was a good 5 or 6 days of stick peeing right there.

I DID take a short break after ovulating until just the day before yesterday which would have been 5 days past ovulation, and I couldn’t hold back any longer…I think I’ve gone through about 5 in the past few days, trying for any hint of a squinter.  Nothing so far…nada, zip, zilch, zero.  It’s ok though, because I know it’s still way early.  Most women don’t get a positive pregnancy test until the day before or the day of their missed period.  I just like to stress myself out and over analyze everything ;)

Who would have ever thought that a bunch of women would be so into ripping open those little foil packets, flinging the corner and silica into the garbage, and with one hand, yanking down their panties, only to pee into said foil pouch and dip that tiny little stick in.  Then to stand and watch the color cross the test, fulfill the control line, and cross their fingers while waiting for the other line to gain color.  Only to stand for several minutes holding the stick up to the light, turning it this way and that, all while squinting and then reopening their eyes.  Only when they’re sufficiently sure there is no second line, do they toss it into the garbage can and leave the bathroom….to run back in twenty minutes later just to drive themselves crazy with a shadow that developed after the five minute time limit!

Oh so wrong…but it feels so good!  :D  So, come on out of the woodwork, fellow POAS-aholics!  Let the world know that I’m not the only crazy loon peeing on a stick multiple times a day!

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5 Responses to “There has gotta be something wrong about wanting to pee on a stick all the time!”

  1. AnnaMurnane on November 12th, 2012 1:20 pm

    I will soon be joining the club!

  2. Pixi6s on November 12th, 2012 2:11 pm

    Your posting was very amusing. I’m currently TTC for #2 and I have to say I haven’t reached this. It is a little weird. With my first it took 9 months to conceive. After one month (a couple months in) of thinking I was pg and then testing only to be disappointed I found it better to be more patient. The successful month I was a full week overdue for af before I tested.

    Though I am even more ready this time because we want a 2013 baby before winter — and running out of time to achieve that — I am still trying to take it all in and give it time. I’ve yet to pee on a stick.. but let’s hope in about 3 weeks I’ll have a reason.

  3. Donthaveaclue on November 12th, 2012 8:21 pm

    You are not weird at all. Me, my sister and friends of ours were all this way. I never did the ovulation ones just the pregnancy ones. My problem is that I can tell I am pregnant way before those silly tests can so I will take 12 or 15 of them after I “know” Im pregnant and not get a positive until way later on (much longer than average). I would even space them out only taking one or two after waiting a few days like the box says. I used to buy the really expensive ones thinking they would work better but I have found that the dollar tree ones are actually less likely to give a false negative than the digitals. With this pregnancy my husband actually called me crazy for taking all those test and telling him they were wrong. Even though I knew in my head they were wrong it was depressing to see a negative. I always got my positive results when I wasn’t obecessing over it. Go figure! I thankfully get pregnant quickly (within about a month of trying each time) and I think I would be in a mental hospital if I was like a lot of women who have to try for months or years before getting a baby because I get so worked up over it. I really feel for people who have a hard time getting pregnant!

  4. CheapskateKate on November 13th, 2012 10:40 am

    Wait, you pee in the foil pouch? I always search to find a little cup in the bathroom, you know the ones that you use when rinsing your mouth after brushing your teeth. How ingenious!

  5. badhayrday on November 13th, 2012 10:56 am

    Ha! I’m glad I’m not crazy! We are currently NOT TTC as DD is only 13mo but I still love PEAS! I petty much know that I’m not going to be pregnant because we are being pretty careful;) but there’s always that .01% chance right? I only recently got my period back because we are still BFing so for like a year I wasn’t sure what was going on with my cycle and was always wondering or thinking just maybe…so I was going through tests all the time just to check and make sure. Now AF is back so I know I’m ovulating and now I really want to keep checking…just to see…and because I like peeing on the stick and watching the line change. It just makes me feel better to know for sure one way or the other.

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