I am not holding out hope that I will be one of these stories where:
- they got only got a positive pregnancy test after beta
- the home pregnancy tests never worked for them but they were actually pregnant
- didn't get a BFP until 13dpt
But.......................... just to be sure- I took apart the test just to make sure it there wasn't a HINT of a line that maybe it wasn't reporting. But.. no. No second line. Just the control line.
So why am I throwing in the towel when some would say it is too early?? There is a lot of information online about when people get their first BFP on a HPT. Not only do we have the infertiles collecting data but a huge amount of data comes for surrogates. Below is a pretty representative graph of women getting BFPs between 4dpt and 8dpt. There isn't even an entry for 9dpt. My conclusion that is that if it sticks- you'll be able to see it on a FRER (First Response Early Result) pregnancy test at 9dpt at the latest (unless you are a very small percent of miracle women who get later BFPs, which- let's be realistic- that isn't me..)
So I'm doing things that make me happy: accomplishing "fix-it" projects around the house. I replaced the internal toilet parts so that our toilet could flush again and I installed our new Bad-A weather station. I'm off to clean, another thing that makes me feel good.