Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yes, This Is All I'm Going To Talk About Until I Get Some Answers

Freaking evaporation line. Tricks me every time. Is it a gray or colorless, faintly indented line? Or is it in fact eeeeever so slightly PINK and therefore valid?

And of course, given the ridiculous, dumpster diving, am I or aren't I debacle of trying to determine whether or not I was pregnant with Eli, I can never leave a test alone after the ten minute window because I know now that SOMETIMES, at least with my particular hormone-challenged body, a genuine positive decides to take its sweet time emerging. Like, HOURS of sweet time.

Musta really been hard in the olden days, when the only pregnancy confirmation was the realization that you were barfing up your griddle cakes from the back of the covered wagon every morning and that fancy, go-to-town girdle just wasn't lacing up anymore. Or in some cases, I'm sure, when an actual HEAD was emerging from your body. That would be pretty definite.

8 comments:

d e v a n said...

Stupid evap lines!!

Mimi said...

I could never get a definite second line on my preggo tests, either. Confusing! My second line was always kind of faint, and left me second-guessing.

Nowheymama said...

I always buy the cheapest ones because I figure if a second line shows up on a dollar store test, it's really positive.

Giselle said...

The waiting is THE WORST...the only pregnancy test that came back blaringly positive on the first attempt was the one I was NOT expecting a positive on. It sounds like this one is a lot like your last pregnancy...so hopefully...

Shelly Overlook said...

GAH! I'm so sorry. I know this waiting and NOT KNOWING is pure misery.

Erin said...

Waiting is the WORST.

I am very (VERY) possibly wrong about this, but I thought ALL pregnancy tests ended up with a faint positive after a while? I thought that's why they say the result is only valid for like 60 minutes. Again, I'M PROBABALY WRONG.

CAQuincy said...

LMAO.

The evaporation line tricked me last summer. It didn't help that it ended up being a FAULTY test--evaporation line there, but NO friggin' "this test is working" line.

Then I started an hour later.

*sigh* Probably for the better. Hubs would have had a heart attack!

Um. Anyway, I feel your pain!

Jess said...

Personally I think you're pregnant. But that's just me, and I have nothing to base it on! Ooo, but I dreamt last night that I was pregnant. There were two distinct pink lines.