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My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Testing Out the Trigger? 11 Days Past

Signs (real - but maybe progesterone related)
-Sore Breasts
-Lower Backache
-Emotional at times
-Twinges in Lower Abdomen

I tested yesterday and there was a barely visible line, so I fully expected today's test to be stark blank nothing.  I guess there is still some residue hcg in my system because I got this:

Everything says the trigger should be out by 10 days after the trigger - but then everything also says I can't get a positive pregnancy test until at least 5 or 6 days past the transfer (I'm only at 4).

I'm really apathetic about this test.  I fully realize it could and most likely is the trigger.  I would be more comforted with a stark white test so I could know that a future line is an actual positive.  Granted, this test is very, very faint, but it's there and it's about the same (darker if I am being stupidly optimistic) as the one the day before.  But I'm not going to be stupidly optimistic, so I'll just say it's very very faint and leave it at that. 

And a huge thank you to all the ladies who are following my blog - your comments mean the world and I am sure that your kind thoughts and positive comments are making this part of the journey bearable!


  1. I really hope that the line does not go away and starts to get darker!! Have you stocked up on tests?

  2. Just remember that if it IS from pregnancy, that it's technically way too early to be testing, so seeing ANYTHING at all would be amazing. I'd say try to hold out til 12DPO if you can (I know, it's soooo hard)!

  3. I'm really pulling for you Sonya! I keep checking back on your journey every day!

    Bobbi (from WTE boards)

  4. stopping by to say hello, looking forward to seeing that dark line we all love :)

  5. Fingers crossed that this the the beginning of darker pregnancy related lines. You have taken longer in the past to test out your trigger. Emily (from WTE)

  6. Hey Sonya!! It's Susan from WTE. Just wanted to say I am so hopeful for you and I know this is going to be a very special journey for you and David for the next 9 months! :)

  7. The suspense and excitement is building!