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Have you kept yours or thrown them away?

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#1 3'sACharm

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

I have kept both my tests from my 2 children and not sure how long i'm gonna keep them for. Have you kept your tests? If so what were your reasons for doing so? Have you done anything special with them?

#2 strawberrycakes

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Have you kept your tests? If so what were your reasons for doing so? Have you done anything special with them?

Yes I have kept the two HPT's I took when I fell pregnant with DD, they have been stored in a box on top of my wardrobe for 5 years + 9 mths.

I kept them because they are so special to me; after  the dozens of negative tests over the 4 years DH & I were trying to conceive plus with then having to go onto IVF having these two positive HPT's gives me something dort of normal about conceiving IYKWIM.
It is hard to explain but they are so special to me; added to the fact that we are unable to have any more children they represent a very fond memory & a once in a lifetime experience.

#3 B.E.Y.

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have kept mine from DD, nearly 2 years biggrin.gif

I intend to keep them for as long as possible. Seeing them brings back the overwhelming joy an excitment I felt when I first saw the 2 lines come up!!! A moment I will treasure forever!!!

#4 *Lib*

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

I have an 8 year old. And I still have the tests.

#5 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

Ive kept the two I took when testing for DD. I don't really know why, but whenever I go to throw them away I get all mushy and reminisce about the crazy roller coaster of emotions we went through when first discovering the pregnancy. So I put them back in the drawer and continue to clean around them as if I didn't notice I still have them  ddoh.gif

#6 threeinnyc

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

I have kept mine. We have moved few times (sold the old place/bought new house, moved O/S and yet we still got it lol). And DS will be 8 next year!

Mind you we don't plan to have anymore though biggrin.gif

#7 **Xena**

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

I threw mine away straight after I got the BFP.

I pee'd on it, I really didn't want to keep that biggrin.gif

#8 zingy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Yep, I've kept 2 for each child. They are in the treasure box with all their special stuff!

They remind us of the exact moment that we knew they had been created...so much excitement, joy and happiness, it's a beautiful thing to remember.

#9 BadCat

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I threw them away.   After I'd peed on them I didn't really want them.  laughing2.gif

#10 ~ky~

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I've kept mine from Ruby for some reason. I found her memory box last week and it now has no lines on it at all 5 years down the track. It made me a little sad  sad.gif

#11 feralangel

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

I kept mine.  They both have a cap which covers the peed on bit.

#12 Froger

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

I threw all mine away. I do however have an acquaintance who kept hers, and then managed to later put them to good use. She had an affair with a married man, and when he refused to leave his wife, she pulled out her old positive pregnancy test and showed him, lol. (Well, I guess I shouldn't laugh, she was a total nutter).

#13 Missy Shelby

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

I have kept all of mine, wee and all, the cap is on them, but it is my wee and I don't care!! biggrin.gif

I have also kept all the belly button stumps that fall off, first locks of hair from haircuts and hospital wristbands.

I take after my mum keeping all this stuff and have done it for my kids because I love seeing all of my mums stuff of mine.  

Hopefully my kids are just as sentimental.

#14 muggins_00

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Kept and in each child's memory boxes original.gif

#15 PurpleNess

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

Yep I still have mine, in my bed side draw, I couldn't bear to throw it out...doubt I ever will...

#16 Oriental lily

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:43 PM


But I will be the first to admit that I am not overly sentimental.

#17 starfire

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (SarahM72 @ 06/12/2012, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do however have an acquaintance who kept hers, and then managed to later put them to good use. She had an affair with a married man, and when he refused to leave his wife, she pulled out her old positive pregnancy test and showed him, lol. (Well, I guess I shouldn't laugh, she was a total nutter).

OMG huh.gif that is insane lol!

I have kept two pregnancy tests (both done on the same day, one in the morning and one in the evening as I couldn't believe that I was pregnant and had to make sure biggrin.gif I threw out the other ones that I tested a few days and weeks later ph34r.gif ) but I am not sure what I will do with the ones I kept - they are sitting in the baby's room for now until I figure out if it's worth keeping or not. I like the idea of keeping them for sentimental value but I don't know if my child will appreciate it in the same sense iykwim.

#18 CherrySunday

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

I did for a while, about 10 months, then tossed them. I took photos as soon as the BFPs showed up, so I have 'records' of them, other than the kids, of course!

#19 tothebeach

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

I chucked mine.  I have the actual child to prove that I was pregnant.  I don't need an old peed on stick.

#20 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

I kept the test for DS and DD.
Funnily, the test I kept for DS has a blue lid and the one for DD has a pink lid. Very appropriate.

#21 Just Another Cat

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

mellow.gif Well EB never fails to surprise me. I never would have thought anyone would keep their HPT.
It seems I am in the minority in binning mine.

#22 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

ive still got mine. they are still where i hid them after they came up positive. i was in shock for a while and didnt want to show DH laughing2.gif i reckon ill keep them. i also have locks from his first hair cut, his bracelet from when he was in hospital, th first out fit he ever wore...   god only knows what else i will accumulate over time.... blush.gif

#23 MeHeNDa3

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Another who has kept mine. Plus like other PP's belly button stumps, hospital bracelets, hair..

Please tell me I'm not the only crazy who has also kept baby teeth unsure.gif DS1 has lost all of his, last one came out probably around the beginning of this year. The teeth are looking nasty, stink..but can I throw them out? Nooo. Gross.

#24 imamumto3

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I kept my 3 positives.  I also have their hospital bands including all the ones from other hospital stays and hair from their first hair cuts.  I am now having trouble throwing out baby teeth as ds looses them

#25 Fr0g

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Wow, this cold old heart binned 'em!

I'm also a chucker/ recycler of (most) 1st baby clothes, teeth, cord stumps.

I'm a keeper of first locks of hair, baby's first leather walkers and special first toys.

Anything which may rot or smell really pushes my nostalgic boundaries original.gif

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