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#1 Tarantara

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

So, I'm currently wondering whether I should POAS, and thought I'd come in here and see what people think.

I'm try to delay testing as long as possible as I don't want to be disappointed.

Since the end of July, I've had a regular 30 day cycle, once was 28 days.
AF is currently 5 days late.

However, 2 years ago, my body did a similar thing. AF was late, then heavy, then my cycle went out the window and I bled everywhere for weeks on end. A d&c and clomid a couple of months later got me pregnant (and my son is now 9 months old).

I want to be pregnant, but am scared I'm not and it's menopause or a precursor to more trouble (I'm almost 40).

So, if you were me, when would you test? I have one FR in my bathroom cabinet.

#2 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

I'd test! Test!!!

#3 amabanana

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

I'd POAS but only because I can be a 'little' obsessive and wouldn't stop thinking about it otherwise.  I'm pretty sure the consensus is to wait but I'm hopeless!
Best of luck!

#4 deejie

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

At five days late, yes, test test!


#5 Tesseract

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

Most people are POAS at 5 DPO!! 5 days late? Test! Right now! And report back!

#6 HappyLife

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Do you have an idea of when you ovulated? If it was over 14 days ago (which I'm guessing is highly likely, being 5 days late), then a test should be pretty accurate, so test to help you stop wondering (& us!!).

If it is possible you were late ovulating, maybe wait a few more days. AF is timed from ovulation date, not so much from when your last period started, so if you O'ed late, AF could be late because of that.

If you do test & it's not a BFP, then maybe wait a few more days & go see the doc to get checked out?

FX it is a BFP though!!! Let us know!!

#7 Holidayromp

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

I would test.  

However the cycle after my chem was very long and instead of surging (prior to ovulation) on CD14 or CD15 I did not surge until CD18  blink.gif !!!!  This was a huge first as I know my body and of course AF arrived 14 days after I O which was exactly 24 hours later.

5 days late can mean one of two things (a) you are pregnant (b) you surged and there Oed later than normal.

#8 TillyTake2

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

When would I test? Ummm...about a week ago lol

#9 Tarantara

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Well, the line is a bit light for my liking, but there is nothing faint about it. I'm somewhat overcome.



Nobody else knows, just the internet ohmy.gif

For once I wasn't imagining the early pregnancy symptoms lol.

Going to be a loooong wait for my partner to get home from work.

Hoping for a very uneventful next 35 weeks for all of us  hands.gif

#10 kerri76

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Congratulations!

#11 GreenEgg

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

Congrats!

#12 Mamabear2010

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

Congratulations!! So exciting for you.

Have you planned how you will tell your partner? Planning might help kill the time until he gets home.

All the best for the pregnancy!

#13 baddmammajamma

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

How exciting! Congratulations! original.gif

Please check back after you've had the chance to share the great news with your partner.



#14 amabanana

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

Oh WOW!  Congratulations!

#15 Jenferal

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

Aren't you glad you tested today instead of waiting even longer!
Congratulations original.gif

#16 HappyLife

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Yay!!!!!! Congratulations - and the line looks very dark to me! eexcite.gif    

Does your partner know you were suspecting something? When does he get home? I agree with Mamabear - you should plan some exciting way of letting him know (and tell us!) biggrin.gif

So happy for you ddance.gif

#17 Tarantara

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

He will be home around 6.45 I think - hopefully the baby will be almost in bed by then!

I've been telling him for the last 5 days 'no period yet', and he thought I had tested on Monday, so I don't think he will be that surprised.

Still haven't figured out how to tell him, I suspect I will just turn into a blubbering mess when I set eyes on him, and that'll give it away wink.gif



#18 Libster

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Yaaay!! Congratulations!!!!!!

#19 baddmammajamma

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

I love vicariously celebrating a newly discovered pregnancy! It brings back happy memories of my own POAS experiences (the ones that ended up being positive).

Again, big congrats from here! Have you joined a DIG yet? August 2013? :)

#20 jo-v

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

Aw congrats, what a lovely Xmas pressie. Hope all goes well for you. X

#21 Alpha_Chook

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

How exciting for you.....congrats!!

#22 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

awww congratulations! what an awesome xmas present!!!!

#23 Lcasey

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

Congrats hon! That's wonderful news! biggrin.gif

#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Yay! Congratulations! Yay! Yay!

#25 Tarantara

Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

He is really excited!! He ended up finding out from the test being left on the dressing table :/ Our lovely boy was putting up a bit of a fight about bedtime, probably disappointed he couldn't have another Christmas.

Thank you all for your kind wishes and congratulation original.gif

EDD is 28 August 2013 according to my phone app, and I trust it coz it was right the last time! I will be in the August DIG soon, yay.



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