By the way, I haven't, yet. Tested, that is.
I'll be 8dp3dt tomorrow (I'll translate, because I never knew what that abbreviation meant until a week ago- eight days past three day transfer). So I was considering going for it, sort of...soon. None of this waiting around until non-beta day for me. I always was a "slowly ease into the frozen lake, limb by anguished limb, while clinging on to the ladder" kind of girl- instead of jumping straight off the dock. Also, that feeling of being cocooned in the bubble of hopeful possibilities? Um, not so much, at this point.
The dilemma is, though, that I only have three tests in the house. So do I test for the next three days, which would take up me to 10dp3dt, and assume if I haven't struck lucky by then that it's a negative, barring any cosmic re-alignment of the planets ? Or should I wait until Wednesday and test from 9dp3dt onwards? That would take me right up until the day before the "formal pee test" at the clinic.
I know some of you peestick fanatics are thinking, for crying out loud, why not just go BUY another HPT if necessary. Well, the main reason is that the only convenient place to buy said instruments of doom is in rather close proximity to my place of work. So the chances of bumping into someone I know is statistically higher than the chances of my being pregnant. I did nip in there this evening, thinking it might be a bit quieter, but sure enough I ran into someone I knew. Albeit she knew what I was doing there, so it was cool.
However, to make matters worse, the drugstore in question stocks the pregnancy tests on the shelf just below all the condoms. Oh, this does make me laugh- it's like they are saying, "HERE. If THIS failed, you'll surely be needing THIS." But it does add slightly to the scope for embarrassment factor.
Also, good grief, but these things are expensive! Not to come across as totally tightfisted, but I felt a bit put out as I handed over my credit card- surely for that price I should get a cupcake or a fluffy toy, or something. I mean, I couldn't help but notice that the condoms aren't cheap either, but at least when you buy those there's a fighting chance of having a bit of fun in the bargain, no? I suggest they instigate some sort of HPT loyalty scheme- like at the nearby Large Coffee Conglomerate where you get a little punch card to chalk up all your grande mocha lattes, and the tenth one is free. Think of the marketing possibilities- Buy Ten and Pee for Free! That sort of thing. HPT obsessives everywhere would be all over it, probably buying extras (as if any inducement was ever really needed) just to get the free one.
Can you tell I'm getting a little antsy over here? Well, yeah.