I freaked out for a while, but then realized that it could possibly still be the hcg shot, so I decided to wait and take another test the next morning. After not being able to sleep, I ended up taking it at about 2am. The line was decidedly darker!!
It was then that I started to get really, really excited. Could I actually be pregnant?!? Could the IUI have actually worked? I tried to sleep for a few more hours, before going out to buy a different brand of test just to make sure the ones I had weren't somehow giving me false positives. Here is what my First Response Early Response test looked like at 11 days past IUI.
The line was faint, but hey, a line is a line!! I started to believe that I really was pregnant. It was this day that I also started noticing that my breasts were extremely tender. I called the RE's office immediately and asked for a blood test to confirm. The nurse told me that normally they don't do blood tests that early, but because I tested out the trigger shot and seemed to know what was going on with my body, she would agree to a blood test. I went in early the next morning and they called that afternoon with the results. I WAS PREGNANT!! As I said, I'm honestly still in a little bit of shock. I've had a little morning sickness, but nothing extreme yet. I definitely feel "pregnant" though, if that's even possible. I continued testing over the next few days to make sure my tests were getting darker and that the line wouldn't suddenly go away.
The line was definitely getting darker! I went back for a second blood test to confirm that my hcg levels were rising appropriately, and everything looked good. We go for our first ultrasound to hopefully hear the heartbeat on June 4th. I am SO EXCITED that our wish of becoming parents is finally coming true!