This is Me: Confessions of a Pee on a Stick Addict
Hello, my name is Cortney, and I am a pee on a stick addict.
It began after I got married. I got that thing called “the baby itch” and it seemed to take over and turned into “baby fever”. I couldn’t read enough about trying to conceive and how to get pregnant. I charted, I took basal temperatures and took soooooooo many pregnancy tests.
I mean I knew you could only get pregnant a few days out of the month but that did not stop me from testing at all times of the month. I would pee on a stick first thing in the morning – you know that is the best time to test! If the morning test wasn’t positive I would even pee on a stick at work. If I ran out of tests I would quietly stop on the way home and pick up another.
My favorite test was the, First Response, but sometimes those were too expensive. Then I would hit up the dollar tree and pick up their pregnancy test or order a bunch of dip strips online. I could easily spend $40 or more a month buying tests. Nonetheless, my addiction grew stronger every month at the start of each period. Tearing tests apart I would hold them up to the light asking myself and my husband…do you see a line? Is that a line right there? No matter the date post ovulation I never fully trusted any result unless it was clearly positive with bold lines. So I kept going!
Today I still have struggles. Every now and again I get “the baby itch” but it stays under control, my two kids help to keep it from turning into “baby fever”.
To my fellow Pee on a Stick Addicts…if you need support please get help. The sites below my help your on your journey to getting that bold line you are looking for.