Had what I believe to be "implantation spotting" on 26th August. Did a HPT on evening of Thursday 27th August = negative! Meant then to wait 5-7 days, but as I was already overdue, I did another on Saturday morning, telling myself that because this was clear blue versus a cheap one it would work, but still negative. Convinced myself that if I did a different brand on Sunday morning I would get a positive result. Well today is Sunday 30th August and got my 3rd negative HPT. 3 different brands.......
The 3 brands I have tried. Thursday evening was Reveal. Saturday morning was Clearblue digital, and Sunday morning (today) was SureSign (which says on the packet: use as early as 4 days before your period is due!)
BUT still no Aunt Flow, and still feeling symptoms, including the fatigue that they all talk about - I slept for 15 hours last night. My period is never late (for 25 years)....... and the only time it was, was in May, when I had what they call an "implantation failure". Then my period was 8 days late and triple the heaviness it would normally be.
Anyway, I am calling this blog "new mum" as I am confident that I am. How confident? Well I am on tender hooks......
A lot of web forums say that if you ovulated late in your cycle (which I think I did), it can take up to a week after a missed period to get a positive HPT, so hence the title of this post. I am watching and waiting.
This was the most helpful forum chat I found, but as you can see it does not reach a conclusion despite being from 2008. I wish people would go back to the thread and say what the result was, because it is now like they are watching and waiting like me, when I know that they can't be a year later. I will have a look around the website and see if I can find out what happened to them.
Anyway, fingers crossed for me for now.
Please baby arrive.