TWW: Day 13 – Hey, Watch me pee on this stick!

Our TWW is coming to a close – so where are all of my manic posts about the TWW?!?  They were eaten by exhaustion…They were consumed by stress…And they are on the table in the form of a pee stick train.  Yes, we went all crazy pee stick ladies just like I said would not happen.  I became drunk with mimosa last Sunday at brunch and it seemed like a great idea so off to the Walgreen’s we went.  It was a gateway pee stick 3 pack.  We fell down the pee stick rabbit hole.  We told ourselves, just one pee stick a day is all we need to take away the itch…just one…But Saturday night we were out of pee sticks and said to ourselves, “What can we do to kill 3 minutes?  How about a pregnancy test?” Back to the Walgreens we drove for some Sweedish Fish and First Response tests.  It was not a proud moment for either of us.  Hindsight, we should have bought a TWW’s worth on Amazon because on Sunday we drove over to CVS and bought two more…WE ARE OUT OF CONTROL!

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Through the process of taking like 10 home pregnancy tests in a week, you learn a few things that you can share with others.  First, those electronic pee tests are the worst.  They have too many directions.  If your test needs to be so specifically handled to get a result, it cannot be that great of a test.  Also, there is no room for interpretation for a person who just wants to pee and obsess over the visibility and color of a line. Second, there is a website (Pregnancy Test Gallery) where you can have your pee stick judged by others.  No you won’t see our HPT on this website but I definitely spent some quality looking at the gallery of pee sticks and comparing to ours…daily…I probably should get a hobby that doesn’t involve bodily fluids.  Third, pregnancy test addiction is real.  Just go ahead and buy those things in bulk – do not kid yourself.  You will do 1 if not 21.  Fourth, not all early response pregnancy tests are created equal.  We found that First Response was our favorite because it was available at any store, easy to use and has a higher sensitivity level!

Sensitivity Chart
Pregnancy Test Brand
Sensitivity (or the hCG threshold at which a positive result is indicated). The lower the number, the higher the test sensitivity.
Our NEW Extra Sensitive Pregnancy Tests
# 1 Sensitivity
10 mIU/hCG (to purchase click here)
Early Pregnancy Tests.com Standard Tests
20 mIU/hCG (to purchase click here)
Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU/hCG
Confirm 1-Step 25 mIU/hCG
Equate 25 mIU/hCG
First Response Early Results Test 25 mIU/hCG
One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU/hCG
Walgreen Digital 25 mIU/hCG
e.p.t. Home Pregnancy Test 40 mIU/hCG
e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 40 mIU/hCG
Fact Plus Pregnancy Test 40 mIU/hCG
Clearblue Digital 50 mIU/hCG
Dollar Store Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU/hCG
Target Brand 50 mIU/hCG
WalMart Brand 50 mIU/hCG
Walgreens 100 mIU/hCG

The TWW is a mind warping emotionally consuming roller coaster.  For you ladies that have done this multiple times, I applaud and have deep respect for your resolve. Honestly, while the first week seemed to creep by, the second week was quite the whirlwind.  Lisa’s mom and niece (AKA – my mother-in-law and our niece) visited for a few days this past week leaving no time for idle minds nor hands.  We still found time for a morning pee stick before work because junkies always find a way.  It was nice to have visitors to keep us busy laughing and doing things.

Tomorrow is the day – No matter the result, I will post.

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