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11 days late but too scared to test!

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kaylasmum Mon 22-May-06 15:39:20


I have been ttc for the last 9 months and have been very dissapointed every month, i'm normally very regular but since ttc my periods have been up to a week late most months. I am still breastfeeding my 2 year old and have been wondering if that is causing problems, though i've been having periods for the past year and a half. Anyway i am now 11 days late, the longest ever, and i have very sensitive nipples, so much so that feeding my little girl has become extremely uncomfortable. I have been feeling a little sick and quite tired aswell.

I really want to test but i'm scared that i'll get a BFN! I know its silly and i should just test so that i know one way or the other but i just keep putting it off. If i am this will be my last as i already have four other kids aged 21, 20, 14 and 2, i am also going to be 40 in a couple of weeks time. Should i be brave and test or should i just stay blissfully ignorant.



fairydust Mon 22-May-06 15:40:29

test it's the only way you'll know one way or another - do you have a test ?

me23 Mon 22-May-06 15:42:47

I would defo test at least you'll know for sure.

2Happy Mon 22-May-06 15:46:12

I know how you feel in a way Tracey. I just had a BFP on friday, but was really unsure whether or not to test mostly because I knew I would be really disappointed with a BFN. At first I thought not knowing would be better than a BFN, because then I could be pregnant in my mind IYSWIM! In the end I did test - mostly because if I wasn't pg then I would have had to find out why I was feeling so darn sick lol! So you do whatever you feel is right for you, and good luck with whatever you decide x

kaylasmum Mon 22-May-06 16:16:13


Thanks for your replies, i don't have a test but have been very tempted to buy one. My partner is thinking the same way as me, and we keep putting it off another couple of days!

Congratulations 2happy on your BFP! i know exactly what you meant about being PG in your mind, i just don't know how i'll cope with a negative.


Debbsy Mon 22-May-06 16:19:56

best of luck kaylasmums
2 happy congratulations

PrettyCandles Mon 22-May-06 16:41:39

You don't have to test if you don't want to. Just because it's possible to get it confirmed very early, doesn't mean you have to do so. Trouble is that worrying and wondering about it may make you late in any case! Why not buy a test and leave it in the bathroom cabinet so that if you do decide on the spur of the moment to go ahead and test, you don't have time to agonise over it.

Angsthase Mon 22-May-06 16:55:22

The only reason I can think of you needing to test, is if you're doing anything that would potentially harm the pg. Alc / food / hardcore exercise...

I say enjoy the excitement and test when you're ready

Congratulations 2Happy on your BFP

2Happy Mon 22-May-06 17:45:13

Ooh thank you, all. Sorry, kaylasmum, wasn't meaning to hijack but please to keep us posted

kaylasmum Tue 23-May-06 14:54:41


Still have'nt bought a test yet, was going to today after i finished work but my 20 year old son turned up to meet me from work and as i don't want to tell anyone that i might be PG i could'nt go and buy one! so i will have to put it off until tommorrow. Been feeling really quite queasy today, still got very sore nipples and on and off indigestion. I really want it to be a positive but just so scared of getting a negative.

I will update when i finally pluck up the courage to test.


2Happy Tue 23-May-06 15:32:33

I was thinking about you today, Tracey. Thanks for the update!

schneebly Tue 23-May-06 15:40:54

I really hope that when you do test, you get the result you want.

bourneville Wed 24-May-06 08:56:13

Tracey, crossing fingers & toes for you!
because when i was worried i was pg things were the other way round for me, it was an accidental pregnancy (wasn't with the guy) and i wanted it to be negative! I kept putting off doing the test so i could blissfully ignorant imagining I wasn't pg lol!
although of course i got the very best result in the end

2Happy Sat 27-May-06 15:33:03

Any news?

kaylasmum Mon 29-May-06 15:20:43


Just to let you know that i summoned up the courage to test and got a BFP. I started another thread, titled BFP but worried.

Thanks to all of you that replied and gave me words of support, i'm just keeping my fingers crossed that everything is ok as i have had 3 mc's in the past so the first 12 weeks are very scary.


3catstoo Mon 29-May-06 21:05:43

Many congrats and good luck.

PrettyCandles Mon 29-May-06 21:08:58

congrats. Keeping fingers crossed for you. Any idea how far on you are? At least testing late-ish means you have one less week of worry. Well, of a different worry!

NotAnOtter Mon 29-May-06 21:09:56

stay positive - i am working on number six km anf fives fabulous!

3catstoo Wed 31-May-06 17:20:31

How do you persuade your DHs to have more babies. Mines not budging a millimetre for number 4. I'm out of ideas and getting worked up about it now. I don't want more than 4 (right now) so how do you get to have 5 and 6? Please share your tactics.


NotAnOtter Wed 31-May-06 17:34:18

say things to dp constantly about how when you look back on life the children will be all that matters - mine has agreed to no 6!

hotmama Wed 31-May-06 18:04:45

Congrats - crossed fingers for the next few weeks.

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