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Confessions of a pregnancy test junkie

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FACT: Whether you plan your pregnancy or not, nothing can prepare you for that first positive pregnancy test.

This was the day in 2008 that I found out I was pregnant with our first son, Oscar. It was my very first pregnancy and I had no idea what I was in for.

We were very fortunate that it didn’t take us long to conceive and incredibly thankful that I had a healthy pregnancy, but that positive test was shocking. And thrilling. And I wanted to do it again.

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That first test changed our lives forever as the journey to parenthood began. Throughout my trying-to-conceive and pregnancy periods, I was a pregnancy test junkie. Our babies were planned, so I was paying very close attention to all of the details and would test as soon as the internet said it was possible to see a positive. Of course, even if I thought I saw a faint line, I would test a few more times just to be sure. The whole process was just so amazing!

Starting a family was the single-most life changing experience I’ve ever had. It seemed like I went from positive pregnancy test to bursting at the seams nearly overnight.

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Confessions of a pregnancy test junkie

I know I would have loved using the Clearblue  Weeks Estimator. The science behind a woman’s ability to get pregnant is incredible and I admit that I wanted to know every detail I could find when it was my turn to grow a human. Even now that we are done adding to our family, I still miss taking pregnancy tests a little bit.

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Find out how the game-changing Weeks Estimator works here.

Before we knew it, our little Oscar was here and it was time to celebrate his first birthday, then his second and just this week, his sixth! What they say about time flying by is so true, especially when children are involved.

I clearly remember the day we got our positive pregnancy test. Jerry and I had both worked all day but we couldn’t stop wondering if this would be our month. We planned to wait until morning to test, but the truth is, we’ve never been known for our patience.

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I decided to use one of the several tests I had purchased and give it a go. We spent some time in the backyard with our dog, Krusty, as we waited minute after minute. And then we knew. We stared at each other and laughed nervously.

Just like that, we were parents.

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Our little Oscar is now six and with the addition of his now-3-year old brother, Calvin, our family is complete.

Looking back on our journey is one of my favorite things to do. While we don’t plan to have more babies, the memories of my pregnancies will stay with me forever.

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Happy 6th Birthday, Oscar!

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Are you a compulsive pregnancy-test-taker like me?

clearblue-easy-weeks-estimator-january-2015This post is sponsored in connection with the BabyCenter Blog Network and Clearblue. All opinions are my own. ***Giveaway has ended. Thanks for reading!

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Brandy

Friday 13th of February 2015

I have a hpt in my purse right now, lol.

Brittany Ghramm

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I have been TTC for well over 2 years for my first child and have PCOS. In November I started my first dose of clomid at 100 mg. December I was increased to 150 mg and got a positive test that sadly ended in an early miscarriage at 5 weeks along. Although it was early, it was (is) still tough to deal with. I want so badly to see another positive test and even more so, I want that my next pregnancy be viable and bring my husband and I our first baby! I've never used the weeks estimator but if I get another positive it would be pretty awesome to use one of those as a part of announcing the pregnancy! :)

Sammie e

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I am definitely a ptj I take multiple pregnancy tests every month if i have the slightest feeling that I could even be possibly pregnant. We have been trying for baby #2 for over a year now which is surprising we haven't gotten that bfp we are looking for yet. It didn't take us very long at all to conceive our first child but I know i have to be patient and that things happen for a reason. I just need to give it time but it's so hard not to take the tests

James L

Sunday 8th of February 2015

My wife and I just started trying. I have suggested this brand to do the testing, because I've been told by some of m coworkers that this is very effective. Thank you for sharing your story. This prize will help a lot, in case my wife does become a compulsive tester, though I really hope she doesn't, because that would be scary. Lol

Bec Grant

Saturday 7th of February 2015

We r not actively trying as such but we are not preventing a pregnancy in any way. But my first baby i tested myself 5 times in case the positive was false

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