Monday, June 11, 2007

Joyous Naïvete

A friend of mine just found out she is pregnant.

Hooray for her!

She took the first test Saturday morning, with a glorious BFP. This morning, I asked her if she had taken the second one.

She responded that she hadn't and she didn't really know why she should.

Why, indeed.

I really don't think she was saying that to be cruel. I honestly think that with her first pregnancy she has no idea what perils are out there. And most likely, she never will.


OneTiredEma said...

An hpt?

Honestly, they're pretty clear. Aren't they like 99% accurate? I never took a second one to get another positive either, even though I had lived through scads of negative ones. (Or, as I liked to call them, "a big fat waste of seven dollars.")

Blood tests for hcg and ultrasounds with my first, however, I couldn't get enough of those. Every other day? Sign me up.

Anita said...

Hmmmm. Perhaps you haven't had the experience of watching the test go from positive to negative in the course of a few days (perhaps a weekend? maybe on vacation?) before you could even go in to the doctor for a blood test.

OneTiredEma said...

No, I haven't. But I also don't have the early symptoms whose waxing/waning would make me test again.

Sigh. The head games make it all that much more tricky.

niobe said...

It's hard to imagine that anything could go wrong, until something... goes wrong.