I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Making the decision to have a baby is an incredibly exciting time for any couple. I know that when Matt and I decided that we wanted to try for number three I was nervous and happy and I really didn’t know what would happen. There is something about drawing that line in the sand…and then waiting…and waiting…and waiting.
Waiting to find out whether or not you are pregnant probably feels about as long as that last month of pregnancy! The stress and anxiety (both of which are not good for pregnant mamas!) seems to immediately be upon you as soon as you make the decision to have a baby.
And then you know you want to take the test, as soon as possible, admit it.
I have always used First Response pregnancy tests. The reason? Well it says right on the box that it can detect 6 days sooner than your missed period. Who wouldn’t want that?!
I remember with my last pregnancy – OK all three of my pregnancies – I bought a ton of tests, and just kept taking them, even when I knew that it was 99% accurate. I wanted to double check, and then to make totally sure.
Like I said, the waiting to find out whether or not we were pregnant was the hardest thing for me. I am not a patient person, so having the test able to tell me so much earlier is great in my eyes. Of course, I didn’t just take the first one, I proceeded to use them all up in the 6 days before; you can never be too sure about these things! Also, am I the only one that doesn’t wait the entire 3 minutes to look at the test? I just take the test and stare at it…
I was really excited to see that First Response has redesigned their advanced Early Detection Pregnancy Test.
I love that it is curved now with a longer handle. I wish someone had thought of this sooner. I mean, it isn’t exactly fun trying to pee on this little stick without making a mess. They also thought to widen the tip by 50%, which makes not missing easier as well.
It is designed to detect all relevant forms of hCG throughout pregnancy, so using at any time of day isn’t a problem, meaning you don’t have to remember to take it first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up, before you have coffee.
When the test is negative, it can be a bit of a letdown. I know that now, with the three we have, I feel like my family is complete, but it is a little sad to think that I probably won’t see those two pink lines in the future.
You can find First Response at all major drugstores and grocery stores.
How did you tell your husband you were pregnant? Did you start taking pregnancy tests as soon as you could?