I gasped not knowing what this meant, and because I didn't stop to read the instructions carefully I failed to see that if you are one of those impatient women, then this was the normal outcome, a faint line.
I went back to the instructions (so easy to read and in graphics, thanks Answer) and then called my husband. He stood there looking at the stick, a smile forming on his lips, and said to me, " You are pregnant!" But are you sure, I kept saying. Then we both looked at the images and saw two options for a positive pregnancy, a bright and a faint line. "See, yours looks like this."
So there you have it. We giggled and hugged each other nervously and remained in a state of anxious bliss for the rest of the day. I had a strange surge of energy that morning. After having just a cup of espresso I went out to walk the dog twice and then went out for a long brisk walk to the park, until my legs and buns hurt. How could this be so simple! I'd always imagined a romantic, exotic way of finding out the big news. Baby dust to all!