Okay. This is why they tell you not to pee on a stick before your beta.
Don't panic (this is my personal mantra today) - I don't think it's bad news. Necessarily. But then again, I'm the panicky sort, especially around any potential pregnancy stuff.
So, I peed on a stick (HYPOTHETC...oh, screw it, I did it) again this morning. And yes, there is definitely a second line - still fainter than the control line, but there. I don't have to squint to see it. It's there.
But it's not darker than yesterday's line. I don't think it's lighter, but it's a little hard to tell because a.) yesterday's test is now dry, so you can't really compare and b.) I tend to panic and assume the worst. It looks about the same as yesterday, from what I can tell. Also, it's one of those Dollar Store tests, so it's probably not the most sensitive thing in the world.
That's not terribly bad, is it? I've been trying to take a photo of the damn thing for the past fifteen minutes, and I SUCK at this (I don't know how y'all get those nice, clear photos of these tiny things!), but here's my best shot:
You know, now that I look at it, it might be a little darker than yesterday. Maybe. I know you can't tell, but I didn't take a photo of yesterday's, and now it's way too late for that. And the line is actually a little clearer than it appears in the photo (again: I have no pee-stick-photo skills). Anyway, it's there. Right? I'm mostly posting this so I can look at it during the day and assure myself that it's real, that I didn't dream that second line.
But I'll feel a hundred times better if it gets darker tomorrow.