Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How Did I Know?

I have always loved reading about everyone's 2WW symptoms before they found out they were pregnant.  I'm sure I'm not the only one.  In the spirit of my fellow TTC'ers that are still trying and may be like me, I give you my 2WW symptoms:

  • Getting up to pee in the middle of the night -- EVERY night.  This started just a few days after the FET and hasn't stopped since.  It's never happened before.
  • AF-like cramps off and on each day, but the worst were the night of 5dp5dt -- the night before we got our positive on the home test.
  • Acne.  Yep, I'll admit it here.  My face broke out, my chest, and on 6dp5dt my back!  That is what got Momma B excited because of all the stuff she'd been reading on the internet and what got me to actually POAS (which, honestly, I was avoiding).
  • I was tired.  Like falling asleep in the car like a baby tired.
  • The veins in my breasts suddenly became visible like they'd never been before.
  • And I felt a pressure or full feeling in my uterus that never went away.
That's it.  Honestly.  For once I didn't have any of those symptoms that would psych me out during previous 2WW's.  I didn't think anything smelled different or stronger, my boobs didn't ache and my nipples didn't look like they'd gotten any darker, or any other symptom that can be normal but can be mistaken.  

On 7dp5dt I had some very slight dark spotting that I can only assume was implantation bleeding.  My boobs just started to hurt in the last couple of days (around 14dp5dt).  I'm still tired easily.  I still get up to pee in the middle of the night; in fact, now I pee more often throughout the day.  The cramping has nearly gone away, though occasionally I still feel them.  My skin - all of it - cleared up within a day or two after Momma B got so excited.  I still have that full feeling in my uterus and am bloated enough that my clothing is tighter.  

Now I'm just waiting on my third beta on Thursday.  With my symptoms getting stronger, though they tend to vary day to day, I'm confident that one will be just as good as the last two.  I'm so excited, but I have to say it just doesn't feel real yet.  I don't know when that moment will happen, but for now I just feel amazingly blessed, happy, and so so so lucky.

6 comments:

  1. yay for still feeling preggo, and yay for good beta results (in advance). I only got the tiredness, and only at thevery end of my TWW. Funny how different bodies can be!

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  2. I love that you had such visible symptoms! You weren't having to doubt your symptoms mostly. ;) (insert fake comment here lol yikes!) It is very interesting how much it varies from woman to woman, but I am very happy for you guys! I know those numbers are going to be great and I can't wait til it really feels REAL for you; soon enough I'm sure!

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  3. G will be 8mos this week and we still can't believe it.

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  4. So happy for you guys! Looking forward to more updates!

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  5. As a TTC blogger - thank you for listing those symptoms...hoping I get to experience some of those in a few weeks after IVF. The tired, sore boobs thing...I hope I have something else other than that...that's way too normal for me! LOL! Can't wait to hear more after Thursday!!

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  6. thank you so much for writing what you felt/feel because as much as dr google is great and keep repeating on what you are reading, i go through our fellow bloggers to see their symptoms if they wrote it. so thank you so much!!

    congrats! i am so happy for you girls!

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