Out of all of the months we have tried, the month we only have sex twice (and once was too far out of the window) is the month we conceive! I am super happy to announce that I am pregnant!!! Very very very overwhelmingly pregnant hahaha!
First off, ovulation test myth is confirmed (for me anyway)! When I was six days late, I still felt like I was going to get a negative test so before I used my last pregnancy test, I decided I wanted to use an ovulation test first, just to see what I got. Well hot damn! It came up positive literally 1 (ONE!!!) second after I dipped it into the urine! It left barely anything left for the control line, which barely showed up! After that, my heart was thrashing and my hands were shaking. I just took the test as fast as I could and forced myself not to look. I caught it out of the corner of my eye though and it appeared negative so my heart just sank and I thought something must be wrong if the ovulation test was that brightly positive. But then..... I snuck another peek and there it was! At 6 days late I had finally seen my first set of beautiful pink lines! I am thrilled to be pregnant with my first child! Though I am scared and nervous as well. For one, I have no idea what to expect, but my mil thinks that I might be carrying twins because my symptoms are so strong and my positive was so bright at 6 days late. Twins would be a blessing, but I kind of want to start out with just one for my first go round haha
So I wasn't really paying attention to my body before I tested until I started approaching my period date. Then I noticed some things:
3 days before expected period: I notice that my breasts are in really bad pain. They ache and my husband is STILL commenting on their new busty size. Extremely fatigued and feeling vaguely nauseous but I ignore it. My diet has always been bad and I just felt like being in denial.
2 days before: Good Grace I can NOT sleep enough! upwards of two naps a day! Craving soft serve ice-cream. Extremely crabby and snappy. Mean and hurtful (Sorry Hubby!!)
1 day before: Still grouchy and angry, tired, achey, sore, stuffy, hungry. I just felt so out of it! It felt a little like hell really, like my body had been drained of all its energy and resources but then I had just run a marathon on top of that. I finally get my normal pre-af cramps. This suckers ALWAYS hit the day before she arrives and they last ALL DAY. Then, without fail EVER, I will get the menses the morning after. Seriously in denial. I mean, they are just as painful! The only thing is, they hit only once or twice a day and last about a minute before fading away. This never happens but it took me a couple of days to notice that the cramps weren't staying like normal.
Day of AF: No cramps, still feels like I was hit by a bus carrying the cold virus, starving, moody (AKA: Pissy and bitchy. Very rude and mean). In denial though because those cramps are unmistakable. I chalk the whole thing up to my body gearing up for it. Perhaps I was miscarrying again.
Day after AF: I finally notice that the cramps aren't normal at all and that most of the day I don't feel anything. Today my mood was ecstatic! Husband and I dtd, which I figured would force the backed period to drop any second.... but nothing!! Not even a smear of pink.
2 days post AF: Okay, now I am having a feeling but I am too afraid to test. Perhaps she's on her way?? The intense cramping for only seconds at a time once or twice a day is REALLY tipping me off. All the bloat and bitch of AF but she just won't show! getting excited, chastising myself for doing so.
3-5 days post AF: I've gotta be! Everyone is telling me so! Getting excited! More of the same, napping a few times a day, eating smaller yet WAY more frequent meals, biting my husband's head off, apologizing profusely at the end of things near tears, more cramps. That's it!! I am testing TOMORROW!
6: Wha---??? No.... No way.... Wait... Do two lines mean NEGATIVE? I've read enough of these before, you'd think I'd know by now, but there is NO WAY I am pregnant. I am NEVER pregnant..... HOLY CROW!!! 2 MEANS PREGNANT!!!! Nearly have a heart attack. That day my sister eyes me up and down and asks if I am pregnant. I say yes and she said " I thought so... You look all 'glowy' like mom and auntie did when they were pregnant" Totally freaked me out haha
Super excited! First time mommy-to-be! We finally told everyone and everybody is excited because this is the first grandchild. Hope this little booger sticks! So to all of the women out there cramping with no period and NOTHING will make her get there faster, test! That was the biggest indicator that I really needed to test. The constant fatigue (And I mean CONSTANT I am literally, not dramatically, worn out all of the time) and nausea were other good indicators.