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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives

2nd Baby on the way!

Hello,

My husband and I have been TTC for three month, NTNP for about 8. Our son is 20 months old. I have PCOS so I spend a lot of time worrying that any moment my body will attempt to kick out the little one whose currently growing inside. But, I try to remain positive, and think about how well my first pregnancy went. There was a moment in week 8 of my first pregnancy when I got a subchorionic bleed, and I bled for a few days, but I took it easy, cut the stress and all turned out well. Hoping the bleed will not repeat with this pregnancy!

But, that is not what you are here for. You are here for all those lovely symptoms.

1-5 DPO I didn't really feel anything. Some gas, definite cervical mucus present, but nothing abnormal.
6 DPO Mild cramping starts. I don't get AF cramps, so I knew something was up.
7 DPO More cramps. A bit irritable. Went off on a request from a co-worker, which is not unlike me, but this was totally irrational. I don't get PMS either so after the episode I was like, hmmmmm...
8 DPO Not much cramping, but the dreams I started having were insane! I never remember my dreams, and I was waking up with some ideas for weird, but decent movies. Mild boob tingles. Shortness of breath when trying to sing my toddler his nighttime songs.
9 DPO More dreams, some not so pleasant. I was determined to wait until further along to test, but I couldn't finish my mid-morning apple due to nausea, and I a---never leave food unfinished. Especially an apple. And b---the only time I get nauseous is when I'm really sick, or when I was pregnant the first time. So, I went to Target at lunch and got a 3 pack of 6 days sooner tests. Took one, and it was a very faint, but obvious in person BFP! I was so surprised it came up within thirty seconds.
10-12 DPO Yep,more dreams. Took a test with FMU both days each one darker. Boob tingles just slightly. No milk ever came in the first time around, so I never got bigger breasts anyway so I don't expect much from that area!
13 DPO Took test with FMU, and freaked out that it was a bit lighter, but forced myself to contribute it to maybe my urine being more diluted than usual. I always wake up in the middle of the night to pee, and that night I'd woken up twice for a dog emergency pee, and my own bladder. Luckily, my son didn't add in an extra trip!
14 DPO FMU again, and darker, which made me happy. Went to doctor to get blood work, and they confirmed. Shortness of breath during workouts now as well.
15 DPO to today(20 DPO)Since then it's been a lot of hip pains, more dreams---one was truly awful where I miscarried. I kept going, 'wake up, wake up, wake up.' Luckily, I finally did. I took a digital that day just to make me feel better, and to see the word show up with the weeks indicator. I have one more left, which I'm hoping will pop up with a 2-3 weeks instead of 1-2!
I go back in tomorrow to recheck levels. Fingers are crossed that everything is doubling nicely. Congrats to everyone who got their BFP, and lots of fertile thoughts to those still awaiting their own. I am thrilled to be having another bundle, and can't wait to see my son being an older brother!

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