Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BfaintP 22 DPO!
For all of you ladies “wondering” whether or not you’re pregnant, have hope! Even just the feeling that you are pregnant is worth it. I just “felt” weird, and that was hopeful. I’m 25 with an 18 month old daughter.
Unfortunately I had the dreaded "three week wait" because i got the positive 5 days after my missed period, and boy was it ever hard! I took 8 tests (a little obsessive, i know) that were all negative before actually finally getting a faint BFP yesterday, and again this morning. BFP 22 DPO!
My symptoms started right away with cramping. I knew right around when i ovulated because i am one of the blessed few to have that "mittelschmerz" ovary pain. We made love every other day, including the day i thought i may be ovulating. I felt weird lower abdominal pressure, and was crampy for about a week. Then into the second week, I started feeling a bit tired, had (and still do) achy leg- specifically my right leg, constipation, gas, bloating, a little nausea, and watery cervical mucus- nothing extreme. The bits of nausea made me keep thinking to myself, “this is not normal....” There were a few days where I felt like I might have started my period (7 and 8 DPO). Some of the cramps I had were more like focused sharp/twingy pains on either side. I had a few twinges in the sides of my boobies here and there, but never got “sore” and only a little sensitive- which actually made me think that maybe I wasn’t pregnant because with my first pregnancy I was ultra sore in my boobies. I did however think that maybe my boobies had gotten a little fuller 12DPO, and I needed to pee more often. Around 11 DPO is when I started to feel more tired, and even had a few cravings- cheese quesadilla (LOL!) and spicy food (just like first pregnancy). Come the third week of waiting I was a bit more nauseous than usual which brought back my hope of pregnancy because why on earth would I be feeling sick before my period? My sense of smell has only just increased, but wasn’t anything to note at first. I started having really VIVID dreams about 14 DPO and they are still crazy now, though no “baby dreams” yet.
My LMP was june 21st (me and my hubby’s 3 year anniv.) which lasted 5 days (normal). It was a 28 day cycle, with the prior month being 27, and the month before that being 33. I'm lightly irregular. The 21st, the day AF arrived, is the day in which we decided not to prevent having another child (so exciting!!). I didn’t think that this first cycle would actually result in a pregnancy just because I have friends who’ve been hoping for a baby for some time now with no blessing yet. We know that children are a gift from God as it says in Psalm 127, and that blessed is the man who has his quiver full of them.... So we are thrilled!!!! If all goes well, and we are healthy, our little girl is going to be a big sister, whoa!
It can totally happen. Be sensitive to your body, pray often, and if God is pleased to bless you, then He surely will. Remain hopeful even when your body isn’t showing you signs that might be pregnant, like everyone else’s because everybody is so different, and continue to hope.
here's to you!!