Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
What a journey... A BFP that I thought I'd never get.
I have wanted to be pregnant for quite some time and for the past year and a half the two week wait has consumed my life - and always receiving a BFN at the end (mind you, I never timed the baby dancing ... it's just that my timing was always off until recently). However, during the two week wait I have always thought I had symptoms - cramps, sore breasts, constipation, nausea, strong sense of smell, etc... but each time, my period came. Sometimes early and sometimes late. This time, I decided to use the ovulation predictor kits to time it better. But the bd (baby dancing) happens when it happens. I didn't want to have sex on demand and put stress on our relationship. So on the Monday, cycle day 11, we randomly found ourselves dancing. I knew it was too early, but it was so amazing. Anyway too much information. On day 13 when I returned home from our holiday, I started testing with the OPK, as I was scheduled to ovulate on Friday.... the OPK never gave me a smiley face... I took two everyday for six days. I finally gave up. So begins the two week wait and the phantom symptoms... But this time, there were no phantom symptoms. During my two week wait, I noticed a little light pink spotting, which I contributed to something else. It literally was 2-3 streaks on tissue, so I didn't think it was implantation bleeding. Then I noticed my breasts hurt, but not to the touch. It felt like they were throbbing inside - like blood rushing through them. It started with the left and then went to the right. Then the left nipple started to itch! Non-stop and then the right. This was something I had never experienced and/or read as a general symptom. I then started to feel a bit constipated. Oh and one important thing, I had a cut that normally would heal within 2 days, but it didn't. It was not healing and I was freaking out. This was literally a few days after I baby danced. My immune system was shut down! Anyway, I did notice that something was strange there. My dear friend said, getting pregnant at your age is very hard, so you are probably not, so to ease your mind going into the New Year so you can drink like it's 1999, just do a test and get it out the way. So today, I took the umpteenth pregnancy test... waiting for the all so common Not Pregnant.... and for the first time in my life, at the age of 39, I got a BFP. I know it's early, but I can only tell you that it's the most incredible moment when you realize that life changing event. I can't wait to tell my love... It's also his first at 48. This forum has been so great over the past year during my two week wait and I am so happy to say all the baby dust floating around in here, has been magical. Here's to starting a family :) And to recognizing that new feelings could be the very sign that you are pregnant. So to be clear, here were my symptoms:
Weak immune system - probably to make sure my body did not reject the pregnancy.
Itchy breasts - started with the left and then the right.
Throbbing breasts - throbbing and painful from the inside, but not hurtful to the touch.
Slight spotting - literally 2-3 light pink streaks, if that.
:) - Baby dust to all! Wish me luck over the next 10 weeks.