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766586 tn?1284386798

Early pregnancy symptoms

Had my second IUI on July 3 and thought I would share my early pregnancy symptoms so far and hope others will as well.  I checked other blogs out there and found the responses to be incredibly helpful, here goes:

1dpiui Started vacation today! Hopefully relaxation will help. Had lots of cramps and bloating. At end of day was very bloated, went for a walk and it was uncomfortable very bloated. Felt like I had to pee all the time.  Went to bed, laid down for a while and felt a little better.

2dpiui Had a really severe cramp when I laid down to go to bed at night.

3 – 8 dpiui Minor cramping, thought is was gas. Gassy!  Woke up 3 nights in a row at 2-3 a.m. to go pee.  Had some weird dreams too.

9dpiui   My temp was 98.0 in a.m., took an e.p.t. test, BFN. Had trouble getting to sleep when I went to bed at night. Was up until 1:30 a.m. and was upset/crying.

10dpiui My temp was 98.0 in a.m.  Back to work today. Took a cvs cheapy test in a.m. and saw a very, very faint blue line.  Looked at the stick at the end of the day and the faint blue line was still there. Could it be a BFP??  Still a little gassy and had diarrhea at end of day, weird.

11dpiui My temp dipped to 97.7.  Took a First Response test and saw a very faint pink line but was slightly darker than that faint blue line yesterday. Husband looked at it and saw it too. Haven’t had my normal menstrual problems like cramps and migraine yet. Hoping all this is a good sign!

12dpiui My temp dipped again to 97.3. Took another First Response test and saw a pink line that was darker than yesterday!  Still somewhat faint but getting darker! Husband looked at it and said there is now no doubt that I am pregnant.  Felt a few little cramps today in lower abdomen, some of that was gas.  Still gassy.  Getting hungrier between meals.  Just ordered a pizza, don’t want to get growling stomach. Also, yesterday and today I have increased heartburn that has aggravated my acid-reflux.  However, might be related to carbonated juice I have been drinking in last few days.
Also, at 7pm took another HPT on a pharmacy cheapie and got a faint blue line but it is more pronounced and darker than the one I took on a cheapie at 10dpiui.  My temp at 7pm was a 99.  I sneezed a few times today and my head feels a little almost headachy or sinus stuffy.  It just feels weird in my head, not a migraine though.  Really excited! ))

13dpiui My temp of 97.9 this morning. Took another First Response test and saw the pink line same color but band was wider!  I’m looking pretty BFP right now!  Told my sister and she is screeching with happiness.  Still pretty gassy and crampy.  Been feeling tired all day and a little grouchy.  Also, hungry and trying to eat more and more often.  Took a HPT cheapie around 8:30pm and got a solid blue line, no question in my mind now. Really excited!  My blood test won't be until 17dpiui (in four days).  Can't wait!

I'll continue to post as the days pass.  Good luck to everyone!  sending sticky baby dust!

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764229 tn?1322523484
Sounds to me like a nice BFP hope you have a worry free 9 months, best wishes Julia
377493 tn?1356505749
Sounds like congratulations are in order!  Wishing you a healthy and non eventful pregnancy.
766586 tn?1284386798
Thanks Juliaschill and adgal for your kind words. I really appreciate it.

I am very excited at the prospect of being pregnant, but I am also cautious.

Anyway, I am 14dpiui:   I woke up this morning around 2:30a.m. and had to pee. So I took another HPT (First response) and got a much darker, well defined pink line.  Nothing faint about this line this time!  Really happy and so is my hubby.  Anyway, I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't so I stayed up and read some magazines and then went back to bed around 5:00am.  I felt very crampy all morning long, especially when I lied down.  The cramps are low in my abdomen and now kind of hurt.  Tired from lack of sleep. Started to look up pregnancy diet online yesterday - I need to know what to eat!  Wish today was Saturday so I could sleep more! oh well....Other than that, my mood is good and I feel upbeat.  I forgot to take my temp this morning, just too tired.

Good luck to all and will keep you posted daily!.  *************baby dust************
951946 tn?1263568983
766586 tn?1284386798
Thank you so much!

Just to keep you updated:

15dpiui  Felt really good, not feeling crampy most of the day. temperature was 98 this morning.  Again another positive HPT this morning, with First Response and big, bright pink line.  Went swimming this afternoon and what a relief with this heat!  Unfortunately, the trains broke down and had to walk in the heat for a while, eventually took a cab home and then had cramps and was very tired, my muscles were throbbing, especially in my feet, until I fell asleep.  Woke up at 1 a.m. to pee and have been up for 2 hours now.  I feel really good right now but know I will crash later.  So I am trying to plan my day in my mind so that I will be able to sleep later!  I hope you all are doing well and would love to hear from people. Leave me a note sometime or post on this board and give me your update!  ***sticky baby dust****  all around....
951946 tn?1263568983
swimming sounds so lovely! it's hot where i am, too. i might actually attempt a dip in the ocean tomorrow, though i really do not enjoy wearing a bathing suit in public. ;)

i went to the ocean for a bit last week, and there was the cutest couple there, i couldn't stop watching them (hopefully surreptitiously) from afar. they must have both been early 40s, with a little boy in an oldfashioned swim suit (full jumpsuit, with stripes). the baby clearly hadn't been walking on his own for long-- he was doing that drunken sailor walk with the legs wide apart and the arms out to the sides. he was just playing in the surf with his mom, and then later with his dad. they kept just grinning at each other like they were having the time of their lives. cutest damned thing ever! i may head back, just for the baby watching. :)
766586 tn?1284386798
Quick update:

19dpiui  Feeling good, occasionally crampy but mood is good.  A little tired and hungrier than usual.  Nothing really new, but I am getting better sleep.  Had my first blood test and it was 266. Just had second blood test and my beta was 567!  All is good on the development front!
Have an u/s on July 29, can't wait!  Really excited and happy, sticky baby dust to all!
951946 tn?1263568983
Fabulous, fabulous!!! Do you have a due date yet? I bet we are going to be due the same week. :) I am trying to wait until ~Aug 12th-ish for my first u/s. I have a severely tilted uterus and last time they struggled to find the yolk/sac early. Otherwise I'd be scheduling asap as well! :)

My only symptoms have been a tiny bit of fatigue, tiny bit of breast soreness, and fairly intense low back pain that comes and goes. Last night it woke me up. I am trying not to worry about it. Since I do have the tilted uterus, I'm hoping it's just because of that. Of course every time I pee I examine the TP like a CSI investigator. (sorry TMI). I guess I am just trying to accept however this plays out, while also hoping and praying and envisioning the best...
766586 tn?1284386798
No due date yet. I can only guess end of March/early April.  Thank you so much for your kind words!  Congratulations on your pregnancy as well, yay!  

I have had fatigue, my breasts just feel bloated, I had a little back pain the other night but I think that is because I wore my purse on my back for a while.  I am sure everything
will go just fine so try to relax and enjoy the next 9 months.  Don't stress!

Good luck, keep me posted!  :))))
951946 tn?1263568983
Thanks! I read a lot of sites yesterday that said back pain is normal. Yesterday was also my weekly acupuncture, so I got to tell the acupuncturist and she was so excited. It was nice. (We are not telling anyone except my doctors). She also did some needles for my low back and it has felt better since then.
I get really nervous when I am not feeling much of anything (ie most of the time). So just trying to think positive thoughts and imagine the baby already here and perfectly healthy...
969247 tn?1261859352
Today is 11dpiui...I gave in and took HPT - it was negative :) It wasn't 1 or 2 minutes later, within seconds it clearly marked the one line for not pregnant. I don't know what I was thinking. I thought for sure because I spotted on 1 week piui, things were moving right along. All those other dumb symptoms were just the side effects of hcg trigger shots. I'm feeling this off/on sharp, but tolerable pain on my right side. I told myself I wouldn't come on here because I was reading too much into everyone elses symptoms and thinking, YEP that's me too. It's weird, it didn't hit me when I first saw the HPTN, but rather 1/2 hr later or so. I had tears rolling down my face. I really need support because there is absolutely no else to share this with (other women I mean)
766586 tn?1284386798
Don't get discouraged! you are only 11dpiui on your last post.  Take the test again with another brand and see what happens and be patient, the line might be very, very faint!!

I know I left off at day 19 so here's the update
20dpiui - 23dpiui   Felt ok, little moody, but happy for the most part. Feel tired!  Not a lot of energy over the weekend at all, needed to nap a lot.  I had a bad headache on on 22dpiui and needed to rest most of the day.  I woke up the morning on 22dpiui and 23dpiui at around 2am and couldn't sleep until 6am. I was really out of it this weekend.  It was very hot and muggy those days as well and I just could not handle the heat at all. :(  By the way my temp at night was 98.8.

24dpiui  Need extra sleep badly, ugh!  Reviewing food list, I need to avoid caffeine altogether and need more fiber!!  I have really bad diahrea all day! (I know TMI). I had cramping last night assoicated with the diahrea.  I did have some little cramping in the front today and in the last 3 days. It didn't hurt, it was just uncomfortable.

25dpiui Feeling good.  No cramping so far. Think the diahrea is gone.  Just trying to eat right. My mood is good and had a good night's sleep last night but was really tired and didn't have the strength to eat dinner. Boobs have been feeling a little swollen but not necessarily painful.  

I'll try to keep updating..  baby dust to everyone!!!! :))
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