With my first daughter I couldn't button my jeans. I always felt tired and REALLY cranky. I worked at a coffee house and was asked to quit because they said I was grouchy (which I'm not! Hello! My name is JOY... seriously, that is my name... ha ha). Anyway, I wanted to eat a little more than usual until I started getting nauseous (around 10 wks, but I knew I was pregnant by then). I think you start eating more to stave off queasiness.
With my second daughter, I didn't really think I was pregnant. We had just moved to our new house and I was SO extremely tired that I could not keep my eyes open during the day. I literally was a zombie. I thought it was because of all the work I had done doing a yard sale, my daughter's 1st birthday party, AND moving all in two weeks time. Thought it had caught up to me.
That sounds awesome... I havn't experienced any fatigue yet. I can relate to the grouchiness though!
I had some needle like pain in my breasts. I also felt sore in my lower abdomen
I am on the small breasted side, and at about 8 dpo i noticed in the mirror that the blueish veins on my chest were more visible. that was the very earliest thing, but i took a hpt and it was neg. then on 12 dpo i got a positive. you will also very early become ravenously hungry.
My DH and I weren't trying but we weren't preventing so I wasn't analyzing every little symptom that I could possibly have. The ONLY reason I took a pregnancy test was because I was having cramping on and off for at least 2 or 3 weeks. Based on my first u/s, which was 2 weeks after I tested positive, I was 6 weeks already when I found out I was pregnant.
I probably would have noticed some symptoms if I was actually following my cycle and actively trying to get pregnant. But there was nothing really prominent for me except the cramping, with no period.
All I had was extremely sore, full, heavy breasts (before I even was able to test), and nausea in the am if I was hungry....as soon as I ate, the nausea went away......Very little fatigue which was suprising being I work 12 hour night shifts (7p-7a)......I actually had more energy....I only made it to 9 weeks but had no fatigue during that time.....Best of luck!
thanks everyone.... this is really helpful! I appreciate it.
I have 3 children and it has always been the same, sore breast, going to the bathroom more and being tired all of the time. I always feel nauseated and everytime I drink orange juice everything comes up. I think thats what lets me know I'm preganant, everytime I drink O.J I throw up... LOL This time around though I have back pain and a little pain in my abdomen. Hope you get some good news soon! :)
Thanks again. I have sore bbs right now but that is normal for me from O til AF comes. But they seem to hurt way more this time. I have been really tired today and irritable. How about CM? I am 7dpo today and 3 days ago it was white and thick (like hand lotion), then yesterday it was more thinner, then today it was watery with white spots in it. Its weird. I usually dont have any from O to AF. I have been having shooting pains through my bbs and nips, and some minor cramping. I too get nausea when I am hungry (but then it goes away when I eat). I got a "high" score for intercourse timing on Fertility Friend, and I have been using OPK's. Oh, and I have been getting headaches and gas. Does this sound promising? I SURE HOPE SO! Thanks ladies.. A LOT!
Sure sounds like pregnancy. When you become pregnant, vaginal discharge increases (it'll look all sorts of diff. ways) because of your fluctuating hormones. Headaches and gas are definite symptoms. When are you going to test?
I was thinking about 13 DPO, if I dont crack before then. LOL. But if not, AF is due on the 15, so if I get a BFN at 13 DPO, then I will wait and see if bitchy AF shows. So the different kinds of CM is a good sign? OMG I am getting so excited! Did any of you have cramping? I am worried because I havn't had that much "noticeable" cramping. Should I be? Thanks again.
If you're pregnant, you're still so early that you may not have all the classic signs of pregnancy. Believe me, that crampy feeling will come soon if you are!!!
My first sign was enhanced sense of smell. I had no idea I was pregnant but my smell went crazy! I swear I never smell and all of a sudden I could smell a little BO on myself. Oh, and increased sex drive too. My boyfriend wanted to know what was going on!
My bf told me I was before I really started looking for symptoms. He knew by the change in my cm. (TMI sorry!) And increased appetite at first.
I didn't really have any symptoms that made me say "I think I'm pregnant" I just randomly took a pregnancy test and BAM!! I must've took like 10 before really saying Ok I'm pregnant, and even at the clinic I went to the test came back positive and still didn't believe it. My symptoms were just period like cramps and sore breasts that was pretty much it. My fiancee on the other hand could tell that I was pregnant because of my body temperature. I had so much body heat. My morning sickness didn't start until I was 10 weeks...strange huh? I am 13 weeks now and experiencing morning sickness like every other day...i get really dizzy sometimes...As far as my smelling senses, it has increased but not as much as it seems. Well good luck to you and keep us posted!!
I get the breast tenderness, my face breaks out, I get b!tchy, I have to pee like 20 times an hour, and as far as deciding to test, I just get this "feeling" i guess you could call it women's intuition or something. This time I'm having some abdominal discomfort, nothing really bad...it's more mild to moderate. this is pregnancy #7 for me, 2 m/c'd. 1 was still born and I have 3 kids. Oh and the mild to moderate backache as well.
This time something really weird happened. My 4 yo kept saying she wanted a REAL baby for christmas and since H and I weren't trying we were just like "yeah good luck with that". I finally asked her how she planned on getting one since they don't sell REAL babies and she told me she wanted me to "born again". Less than a week later I had 2 pos hpts and a pos test at the health dept.
I got really bad headaches and started sleeping 14 hours a day lol.
oh and i forgot to add the going back and forth between eating like a horse and feeling like i never wanna eat again. The other night I scarfed down 3 pieces of pizza and then made some ramen noodles.
Awesome ladies. This is a lot to look forward to and hope. Still getting the headaches, and I have some slight cramping on and off today. Still very irritable. I really hope I get a BFP this weekend! It will be my early christmas present to DH. LOL. I will wrap up the test and give it to him. He would love that! CM has went to watery. I dont know if that means anything. I too have a mild backache... but that could be from catching my fall yesterday in this ice storm we just got. Yeah... it was funny. Wow LosingMyMindInGA, that is awesome how your daughter kind of thought you were pregnant. I am only 8 DPO... should I be feeling more symtpoms? I really don't feel pregnant, but yeah... it is still early. Thanks again!
I hope your Christmas present comes true, that would be a good one! Best wishes and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Thank you miko_latte. I really appreciate your support and wishes!
DH and I are also trying but it's still not time to test yet. Since we started, these are the things I've experienced that's out of the ordinary: headaches (which is not normal for me), MILD waves of nausea throughout the day, cravings for sushi all the time, weird chills esp at night after BD'ing (like flu-ish symptoms), extreme hunger (this morning I had a turkey sandwich, then 1.5hrs later I was STARVING again and had to eat more), increased thirst....Not sure if any of these are considered symptoms. Hope i get my BFP next week when I test!
did anyone else get flu-like symptoms as pregnancy symptom? chills, weak, etc.