Well it happened. I’m pregnant. It’s bizarre writing it really, I can’t explain the feeling except to say there’s part of me that doesn’t believe it.
How can a little two lines on a pee stick change your life so much?
We’ve been trying officially 8 months now and I’ve been tracking my cycle carefully for 4. At first tracking seemed cumbersome but like with anything you figure it out and it gets easy. It becomes habit.
I wrote about it in more detail here but basically I was tracking my temperature, cervical fluid, cycle length and symptoms. Because of all that I found out pretty quickly that I was pregnant, 12DPO my test came out positive. We conceive on June 2nd and knew by June 16th which makes me 4 weeks pregnant based on the gestation method of counting starting from your last period.
We were supposed to see the fertility specialist (because over 35 years old and trying for more than 6 months) but got pregnant on our own before that unfolded.
The last few weeks have been filled with a mixture of excitement, disbelief, caution, happiness. At the beginning I had a strange feeling of not wanting to get too excited because anything could happen especially with it being so early but I saw my Naturopath right away and she gave me some great advice. She said something along the lines of:
if something were to happen you won’t be able to stop yourself from feeling upset so instead celebrate this moment and enjoy this happiness. It’s a good thing, you don’t want to miss it.
Isn’t that so true!? I loved it and it helped put things in perspective for hubby and me both. We are celebrating!
We decided to tell the people who knew we were trying and who are close to us and would be needed for support if somethign happen. I’m not good at keeping my own secrets anyway!
Since that beautiful day we’ve continued to have great news. The weeks have looked like this
4th week – positive test and positive Beta HCG blood test. I saw my doctor and my naturopath. I also spoke with Layne and decided to continue along our path of reverse dieting with pregnancy being the most important factor. My body is no longer only my own.
I noticed a few random symptoms like cramps, twinges and sharp pains here and there. Kind of like period cramps but I bit more localized. I also notice increased thirst and had low appetite. I’ve also had anxiety which is apparently related to the hormone surges and not very fun.
5th week-Same symptoms as week 4 but I also felt really bloated and tired and the twinges were stronger. I also had a heavy achy feeling in my uterus. So thirsty and hunger seems to have increased. I want lots of fruit and cold sparkling water with lemon.
I also feel a bit of nausea in the morning. Not exactly nausea but a blah feeling if I get up and move around too quickly. I’m loving really tangy smoothies for breakfast – raspberry, kiwi lime is perfect.
I have another blood test this week to make sure the Beta HCG is increasing as it should then my next test will be an ultrasound at 8 weeks.
I’ve requested a midwife and am waiting to hear back from them. Hopefully they have room for me! 🙂
I’ll keep you posted as we progress on this exciting journey….a whole different kind of bodybuilding 😉
oh and I tested again the next day (and few days after that haha) and got a darker test results each time. It was good for my busy brain while waiting on the blood results. lol