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The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Very early pregnancy symptoms

When I was a kid, I was one hell of a hypochondriac.  When I was in Jr High, the school nurse even called me out on it.  And ever since, I'm almost afraid to admit to any physical discomforts for fear that I'm imagining them or somehow exaggerating them in my mind.  So I'm often asking the people closest to me "am I really this tired?"  "Am I running a little slower than usual or am I imagining it?"

And considering how many of us infertiles have studied up on very early pregnancy symptoms in the desperate hope that we can manufacture them into being, I'm very shy to say that I'm having pregnancy symptoms so early.

But I am.

I'm 10dp5dt or 15dpo.

I'm tired.  I took a nap today which I haven't done in quite a while.  Maybe it's because my Starbucks was decaf, but I don't think that was the only factor.

I'm spacey as all get out.  I'm only half aware of what's going on around me, and my social filter is just completely off.  I realize halfway through a sentence that what I'm saying is of no interest or relevance to the person I'm randomly blathering at.

My stomach is heavy.  Especially when laying on my side.  It feels like it's being unnaturally pulled towards the bed.

When I stand up, there's something pinched in my abdomen that kind of hurts as it restretches itself out.

Starting to get a little bit nauseous at night.  It's not horrible, just like a light car sickness.  I didn't puke at all with my girls so I'm really surprised to have any nausea hitting me this early.  I slept with my hair back in braids last night and a bucket bedside in case of sudden pukage.

I'm cold.  I never get cold but now I'm cold and huddling up under the covers at night.

I'm irritable.  K is a wonderful guy, but he kind of sucks at telling stories.  He focuses on pointless details at the beginning of the story, pausing to try to remember them, and 5 minutes in, I'm still waiting to get to the meat of what it is he's telling me about.  I've really been snapping at him today when he does this, and other times too.  I'm not being very nice.

The boobs are a little sore, if I push them around to see if they're sore.  But since I never really push them around when I don't think I'm pregnant, I don't know if they're more sore than usual, or if they just don't like being pushed around.

I'm friggin hungry.  I normally snack all day and never really feel hungry, but I'm really feeling it now.  I woke up just starving this morning.  And all of my meals are about double in size what I would normally eat.


  • Food tip 1 - get a whole bunch of protein bite type foods.  We got beef jerky, pepperoni sticks (yes, I'm allowed to eat these), baby bell cheeses, mozzarella whips, stuff like that.  Cuz when I'm HUNGRY, I ain't wasting time cooking, I just need to grab and eat.
  • Food tip 2 - when you do make a dinner, make enough for a lot of leftovers.  A serving of casserole hits the spot just right in that new meal you have to eat between lunch and dinner.

Guys, I'm feeling more pregnant, much earlier, than I did with the girls.  I'm actually starting to get really nervous that I might have more than 2 in here and I might have to make some hard decisions.  I can't carry more than 2.  We already know that I'm almost certainly going to get gestational diabetes.  And a healthy pregnancy with more than twins is so rare, I just can't handle the risks.  Please pray to whatever you believe in to give me 2 healthy fetuses and if there are more at the moment, to please have nature make the decision for me naturally before I know of their existence via ultrasound.

10 comments:

  1. I will. Having more than two would scare the ever living crap out of me, too.

    With every pregnancy after my first, I felt pregnant earlier. Even the chemical pregnancy. Maybe it's kind of like priming the pump, once those hormones have been in there once, your body reacts more quickly? I hope that's all it is with you.

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  2. Um, careful on the beef jerky and pepperoni sticks as they contain nitrates and possibly listeria. I'd avoid them if I were you. Protein snacks that are the best for you would be unsalted nuts (not peanuts!), hard cheese, and probably yogurt (greek type with higher protein content). Try some almond butter on a salt free rice cake, its really good. Hey you warned me about other foods too so here I am cluing you in.

    Maybe you are having a boy or two? I mean each and every pregnancy is different and you seem to point out quite well that the symptoms are worse and some are different than the previous one. I'll hope for two and not more for you.

    Good Luck!

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  3. Since I have to have a high protein diet, I concur with Rebecca. Processed foods contain a lot more than JUST protein. I made some chicken stir fry tonight, which is basically just chicken and veggies, lots of good tastiness. :)

    I AM very happy for you, and for all your positive tests and good pregnancy symptoms!!!! I really want to meet up so we can celebrate :D

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  4. My earliest pg symptoms with the twins were extreme spaciness (three days before my BFP, when I didn't even realize I was pg), really sore boobs (but the pain was on the insides, toward my breastbone, where my sore-ever-month boobs were never sore before), and feeling cold. I can't wait to hear your next beta results. Did I read that your beta #2 is today?

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  6. Hello...
    I agree that pregnancy symptoms vary women to women but the overall symptoms are more or less same to almost all. One may experiences one symptom and other may experience some other. You may get brief information with this:
    http://www.pregnancysymptomssigns.com/

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  7. Im 8 weeks preg and i not yet had a scan but feel funny always feeling sick or being sick sleeping a lot not wanting to do anything and can only eat when i feel like it i wake up in the night cos of feeling sick or being sick. I get bubbles in my belly right down low and a little back pain sometimes not often. My belly feels like its being pulled at night when in bed too so lay on my back. I never had this with my daughter so dont no wot im having could it be a boy or more?

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    1. There's no way of knowing if it's more than one baby until you get an ultrasound. Every pregnancy is different and while my friends with singletons were sicker than dogs, I hardly ever had any morning sickness.

      When I did feel a bit queasy, I could usually drink some milk, so I would mix in some carnation instant breakfast for extra nutrients.

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  8. Im reading a lot of comments and I though it was just me. Im only 5 weeks I can say even before I found out I was prego my boobs were sore and they seem to got bigger. A week before I found out I was grego I was so nauseous everything I ate would just make me sick. I feel so tired my feel feel like they are swollen im not very nice like I used to and I seem to be getting bigger than what I should because for my daughter I would hardly ever show. I dont know if its a boy or if its more than one because twins do run in my mothers side so im kinda scared. This pregnancy seems to be worser than with my daughter

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  9. Pregnancy always change the woman's life. The signs mentioned above are the most common pregnancy symptoms. If you have never been pregnant before, they can be quite bewildering. For this reason, it may be a good idea to keep a pregnancy calendar handy for your own reference and reassurance.

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