1st Time And Can T Read All The Signs

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holli - May 7

Hi Ladies- I took a hpt 2 days ago and got a positive. It wasn't ambiguous either-it was very clearly pink. The last week I have been crampy and bloated and the past couple days I was nauseous and having strong cravings. I was feeling pretty terrible, but today I feel almost normal. The thing that is really throwing me is that I should only be 4 1/2 weeks (about 2 weeks and 1 day past conception). Isn't it too early for all of this stuff to be going on? Did I miscalculate? Why am I feeling better today? My biggest fear now is I'm going to go to the doctor and they're going to tell me I'm not pregnant-that somehow I screwed something up, or I'm going to start my period. The waiting for confirmation is killing me. Any help you ladies have would be great.

 

cchase - May 7

hi holli, i played the waiting game last week too. I think you responded to me in another thread. At my doctor they told me I could come in anytime and they would do a urine test for me. I don't think it is any different from what we do at home, but it is looked at with tech/lab eyes. I can't believe that you were having such strong symptoms and now there gone. I am having no symptoms either, and am starting to believe that I am not even pregnant. Weird! This is my first time too, and I have so many questions it's crazy. I feel like I am on the internet all the time trying to answer my latest question of the hour. Let me know if you would like a buddy to go through this with. Keep us updated. Good luck!

 

holli - May 7

hi cchase, thanks for the imput. Yep, that was me on the other thread. I still think you're lucky not to be feeling anything, because the past few days for me was awful. Yesterday I just kept thinking "oh God, if it's going to be like this for 8 months, I'm not going to make it." My hubby was wondering if he was going to make it too :-). I'm right there with you on the internet research; I've been reading everything trying to figure out what's "normal." Everyone says that a "positive is a positive" when it comes to the home pregnancy tests. I guess I'm just scared to get all excited because I've read all the bad stuff that has happened to other women (like the empty sac or the m/c). I am really getting paranoid, but I guess that's common the first time around? I would love to have someone to talk to through this; thanks for the offer.

 

cchase - May 7

I am with you on the paranoid thing. I keep feeling like, maybe I am not having any symptoms because I don't have enough of the right hormone. I do feel a little light headed lately. I got the best book, "The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy" it is hilarious. My Dr. reccomended it. I am a teacher (3rd grade) and I just don't know how I will make it if I start having a bunch of ms. By the way, when are you going to let the cat out of the bag to your friends and family??

 

holli - May 7

That is a great question...one I've been trying to answer. I'm terrible at keeping secrets about myself, so I will probably end up telling soon. Not telling my mom and my best friend is so hard, but they live out of town so I might be ok. The ones I'm really worried about are my friends at work who have been asking when I was finally going to get pregnant. If I stay feeling bad, I'm not sure how I will keep it from them. (We work with kids, and they are all moms, so I think they will catch on.) At this point I'll be surprised if I can hold out until next weekend for a select few :-). What about you?

 

cchase - May 8

I am in the exact situation. My mom and best friend don't live in town, but I am NOT good at keeping secrets about myself. I think we have decided to tell people in about two weeks. I will be over 6 weeks by then, and of course we should tell our parents first. I would love to tell my mom on Mother's Day, so we'll see. Where are you from? I live in Sunnyvale, CA just north of San Jose.

 

Nell143 - May 8

Hi cchase & Holli, I was reading your posts and I think we all are in the same time frame. I found out on thursday our wedding day. It was the best wedding present ever. I also have been feeling gawd awful. Cravings and exhaustion. Either of you waking really early in the morning having to urinate? I also have this very uncomfortable stretching feeling and I cry for no reason uncontrollably. Either happy or sad tears. I feel like in this separate dimension of womanhood. I have had 2 BFP and I want to take one more tomorrow. So far my symptoms are on and off but pretty consistent. I think the Paranoia has to do with the raging hormones I have been fearful of miscarriage or that it is just a dream.... especially when i am asleep. So do you two mind if I join in?

 

Leilani14 - May 8

Hi! I just wanted to say that those first few weeks were also very confusing for me. Holli you will have good and bad days. My nausea started about 5 weeks, and it was on and off. One day I would feel better other I would feel worse. Some days nothing at all. At about 8 weeks I started to throw up, maybe one or twice a week. Interestingly my nausea wasn't as bad at that time. Still I had good days and they give you the boost of energy I needed. I was sick until about 15 weeks. I did get sick again last week (20weeks) but only for two days. I hope I'm done with it now. And Nell143 I think you are right about Paranoia, it comes with pregnancy hormones. I was so scared for my baby until about 12 weeks. I had some brown spoting at 6 weeks and that added some fuel to my fears. Oh yes and I would cry every time I saw a baby in comercial, how stupid. Take care and good luck to everyone.

 

holli - May 8

Hi Nell, come on in...the more the merrier (on our good days right :-). My emotional hormones are kicking in. Yesterday I was in a great mood and spent 4+ hours on my feet cleaning the house. Today I don't want to get out of bed. I'm near tears and all depressed. I feel like I'm crazy. lol. chase- I didn't make it long on the telling thing. I told my parents this morning. I probably won't tell hardly anyone yet, but I needed mom's advice. I called some ob/gyns that my pc doc recommended, and they all said they don't see you until 8 weeks. How are all these women getting checked at 5 and 6 weeks?

 

holli - May 8

Leilani-thanks for the imput. I guess I have the actual throwing up to look forward to...yeah! ;-). I am glad I told my mother because I was freaking out about every little thing, and she made me feel so much better about it. Now I'm not nearly as paranoid--just trying not to cry at every little thing. I'm so glad I didn't have to go to work today.

 

cchase - May 8

hello all!! Welcome Nell, of course you are more than welcome to join us, we can bond, freak out, and share symptoms together. Holli, glad mom was helpful. I still haven't let the cat out of the bag. Still no real symptoms. I have been noticing my heart rate seems faster than normal. Anyone else? Even just sitting at a meeting, I could feel it beating faster than normal. Otherwise I feel normal. Too normal if you know what I mean. Kinda scary.

 

Nell143 - May 9

It seems like I am still getting everything at once. DOn't wory chse before you know it we will all be jealous of you which I actually begining to be j/k lol. Holli moms have a tendency to make everything better don't they. That and they know what we are going through. I am also having a problem getting in to see the dr. No one has openings until I am 8-9 weeks. I want to know what is going on with me and my little uh bean? now. I guess i am just being impatient. Holli I totally understand about the whole I want to cry over spilled milk thing. How old are you all? Lelani thanx it helps to hear symptoms from somone who has just gone throuh it all. We are all going to be fine and have healthy babies.

 

Nell143 - May 9

It seem the Dr. Offices are just booked here... btw I am from Las Vegas, Nv. 21 years old I managed to get in to the OBGYN this friday I think it was a cancellation or something just call like everyday. It is on Friday at 8:45 am. I am excited and nervous. I don't really know what to expect. DH is able to go too it os on his day off. I think this whole pregnancy and having a baby thing may be a 1 time deal for me. I hate being so incredibly uncomfortable. I love that a child is growing within me but i imagined it to be a lot easier. I was way wrong.

 

Nell143 - May 12

Hey girls I see you haven't been on in a while. Yesterday I was 5 weeks and I go to my Dr. Appointment today. I have been way paranoid about everything so hopefully the DR will ease my mind. Btw I am a smoker and I have seemed to be able to almost quit entirely. 1-4 cigs the past 3 days and no real desire to smoke thanks to my baby. :-) I am proud of myself. Now all I need to do is cut it out completely.

 

Chris23 - May 12

Hi Ladies. Today marks my sixth week if calculating by LMP (the calculation this is so confusing!). As for symptoms - sore b___bs, hungry all of the time, exhaustion comes and goes but not morning sickness yet (fingers crossed). I realized, after spending all of last week panicing about all of the things that can go wrong, that it's pointless. Whatever is meant to happen will happen. I'm trying not to read the posts and articles about the bad things that can happen but rather enjoy the fact that I'm pregnant - gla__s half full. Women have be having babies forever and the chances of a perfectly healthy pregnancy far outweigh the chances of something going wrong. Congrats to everyone on your +'s.

 

Nell143 - May 12

Hi chris and welcome! Cngrats to you. I can't wait to get through the 1st trimester. It just seems sooo stressful not to mention feeling awful. I am also hungry all of the time. If I don't eat i feel ill. I just don't want to be come one of those over weight pregnant women which is tough since I am already a little over weight like 20- 30 lbs over weight for my height. The problem is when I am hungry it is for like one particular thing at that time and regardless of how healthy if I eat anything else it makes me feel sick until I eat what I want. hmph.

 

Nell143 - May 12

FYI On the first dr. visit they take like 7 viles of blood. No one warned me so I thought I would help you all out. I hate needles and it was hard. Dh was there and we got through it :-) In 4 weeks I get to have an Ultra Sound. I am excited to see my little bean. How about you Chris and Chase and Holli when are your first Doctor's appointments?

 

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