Am I pregnant? Or just bloated and hangry?
As a few of my friends start the journey to motherhood and are trying to conceive or just have, the topic of “signs and symptoms of pregnancy” inevitably comes up. (So no dear readers, this mama isn't preggo for the third time! Although that would be interesting...)
Here’s a list from babycenter.com of some pregnancy symptoms, I revisited for fun:
Light bleeding or spotting
A missed period
High basal body temperature
Positive home pregnancy test
With my first baby, I had no idea what to expect when I got pregnant. And when I missed my period but got a negative test five days in a row from when I missed it, I actually was convinced there was no way—because I had zero symptoms.
But by the time week 8 rolled around, EXTREME exhaustion had set in. Also, my biggest sign that there was something a growin’ in there was the same main symptom I had with baby #2: super strange pulling and switching sensations in early pregnancy. Like using a muscle that otherwise is never used (which is exactly what was happening). Only with baby number two, I knew I was pregnant via pee test 3 days before my period was due.
Luckily, I didn’t have any serious morning sickness with my pregnancies – I have had friends that had a horrendous time the first few months, not cool!
What odd pregnancy symptoms did you experience? Did you not have any?