Ahh! How exciting! I thought this might be a good time to make this blog a little more personal, and share my pregnancy/birth/post pregnancy week to week. Today, according to my ovulation date (which I know just what day that was, from charting and using Fertility Friend!) I am 5 weeks pregnant!
This last month I was charting, taking temps everyday at the same time, charting cervical mucus and cervix position. Now, this was our first month going with the “see what happens” philosophy, and apparently THIS is what happens! So, we are very very lucky, and my thoughts and prayers that go out to all of the women who experience infertility and trouble conceiving. I also do know all of the things that can go wrong, but my thoughts on that right now are, that we will cross that bridge if we get there. I don’t want to spend my whole first trimester worrying, I want to enjoy being a mommy!
I found out last Tuesday, after I had a few days of cramping, spotting at 7 and 10 dpo (like, one spot literally all day) and Tuesday was 12 dpo. AF wasn’t scheduled until Saturday, but knowing that there is a good chance to get a faint positive at 12 dpo, I decided to get a couple tests on my lunch break, and of course couldn’t wait until FMU the next day! I was on a 3-ish hour hold and got a positive almost right away. A couple hours later, I took a second and viola, another positive! (Using blue-dye tests). After work I went to Target and bought a bunch of baby gifts, wrapped them up and took them home and gave them to my husband. He guessed what it was before he even opened them (dissapointing) but, who cares, we’re pregnant!
We told close family and a couple friends right away, then told the rest of the family and announced to Facebook (classy, right?) on Monday. Now, most everyone knows, and I am so excited!
From the day we found out (3 weeks, 5 days) through 4 ish weeks, I really had no symptoms, after cramps stopped, I was feeling pretty normal. I’ll continue with my symptoms from the last week in my 5 week post!