My husband and I had been trying for a year and a half so I had become more familiar with my cycles in a way that I never was before we had been trying. One week after ovulation my period cramps started and they were very different from normal. Normally I have little tiny cramps a week out warning me and then really bad cramps for about 5 hours the day before my period starts. But this time these cramps were medium and went on continually day and night for the whole week. Also The whole week I had to get up and pee in the middle of the night, like 3 to 4 times. Before I got pregnant I never remember getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Ever! You would think I would not have waited a whole week to take the test with weird symptoms like that but I had been taking tests for a year and a half and they were always negative. I was kind of Pavlovianly conditioned that peeing on a stick would mean I'm not pregnant. So I waited until I missed my period to take the test and I remember looking at it and thinking why is it so blue and why so many lines? I had so many negatives that it took my brain a few seconds to register a positive. Looking back on that week I also had to buy a new bra and I even told my husband the new coffee he ordered smell like dog cr@p just to be told it was the same coffee he always drank. If next time is anything like this time I will defiantly be able to tell with out a test just one week after conception.
We were charting in order to conceive. Basically you take your temperature every morning. Your temp spikes when you ovulate and goes back down the day of your period. My temp went down the day I thought it would, but the next day it went back up and stayed up! I experienced an "Implantation dip". Knew I was pregnant then, although it took a few days for a pregnancy test to confirm.
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I couldn't drink Diet Coke and I'm a diet coke fiend. Even just a couple of sips would make me sick to my stomach. It wasn't until two weeks later that the pregnancy test confirmed what I had been thinking.
Married 29 Dec 2009
Dustin arrived 17 May 2010