Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trying To Stay Positive

I just have to write this to make myself feel better, so I'll apologize now. I'm feeling a bit down, mainly because I am feeling completely normal. You are not supposed to rely on symptoms to try to judge if you're preggo or not, but I have always been a symptom spotter. Every little twinge or pain I feel, I categorize it as a pregnancy symptom or not. I should know by now that I shouldn't do that... the three times I have been pregnant, the symptoms were different each time. The first time my boobs were going to fall off  from about 3 DPO until we miscarried. The second time my boobs were tender, but not as bad as the first time, and I had horrible heart burn and was so nauseous. The last time, I didn't have any symptoms at all besides my normal PMS symptoms.

Since last week, I have had some major mood swings, and my boobs have been hurting since 1 DPO. This is a good thing, likely indicating a strong ovulation and therefore triggering a quick rise in progesterone (which is what causes a lot of your regular PMS symptoms). Of course, if you ovulate 4 mature eggs, I would expect that! :)

I am trying to stay positive, as it's still early to really feel or know anything yet, but I've always known when I was pregnant, and right now, I don't feel that way. :(

On a completely separate note, I added two tabs at the top... a timeline of our TTC history, and a glossary of all the acronyms I use. Hope it helps!

3 comments:

Rebecca Anderson said...

Been thinking about you a lot lately, praying for you in every way I can.

Mrs. Tyndall said...

It is so hard not to judge every little feeling and abnormality as a pregnancy sign or not. If it helps, I have on multiple occasions "known" I was pregnant based on symptoms and never was...the two week wait is the worst! Focus on what you do have and find something to keep you busy (easier said than done...I know!)

Jen Cagle said...

Lauren, I am praying for you! Its so hard to see you at work and not want to ask a million questions or just give you a big hug :)
You are doing a great job at staying positive and I know in this situation it is easier to see the negative than the positive.

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