Full disclosure: My interval is 2 days late and my husband and I “tried” for a being pregnant this cycle. I’ve examined a number of
dozen occasions already, however thus far they’ve all been damaging — and but, I KNOW I’m pregnant.
As a result of the similar factor occurred with my two earlier pregnancies.
Certain, these early response exams might declare to detect being pregnant six days before your missed interval. However my physique is bizarre, apparently. For some motive, pee exams aren’t correct for me till about 5 days after my missed interval. Perhaps I’ve lower-than-normal ranges of hCG in the starting? Perhaps I ovulate later in my longer-than-average cycle? Who is aware of.
Regardless of not having a giant fats constructive but, I have already got myself convinced there’s a bun in my oven due to these highly unscientific reasons:
1. My cat who loves my husband and son, however solely tolerates me, will NOT go away me alone. And that solely occurs once I’m preggo.
three. Somebody in the elevator the different day jokingly mentioned, “Seems such as you want another!” when she noticed me scuffling with my children one morning. It was positively an indication.
four. Final week, I had some cramping that solely may have meant embryo implantation. (I’m simply that in tune with my physique.) There’s no manner it may have been post-running poop cramps, as an illustration. And it positively wasn’t my physique getting revenge for consuming Mexican meals the day before.
5. I’ve been craving French fries; I don’t even actually like them.
6. I’ve felt completely exhausted these days. By no means thoughts that I’ve been unwell and have had a loopy work schedule for a number of weeks. Nope. Pregnant.
7. I all the time have quick record of child names in a word on my iPhone. The opposite day at my gymnasium, once I was dropping off my children at the childcare room, slightly woman was there who I had by no means seen before. Her identify was Natalie — a reputation from my record! That settles it, a child woman named Natalie is cooking in my uterus.
So there you have got it. All the proof I must 100 % verify that I’m pregnant. Hey, I by no means mentioned TTC was a sane course of.*
*Particularly since I began my interval this afternoon.
Photos by Michelle Stein