First Signs

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“They” say that no pregnancy is the same.  Between my first son and this baby, I would definitely have to agree.  Before I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I had a lot of stomach issues.  I was really constipated.  This was the only real symptom I had before I got the BFP (big fat positive).  This pregnancy, however, I had a TON of symptoms.  Maybe I just knew what to expect or maybe I was just more in-tune with my body but I was fairly certain early on that I was pregnant.  To start, I randomly had to pee all of the time.  I have self-diagnosed myself as chronically dehydrated.  I don’t drink enough water and I only pee a couple of times a day usually.  So when I all of a sudden had to pee like every hour (and my blood sugar wasn’t high) I thought something was up.

My lips also randomly became very chapped.  I have had chapped lips in the past, chapstick being a good friend of mine, but this was a very sudden onset of chapped lips and the weather wasn’t even cold out!

Those were the pretty obvious symptoms.  Another sign was that I was really tired.  I’m usually tired because my son is exhausting but this was more than normal.  I also completely stopped drinking alcohol.  At the time I was thinking that I could possibly be pregnant but I didn’t think it would happen so fast so I didn’t purposely avoid alcohol but I guess subconsciously I did.   Also, this one might be a bit of a stretch but I remember feeling pretty down (still recovering from PPD) the week before I got pregnant but the week after I remember feeling pretty happy like the dark cloud had lifted.  Of course, if you were to ask my husband, he would say I was a little moodier, thus him thinking we are pregnant with a girl, but I personally think some of my moodiness could be with having to deal with my husband, haha.  One thing that wasn’t an obvious symptom was my blood sugars.  Some people say they get low blood sugars early on or high blood sugars.  I didn’t really notice much difference with my blood sugars at first.  Around the 5-6 week mark though my blood sugars got much higher but the first few weeks, I didn’t really notice much change.

All these signs separate wouldn’t be too much cause for alarm but taken all together, I was not too surprised when on Thanksgiving Day I got the BFP! It was still a shock because we weren’t technically trying yet (but obviously not avoiding it either).  We wanted our kids to be about 2 years apart so we thought we would start trying, thinking it would probably take a few months to get pregnant but I guess I’m fertile Myrtle so assuming I go to 39 weeks (doctor won’t let me go to 40 weeks), my kids will be about 21 months apart.




One more just to be sure

4 thoughts on “First Signs

  1. Thanks for sharing! I have often heard that each pregnancy is different. Also funny how you were surprised it happened so quickly this time – I have heard a lot about second babies being conceived more quickly than first – less pressure to conceive I guess the second time around lol 😜

  2. What a fun time you are in for! My first and second were boys, 21 months apart. They have always been the best of friends. They never remembered a time that brother wasn’t there. Yes they did tussle sometimes, but they were short lived and bloodless! They still are best friends, but live apart, half-way across the country. They stay connected on-line with Skype and online gaming. They even both love their parents!

  3. Kelly, congratulations!! As a dad of two sons, (now 36 and 34) I know that this is a super exciting time. Your blog is beautifully written and I really enjoyed reading it and frankly remembering when my wife and I had the great news all those years ago. .

    I want you to know I shared your blog on the TUDiabetes blog site. We are excited to have reference your item and share the great joy of your news.

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