Post # 1
Hi Bee Bumps…. just wondering if you felt different once you knew or before you even knew that you were pregnant? Some women say you just know and that you feel different. I am TTC and was just wondering. Also how does it feel to be pregnant? like do you feel bloated or normal… Sorry if my questions are weird.
Post # 3
This is such a hard question.. all women are differnt. I did feel “differnt” . Protective, worried, happy, sad and scared. physically the first week i felt bloated and HUNGRY. Now that we are in weeks 6 MS has kicked in but all the emotions are still the same.
I am super excited and just amazed that there is a human growing inside of me. Best feeling ever.
Post # 4
Not really. I remember thinking, no wonder my boobs feel bigger. Other than that, I was feeling pretty normal, until nausea and huge appetite started.
Post # 5
Did not feel any different until morning sickness started at 6 weeks. I had no idea I was pregnant until I got my BFP. I was almost certain I was getting my period bc all the symptoms I had were no different than pms symptoms. I’m now 13 weeks and still waiting for the nausea and fatigue to lessen, and does the bloating, heartburn, and terrible gas ever go away? I doubt it. Overall, I have felt pretty crappy for most of my pregnancy, but it’s all worth it and temporary. I can’t WAIT to have my baby in my arms and be able to enjoy a glass of wine again!
Post # 6
I knew the second I got pregnant. I denied it for weeks then tested and boom! Positive. It was a definite knowledge I have never had before.
Post # 7
I was actually sure I was NOT pregnant probably due to doubt after trying for 4+ years. At almost 20w now, I still feel like it’s a dream.. If I did not hear the heartbeat every 4 weeks or have an 8w ultrasound I cant tell you for sure that I would know. I am amazed at how normal I feel being this pregnant. I was sick for a few weeks but that made me feel pukey, not pregnant. Now I am getting a bump though and that is helping my frame of mind. Hopefully if I start to feel the baby move more that will help. But sometimes it is really me asking myself if this is finally real or am I dreaming. Couldnt be any happier but like I said aside from the knowledge that I am pregnant, I had no intuition to support that.
Post # 8
I didnt feel different til about seven weeks. At that point I had morning sickness up till about 16-17 weeks. Then for a few days in there I had to remind myself I was pregnant and there are still moments that I still do. I would forget more often if she didnt kick so much!
Post # 9
I knew before I took a test. My period wasn’t even late, no morning sickness I just woke up and felt different. I really don’t know how to describe it though. Not bloated or anything just happy and suddenly very protective of my body I guess.
Post # 10
Physically, I didn’t feel any different (until the nausea kicked in, anyway).
Post # 11
@June232012: I def didn’t like, have a moment before I got my BFP where I thought I was pregnant – I thought that I wasn’t. I felt like some hot flashes, stomach problems and I had to pee all the time before I got my BFP and shortly after my BFP, the same weekend, I started to have some breathing and appetite changes. I think the biggest thing that I felt when I was very first pregnant was emotionally totally weird – we were trying and it was totally planned but it was still very shocking and hard to process!
Post # 12
DH and I didn’t try very hard to get pregnant. We only DTD twice in my fertile window so I knew my chances were pretty low. I was symptom spotting and changing my mind every other hour about whether or not I wanted the BFP because I just changed jobs and am in the middle of moving to another city and being long distance from DH for about 3-4 months!
But then I got implantation bleeding and I knew that was it. I tested 4 days later and got a faint BFP.
I felt “different” that first day. I found myself touching my tummy and thinking about what DH and I have created and being very emotional. And I was grinning from ear to ear for about three hours straight. =D
But now, 9 days later, sometimes I forget until my heart starts racing again (that’s the major symptom I have) or I encounter something that PG people are not supposed to do (Ah! My patient is getting an X-Ray, let me go hide).
Post # 13
Nope. It was just like any other cycle. I had “symptoms” every cycle we tried, so by that time I was totally over the whole symptom thing. The only thing that I think was real is increased urination. I started peeing a lot more than usual the day before my positive test and it continued throughout my first trimester (twice a night to pee, at least). I’m down to once a night, now.
The one thing I can’t explain is why I tested so early. I usually didn’t test until 11DPO, but the cycle I got pregnant, I tested at 9DPO and it was positive!
Post # 14
I got sick before I knew I was pregnant. My PMS symptoms were always bad but these were PMS symptoms on steriods. My OB laughs but I think I threw up the minute the sperm met the egg. I was bloated, things smelled different, my boobs were big and nipples were sore. I had some implantation bleeding and I thought my period had come and thought nothing of it. But I only bled for like half a day. I POAS 3 times and all negative. Had to get a blood test. Turned out I was pregnant. Funny thing is DH kept telling me I was pregnant and I kept telling him I was just having bad PMS. So… he knew right away.
Post # 15
Nope, i didnt feel any different until morning sickness kicked in at about 6-7 weeks. Before that , if it wasn’t for my positive pregnancy, i would not have known i was preggers.