Post # 1
The title says it all.
My emotions are so tumultous but mostly they range from fear, panic to if it is really true. There is still a chance that it might be a false alarm but I can feel my body changing and my periods are very regular and this is the first time it is late.
I know that I should be thrilled since my husband and I are in our mid-30’s and early 40’s and I know tons of people in our age group that have been trying for a long time and cannot get pregnant and we really only made the decision to try a month ago and it seems it already happened.
The only thing that I can do is just wait and get confirmation next week but in the meantime, my mind is going what if I am really pregnant and I have a small panic attack.
I am hoping I am not the only one that feels this way.
Post # 4
No. I will test it next week.
Post # 5
If you’re already late, a home test will be accurate. Save yourself the days of stress and panic and get a First Response Early Results test and find out for sure. Good luck!
Post # 6
@KS240030: If you’re a full week from missing your period, you probably would only be implanting like.. today or in the next couple days. It’s unlikely that you’d “just know” by then.
Then again, if you’re already late or very close to your period, go ahead and take a test to find out for sure!
Post # 7
If you’re already late take a First Response test first thing in the morning.
Post # 8
@KS240030: Why next week? As the other PPs said, you could hold your pee for 4 hours this moment and test today.
Post # 9
@KS240030: YES, to answer your question, all those emotions are normal. Or at least I hope they are because I’ve been feeling that too. This is also the first month DH and I started not using protection (however, no tracking so I have no clue on that stuff), and at first I was so excited until I thought I started feeling weird/might be pregnant and then went into slight panic mode. I started thinking, “shit, this is the wrong time for this,” or “we are so not ready, what were we thinking?!” For the first weeks (so this would be right after our first time trying) I was convinced I had all the symptoms, until this week when now I don’t really think so anymore. I can’t test for another few days, but if I were you I’d test right away. You don’t need to wait if you’re already late (First Response lets you test up to 5 days BEFORE a missed period).
Don’t be too hard on yourself about being nervous….regardless of how old you are or how much you think you might be ready, I feel like many people still go through the shock and “is this the right time?!” feeling when they receive a positive or think they’re pregnant.
GOOD LUCK DEAR!! 🙂
Post # 10
What you’re feeling is totally normal, it’s a huge life change!
DH and I were trying to get pregnant, but when I saw those 2 little lines I still had a breif moment of “oh shit.. was this the right choice?”. Of course for us, it was but it doesn’t mean that there won’t be anxiety about such a huge life change and the responsibility of raising a child.
I hope you get the result you’re looking for!
Post # 11
How late are you? I tested with a FRER the day after my period was due and I got a very obvious positive.
I definitely had a moment (or more like a few days) of “Shouldn’t I be happy? Why am I not happy?” when I got my BFP and I felt guilty about it at first. We had only been half-heartedly trying for two months so I was in shock when it happened so quickly. But I think it’s a pretty common reaction and the excitement builds over time. I’m due in May and I still have the occasional freak out, but I know deep down this baby is a blessing to DH and myself.
Post # 12
@KS240030: Take a FRER test and come back and update us!
Post # 13
Try not to panic yet . . . What birth control do you use? It is normal to miss a period on the pill every now and then without being pregnant.
Post # 14
@KS240030: you are definitely NOT alone with your feelings. I see this was posted a week ago so I’m not sure if you tested and got a BFP or BFN, but if you did get that BFP I just wanted you to know that I just got my BFP and I have the exact same feelings! I am happy that it happened so quickly for us but honestly I was banking on it taking 4-6 months but we got BFP on our first try!!! I was and still am shocked. I am a planner and a slight control freak so the fact that this just “happened” without me “planning” on it happening threw me off. Don’t get me wrong we planned on trying and we “were” trying but I was just so certain it wouldn’t happen right away for many reasons that the fact that it did happen makes me feel bombarded and like I didn’t really “plan” it. I don’t know if any of this is making sense….. The only thing that keeps me sane is knowing that everything happens for a reason and that I am right where I am supposed to be, pregnant and all!! I also think of all those others who have difficulty conceiving and my heart goes out to them!!
Post # 15
I forgot to write back but I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. DH and I have been TTC for the last 2 months and hopefully we will have some good news soon.
Post # 16
@KS240030: so sorry to hear that! 🙁 hopefully you can get your rainbow baby soon. Hugs to you!