Post # 1
Now that I found out I’m pregnant (I guess 6 wks according to doctor’s count) I am constantly worried that something is going to happen. I know I should just relax, but I seriously want to take a new test everyday just to make sure baby is still there! I’m sure that is crazy talking but the only symptons I have are tired & boobs the biggest, heaviest & sorest they have ever been! I know i’m lucky to not have morning sickness but its like i need a sign that something is still in the belly! ha!
Did anyone else experience this? Also I’m super aware of my stomach area. Every tiny twinge or growl I feel in my belly I pray that nothing is wrong. Then I realize it’s gas hahaha! sorry for TMI!
Any advice or stories to not make me feel like a crazy woman…appreciated!
Post # 3
I was there not too long ago. It felt like the weeks between our positive test and first ultrasound took forever!!! I probably took about 6 or 7 extra tests between the weekend we found out we were pregnant (@ 5 wks) and the 1st dr apt (@ 9 wks). I had the tests and it was reassuring to know I was indeed still pregnant. It was really weird because I didn’t feel pregnant, so I didn’t believe the tests fully until the dr confirmed and we saw the ultrasound. It might be crazy, but if it’s what helps you to relax and get on with your day, then I say take more tests! Go buy dollar store tests and have at it. Also, I had wicked gas, so just remember it’s super common, even early on.
Post # 4
@mrstilly: you are a saviour! THank you!
Post # 5
I was going to say buy some more tests as well. ITs so weird because you dont feel pregnant (or at least I didnt, plus no am sickness) so the constant worry is there. It subsides a little bit the furhter along you get (Im 9 weeks and found out at 3, ad it was BAD at first. Its only momentary tinges of panic every here and there now…) And yes, gas is TOTALLY normal! So is some mild crmaping, FYI, so if you get some don’t freak out. Congratulations!
Post # 6
I feel the same way! I have my first doctor’s appointment tomorrow and have been counting down the minutes. I feel like I need the confirmation of a doctor to tell me, yes I’m really pregnant and its progressing like it should. I don’t have any sickness either, just really tired and sore boobs. So when I’m not tired, I wonder…am I still pregnant? I keep checking to see if I will get my period. I think its common to feel this way so early on. I wish you well!! 🙂
Post # 7
I had this feeling when I first found out I was pregnant, I kept worrying that I didnt have a baby and that it was all a big fluke, the ultrasound and all. When I had a second one that showed the baby sucking her thumb with the hiccups and I didnt feel anything, I really freaked out. You will feel “un-pregnant” for a while but when it comes, it will come HARD, I promise! keep your head up!
Post # 8
I was terrified! But we got through it and even though I was not as careful as I should have been in the beginning (I found out late) she was born perfect.
Post # 9
I had very little nausea and really only felt tired in the beginning. Since ours will be the first grandbaby we waited to tell family till 13 weeks but once they knew both my mom and grandma said they had no morning sickness with any of their kids.
That helped me feel a lot more “normal” since nearly all of my friends were sick in their 1st trimester.
Even now (16 weeks) I only have a slight belly and still want that reassurance that this is “real”. I feel like it’ll happen once I start feeling movement.
Post # 10
Once the baby moves (for me it was about 21-22 weeks) it’s so reassuring. But there are still moments where it feels like the baby hasn’t moved in a while, evn though sometimes it’s only really been about 20minutes, and I panic. I think it’s normal for all first time moms to have those moments of panic.
Post # 11
i’m right with you! it’s so hard to imagine that there’s really something growing in there towards the beginning – i’m almost 6 weeks and while i have a lot of symptoms, i find myself just trying to get through a day of nausea and sore boobs and not really connecting it to actually BEING pregnant. i’m sure it will start to feel more real once you have an ultrasound or two, and REALLY real when your tummy starts to grow.
i say, take as many tests as you want to! order some of those cheap pregnancy strips from the internet so you dont feel like you’re wasting your $$$.
Post # 12
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I’m in this boat too. Just hit six weeks, and I’ve got the odd cramping that I read is your uterus expanding. Sometimes those twinges can be pretty painful, and it scares the crap out of me. I keep taking tests too. I’ve got a handful left from our TTC days, and I take one once a week, for the same reasons you’re talking about. Once we see the heartbeat, I know I’ll calm down. And I’ve read that once you see a healthy baby on a sonogram, your miscarriage percentage drops to 2%. Here’s hoping we both get full-term, healthy babies!!
Post # 13
We luckily already had our first u/s at 5 weeks but waiting for our next at 8 weeks seems like forever! Besides the sore boobs and tiredness I don’t have any symptoms. I keep worrying that something has happened.
I think home pregnancy tests will continue to show positive even if you have lost the baby. It takes a while (couple of weeks) for the HCG to leave your system if you did have a miscarriage. Not trying to scare you but also don’t want you wasting money.