Everything is still running smoothly currently, I have no major pregnancy symptoms.
I am retaining water this week, have started gagging when I cough (a couple of small normal coughs then a small gag) odd rather than a problem, I’ve had some mild nausea that I can’t 100% contribute back the pregnancy, and my breast/nipples are beyond sensitive. My worse symptom though is my rosacea, it’s reacting to the pregnancy hormones and has flared up rather badly (from me) on my forehead. 😦
I am not tired currently, and I put this down to the iron supplement Floradix I take whenever I remember (you shouldn’t take it with anything containing calcium, which stops irons absorption, e.g. the pregnancy vitamins).
I have no cravings or aversions, and am eating as healthy as I possibly can following ‘the pregnancy diet‘ as set out in the book “What to expect when you’re expecting“.
Baby’s Size this week: 1-3mm
Fact: Baby’s heart is the size of a poppy seed and has started to beat.
So I’ve been feeling like I’m pregnant, but am trying no to over think it or read into anything too much but if I were a betting woman I would have said I was cooking something. For mainly odd reasons which I will go into later…
So last night I decided to take a test; after bloating out 2 weeks ago just after I should have ovulated, which it super unusual for me, I was losing all that water, this resulted in weak urine which when testing early isn’t a good thing. Needless to say, the result on my Clear Blue Digital test was sadly: ‘Not Pregnant’! 😦
So being OCD I decided to save the second test for tomorrow (13th July) when AF is due and 2 more tests should have arrived from Amazon; because heaven forbid I should be without spare tests!
It just so happened that Amazon managed to post them out to get them here for today. So as soon as they arrived as I hadn’t been to the toilet in a few hours I took them straight upstairs and tested again!
My urine was rather dark so I was quite confident I’d get an accurate test result this time.
After waiting what felt like a lifetime the Clear Blue Digital read: ‘Pregnant’ ‘1-2’! I’m so happy and so grateful that everything which went into the planning beforehand appears to have paid off for me. I know lady luck had a lot to do with it as well but I did everything I think I possibly could to make this happen.
So I am now officaly 4 weeks pregnant!