While I'm really happy to have found you all, I'm really sad thinking about those of you who have lost. My heart goes out to you. I've been there.
And here I am now hoping the terrible late afternoon nausea I'm experiencing is a good sign. Along with the cravings for chocolate milk!? My food aversions sound just like those many of you are experiencing. I've got the weird dreams (which I vividly recall from my first pregnancy, 1996) and the sore breasts. So far, everything seems pretty normal and much more real or intense than my 2010 pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage. I've been waking up early and happy and feeling energized—very unusual for someone who has always felt allergic to mornings.
Being that I had *just* turned 40 precisely a week before my LMP, the father and I were not at all confident that we would conceive. I took a test on a Friday morning before a celebratory weekend that was going to involve drinking and I was disappointed at the negative result but figured it meant I could imbibe. Five days later—five days after I had expected my period—I took another test. The positive result was confirmed when I took a third test the following morning. Hooray!
At my age, I feel that I'll be really fortunate if all goes smoothly. But I'm hoping (and praying) to be that fortunate.
You all seem like great people and I'm already feeling the love.
Best of luck to you all and I look forward to getting to know you over the months ahead!
It's nice to "meet" you! I wanted to say I have been waking up early, though not necessarily energized for the last few days anyway, but the late afternoons absolutely kill me. I work FT, and it is all I can do to not curl up in a ball. I feel so nauseated and dizzy, like I need to eat constantly, worse than my first two healthy pregnancies. My last pregnancy, which resulted in a miscarriage like yours, I didn't have any nausea or sore boobs. So I too am taking this as a good sign.
Best of luck you! We'll get through this!!!