Ah yes, this is the thread I've been looking for! Well said, Ellie... although I'm not sure if my dh is tired of hearing it, he just doesn't seem to process it. This morning as I was waking him up, I was going on and on about all of the for vs. against pregnancy symptoms I've been having, and then after a bit I said, "If I am, I'll have to get my health card updated..." he asks, "If you are what?"
I'm tandem nursing and my cycles started out again in July... they were 50 days long for a couple of cycles, then settled in to being 32 days long (which seems to be my norm). I had fertile-type mucous that ended on day 25, and I'm on day 37 now. I've been feeling Aunt Flo crampy... figured I would start on Thursday... then Friday... oh, I must start on Sat... thought I had started on Sunday, but it was, ah, the after effects of another activity
, and today, still a bit crampy but no AF. I tend to start in the morning, between when I wake up and about 10 or 11. I would be fine either way (pregnant or not), but I want to know if I might start my period because I want to go out and do stuff and not worry! My varicose veins flare up during my period and I don't want to be out on the bus with the kids when it starts.
I have a feeling of tightness or crampiness similar to pre-AF, as well as backache... but we just moved and I've been lugging around boxes and scrubbing floors... but I've been very tired, falling asleep in the mid-morning, which is very unusual for me, and I've been getting pretty much 8 hours of sleep each night... but again, I have been working hard when I'm awake... my period is late, but that could be from nursing (though both kids nursed much less during the move) or the stress of moving (though, honestly, it has gone smoothly, & I don't really feel stressed)... I have been ravenously hungry, but that could be from working to unpack and not wanting to stop and eat, and then just chowing down when I do... I was wide awake before 4am, typical of pregnancy insomnia for me... but that could just be a fluke, or my sore muscles waking me up.
What we women go through! And it's not even like I'm really hopeful one way or the other. We don't use b/c for religious reasons, and right now I feel like there's a nice space between dk#3 and the next one if I am pg now, and I LOVE being pg, but on the other hand, a bit more space would be nice, we could get well settled in to our new place, we could check out the local homeschooling groups and get into a good rhythm with our homeschooling at home, all without the exhaustion/moodiness/varicose vein difficulties I would be going through if I am pg. So, I'm happy with either outcome, I just want to know what the outcome is.