MsGB. My earliest pregnancy symptom for Persephone was very sore breasts. For all four of my other kids, it was an extreme disgust at the smell of coffeee or cigarettes. I remember the breast soreness from at least Phoenix and Jeanita (my surviving dd) but Persephone totally fooled me because coffee and cigarettes smell fine and I even drank a cup and a half of coffee a few days ago.
The crankiness the day I took my hpt was probably a symptom too, but it wasn't anything new since the progesterone creme I was using to TTC made me even bitchier than the real pregnancy.
Lynne, it's good to see you back. I think about you often.
Well, we made it past the 12 week mark and there's no way I can hide this pregnancy any more. My IHSS client finally confronted me about it (she knew I was TTC and has been cheering me on but it is bittersweet because eventually she will have to fire me when i can't do my job any more; I am an employee of the state and I do not get maternity leave, nor is she likely to be able to hire a temp to fill in for me since they only pay minimum wage and no health insurance) so I just turned sideways, pulled my shirt down tight over my belly and said, "What do you think?"
All in all it went well.
Old Flame is back in my life again and should be back in my town in September. He definitely seems interested in taking on some sort of an "Uncle Dad" role. We shall see what we shall see.
Hang in there, everybody; statistically I am the least likely one of us of all to be posting as a TTC graduate, and yet nonetheless, here I am...
For you new people, I am 42, a single mama by choice, and used very low tech insem methods. The cycle Persephone was conceived, I only did two insems (one in the AM and one in the PM of the same day) and my chart was not promising at all.
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