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How did you find out you were pregnant?  What was your reaction? 

 

 

As for me...

 

I'd had a feeling I was pregnant since having some implantation bleeding a few weeks ago, but this baby was unplanned, so I didn't REALLY believe it.  At first, I was shocked, and showed DH the positive test(s).  Then I freaked out and cried about how the timing was bad and I didn't know how I would be handle two small children and a pregnancy at the same time.  Then I got excited about a new baby in the house, and then I pulled myself together and made 7 meals (yes, SEVEN) for the freezer in the span of one naptime...I anticipate bad morning sickness, and want to be ready!

 

When I stress, I cook...

 


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I had a good-looking chart and was feeling the pressure from some friends to test. So, I held my pee for a whole afternoon, like 6 hours. lol When we got home from dinner and were headed to put our boys to bed I poas. Before heading up, I looked at it and saw the faintest smidgen of a line. I brought it up with me and set it outside my son's room. After putting him to bed I peeked at it again and saw the faint line still. I said good night to my other son and then finally picked up the test to look at it. BFP! omg. I couldn't stop smiling!

 

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This was our first month really sort of "trying"  - my cycles have been crazy and long since DS - sometimes as long as 60 days - so I was surprised to see EWCM around CD 15/16, and well, we got on that train ;) . . . two weeks later, I POAS - the only  one I had in the house, which was a regular Answer, and didn't see a line right away. I was like, Where is my (insert word of your choice) second line:???!!! and finally it appeared (definitely within the timeframe window)

 

I researched it and evidentally it is a good think I waited a full 14 DPO, bc the test I took is not very sensitive  - like 100 iu for hcg. (most tests out now I think are like 25 iu ish) I later bought a digi test to be absolutely certain, and it definitely says pregnant!

 

I was very pleased, because it took a long time - nearly 2 years - to conceive DS and I really didn't want it to take that long for #2. I am still over the moon.

 

On one hand, it is hard finding out early, but I don't know how NOT to, because once you get in tune with your body, it is hard to tune out, but I am so glad just to know.


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This was our first real month of trying (I stopped the pill mid-cycle in December so there really wasn't much of a chance of getting pregnant that cycle). We only DTD once during my fertile time, due to circumstances. When dh left shortly after that for a business trip I was pretty depressed thinking that we weren't going to get pregnant that cycle and the next cycle was already out (he was supposed to be in China during my next fertile period, though that trip has now been delayed a month). A few days after dh left I started feeling off. I just knew I was pregnant. The nausea set in, vomiting, the works. I tested a couple times but they were BFN's. When I finally got the BFP (at 3 weeks 3 days) I wasn't too surprised because I'd been so sick the last few days I just knew I was pregnant! I was so thrilled though that we got it in one shot, in the first month trying! I couldn't be happier love.gif


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We'd started trying in December, were pretty sure I was pregnant in spite of DH's business trip right around day 14, then got my period on Christmas Eve. Bummed. Then in January we tried again (no business trip) and this time it worked. POAS right when my period was due and got a clear positive.

 

I was thrilled, DH was his usual underwhelmed self.

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How did you find out you were pregnant?  What was your reaction? 



 



 



As for me...



 



I'd had a feeling I was pregnant since having some implantation bleeding a few weeks ago, but this baby was unplanned, so I didn't REALLY believe it.  At first, I was shocked, and showed DH the positive test(s).  Then I freaked out and cried about how the timing was bad and I didn't know how I would be handle two small children and a pregnancy at the same time.  Then I got excited about a new baby in the house, and then I pulled myself together and made 7 meals (yes, SEVEN) for the freezer in the span of one naptime...I anticipate bad morning sickness, and want to be ready!



 



When I stress, I cook...



 




 

Oh how I wish I were as smart as you....now I'm massively sick, and can't deal with the thought or reality or cooking and food...ugh...for some reason my kids still want to eat, go figure!
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I was hoping to be pregnant...it was our second cycle of trying and I thought we had a fair chance. I was testing most days from several days too early. I finally got a faint pink line and called my sis to come over and confirm. I was really excited. Russ and I were planning on meeting for lunch that day ( we don't live together quite yet, I'm in the middle of a long distance move) so, I didn't have to wait long to tell him.
Now I'm excited, but very very nauseous all the time and overwhelmed by all the stuff that needs to get done....I know it will happen...just trying to focus on one thing at a time. I can't wait till this transition is over and I can settle in and hopefully enjoy looking forward to baby.

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We weren't exactly "trying" but we weren't working on actively preventing.... I went off the pill in November and have been charting since, and my cycles have been very long (ovulation around day 22+, not too much cervical fluid etc).  But, we somehow ended up "getting it on" (how else do I say this??? BD?  DTD?  Relations?  Gettin' frisky?) 11 out of 12 consecutive days, and weren't using protection or anything, so it definitely wasn't a surprise.  I honestly thought it would take us months of trying anyway.

 

The next morning when I had an obvious temperature shift, I was pretty sure I'd ovulated.  My chart looked good too- it looked like a dip around 5 DPO.  Anyway, the day before AF was due, I took the test.  DH was very nervous, and mentally would have been happy waiting a few more weeks to take the test.  Anyway, I dreamed about it all night long, and took it finally the next morning.  I promised DH that I'd only pee, then go back to bed (can pregnancy hormones happen that quickly, because we've been all over each other!).  But when I was washing my hand, I clearly saw the second pink line. It was lighter than the control line, but definitely solid.

 

I got back into bed, but I couldn't contain myself and finally told DH that I'd seen what it says.  He was bummed that I peeked early.  I couldn't help it- that line was just looking right at me!

 

Last night, I took another one- this doesn't quite feel real to me yet.  Last night it was very dark pink! 


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Oh yeah, that wasn't my reaction at all.  That was the story leading up to it.  I was SO excited!  I burst into a huge smile.  I'd been hoping for the entire 2ww, but wow, it felt better than I imagined.  Now, cautiously waiting, and hoping for a sticky baby!


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I was diagnosed with PCOS and endomitriosis back in October and was told by my gyno that getting pregnant would be very difficult. I have also been dealing with interstitial cystitis and pelvic floor disorder for the last 6 months, and those haven't left me feeling much like trying. It's only been in the last two months that I've felt healthy enough to try to even give conceiving a chance. When my gyno knew we were going to start trying last month, he told me to come back in Febuary and he'd give me some Clomid... because he knew we wouldn't be able to get pregnant on our own.

 

I did the OPK thing this month, and got a solid line that I was, in fact ovulating! We DTD that night, and two nights later, and that was it for the month. (Still having some pelvic floor pain issues!) I have 25 day cycles, got overexcited, and started testing WAY too early. 2whistle.gif After I went through my 3 BFN's, I got some cramping, and figured I was out for the month. Started some dark brown spotting that generally leads to my period, and we resolved to start Clomid the next cycle. Except... the spotting never became a period, and it went away after 24 hours. Then my stepdaughter, who has never before brought up me having a baby, told me I was going to have a baby soon. I told her maybe, but I wasn't growing one at the moment, and asked if she knew something I didn't know. She said yes, LOL.

 

Two days later, and my period still hadn't come (and despite being told I have PCOS, I have always had extremely regular periods), and I assumed I was pregnant. My husband made me wait until the next day to test when he would be home. I locked myself in the bathroom, and started crying hysterically when the blank test turned into Pregnant. He thought it was negative and I could barely get it out that it was positive. joy.gif


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I think I was in denial at first.  I didn't have any symptoms, just cramping (which is normal pre-AF for me).  And for the first time in months I didn't have pre-AF spotting (but I was on Clomid, so I arributed the no-spotting to that), and higher temps (also attributed to the Clomid).  I had been TTC for 13 long, stressful, disappointing months.  I had one FRER test in my drawer for months, and I refused to use it until my period was actually late.  I was getting all-kind of pressure from some ladies on MDC to test, but kept waiting.  The day before AF was due, I took a digital OPK, and got a smiley on that.  I was freaking out, but still refused to use my FRER.  That night, the cramping got worse and I was convinced that AF would be there in the morning.  She wasn't, and my temp was still up, and it was a BFP!  I nearly freaked out.  I was literally shaking.  To tell DH, I just handed him the test, and he was in shock as much as I was.  As many tests as I had taken over the 13 months, it was SO weird to see two lines for once!  I still can't quite believe it, even after 11 HPTs. 


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My reaction? Total shock!!!  We had been more or less trying since this past September. It was still shocking. I'm in a state of disbelief and awe! I had just had an appt two weeks before the BFP with a fertility specialist who basically said we'd probably need IUI or IVF to conceive with my DH's sperm count (post-vas-reversal). Another reason I was totally shocked was because I had my period for 2 days and spotted for days prior so I just chalked it all up to a weird cycle (possibly from starting up chiropractic care again). I mean the flow was heavy and everything. Everything was like a normal AF except for the spotting I had started at 9 dpo. I usually don't start spotting until 11 dpo. I got my BFP at 18 dpo. It was faint. I instantly assumed we lost the baby. Nope! Baby is there....at least my HCG level says so! 

 

I wish I could say it's sinking in....it's not really. I guess I'm worried the baby won't stick with all that bleeding and low progesterone (which I'm using suppositories for). I'm afraid to get attached but at the same time, I'm allowing myself to savor each moment. I'm just in awe! 


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I am one of those lucky people who pretty much knows within days that I am pregnant. So I knew, but kept pushing that to the back of my mind. I started to get a stronger feeling about a week before my period was supposed to come and started to prep DH so  it wouldn't be a total shock. We were definitely not planning or trying but not preventing either. In all honesty even before this happened I have been getting more and more depressed and this has not helped. There are a few things on the horizon now because of LO coming, buying a car this weekend (which is part of why I get depressed, I go weeks without leaving the house) and buying a house, so I think  by the time the snow melts I will be really excited. I have bad days though, not knowing how I can take care of a newborn and a 2 year old! Other days I am super excited and can't wait.


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Sort of funny...We were snowed in a week ago. I was anxious, a bit bored, and kind of on edge all day. I don't know why, but I decided to sterilize a bunch of canning jars, and pickle every single fresh fruit and vegetable in the house.

And when I was finished that, I cleaned both bathrooms, re-organized my baking cupboard, linen closet and started in on my boys' toy room.

 

It wasn't until my exhausted head hit the pillow that night that I realized that my actions that day were possibly a hidden form of preparation, and *maybe* I should take a preg test the next morning..and that yeah..my period was..um, late...

 

I woke the following morning at 5 am, and had to throw up.lol


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My reaction was to begin shaking and feel disappointed and happy all at the same time. I had recently decided I really wanted to have another baby and figured the timing was right since I seem to only get pregnant every 2.5 years anyways. I had recently talked to my youngest sons father about us trying for a baby since I had never actually tried before and don't see a man anywhere in my near future. Anyways in January I was seeing a guy for about 3 weeks and we slept together..(without protection..yeah totally dumb!) after that I haven't heard much from him. The next day when I woke up I just knew I was pregnant. I prayed for my period to start and wasnt too concerned when I was late because I'm not all that regular. Last Thursday I spotted and thought it was my period starting..we were about to go swimming so I used a tampon..but it was dry when I took it out later and there was no more spotting. So Fri I took a test (or 2) and got faint positives and have had a faint positive every day since. I told the father and he said he is moving out of the country back to his home so good luck :( I really wanted to have a baby with my baby daddy because he is a great help in the beginning when I need it..now it looks like I will be completely on my own.

It was ironic that I posted this on my facebook on Feb 1st.......is EXPECTING AGAIN!! I know, I know it's crazy isn't it? I can't believe it myself. I wasn't going to put it on here because it's obvious but wanted to make it official. I mean who would have guessed that we are expecting AGAIN!! Yup it's official. We are expecting *sNoW* AGAIN today and tomorrow!!  When I posted it I thought..little do they know I really am expecting..then thought that was a weird thought..but like I said I just "knew".So all in all I am very excited despite my circumstances but I know those around me will not be nor will they understand...I guess that is the good thing about my parents being gone..I don't have to explain it to them!! The only two friends who would understand are less then supportive because they are unable to have children:( Now I just have to figure out how to break the news to my youngests father (the one I was supposed to get pregnant by.)  N oNoN  nNnnn I  I   I rI 


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To be 100% honest- My first reaction was "OH SHIT!!" yikes2.gif

 

This pregnancy was not planned at all and after an unexpected passionate night without protection I knew it'd be just my luck, but I was hoping I wasn't.  Those 2 lines popped up and I was just like "OH SHIT!  Really?!" I had tested some days before because I was riddled with stress and then I took a test at random around midnight 5 days before my period was due...  2 lines. 

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I was thrilled! We don't try or prevent, we leave it in God's hands, but to be honest it would have surprised me if it hadn't happened this month. The timing couldn't have been better if we'd been trying. From the moment it happened, I kind of had this feeling that I might be pregnant. DH thought I was being silly (I'm 41 years old, it really shouldn't be this easy anymore lol) but lo and behold, a BFP on the first test! 


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We've been trying since September.  I charted religiously all fall, and this was the first cycle TTC where I had really bad charting, since we were in Spain for two weeks.  I didn't know exactly when I ovulated, but I knew I was past ovulation when we got back from Spain because my temperature was at a regular post-O level.  I really thought I could be pregnant before I tested - but I've felt that way before when I wasn't actually pregnant.  I had (implantation!?!?! omg) spotting, which was totally unprecedented for me.  I took one early test that was negative.  Two days later I got my BFP first thing in the morning, at what I estimate to be 8 or 9 DPO.  I wasn't surprised, exactly; it seemed so logical and natural that I was pregnant.  I was, however, EXTREMELY excited.  It was all I could do to not tell the whole world.  I'm three weeks pregnant!  I'm not even expecting my period for another five days or something!  It feels a little more respectable now that I'm over five weeks.  :)  I did tell my BFF and my mom that first day, though. 


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DH wanted another but I was wanting to wait a bit longer. My 18mo is still BFing and my goal was to go to two years, if not longer. We are also having financial problems but outside of those two issues, I didn't mind having another. So we never tried, but we didn't not try, either. It took three months of not not trying to conceive. We just found out this morning. My initial reaction was screaming, and then some "oh my gosh"es and "holy crap"s. I am excited. :) I had a lot of mixed emotions before taking the test but there's no turning back now, and I am mostly happy and excited and hoping for a little girl but knowing that I will have another boy. eyesroll.gif

 

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My baby is 19 months and I am still breastfeeding.  I just got my period back in December.  End January I was relaly moody and thought that it was probably PMS.  Checked the calender to see when I was supposed to start and realized that I was 4 days over.  I've always been very regular.  28 days exact.  So I POAS and I was a bit 0_0 to see it was positive!  I'm very excited, though! 

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