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Old 12-30-2004, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi ladies
I am probably just freaking out, but I swear I think I might be pg.

Period is due in 5 days... so it's day 23 of my pretty-consistent 28-day cycle. My breasts are extra tender and heavier than usual, and I am nauseous off and on throughout the day (though this has happened in the past with PMS). Also, my hunger ranges from ravenous to totally turned off to eating.

Also, would it be too early for me to feel all this stuff even if I am?

I don't want to test yet... I want to wait until AF is at least one day late. I'm not ready to know either way!

Please share!!
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Voracious appetite, constantly having to pee, and I just kind of knew.

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the first thing I've noticed first during both of my PG is my sense of smell changes..for example the scented lotion I usually use one day smelled different when I put it on.

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Extremely tender breasts, seemingly the day after sex.....

A "juicy" vagina, and extreme fatigue.
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tender breasts was the very first symptom, but I didn't have any symptoms at all until well after my period was late and I had taken a preg test already.

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I didn't have tender breasts, voracious appetite (well, any more than usual, that is), or any of that other stuff. Just was so tired that it felt like I had hit a brick wall. Bone tired. I was working as a bike messenger and suddenly could hardly pedal my rear up a hill. Other than that, I just kind of "knew."

I also had an incredibly sensitive sense of smell, suddenly, but that one didn't start until right after I tested.

Good luck! Hope it comes out the way you want! (And no, I don't think it's too early to know).
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Ketchup tasted wrong. :LOL
Really! I have always liked heinz and hated hunts. All of a sudden heinz tasted like hunts.

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In addition to your "symptoms," I also had to pee frequently and was exhausted. I felt this way at 7 or 8 dpo, which seemed waaay too early, but I tested on 12 dpo and it was a bfp. Good luck!
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I normally love a morning cup of coffee, but I just could not drink it. Every time I tried to sip it, I kept thinking something about it was poisonous (totally unfounded). This has only happened twice, and each time I was at the very beginning of my pregnacies.
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I just went through this, and I know exactly what you are going through. I ended up being pg, and I really didn't have any symptoms other than a "feeling".
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I passed out in kick boxing class...(and duh stillhad no idea why?) and my nipples felt like they were on fire... very weird.
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I was exhausted all the time and developed the ability to sleep for 15 hours at a shot and ate everything site. I also realized that my clothes started to be tight after the first month. Outside, that nothing else.
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thanks mamas! my symptoms seem to be intensifying today... though I admit that I'm obsessing over every little feeling!

anyway it would be nothing short of a miracle if this turns out to be true... this past month I think we were "intimate" just once!

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I normally love a morning cup of coffee, but I just could not drink it. Every time I tried to sip it, I kept thinking something about it was poisonous (totally unfounded).
Interesting! My coffee tasted fine, but starting about 4 days before AF was due, I just simply would forget about my coffee. I'd get some, take a sip, and I'd find the cold cup next to me 2 hours later.

I also started getting really dizzy if I was hungry about the time AF was due.
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it only takes once sweety.. good luck!
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Before my period was actually late - I had to pee all the time and was constipated. AFter my period was late - but before I realised that I MIGHT ACTUALLY BE PREGNANT AFTER FOUR YEARS OF NO BC I was exhausted.
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My eyes started to be leaky.

I got a sappy e-mail from my MIL. The kind of thing where I usually read the first paragraph, then delete. Instead, I read it all the way through and found myself crying at the end. I knew right then and there that I was pregnant. Ran out that afternoon to buy a pee stick, and confirmed it.
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The very earliest one is that DH says I smell different. "You smell pregnant" he has told me twice - both times well before my period was due, and both times I was indeed pregnant.

Also before AF is due I get a bit bloaty, but it isn't a great symptom because I get bloaty for AF occassionally too.

Right around when AF is due I start wanting to sleep like 10-12 hours a night. During the height of morning sickness at the end of the first trimester (for me) I sleep 14-16 hours a day.

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I second the "I just kind of knew" thing. We had thought for a few days that maybe... but my periods were always so irregular that "false alarms" were very common for me so I ignored that sign. Then I was in a conversation with some girlfriends about when we all thought we'd have our first baby, and what it would be (girl or boy), and all my life I was sure that I'd want a boy for my first child, but suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks... like a voice almost or something "it'd be really great to have a girl, actually, and you are ". And then I knew I was pregnant and I knew I was having a girl. Then of course peed on a stick to make sure.

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The first symptom was that my dog (bitch) got really, really submissive. She had never been a dominator, but then she was practically crawling to me on her belly.

Scenario: Alpha female in the pack gets pregnant. All other females quiver in fear. (She's a dobie mutt, by the way.)

I must have smelled different.
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I slept for 48 hours no lie. my dh couldn' wake me up aside from a grunt and a roll over. Then I craved carrots and ate a whole 1 lb bag (which 5 seconds later made it's way to the toliet) and my hearing picked up tremendously. This was all before a test.

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Besides the "just kind of knew" thing, I was extremely tired all of a sudden. I'd come home from a half day at work and nap till dinner, then go to bed early.

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With #1 just a bloaty feeling and sore breasts.

With #2 a massive meat craving...and I don't like meat all that much. I should have known from that alone.

Then came the sleepiness.

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Number 1 I was clueless

Number 2 at 4 weeks I was pukey. Had to pee and sleep.

Number 3 was pukey by 4 weeks, peeing by 5 and a raving lunitic at 4 also. Also VERY tired
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Ravenous appetite and even a taste of beer turned me off. I was in denial about the whole thing, but hubby pretty much knew.

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*Really* tender breasts. Fatigue. I totally knew I was pg early with ds, although convincing dh was another matter... I took four pregnancy tests with faint lines before researching which one was most sensitive (thanks MDC) and got a BFP. This was 10 or 11 dpo.

Can I ask (to the OP) - are you hopeful or hoping not? Or open to anything?

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Two days after having sex I started the five month long throwing up. I am NOT a thrower upper so I knew I was pregnant.
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With dc 1 the first thing I noticed was that I was starving, all the time.
With dc 2 it was nausea, I had to put out a salad at work, and just looking at it made me sick.

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Am I the only one who is getting nervous reading this thread? I may have to go buy a home test today...PP AF still hasn't made an appearance...
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I don't know if I'm terrified or hopeful! We had such challenges getting pg with the twins (now 3.75 yo), that I can't imagine that it could have happened so easily this time. (I'm talking one shot deal, ladies!)

I get this thrill every time I imagine that I am - then reality sets in, and it is NOT the ideal time right now (no health insurance, financial issues, etc). But if AF comes next week I know I'll feel hugely disappointed, because I've been completely obsessing about it over the past two days now. (Imagining the girls with a new baby, breastfeeding again, all the romantic notions come right back!)

This is why I'm holding off on testing ~ I'm forcing myself to wait & see if AF shows up before I jump the gun.

Thx for sharing, I love hearing everyone's stories!

p.s. which IS the most sensitive pregnancy test??
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