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Hi everyone! I am just wondering what everyone's really early pregnancy signs were/are?? Did anyone have signs before they POAS?? I'm trying to not get my hopes up as I had a recent m/c and am just hoping my cycles are returning to normal, BUT........I'm hoping I might BE b/c I think I finally ovulated and maybe think something might be happening!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hoping to join you ladies over here in the future!
 

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Yes, I do. My digestion slows down I get full much faster and need to start eating smaller meals almost immediately and I get a sort of metallic taste in my mouth. With all 3 pregnancies I have not been very sick until week 6 and then it hits like a train wreck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">...so I try to enjoy my food and eat what I want until week 6 when I start throwing up.
 

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I know this sounds weird - but my earliest preggo sign is that I will be drinking my morning coffee and all of a sudden HAVE to stop and drink a bunch of water. Not b/c of nausea - just this overwhelming feeling that "hey, I need water - NOW!"<br><br>
I guess it's just my bodies way of protecting that little one from too much caffeine! (That and if you don't drink enough water it can give you higher risk for mc)<br><br>
HTH!
 

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Sudden lack of craving for Starbucks was my first sign this time LOL With the previous two, I had the urge to pee more often and the really strong sense of smell before I got the bfp.
 

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I had no signs with my first, but we were actively ttc so i tested like mad and knew the second it happened. With the second, it took hyperemesis and hearing an ultrasound tech say "Look at your baby!" and I turned to see a 14 week fetus on the screen- only then did I know I was pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I had implantation spotting with my first, and I had implantation cramping at 7 dpo with my new one (due in July). Funny, I knew I was pg with my first, but I still had no clue with my second. My boobs didn't hurt with my first (always do before af), but they are super sore this time.
 

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I was horribly depressed from the day after ovulation/conception. I was also constipated pretty early and suffered from some dizzy spells and a sort of "out of it" feeling.
 

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i've never researched this but my gag reflex becomes really strong almost immediately....i noticed it most when i was brushing my teeth/tongue & i would gag at the slightest thing. wierd but true....
 

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<b>mel l</b>: what was your implantation spotting like? I'm about 10dpo, and last night had this thick brown discharge, when I wiped it was browny-pink tinged. after 2 hours, there was less, and 2 hours later, nothing. This morning... gone! I've NEVER had this happen before. Also, for 4 days, on and off, my uterus "feels funny", like I'm going to get cramps, but I'm not due for af until about friday (totally not imagined) What do you think? Could that be implantation spotting? I didn't know it could be so much blood.<br><b>To the OP</b>, my first symptoms with dd, nothing at all... no symptoms. With ds, vagina was swollen, electricity/low level current/buzzing running through my uterus constantly, and the spots above my lip (melasma) from first pg, came back. I KNEW I was pg, but the test kept coming back BFN, I just waited until it was a BFP, b/c I KNEW I was. Good luck!
 

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One day in the store while visiting my brother, I HAD to buy olives. I told everyone that I was buying 2 cans, because I had to eat a whole can by myself so if they wanted some, they could have the other can. We got back to my brother's, I ate them and then promptly got so tired that I HAD to take a nap at 5:00. I mean, tired like you've been up 3 days tired. I couldn't not sleep. After a 2 hour nap, I felt normal. My boobs hurt a little, too. Those were the only signs, but I didn't "know" until the test.
 

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My breasts always get swollen and feel heavy and sore right before I start my period. They usually stop hurting in a few days. However, they got sore and then stayed that way for several weeks -- that was definitely the first sign of pregnancy for me. My morning sickness started about 5w from LMP, and it was only after a week or so of that, that I figured out I was pregnant. Other than that, I don't really think I had any signs very early on.
 

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This time, a few days before AF would have been due, I started to get intermittant queasy feelings - I had mild, car-sick like feelings all through my 1st trimester last time.
 

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My first sign was the blue viens surrounding and inside my breasts seemed suddenly darker and larger. It may have been more noticable because I am fair skinned.<br>
I noticed around day 28 of my cycle.
 

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It was the boobs for me, too - mine don't normally bother me in the days leading up to my period, and I remember commenting how unusual it was that they were sore (there'd been a startled expression on my dp's face one morning as I left the bathroom after showering too - along the lines of 'omg, I think they're getting bigger... this is good, but... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"> lol).<br><br>
I went and bought a test 5 days after my missed period had been due, as I'm normally regular as clockwork - and started feeling queasy the day after I tested.
 

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It was just once around 7-8dpo. I noticed a little blood (think it was pale pink) when I went to the bathroom. It was never enough to even get on my underwear.<br><br>
I forgot the other sign. I have been falling asleep on the couch for the last 2 weeks. It takes me forever to fall asleep in bed, but I fall asleep really fast on the couch. This drives my dh crazy!
 

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My very first sign was my sore boobs. I normally get sore boobs right before af, but it didn't go away and it got much worse. When I realized that I couldn't face the shower for fear of the water hitting them, I knew something was up. Then right around the time I was expecting af I had some light pink spotting (implantation) that I figured was the beginning of my af, I was relieved because we weren't trying to get pg at that time. But when the spotting went away and didn't come back and my boobs still hurt and I couldn't keep my eyes open in my Anatomy class, I took a test and it was positive.<br><br>
With this pg, I felt this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. Sort of like I was really hungry, but no matter how much I ate, it wouldn't go away. I was a little paranoid because it was right around the Earthbound Farms spinach e-coli scare and I had eaten that spinach a few days before. So I actually was thinking I had e-coli <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. When the exhaustion hit me, I knew in my heart that I was pg. My boobs weren't hurting, but I'm still nursing, so I think that has something to do with it. The funny thing is, I was almost 9 weeks pg when I found out this time!
 

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incredibly sore boobs, peeing <i>all</i> the time, exhaustion, and cramps that felt different from normal period cramps (and lasted several weeks)
 
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