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This is my 1st pregnancy and I am only 13 DPO and it isn't even early enough to have missed AF yet! I have had 3 progressively darker BFP's today, yesterday and the day before. And this lovely feeling in my womb. So I do believe it is true. But I was ttc for so long and am so thrilled- yet it still is taking time to truly believe in it! How long did it take you to believe in your first pregnancy?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I remember that feeling and even now I have a similar feeling. I think I really believed it for the first time once I heard the heart beat and saw the little guy on the ultrasound. It will probably be the same this time around too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Especially the first time, I took so long to show and I didn't have any real symptoms, so I really didn't get what all the fuss about being pregnant was!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Enjoy your first, it is unique and so so special <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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For various reasons that I won't burden you with, I think I'm having a harder time believing it now, and this is my 3rd. With the 1st, it is hard to know what to expect and what you are "supposed to" feel like. I think for many, it doesn't really hit home until they feel the baby move. Good luck to you, and I hope you are right!
 

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It didn't actually fully sink in for me until DD was born. Even though I heard the heartbeat, saw the u/s, felt her kicking and everything. When DD was crowning I remember having this "aha" moment and thinking "omg, I really am about to birth a BABY!!"<br><br>
So, yeah I think not fully believing that it's real at 13 dpo is perfectly normal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Logically I believed it when "morning sickness" kicked in last time around 6 weeks. More so when I saw the heartbeat. But didn't really believe it in my soul until she started to move around and I could feel her.<br><br>
With her feet jammed into my ribs from about 28 weeks onwards, there was no way I couldn't believe it was real <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Yeah, that, or maybe after he was a few months old LOL.<br><br>
At my first u/s I felt a little more like it was real, with the kicking a little more, but even right after birth I was sort of numb to it all (long and hard labor, wanted to rest). For some reason I was guarded my entire pregnancy, maybe because I tend to expect the worst and hope for the best.<br><br>
This pregnancy definitely does not feel real yet. Mostly I'm just paranoid it won't work out. I have no idea why I can't just go with the flow when it comes to pregnancy.
 

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With my first it didn't sink in until I had my first ultrasound around 7 weeks (I started spotting and went to the ER since I didn't have an OB at the time). Having a doctor say you were pregnant vs. a little plastic stick, plus seeing the baby on the monitor, is what made the difference to me.
 

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it also took me quite a while to get a BFP. I ended up concieving on my first ovulation after 1+ year without any ovulation so that was a bit of a shock. I got a BFP 10dpo, then took more tests. Blood work confirmed the pregnancy at 13dpo with a high beta. That was 2 days ago and it's just starting to sink in...
 

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This is my second pg and I haven't truly believed it in either. I'm really trying to have faith this time, but I think I'll need to see the hb first.
 

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It wasn't until the morning sickness hit with DS that I actually believed I was pregnant.<br><br>
It still hasn't hit me this time, despite the symptoms (no morning sickness yet!), and I've known for a little over a week now.
 

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Honestly, I was the opposite. I *knew* I was pregnant before I took the test with my first. With my second, I *knew* I wasn't, but I was wrong (mostly in denial). Once I got the positive, I believed it. Now with this one, I believe it, but I often forget that I'm pg throughout the day. I don't have symptoms like I have in the past two pg, and I'm so darn busy I can hardly keep up. Sometimes when I spontaneously remember, it's like, "Oh, crap, that's right. I'm pregnant. I can't believe it." Of course, this wasn't planned (actually trying to prevent), so that leads to my disbelief (denial??) too.<br><br>
Enjoy this first pregnancy...it's so memorable!
 

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it's still hard to believe it when you are huge and have a baby kicking inside of you haha, I mean you know it's real but you still think wow I can't believe this is happening to me.<br>
It's surreal. This is our third and I am kind of like you right now esp. before getting morning sickness haha that always makes me aware of my situation. But even with all the other symptoms and positive tests I still think "hmm am I really?"
 
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