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Alrighty, we practice NFP. We just moved, so we weren't being as careful as we should have been. (I didn't temp, but I was monitoring my CM.)<br><br>
Potential baby making sex happened 4 days ago. Last night I noticed I had fertile quality CM, and it's rather abnormal, because I should be near the end of my cycle. (I think I ovulated on CD17, and it's now CD 25.) I also had more today. It's odd, because it's really hard for me to get EWCM, and now I've had it two days consecutively, when I should be mostly dry again.<br><br>
My question is, how soon does one notice pregnancy symptoms? I asked my friend, and she said she noticed hers about 2 days after conception. I know the norm isn't for like, 4 weeks. But somehow, I just don't buy that. I also am having sore boobs, but that happens before my period about 75% of the time, so I'm not taking it as a sign for sure...<br><br>
My other question is how much alcohol is ok to ingest after you get pg? In the past few days, I've had a couple mugs of hot chocolate with a bit of rum added. (A bit meaning around a shot or so.) I was having some tonight when I remembered about being potentially pregnant and not drinking... so, now I"m scared. Have I screwed up my potential child?<br><br>
Gosh, I feel so dumb for asking these questions. We're TTA, though I want a baby very much. So I haven't really been doing anything in preparation for pregnancy, other than just eating well, which I would do anyway. And because I want a baby, I'm afraid that my mind is making up these symptoms... it wouldn't be the first time. Perhaps I should have posted this in the TTC forum? Mods, move it if you think it best. I just want some answers.<br><br>
Thanks in advance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<span style="font-size:xx-small;">I didn't notice any pregnancy symptoms until, ah... about a week before my period was due, I guess. However -- this pregnancy was a surprise, so I wasn't looking for symptoms anyway.<br><br>
Have you been pregnant before? This is my first pregnancy, and the one symptom that I [and my BF] noticed was that not only did my breast hurt (which is normal)... but they seemed / felt a lot fuller. They didn't actually get bigger -- they just had this full feeling -- maybe a bit firmer, you know? So, although I wasn't expecting to be pregnant, that was a significant difference from the normal boobs-hurt-cos-I'm-getting-my-period thing.<br><br>
Also... most people don't find out they are pregnant until around 4-5 weeks, and a lot of people still do things (like drink alcohol, etc) before finding out they are pregnant. As far as I know, it's nothing to really be concerned about. Since you are concerned that you might be pregnant, you should avoid alcohol, but don't worry if you've already had some! It does happen a lot, and no... you didn't screw up your [potential] child.<br><br>
Just try not to worry!! And congratulations if you ARE pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></span>
 

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Oh, thank you so much for answering. I was mainly worried about the alcohol thing, and yes, I'll absolutely avoid til I find out for sure.<br><br>
Nope, I've never been pregnant before, so I have no clue what to expect really. Congrats on your first! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
As for sore boobs, it's mainly the nipples. No full type feelings.<br><br>
I guess time will tell. Oh, I"m so relieved that my hot chocolate won't give my potential child FAS! Thanks so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Another potential here and I was wodnering about the alcohol as well.<br><br>
My boobs are doing the opposite...they seem to be shrinking!!
 

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:LOL itsourfamily, your 'Ismell" thread aroused my suspicion, & the taco bell one reallly tipped me off.<br><br>
Of course avoid alcohol now, but I wouldnt worry about drinking so far. I got totally loaded when I was 1 week preggo, and no prablem. I thonk if a few drinks in super early pregnancy mattered much, we'd have lots more babes with fas!<br><br>
Good luck to you!
 

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I just nticed faint faint pink spotting...hopefully this was just a sscare then!
 

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Could be implantation spotting.<br><br><br>
The baby is not "feeding" from you for the first few weeks. Not sure of the number. But very early on, there is no placenta. The baby is surviving on an "egg sac" so if you are drinking, it is not going to the baby. I think this is natures way of protecting babies from being too early to detect.<br><br>
However, it is very important that you remain hydrated.
 

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Chances are, anything you did before knowing you were preggo is fine.<br><br>
Trust me on this one.<br><br>
As a part of a hippie scene, both of my kids were conceived under interesting influences <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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My boobs are doing the opposite...they seem to be shrinking!!</div>
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You're nursing right? Mine got smaller in the first weeks too, because my supply dropped right away.<br><br>
To the OP, Fertile quality CM was an early symptom for me. I think it's pretty common.<br><br>
I wouldn't worry too much about a few drinks in the first few days after conception. The embryo isn't taking any of it's nutrition from you until it implants during the second week after conception.
 

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Eee! I don't know whether to be excited or terrified! And if I am, my husband's going to FREAK! We've talked about this incessantly, and he's not ready.<br><br>
You know, I know all about the biology of conception, and I totally forgot that point. Of course, that makes perfect sense to me. (Lol candiland! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)<br><br>
Chanley, it's funny you mentioned hydration. For the longest time now, I've been a bad girl and haven't been drinking enough water. But for the past few days, I've been drinking a lot more... much closer to how much I'm "supposed" to drink. Of course, I know that that leads to peeing more often, which is a pg symptom, which of course I blew off because I'm drinking more. Oh, how circular my thoughts are! Lol!
 

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Persephone- I've had an unquenchable thirst all week. I've been upping the water too :LOL<br><br>
Are you going to test anytime soon???
 

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I started feeling the empty pit in my stomach just 2 weeks after conception. That is how I knew I was preg because I remembered having this feeling with dd. I tested about 8 days before I expected my period and the test confirmed it.
 

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I've had that "I've eaten too much after 3 bites" feeling for over a week now. It isn't as bad as it was a week ago though.<br><br>
Persephone--If you are this will be your first won't it??
 

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An empty pit? Do you mean constantly hungry?<br><br>
Well, today, I didn't drink much at all. (Bad me!) I also felt normal again. I could still be pg, but I doubt it. I still have the weird CM though, so I don't know. I am not going to test, I'm going to wait and see if my period comes. If it's not on time, then I'll test. Perhaps I was pg, but it didn't implant... or maybe I am, and just don't feel weird today, or maybe I never was, and I'm making it all up. *shrug* I'm trying not to obssess, so I'll know in a week. If anything new happens, I'll update. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Megan: Yes, it'll be my first, and I will be so happy if I am. I've been waiting forever to get pg, and with my dh, I fear the only way it'll happen is by accident. (And it would have to be a true accident, not an "accident".) Gosh, I don't know how to feel. I'll feel really dumb if I'm not now.
 

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Good for you for not obsessing.... I obsess. I admit it but I'm already at the end of the "next week".
 

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So... can you feel implantation? A tummy cramp like I've never felt before happened tonight... but maybe I'm just being hypersensitive about that area.
 

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I've heard of ppl saying that they could. I don' think I ever did <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 me, one of the first signs of pregnancy is<br>
when I step into the shower and it hurts when the water hits my nipples.<br><br>
good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm 14wks pg now, and I knew this time (and with my first) about 48 hours after conception. This time I could feel the extra energy in my body while meditating. Some less abstract, not commonly talked about signs of early pregnancy-<br>
heavy vaginal discharge<br>
hot flashes<br>
metallic or other 'funny' taste in your mouth<br>
weird sensations in lower abdomen (anything from mild cramping to a slight pulled muscle feeling).<br>
a feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen<br>
I had all of these symptoms, plus nausea and sore boobs, right away, but the test didn't some out positive till the day my perod was due.<br>
Best wishes to both of you who might be- I hope everything works out for the best!
 

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I've been trying to figure out if any of the things I've been feeling lately are pregnancy symptoms. I don't have the standard nauseau or sore boobs. I'd only be a little past a week pregnant (if I am pregnant), and the only things I'm experiencing are vaginal itchiness and a very strong appetite. Are these ever early pregnancy symptoms? Just wanted to join in the obsessing over symptoms <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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