I found out today that I am pregnant with baby number seven.
Yesterday I had a bit of red spotting that went away. That told me right there that I was probably pregnant. I did a test this morning and it was very faintly positive, but just barely. I was also spotting some more. I did another test and it was definitely positive. It's light but definitely there.
The spotting seems gone now, but I feel crampy. Here are the symptoms I have so far:
shakiness when hungry
complete lack of sex drive and difficulty o-ing
Dh Mike doesn't know for sure yet, I am waiting him to call from work. He is going to flip out, but he'll adjust and be great to me just like he was last time.
See, he was supposed to pull out but he got a leg cramp and couldn't move. Sometimes fate works in strange ways! This baby is definitely meant to be! And I have a very strong feeling that it is a boy; he's going to be a large man built like my mil's brother. Not red hair like Eric.
Constipation! Other than that, I feel pretty good so far. I go from feeling normal to feeling crappy, back to normal, then feeling incredibly high, then back down, back and forth.
I'm so afraid the IUD caused scarring in my uterus and I'll end up miscarrying. That would be awful.
It feels so right to find out that I'm pregnant now in early spring when there is so much new life outside. New life outside, new life inside. And what a great way to get out of having to see all the relatives at Christmas!
The cramping and spotting have been gone since Friday, so that is good. On Thursday morning, right after I peed on the stick there was red blood on the tp, but then it was just brown spotting then it went away.
I want to go buy a cheapo test and do it. I love seeing two lines!
Well it is a beautiful day so I should take the kids to the park. I need to do things now before the extreme tiredness sets in.
5 weeks, 2 days. I am feeling more and more tired, but at the same time I wake up early ready to go. It's very odd. I feel slightly drugged, and like my IQ has dropped several points! I've also been peeing constantly. I wake up at 3:30 and 7am to pee. My breasts are getting more sore and it's hurting to nurse Abby. Also, I have been so hungry. A touch of nausea here and there, but mostly extreme hunger. I'm going to gain a ton again. Oh well, I'm still trying to avoid sweets and not succeeding terribly well.
The kids don't know yet and I am dreading that conversation. They have said that if I got pregnant again they'd move out. Obviously, they can't really move out but they are going to be very angry and upset. They are just going to have to learn to deal.
I now weigh 148. WTF???? That is nine pounds in 12 days. I"m sure it's water because my fingers are all puffy and my rings are tight. My pants still fit but they are a little tight at the waist. Thank goodness for low rise jeans! No morning sickness yet. If it doesn't come by six weeks, this Saturday, then I probably am not going to to get it. I never had even a touch of nausea with Emily or Eric. I only actually threw up with Rachel and Abby, and only a few times each. I can't imagine going through severe ms like some people do. But then again, at least then I would gain so much weight so fast.
I've been trying to avoid junk but I"m so hungry all the time. I've been eating some pasta, and even cookies and ice cream sometimes. But I"m not eating that much, I don't understand why I always gain so much weight in the first trimester.
My pants are getting tight at the waist. I am using the rubber band trick for the time being, but it won't be long before I have to break out the maternity clothes. I got a terrible stomach ache yesterday from a too tight waistband. Finally I burped several times and then I felt better.
I get very tired by 9pm, but I feel pretty much awake in the morning. I am getting up three times a night to pee. My breast are starting to enlarge and my nipples are getting very sensitive. Suddenly it is hurting quite a bit to nurse my two year old.
We may tell the kids today. I am so dreading it. Yesterday Heather said something about not taking care of another baby, I forgot how the subject came up. It's going to go over like a fart in church or worse. More like a bomb in the bathtub.
I am starting to feel that I have entered the transition phase between the first and second trimesters. No more nausea at all, a little more ambition, not quite as exhausted. My mood is a little better as well. I am not peeing as much and my breasts aren't as sore. Woo hoo!