IT’S NO SURPRISE that I want a baby.
But, it’s easy to want a baby when you don’t have one. When you aren’t exhausted, hangry, probably dirty from not showering or in pain.
Many of my girlfriends have new born babies and they are absolutely in love with their wee ones, but it ain’t no walk in the park.
It’s easy to lose sight of why you want a baby, and not just get caught up in wanting to see those 2 pink lines.
I’ve been hyper-sensitive to my body lately. Thinking that there is a small chance that we are pregnant makes me giddy with excitement.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to keep my composure and focus on the work that I want to get done.
But it’s hard for me not to think about it.
Yesterday, after Jon went to baseball practice I put the roast in the oven to cook. The smell was delicious, but for some reason it was making me feel nauseous.
Oh OH oHHHH!!!… That’s a good sign right?
Nausea, vomiting, tender breasts… these are all signs that I may be pregnant… right?
(by the way, I didn’t vomit and I don’t have breast tenderness…)
OR is it just my mind playing tricks on me? Is this some kind of psychosomatic induced sensitivity because I’m thinking about something so much?
The mind powerful.
I’ve known this ever since I was competing in gymnastics as a child.
If you were sick, had your period, had a sprain, a rip on your hand, a headache, whatever… you still had to train. No matter how cold or hot it was in the gym, you still needed to perform.
Talk about putting mind over matter. With actual physical discomfort you can still have the best practice if you don’t let distractions and excuses get in your way.
I know I can feed into my discomforts or grow above and beyond.
I also know that I can make myself feel worse if I want to.
Anyways, while Jon was gone I took another pregnancy test.
This time, I wasn’t testing for LH (which indicates ovulation when it is at it’s highest concentration), rather hCG.
hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin. It is the hormone produced by the embryo after implantation. And it doubles every 72 hours or so.
And as I mentioned in a previous post, even a faint line can mean that you are pregnant… well, I think I got my faint line. I mean, it would be far too early to tell, but I think I saw something! Eeeppp….
Now the other thing about testing too early is that sometimes women have spontaneous abortions. It is more common to occur early on in the pregnancy if the environment and conditions are not ideal versus later on.
So what to do?
Well, since I’m only 1 week after ovulation (aka possible conception) I will wait 1 week to see if I miss my period. I have a long menstrual cycle, usually 32 days, so if by the beginning of September I don’t get my period, then I will do another pregnancy test.
Although I’m telling the whole internet right now about this, I won’t make it “public” until I am past the first trimester (that is if I am pregnant).
This is because the fetus is most vulnerable at the early stages and so it’s best to wait until the 2nd trimester to start telling all your family and friends just in case you do miscarry.
But don’t panic! Don’t change what you are doing (besides smoking, drinking alcohol, doing drugs) just because you are in your first trimester.
Continue to practice good healthy habits, like the 7 pregnancy preparation steps and continue to take your prenatal vitamins.
If you are pregnant and not experiencing nausea or typical pregnancy symptoms… don’t worry!
This does not mean you’ve lost the baby or that it won’t be a healthy pregnancy.
Once you’ve gotten those 2 pink lines, book in to see your family doctor. They will talk to you about the choice between an ObGyn or getting a midwife. If you live in Ontario you can only have one or the other, paid by the government’s health care system.
Next week I’ll cover the differences and who may be right for you.
Mummy G 😉