||[May. 21st, 2010|12:43 pm]
After we got our first pregnancy test last week we did a test every morning for seven days. The lines kept getting darker, but other than tingly breasts and abdominal cramps - both of which could in theory be caused by an imminent period - I had no other sign to go on that a miracle was happening inside me. For the last two days we haven't tested because we haven't just had those two little lines to rely on for reassurance. I'm somewhere between four and a half and five weeks pregnant and the symptoms are kicking in already. My primary symptom is exhaustion. I just want to sleep all the time. I remember this from last time, although I don't remember it starting quite so early on. Then I could manage it - I was self employed so could arrange my days to accommodate a bit of a nap in the middle if I needed to. Now I have a toddler, and one that doesn't have a daytime nap any more, I have a funny feeling there'll be a lot less snoozing going on. How I'm going to cope I'm not sure.
I've also had the odd wave of nausea, particularly when I have an empty stomach, so I now need to find myself some appropriate snacks that aren't going to pile on the pounds like those I relied on last time did.
But that will require research, conscious thought and creativity and I've run out of those. Maybe after I've had a nap... Oh yeah.
I'm definitely pregnant.