||[May. 24th, 2010|10:07 am]
We did another test this morning and within seconds that second line was glaring at us. By the time the 'official' five minutes had past it was as dark as a very dark thing. My body is positively oozing hCG so something is clearly doing what it should be. And the tiredness is being nicely erratic but overpowering when it comes. On Saturday we had quite a few friends over to hang out in the garden. There was a fire, and a paddling pool, and lots of naked children, and it was wonderful. Some of those friends stayed over and I wasn't sure how I'd hold up to a full day of being social but I actually felt pretty OK. I clearly used up all my resources though, because yesterday was very different. I needed a little nap by 10am, and later after Sunday lunch at the in-laws I dozed off in an armchair and didn't come to until over an hour later. I'm not feeling too bad again today and am planning to do something fun and active with E, but now it's no longer the weekend and there isn't another parent to take over when I collapse in a heap I may have to pace myself.
I'm still rather stunned that I'm able to discuss pregnancy symptoms at all. This little being within me will have a beating heart by the time this week is out but just two weeks ago I was convinced it would be months before we'd get lucky, if indeed it would happen at all. How bizarre.