Is this really it?

I don’t know why I did a pregnancy test today… I just had to check… and if my eyes are not mistaken there is a line that just changed our lives!!!

My last cycle started on the 15th February with a normal period of four days with medium to heavy flow and all the grumpy works!

I’ve been averaging anywhere between 22-31 day cycles. Quite a wide fertility period but hubby was amenable to plenty of sex! Days 9, 11, 12, 14 and 17 were happy days! 

Then followed the dreaded “two week wait” and I felt totally different to last month. It was more of a resigned feeling of oh well there is always next month! Sore boobs kicked in at day 19. The kind of sore where you squeal if hubby hugs you!

I tested on day 26 and got a negative result which for some reason I felt was right! Next day my period arrived and I had somewhat of a sad meltdown! I cried so much at anything! Over the next two days (days 27-29) I had very light flow with barely anything overnight and not soaked tampons. I put it all out of my mind as crazy thoughts (but it was totally there) – what if it’s implantation bleeding? Yes I googled!

The boobs had stopped being sore and I carried on with life. But just at the back of my mind was that niggling thought. I had to work away for a few days so put off retesting until today (day 33). The boobs had been sensitive and kind of heavy but not like before. 

Early this morning I was laying in bed busting for a wee and feeling odd twinges across midriff. I did work hard yesterday so just convinced myself it was muscles (do I have any?) complaining! 

It was no use trying to put it off… so off I went leaving hubby snoozing in bed. I used one of Tesco’s normal tests which gives 1 minute results… so as I was walking back upstairs with fuzzy eyes I wondered if I could see something? Could it be a line? 

I gently woke up hubby and asked him for a second opinion! Yeah. He could see something too! 

With much hugging and snuggling we started checking the dates and whether it could be possible and what a faint line meant. Yes we really could be pregnant!

Fingers crossed that this tiny life-changer likes its home, stays put for long enough, and joins us in late November as a healthy baby. 

I am totally terrified right now but also very excited and happy. Think we need a new word for this feeling!

For those of you also trying to conceive I wish all the best. The symptom checking does drive you crazy. I think I felt a bit nauseous yesterday (day 32), I have an odd metallic taste in my mouth which I think has been there on and off for a few days, there are weird twinges in my belly, my sense of smell is greater than normal, and I’ve eaten lots of chocolate (but that could just be comfort eating!). Of course all of these things could be just down to my dairy intolerance! I’m terrible at waiting and I know it’s hard but really only time will tell. Good luck. 

Update – 35days… still there but still very faint. Wonder why?

3 Little Buttons 

Rhyming with Wine
Oh wow – thanks guys. Didn’t realise I’d been picked as a featured blogger! Very humbled. 😊
Advertisements

26 Comments Add yours

  1. ljdove23 says:

    Congratulations!! Definitely a line! Some tests have less dye than others so the line is never as dark. I can so relate to waiting to get pregnant, everyone assumes that I fall pregnant at the drop of a hat which, ironically, I did with my youngest three, but I under went long and gruelling fertility treatment with my first husband for our two boys, I think trying for a baby is such a huge rollercoaster, I am so happy you got your positive result! #dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      Thank you. Now onto the myriad of worries that come next. I hope it sticks and is healthy #ridingtherollercoaster Any advice on when to tell people? Desperate to tell my mum and sister. Hope to see them both this weekend.

      Like

  2. Oh honey! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxx #dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      Thank you 😊

      Like

  3. Congratulations! that tiny little line is the most wonderful and terrifying thing in the world.I never got a metallic taste in my mouth but when I was dental nursing we diagnosed a few pregnancies from that symptom 🙂 #dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      That’s good to know. It’s not quite unpleasant but mostly weird. I did wonder if it was just my fillings or dental implants but it is different. Looking forward to free dental care for a bit!

      Like

  4. oh wow!!! congratulations!! this is such an exciting time for you!! #Dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      Exciting and terrifying at the same time! Is there a word for that?

      Like

  5. Something About Baby says:

    Wow congratulations! That feeling after the first test is so amazing – like you said, you can’t describe it. I think we did 5 tests in total as we didn’t think it could be real, but the digital clear blue test finally convinced us! Good luck with the pregnancy, wishing you all the best xx #DreamTeam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      Thanks. It is a bit surreal. But I’ve been feeling sick today, especially if I try to work hard. Probably won’t be live until the scan!

      Like

  6. Amazing news, a definite line. Yeah 😊 #dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Mrs Lighty says:

    Oh I really really hope this is it for you! That first test feeling is just amazing, isn’t it? We nearly chucked ours out as Hubby was convinced there was nothing there, then I heard him say, “Oh, wait, what’s that?”…we’d been trying for 22 months at that point and just couldn’t believe it!! I remember those weird abdominal twinges well too, so I’m keeping everything crossed for you! Good luck and keep us updated! Thanks so much for linking this up to #DreamTeam! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      Thanks. It’s amazing feeling. Can’t imagine 22 months of trying. Glad it worked out for you in the end. How old is yours now?

      Like

  8. So exciting! I can relate to this, although my positive was on something like day 54! I had just come off the pill so my cycle was all over the place. Good luck! #dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      Wow. That’s a long time to wait. I bet it was driving you mad.

      Like

  9. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations, that’s a definite line right there..so exciting xx #dreamteam

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lycrawidow says:

    Ooh! This is exciting! It took us 8 months of TTC for #2 and I peed on so many sticks!! Both for fertility tracking and pregnancy tests! With #2 I knew about 7 days PO that I was pregnant, as the hypermesis kicked in. I carried on getting very faint lines until almost 6 weeks pg. sending love and sticky thoughts for a glowing pregnancy. #DreamTeam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. RawMum says:

      What is hypermesis? I saw the doctor on Friday and she was very reassuring that the bleeding I had was implantation bleeding. It really set my mind to rest. Glad to here I’m not the only one with faint lines. At least it means it probably won’t be a multiple – not sure whether I could cope with that! (Yeah – I know I’d have to). Thanks for the lovely message

      Liked by 1 person

      1. lycrawidow says:

        Hypermesis is a serious pregnancy related sickness. Usually it causes dehydration and requires treatment in hospital (multiple times) it can be controlled to an extent with anti sickness medication, but not cured. I had it in both successful pregnancies, and it didn’t stop until 3 days after birth. It’s debilitating and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy!
        Ps: faint lines don’t always mean it’s not multiples 😉 implantation bleeding and your body adjusting can last for a few weeks. I bled on and off for the first 14 weeks with #2. It’s scary, but not always because of something sinister x x

        Liked by 1 person

      2. RawMum says:

        Ah yes. Not got all the technical medical terms in my head yet. I guess that whatever will be will be. Sending calm reassurance thoughts to my body.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s