Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Symptom Spotting

I had every intention of writing a post about symptom spotting, but never got around to it before the symptoms were confirmed. Oh well. Basically, the only "symptom" I have experienced is some initial heartburn, which happened right after my last [negative] cycle as well, and I have attributed it to the progesterone, and breast tenderness. This is also attributed to the progesterone, as they were tender last time as well. Unlike last time, C has actually noticed that they already seem to be engorged. I told him that it was likely just due to the progesterone and then he joked that he wanted to give me shots for the rest of my life. Oh, brother! In general, I actually feel just fine and my supposed symptoms are much less extreme then they seemed to be the last cycle that I wasn't pregnant.

I was a little nervous about the expanding bra size, given that I don't actually have larger bras, because my sister (AE) was in town this weekend and I didn't want her to notice. I got the feeling she was on high alert for symptoms, so I made sure to bring up my fertility in very uncertain terms throughout the weekend. She asked what I was doing for my birthday, in early April, and I told her I didn't know yet. I said I will likely be either a) depressed or b) unable to drink, which would both have a big influence on how I would like to spend the day. This partially true. I also used the word "if" a lot when she would bring up baby stuff.

At one point, my mom and sister joked about how horrible a liar I am. This is usually true. C responded that I'm actually getting better at this skill, and then my mom asked for an example. Luckily he was able to come up with a different example, because obviously this little rouse was the first thing to pop into my head.


  1. Oh my!! Glad you made it through the weekend without spilling the beans!

  2. I'm just so happy for you! The only way I can describe the feeling is "fluffy." You deserve this so much!! Not to say others don't....but you know what I mean :)