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How'd You Know??

How did you ladies know you were pregnant?? Besides a pregnancy test. I mean, did you get sick, did you feel strange in your tummy(lower region), were you becoming psycotic on everyone? What was the sign?? What made you first think, 'oh gosh, I need to take a pregnancy test.'

Just curious.

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So What Happened?™

Thanks ladies! lol I just thought that we needed a trip down memory lane! I loved reading everyone's stories...some were definately hilarious!!!

My story: With my daughter, I was on birth control, I worked in a nursing home, and everyone had the flu, so I just assumed I had it as well..after a mnth of the flu, my now ex-mil asked if I was preggo...I said "NO!" but went right out and took a test...and TADA!!!

With my son: I was on birth control. I wasn't trying, didn't want another, was grieving the fact that my little girl had been taken away from me by her father when we got divorced.(she was only 6 mnths old the last time I held her in my arms) I got out of the shower on day and dried of and was putting lotion on my leg, and happened to look at my nipple and there was colostrum dripping out. I at first thought that I hadn't dried off well enough, and started to dry myself again...but it wouldn't stop. I went to the dr and told her something was wrong with my boobs...she came back and said "Jenn you're 6 1/2 mnths pregnant!!" Wow...I think that was the shortest pregnancy ever.

Love your stories, keep them coming!!! Memories help us smile, laugh, cry and get through the worst days!

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We had been trying to get pregnant for about about a month when I woke up with morning sickness. My husband thought maybe I was pregnant and my response was, "No, it never happens this quickly." HA! I did a EPT the next morning and it was positive. I love reading all these.

L.

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Well I remember feeling extra tired and that my boobies were extremely tender for about a week, but the thing that made me think of taking a pregnancy test was the fact that my period was over-due about a week. :)

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With my last one (now 3 months old) I started getting really tired and was throwing up constantly (even in the middle of the night).

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The key givaway for me was breast tenderness. This happened almost immediately everytime (four children/four miscarriages). I also became extremely tired and ravenously hungry long before missed period.

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I always felt it in the boobs first. Then the cramping feeling like a period is about to start. But all 4 of mine were planned, so I was obsessively peeing on sticks every chance I got. But it was almost immediate when the stick turned positive, the overwhelming tired feeling kicked in. I could sleep all night, then nap all day for months. I got a little morning sickness with the 3rd, but the 4th was terrible sickness. All that didn't start until after I already knew. About 4 weeks into it. I couldn't tell you if I would have known as quickly if my pregnancies would have been unplanned.

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I felt sick in the morning. Never threw up. It was about 5-6 weeks after I had been pregnant the sickness came.

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Well I remember feeling extra tired and that my boobies were extremely tender for about a week, but the thing that made me think of taking a pregnancy test was the fact that my period was over-due about a week. :)

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We had been trying to get pregnant for about about a month when I woke up with morning sickness. My husband thought maybe I was pregnant and my response was, "No, it never happens this quickly." HA! I did a EPT the next morning and it was positive. I love reading all these.

L.

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Never got sick. I knew and took a pregnancy test only one day after missing my period, it was that quick. I went to do a step class at the gym that I did every Sunday. The class was 1.5 hours and I only got 20 minutes into and had to stop and go home. My first thought is that I must be getting sick. Then I went home and as I was getting in the shower, my hubby said my boobs looked bigger! Yep, that fast! So I took the test the next day and i was pregnant!

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Hi J.,
we tried for about 9 months to get pregnant the first time. I was doing the ovulation test,temperature taking, and tracking my cycle. I knew each momth when i was ovulating. I just knew before i stated my period. I was so weird that i just felt like "this is it. It worked this time". I did miscarry the first pregnancy but got pregnant 6 weeks later and had a healthly baby girl. I just knew right away with her too. With my second baby, which was unplanned i started feeling a little sick. Just a upset stomach nausea thing. Then i took a test and it was positive. My girls are two years apart and is was very hard at first. Now i wouldn't change it for the world. I was also dead set against having anyother baby but when these things happen you just dig deep down and get through it. Give your husband some tome he may come around. I am a sahm and it is stressful on my husband to have to think about being the sole financial provider in the famliy. Your husband is probably thinking about this end of being a parent and not how great it is to have a another baby. What ever happens remember to stay connected as a family.

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Missed period all three times. I kinda felt like I might be on baby #3, but didn't get my hopes up we'd been trying for 7 months and then quit trying and took a vacation.
I didn't get sick until after I found out on all 3, and I don't mean that finding out made me sick it's just that sick all the time feeling didn't start until a few weeks after.

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OK... I challenge the previous response to the funniest answer. Honestly, I had a constant feeling of being motion sick, but the thing that made me think "This isn't natural" was my extreme gas. I felt like I was jet propelling myself around. Well... you asked.

Best of luck and God bless!
H.

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Hi J.,

This will probably be the funniest answer to your question that you get. And most people don't believe me but...I was nauseous AT conception. I told my husband I felt sick and what'd think he said..."Thank you dear!"...lol! I was sick 24/7 until I had my first angel. My second one was more normal as I felt sick the first trimester.

Just thought I'd throw that out for a laugh..Thanks for making me smile, :D!

M.

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my breasts seemed to be getting bigger and very tender. I felt almost like lumps on the sides of them I knew it was something and it not pregnancy then I was going to be concerned but it turned out just that my milk glands were forming.

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I knew with by last two pregnancies that I was pregnant right away. I started to gain weight, was constantly hungry, felt sick and started to show. Since my first two are 19mths apart and my last two will be 16 mths apart my belly popped out right away since my uterus didn't have time to go back to it's normal size. Plus, I could feel it. I hate to say this but if your husband doesn't want another one I would get him to open up to the idea before I planned on getting pregnant. You could ruin your relationship and marriage if you go behind his back and get pregnant. I am sorry to say this but he has as much of a right to make this decision as you. it is so unfair how women plan to get pregnant when the men aren;t ready for a child or another child yet. When you are married you are suppose to trust your partner but if they secretly go behind your back to get pregnant that you brake that trust and that is something hard to get back and could end your marriage. Since your first one is so young yet give it time. Things get easier and more fun for a man when the child is older. You might be surprised but in a year or two he might be asking you for another one. Good luck with everything.

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I actually felt like my period was coming because of the slight cramping. I guess my uterus was changing shape? Then about three weeks later my boobs were very painful.
I never got morning sickness. Just really tired.

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Mine was weird we had just moved out into our own little apartment and had been there about two months. I think that I was in denial but looking back I know the signs. My breasts were always tender it hurt to wear clothes. But the one instance that sent me to the store to buy a test is when I did not fit into my bra anymore. I put it on one morning and realized ... huh it is way to small. I was about 7 weeks when I found out. It was a running joke in my family b/c there were 3 of us pregnant at the same time and delivered within weeks of each other. Both of my cousins that were pregnant were non-stop sick. They got sick at the Sight of food. that is how they just knew.
My family is really superstitious as well so the whole thing about "three's" was just too much. Not to mention each of us knew the other was pregnant before being told. I just kept having strange cravings and weird dreams and just KNEW Amy was pregnant lol. I know sounds kinda silly, but it is fun to look back at it

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My body knew right away. I was a newlywed and must have gotten pregnant on my honeymooon. After i missed my first period, my body just wasnt the same. i took a test a few days later. actually 3 tests, and they were all positive. That was my first(and only) so that is how i figured it out. We werent trying either. Thought it would take a while. I went off the pill after the wedding, and bam!

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I realized it was the day my period ALWAYS started, and it hadn't. Then when I checked my breasts they were really tender. Of course, I checked them so many times they may have been tender from that!

The next morning I got up at 5 am and felt really queasy. Took the test and it said to wait three minutes. I looked at it after thirty seconds and it said "PREGNANT". I was like, "What have I done?" :) I went and showed it to my husband and he was so suprised and happy. I got a big hug and went back to bed. I took the day off from work and went to my pcp and got a confirmation test. I was very happy, but also really scared.

Now, of course, I can truly say it's the best thing I've ever done.

L.

For me it was the breast tenderness. I also noticed that i would wake up starving (completely abnormal for me because i have never been able to smell or see food first thing in the morning). The drs told both me and my husband that we would probably never be able to have children so i thought something was strange but didnt know what it was. I talked to a couple of people at work and they said i was pregnant. My periods were not normal since stopping the pill 4 years ago so that was not even something i considered. I bought the pack of 3 preg tests and 2 of the three came back positive i was convinced that they were defective so i had my husband buy me a different brand and that was poss too. At this point i figured i was just going thru early menopause. I called the dr and they said yes i was prego and since i had no idea how far i was they did an ultrasound and it was confirmed i was 7 weeks preg.

We wanted to have that baby so bad, I went on a fertility drug. We knew we had to have sex every night for something like 5 nights in a row during my most fertile peak. So, the first 4 nights were fun. By the 5th night, though, I felt like I was getting the flu. I was irritable, and told him that I didn't want to bother that night and if I wasn't pregnant by that point, so be it.

That 'flu' lasted for 10 months. :D

My husband had just gotten back from a six month cruise. It was his first month bad and we took off to visit family up north.
I was traveling back from Kentucky when I had to get out of the Jeans I was wearing! I made my husband stop anywhere so I could put my sweat pants on. It was so much better. Once we got home I took the test and it said positive.
Now I have a 2 year old boy that loves music.

Hello! I suppose it depends on the person and the pregnancy. I was uncharacterisitcly tired, and my lower back was just killing me, as if I was to get my period, and it suddenly stopped, and I didn't get my period. That was it for me. :)

Honestly, I thought I was dying, as in had cancer or something. A enourmous amount of pain in my abdomen.

I was always feeling sick, couldn't sleep, completely irratable, and doubled over in pain all the time. I could smell aboslutely everything and finally, after 4 doctor's visits, and having already checked for a stomach ulcer, found out I was pregnant.

I should have clued in though because everyone I knew was asking if I could be preganant but I thought that would be impossible. Looking back I laugh at it now.

As my husband and I were watching a race on tv on night, an M&M commercial came on and as the colors of chocolate smeared the tv, I told him to go get me a bag right then and there (as in the 3lb bags). He turned to me and said, "you're preganant, would you like me to pick up a pregnancy test too?"

Still in denial, four weeks later, I was pregnant! Found out on week 8! Two months!!!!

Good luck, go to your doctor.

J.

With my son (my first) I was having lots of dizzy and lightheaded spells and slight nausea when ever i got up to fast. When I went to the doc I was surprised when they told me I was Pregnant. I was on pills and was not expecting to have a baby till later. When this happened the second time I got the test right away.

I knew i was pregnant because my breasts were SO TENDER! My nipples hurt, and The rest of the tissue hurt. I couldnt even take a bath without it hurting. Good Luck!

I had not missed my period yet but my breast were KILLING ME; I mean it was almost unbearable pain, so I took a test for the heck of it. We decided to start trying no even a month prior, so honestly that was the last thing on my mind. Well low and behold it was a faded 2nd line and by the next day all the tests were saying YES! (I took 5). I hadn't even missed my period yet but my breast were a sure fire way of suspecting.

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