A user asks "How soon did you find out you were pregnant?" This is always an aching question for parents, especially moms trying to conceive. The truth is everyone is different. I know my body very well, but both pregnancies were different for me...
Matilda was a shock. I wasn't trying to conceive at all. I noticed some small signs. At the time I was actually a pretty heavy drinker, so I had no intentions of killing my buzz with a child (immature I know) I noticed one day when going to the bathroom I was bleeding a bit (at the time it was implantation bleeding I just didn't realize) and chalked it up to getting ready for my period.
A few days after that I just had this SINKING feeling to take a pregnancy test. I did in the morning and saw a VERY faint line. I wasn't convinced, so I went to work, thought nothing of it, made plans to get rip roaring drunk with friends, and carried on.
For some reason around noon that day I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I left work, went to WalGreens, and got those electronic tests. I took one at 1300. Pregnant. I took another. Pregnant. I cried and shook the damn thing like an Etch-a-Sketch. Still said pregnant. I got the blood work done and was only 4 weeks. So needless to say with Matilda, I was four weeks pregnant, had some signs and symptoms, but caught it early.
The funny thing is I know the exact night I conceived because I told him "You just got me pregnant".
Now this second pregnancy is a different story. Hubby and I knew we wanted more children. We weren't trying but we weren't preventing it either. I was nursing Matilda so I didn't think I needed to be SUPER careful. BOY WAS I WRONG.
With Junior (mind you I'm 8.5 months pregnant while writing this) I found out after I was about 9 to 10 weeks pregnant. We conceived the weekend my mother left. I know this for a fact now doing the math backwards. I remember looking at the pregnancy test (electronic mind you, never again with the strip) and saying to my husband "Don't we have to have SEX to have a baby?" and laughing with him
I was working night shift 72 hours a week, 6 days a week, so I chalked my sickness up to poor diet, lack of sleep, and hard work. When in all reality it was the first trimester morning sickness (I was puking on occasion) and my body telling me HEY DOOFUS YOUR PREGNANT. I just wasn't listening.
So there you have it, two pregnancies, two different time frames.
How soon after conception did you find out you were pregnant? Were you trying to conceive? Comment below!
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