This post turned in to a running commentary as I wait for more blood results. Feel free to obsess with me. Or laugh and point. Or mock. Whatever. Just hit refresh and let the good times roll.
8/14/2006: 10PMI’m currently freaking out about how much my boobs don’t hurt. Hi? I’m not pukey enough. Hi? Someone tell me why I have to feel miserable to feel pregnant?
Right. Because I did last time. I rememer all too well.
I’m still tired and cranky and hungry (all the time). But I’m just not miserable enough. Not that I’ve heard that somewhere before.
Please remind me of this post when I’m crying about being miserable and pukey and tired and my boobs hurt too much. I’ll need a nice kick in the ass later. (but a gentle kick. watch for those pregnancy ‘roids.)
**updated** 8/15/2006: 6:37AM
I just had a negative home test. WTF? I’m seriously freaking out. Has this happened to anyone? Seriously? Freaking. OUT.
**updated** 8/15/2006: 10:15AM
So, the test I took this morning was the babywishes.org dip test. It was OH, SO FAINT. As in, “I *think* there might be another line?” And so, off I ran to the doctor for my blood work. I should find out tomorrow at the latest.
Until then, you’ll find me in the corner rocking and hugging my knees mumbling, “grow baby grow baby grow baby” and also, “omgomgomgomg”. If I start drooling, just hand a tissue my way.
**updated** 8/15/2006: 11AM
Just took another test of the same kind. Someone please tell me to stop peeing on random shit. These sticks are doing nothing but PISSING ME OFF. Ok. THank you. I’m off to get a real one.
(still in the corner mumbling)
**updated** 8/15/2006: 1:21PM
Thanks for all the people praying I’ll feel like shit. I’m feeling a little more peace now that I walked into the kitchen and the smell of the running dishwasher made me gag. Also? I’m going to take a nap now. I’d love to freak out some more but I’m just too damn tired. I’ll resume freakage at 1500 hours. (It sounds much more official in miliatary time, doesn’t it?) Also, I just picked up two EPT and two First Responce. Because that is how *I* roll.
Well, it’s faint, but at least it’s there, right? RIGHT? Now, I gotta stop peeing on things! Word is spreading that I’m a pee stick whore! :: ahem ::
She called. I’m at a 47. So, she said YUP, YOU ARE PREGNANT! and then had to listen to me go on about how paranoid I am. “Is it going up enough?” and “What should it be at now?” and “See, my Mom…”
She says, “You are not your mom.”
I said, “Yea, that’s what my Blog people said.”
There ya go. It’s positive. (she says in a small voice: HIPHIPHORRAY!)
My second pregnancy was a breeze
With Eli I had constant morning sickness and horrible horrible food aversions. Cramps and pain and aches and crippling depression and so tired. Oh, and PIH.
With Anna, I was tired (pregnancy fatigues the hell out of me), threw up like 3 times and only really had an aversion to chicken, far less pain and cramps and depression.
Good luck to you! Hope it’s easier this time around.
By Sarah on 2006 08 14
It may be that it’s so early on as well. I was really sleepy the first few weeks but not too sick. The sick didn’t really start kicking in until week 6 or so. So, you’re probably just looking to be miserable too soon.
By Becky on 2006 08 15
You are still tired and hungry and cranky and that is good. Get back to me if it all disappears suddenly and all at once before 10 weeks. Hey, what can I say? I’m an expert at disappearing pregnancy symptoms/embryos now. I’m sure you’re fine… you sound VERY cranky.
By Erin on 2006 08 15
Hmm, maybe it’s just a boy. Different sex=different symptoms?
By speechjane on 2006 08 15
I think with subsequent pregnancies you tend to rush the symptoms and when they don’t show up you start wondering. Seriously, my bosom didn’t start hurting until the 10th week or so. Meanwhile, you are just starting the pukey and I am ovah it. hah hah and HAAAAA
By texasbelle on 2006 08 15
I told you!!!
Whatever happens, I’m sure it will be great blog fodder and we all know that’s what really matters around here. Just keep us laughing; we don’t care if you have to be sick or not to do it.
By Laura on 2006 08 15
LOL! Your cracking me up. I didn’t feel bad in the beginning with either of my pregnancies
Everything is fine
By Brandi on 2006 08 15
I have three beautiful children and three totally different pregnancy stories. This baby is a different person and YOU are a different person than when you were pregnant before. Think happy thoughts and know that we are all rooting for you.
By Beth on 2006 08 15
I never had sore boobs (maybe just a tad tender) OR much morning sickness at all. In fact, between two pregnancies I only puked twice! And I gots me two sassy little girls, despite the not feeling pukey. I’m sure Baby Flinger is swimming around, enjoying the view and the warm water.
By Jamie on 2006 08 15
I’m sure everything is fine. All 3 of my pregnancies were very different.
Not sure about the negative home test. Maybe you peed on the stick incorrectly. ;^)
By Renee on 2006 08 15
i’m hoping all is ok for you and your new bean. if you’re worried because of the test call your doc to check it out.
i’m thinking of you.
By michaela on 2006 08 15
Was it a different type of test? You know - different test, different sensitivity level since it’s still very early for you. If in doubt, get thee to your doctor ASAP.
I also didn’t get the sensitive boobies & pukeys until about week 10-12. It was so awful at the time and now I can’t even remember when it was.
By Shelly on 2006 08 15
Could it be the test you are using? I had a negative home test after a positive (same brand of test both times, and freaked out. Then I read that particular test wasn’t very accurate until 8 weeks or so. So, I switched and bam! Positive as all get out. As were the next…uh, FIVE that I took*.
The one I switched to was First Response, and it worked well for me. Here is a list of tests and detection levels:
By silene on 2006 08 15
I got great results from First Response, too.
By Shelly on 2006 08 15
I don’t think my boobs hurt at all in the beginning, and the pukey-ness was sort of late first trimester. (Funny side story, I was working for an oral surgeon at the time I was pregnant, so you can imagine how much FUN I had helping to pull teeth all day whilst trying not to puke on the patient.)
Anyway… it is totally possible to have a false NEGATIVE preggo test, but not a false POSITIVE. And why are you still taking a home test if you already went to the doc? Silly rabbi. (yes, I left off the “t” intentionally.)
Relax… deep breaths… soon enough you will be right on track feeling like shit and sore/pukey/emotionally unstable just like you should. (It just doesn’t sound right to actually HOPE that happens to someone tho!).
By Katie Kat on 2006 08 15
Are you sure you didn’t pee on an old test from a couple months ago? I’m just asking…
You’re going to drive yourself crazy if you don’t stop angsting about this!
By Laura on 2006 08 15
WHat time of day did you take the 1st test? In the morning as soon as you woke up?
Call the doctor for another blood test!
By Brandi on 2006 08 15
I agree, it is VERY possible to get a false negative even after a positive test when it is this early. Was it the same brand of test as the other?
Also, are you going back for another blood draw soon? At least that could give you some peace of mind. Try not to freak out too much (I know, easy for me to say). Hugs.
By Carolyn on 2006 08 15
I totally understand why you’re freaking out. But, everyone above has had great suggestions and possible explanations. Try another brand of test and aren’t you going back to your doctor today (or soon) for another blood draw? I hope that you are so it will ease your mind.
I freaked out through my entire pregnancy about everything. It’s normal to be nervous. And, it’s early for you yet. I did’t get major icky symptoms until around 6 weeks and then (lucky me!) they stayed around until about week 15.
I’m thinking of you and Little Flinger and hope everything is just fine!
By Colleen on 2006 08 15
I just got back from the doctor for more blood work. The test I took this morning was the dip test from babywishes.org. I’ve never taken that one before (so I know it was a NEW test and not a used one.. LAURA.. heeh) So I’ll find out more tomorrow (maybe later today).
Meanwhile, I’ll just be sitting around trying to grow a baby. Or a clump o’ cells. Or something.
By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 08 15