Pregnancy is long for me, as with both my pregnancies I knew pretty much immediately that I was pregnant. That’s one long wait whilst cooking a baby!
Apart from the obvious little blue line or “1-2 weeks” with both boys I had some other tell tale signs hat I was expecting before a test would show positive. I always wondered just how people “knew” when they fell pregnant because they had “a feeling in their water” as my mom would say. Here is what I experienced
Not just sore boobs, it was bloody excruciating. It felt so obvious and like they were literally going to snap off!
Going off certain food and drink
For me a massive indicator was that I couldn’t stand coffee, it made me so sick with Freddie and so I knew when I couldn’t have my morning java that I was pregnant again
Weird pregnancy headaches
Now I suffer from migraines anyway but these early pregnancy headaches were very distinctive. It was an overwhelming vice grip tightening pain in the name of my neck. Again I had this with both pregnancies but a lot more frequently with freddie
I noticed that I was able to tolerate a lot less at work (both times) early on as the usual hour so was used to were draining me and I was pretty much going to be as soon as I got home without my tea! Insatiable need for tiredness was my fourth clue.
i didn’t suffer from this till about 6 weeks with Freddie when my hyperemesis kicked in but with Dexter it was probably one of my biggest indicators, my gums would just pour with blood jo matter how gently I brushed them. Gross.
Now I know not every pregnancy will be the same but my early symptoms where my big give away. I would have the early signs to give me an inclination, then a positive test at around 11dpo and then finally hyperemesis at 6 weeks to really cement the fact!
Did you have early pregnancy signs before your took a test? Let me know below