Saturday, January 5, 2008

Differences

First of all, thank you so much for your congrats and your well-wishes. I can't begin to express how much they mean to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You all are the absolute best.

Second, I thought I would quickly note the ways in which this time feels different from last.
  1. I am well less tired. I just went to a 9:45 movie. Last time, I wouldn't have been able to stay awake until the start (the night before I tested last time, I fell asleep at my desk at work at 9 and woke up with one hell of a tweaked neck). This time, I still felt awake at the end.
  2. I have way more nausea. People talk about feeling constantly carsick, and now I get what they mean. I don't actually throw up, and it tends to pass quickly. Last time, I didn't get the nausea until it was in the process of ending (I hope that isn't a sign).
  3. I am not as thirsty and I don't pee as much. Okay, generally speaking, I am constantly thirsty and therefore drink a lot and pee a lot, but I am no more thirsty than usual and am not peeing more than usual, which is different from last time.
  4. My boobs aren't particularly sore and are their usual small size, neither of which was the case last time.
Of course, the reality is that I'm only at the 3w6d point (I mean, my period isn't even late yet -- in any prior era, and/or in the absence of excessive POASing, I would have no idea yet), so it's thoroughly unsurprising that I'm not feeling much yet. But that won't stop me from obsessing about it.

Here's hoping I have 250+ days of feeling progressively worse ahead of me.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I hope you don't feel sick the whole time! I hope you keep just enough symptoms to reassure you. I plan to obsess the whole time when I manage pregnancy again.

sushilover said...

omg I am so thankful you listed these so that I can compulsively compare it against mine. I also don't think I'm peeing enough...what is wrong with us? Also I'm jealous of your nausea, could you please send some over, I'm feeling I've very much lacking in that area. I'll trade you my very little breast tenderness :) Here's hoping that everything is going smoothly in there for both of us!

Future Mommy said...

Yay! How exciting to have a post-Christmas BFP! It's good that you're keeping track of differences - those are things your doctor may want to know - and hopefully will give you peace of mind when thinking about this pregnancy.

Thank you so much for visiting/commenting on my blog. May I add you to my blog roll?

Ms. Infertile said...

Thanks for the list of symptoms. I am constantly asking myself whether the ones I have, or don't have, mean anything. Hard to remember it's still so early.

I am hoping for some progressively worse symptoms too - if only for some piece of mind.

Keep good thoughts.

Christyna said...

WOW congrats. We have similar timelines for things and it really made me smile that you got a positive. It restores hope. and I agree I hope the next 8 months are full of symptoms...

Yodasmistress said...

I can't second that wish. My wish is that you have 250 days of pleasentness and good feelings followed by a THB.