I have stayed clear from posting in this two-week-wait for fear of somehow jinxing it! (Sounds a little irrational I know!) But now I feel ready, we’re in a good place 🙂
I work shifts, took 4 days off and along with my actual days off, managed to have two weeks off from work in which I have not lifted a finger and just sat on my butt watching TV and producing smell 🙂 My wife has been amazing, coming home from work to feed me, cooking dinner even washing me in the shower and not letting me even push/pull a door! I’ve been really careful with my diet, only eating organic, no caffeine and nothing cold! It’s been hard and sounds crazy but we’d go to any length to increase our chances, even if it’s just by the tiniest fraction!
This waiting has been SO difficult! It’s on our minds the whole time! I’m back at work tomorrow and looking forward to the distraction but I work in a airport, I have 3am starts this week and my job is quite physical so I worry about exhausting myself. Nevertheless, I will put my pregnancy first and take it as easy as possible! It also doesn’t help that nobody in real life knows what we’re doing so my colleagues will be wondering where I was and why I’m now refusing to lift heavy bags! It’s a wonderful secret to have though 🙂
Symptoms have been coming and going. Firstly I had a lot of cramping, I’ve been constantly bloated. My boobs are sore and fuller and I started feeling nauseous about a week ago and that keeps increasing. I’m also really tired but that might be from doing nothing! Of course most of these symptoms are also side effects of the medication I’m on so I shouldn’t read too much into them!
Anyway the important part:
Our test day as advised by the clinic is on Tuesday 27th but of course we couldn’t wait that long!! In fact we’ve taken 5 tests already :-s
Test 1: 6DPT= negative (of course! way too early!). We were still disappointed, now we understand why people tell you to wait!
Test 2: 9DPT= negative (still too early)
Test 3: 9DPT, evening- wife has a good feeling and tells me to take another test even though it’s the same day. There is a really really really faint second line, that you can just about see if you look at it from an angle and under a bright light!
Test 4: 10DPT, again there is a really really faint second line but it’s slightly easier to see than the test before.
Test 5: 11 DPT (this morning). Second line is still really faint but it’s definitely there! You can see it from any angle and even from an arms length distance! See below, you can see it can’t you?!
I’m pretty sure I’m pregnant……. so watch this space….!!