Twenty two weeks ago, in late August 2009, my husband and I were working on getting pregnant. I was tracking my temperature, checking my fluids, and charting it all. About a week after our two attempts (you know what I mean), I felt a little twinge that seemed new, and a little painful.
I’m hyper aware of my body anyways. I’m not sure that you could call me hypochondriac, but I have a tendency to wonder about every creak and pain, so it didn’t surprise me to start taking that little twinge seriously.
Then I was losing more hair than normal when I was showering. At first I freaked out, so I went to the trusty internet to see what I could find out about losing hair. Pregnancy was the only possible reason…but I was still a little uncertain.
I was waiting for a sure sign before taking the pee stick test. Even though at twelve days past my temperature rise (which is the signal for ovulation or for some, pregnancy), I figured I must be pregnant. Generally my temperature falls after eleven days…so I was pretty sure, but I wanted to give it another week to take the test. You never know what might happen.
It’s only now that I’m getting around to thinking that I should be writing about my experience. Maybe you’ll find that you resonate with what I have to say, maybe not…but either way, I’m happy to share.