Thursday, June 01, 2006

Still Don't Feel Pregnant

I have a doctor's appointment today with my real doctor. I'm terrified that he's going to tell me that it was all a mistake and I'm not really pregnant. My period is late now, but only by a few days, nowhere near the "Oh my Spock! I'm pregnant!" mark.

I know it's stupid to be worried, because two tests told me I am, and one of them was done in a real doctor's office (even if it was just a walk-in). Still, the few symptoms I've had are the same ones I get as my period announces its arrival. I haven't felt nauseous since the day I tested, so I figure my baby (and I use the term loosely) was just annoyed that I was ignoring it and now that I'm thinking about it it's happy. Or maybe I just imagined it and I'm not pregnant at all.

Possible pregnancy symptoms (in addiction to the ones mentioned in the previous entry)
  • Increased appetite. I went out to dinner and ate everything on my plate, including the potato wedges and vegetables. This after I shared a plate of nachos. And I still had room for dessert! Do you know how often I have enough appetite to eat all that? About once a month, just before my period comes.
  • Some mild cramps. Another pregnancy/period symptom. I don't always get cramps with my period but when I do, they're about like these ones. Just my uterus reminding me that it's there, but not really hurting.

Yesterday I came home from class and my husband had bought me What to Expect When You're Expecting and a bottle of pre-natal vitamins and a box of mini-wheats (we were out of cereal). He had also cleaned the kitchen and done all the dishes. I have the best husband in the world.

Speaking of What to Expect When You're Expecting, that is the most text heavy book in the history of time. The table of contents alone takes 20 minutes to read. Hopefully there's something in there that will actually tell me what to expect. It talks a lot about "hugging the toilet" during the first trimester, so I think I've been unusually lucky so far with the morning sickness thing. I'm hoping it stays that way.


Adam Filipowicz said...
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Adam Filipowicz said...

Have no fear. pregnancy is here.
im comfortable that you are indeed pregnant.. two tests confirm it..

right now you are hoping to feel more pregnant so it becomes more real to you.. i can understand that.., once those real pregnancy simptoms spring up. you may have have changed your mind :P

Carol said...

Awww Jen don't you worry... Listen to your wonderful Husband...
It's obvious how much you want this baby (and it's only been a few days) and really, really soon you'll realise that it's happening. When it does you'll feel on top of the world! I'm sure of it. Enjoy each and every one of these early days 'cos you'll never get them back. :)

Take care,
Luv' Carol

Maritza said...

I knew I was pregnant from the moment of conception. I just knew it in my heart and the tests confirmed it.

Don't get crazy with the pregnancy books or the advice. Use common sense and do what feels right. You'll be fine!

Oh, ginger ale and a bag of barbeque potato chips worked for me to get rid of the queasies! Must of been the salt and ginger and bubbles.

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